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Jane Zielke de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch.
Jane Zielke de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cut reversal relief to local non-profit

By Angela Brown
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: August 19, 2017 - 11:53am

The province's reversal of a 10 per cent overall funding cuts to health-based community organizations, referred to as community-based organizations (CBOs), in Saskatchewan is causing branch staff at the local Canadian Mental Health Association to breathe a sigh of relief.

The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist.
The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warnings for those viewing Monday's partial eclipse

By Roger White
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

While many will be looking to the skies on Monday to catch a glimpse of the first partial eclipse visible in North America since 2014, a local optometrist said there are risks involved.

Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities.
Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities. Facebook

Pharmacy owner concerned with awarding of tenders

By Roger White
August 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

The owner of the Cut Knife and Turtleford Pharmacy is hoping to rally the community together in wake of the Prairie North Health Region’s recent decision to award tenders for the contract of packaging and distribution of daily prescription drugs to a provider from outside the communities.

Smoke from the B.C wild fires have prompted Environment Canada to issue a Special Air Quality advisory.
Smoke from the B.C wild fires have prompted Environment Canada to issue a Special Air Quality advisory. file photo/Canadian Press

Environment Canada issues Air Quality Statement

By battelfordsNOW Staff
August 14, 2017 - 12:14pm

Smoke from the recent B.C. forest fires has spread into the western parts of Saskatchewan prompting Environment Canada to issue an Air Quality Statement that includes the Battlefords and surrounding area.

The smoke could cause poor air quality and reduced visibility in some areas.

Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts.
Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Residents raise concerns over provincial cuts during town hall

By Angela Brown
August 11, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: August 11, 2017 - 10:55am

Reduced mobility for the elderly, loss of jobs, and loss of services, including the loss of the STC.

These were some of the impacts from this year’s  provincial budget cuts that area residents raised during Thursday’s Cuts and Crowns town hall meeting in North Battleford.

Sixteen-year-old Sean Jalasco (far right) of North Battleford is this year's Miracle Treat Ambassador and is taking part in Miracle Treat Day at DQ in North Battleford as all net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat goes to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. Back row (L to R) Store owner Terry Burnett and Sean's mom Candace Suberlak. Front  row (L to R)staff Guia and Cathy, and Kalan.
Sixteen-year-old Sean Jalasco (far right) of North Battleford is this year's Miracle Treat Ambassador and is taking part in Miracle Treat Day at DQ in North Battleford as all net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat goes to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. Back row (L to R) Store owner Terry Burnett and Sean's mom Candace Suberlak. Front row (L to R)staff Guia and Cathy, and Kalan. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Treats for treatment at Dairy Queen today

By Roger White
August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Local residents were out today making a difference in the life of a child one spoonful at a time.

On August 10, net proceeds from each Blizzard sold at Dairy Queen locations across the province will be donated to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation
On August 10, net proceeds from each Blizzard sold at Dairy Queen locations across the province will be donated to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation File photo/battlefordsNOW

Miracle Treat Day returns this week

By battlefordsNOW Staff
August 8, 2017 - 2:53pm Updated: August 8, 2017 - 5:05pm

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Dairy Queen Canada are inviting Saskatchewan residents to join in on Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen locations across the province on Aug. 10.

Net proceeds from each Blizzard sold will be donated to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This year's BUH Foundation's $100,000 lottery draw will benefit the cataract program at the hospital to upgrade equipment such as the Centurion Visual System.
This year's BUH Foundation's $100,000 lottery draw will benefit the cataract program at the hospital to upgrade equipment such as the Centurion Visual System. submitted photo/BUH Foundation

BUH lottery to help cataract program

By Roger White
August 8, 2017 - 11:47am

Tickets for the 2017 Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Grand Prize Lottery go on sale Monday, Aug. 14 and while someone will take home $100,000 in November, the real winner will be the hospital’s cataract program.

Samantha Gladue with her 12-day-old infant son. Her family is one of the first in the province to access the new NICView technology.
Samantha Gladue with her 12-day-old infant son. Her family is one of the first in the province to access the new NICView technology. submitted photo/Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

Flying Dust family one of first to access new health technology in Sask.

By Kathy Gallant
August 3, 2017 - 4:09pm

The Flying Dust First Nation woman and her family aren’t able to be at the hospital around the clock to visit her baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Saskatoon, but with the recent addition of a video webcam system called NICView, they can see the baby anytime through a private and

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