Health

<
A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility.
A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility. File photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Sask. Hospital receives donation from R.M. of North Battleford

By Roger White
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

The New Beginnings fundraising campaign for the Saskatchewan Hospital has received another sizeable donation which will help purchase medical equipment and furniture for the new mental health facility, which is scheduled to open this fall.

With the high temperatures that will be hitting the province within the next little bit, Environment Canada says indicating a heat warning is extremely important to the health of Canadians.
With the high temperatures that will be hitting the province within the next little bit, Environment Canada says indicating a heat warning is extremely important to the health of Canadians. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Meteorologist explains heat warnings

By Brady Lang
June 19, 2018 - 10:00am

With the temperatures getting warmer outside, one meteorologist said it’s important to understand why heat warnings are issued and what the heat can do.

A high pressure zone over the Prairies is sucking hot air from the United States and bringing the likelihood of daily record temperatures to the Prince Albert and La Ronge areas this week.
A high pressure zone over the Prairies is sucking hot air from the United States and bringing the likelihood of daily record temperatures to the Prince Albert and La Ronge areas this week. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Heat wave bringing record daily temperatures: Environment Canada

By Glenn Hicks
June 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

After a hot, dry spring we're now in for more record-breaking temperatures this week as we officially enter summer.

The temperatures are expected to be up to 12 degrees hotter than normal for this time of year and a heat warning is in effect for the La Ronge area.

The disease is very contagious, which is why it’s so common for young children to get it. It is painful, but if the correct steps are followed, can be prevented.
The disease is very contagious, which is why it’s so common for young children to get it. It is painful, but if the correct steps are followed, can be prevented. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Hand, foot, and mouth disease confirmed in area

By Brady Lang
June 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease have been confirmed in the North Battleford area.

Parents of children attending local daycares and schools have confirmed local cases. Outbreaks of the disease usually happen during the summer and the fall, and are usually not severe.

Members of CBI Physical Rehabilitation recently held a door-to-door food drive throughout the city and collected over one ton of food. This donation was turned over to the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.
Members of CBI Physical Rehabilitation recently held a door-to-door food drive throughout the city and collected over one ton of food. This donation was turned over to the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Winner declared in battle of the food banks

By Roger White
June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

It may have been a friendly competition between three area food banks but the real winners were those the agencies serve as more than $41,000 worth of food was collected during a recent Food Wars challenge.

Members of the Battle River Treaty Health Centre gathered Friday to participate in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike run. The group raised $3,000.
Members of the Battle River Treaty Health Centre gathered Friday to participate in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike run. The group raised $3,000. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Health centre rides the Big Bike for charity

By Roger White
June 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Members of the Battle River Treaty Six Health Centre rode the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Friday to raise both awareness and funds for the programs and services the agency provides across Canada.

Northwest College Tangles Salon students Adrien Prince and Liberti Campbell, PSO Al Manibal, Sgt. Jeremy Anderson, Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt, and Const. Alex Butt participated in the annual 'Cops for Cancer' event Wednesday at the Battlefords RCMP Detachment.
Northwest College Tangles Salon students Adrien Prince and Liberti Campbell, PSO Al Manibal, Sgt. Jeremy Anderson, Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt, and Const. Alex Butt participated in the annual 'Cops for Cancer' event Wednesday at the Battlefords RCMP Detachment. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

'Cops for Cancer' raises over $3,000 for cancer research

By Roger White
June 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

A large crowd gathered at the RCMP detachment on 101st St. in North Battleford Wednesday to watch as four law enforcement officials had their heads and moustaches shaved to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society's annual 'Cops for Cancer' initiative.

BFRC Executive Director Erin Katerynych and volunteers enjoying the sun getting ready for a barbecue on Tuesday to support the Every Plate Full awareness campaign. The event raised $720.
BFRC Executive Director Erin Katerynych and volunteers enjoying the sun getting ready for a barbecue on Tuesday to support the Every Plate Full awareness campaign. The event raised $720. Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre/Facebook

Food challenge receives boost following barbecue

By Roger White
June 6, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: June 6, 2018 - 4:09pm

Because hunger never takes a summer vacation, the Battlefords District & Food Resource Centre (BFRC) and Meadow Lake’s Doors of Hope Campaign are continuing their efforts to out-perform the Prince Albert Food Bank in a friendly competition to see which organization can raise the most food don

Pages