Health

A wintery night in January was interrupted by a foul odour which, despite making many people ill in the Town of Unity, was determined not to be hydrogen sulfide.
A wintery night in January was interrupted by a foul odour which, despite making many people ill in the Town of Unity, was determined not to be hydrogen sulfide. Town of Unity/Facebook

Strange smell in Unity not hydrogen sulfide: Province

By battlefordsNOW Staff
February 16, 2018 - 12:12pm

An investigation into a strange odour which caused many residents of Unity to become ill in early January has ruled out hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as the culprit.

 Participants start the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March on 100 St. in North Battleford on Wednesday.
Participants start the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March on 100 St. in North Battleford on Wednesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Walkers brave frigid winds to march for Missing and Murdered

By Angela Brown
February 15, 2018 - 8:00am

North Battleford area residents showed their commitment to loved ones who are no longer with them on Valentine's Day by taking part in the second annual march to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Wednesday. 

A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own.
A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own. file photo/ Canadian Press

Comp. High School installing gender-neutral bathroom

By Roger White
February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

To some it will look like a single stall bathroom, but for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students at North Battleford Comprehensive School it will be much more.

City Planner Ryan Mackrell, standing right, discusses zoning related to a proposed new wellness centre at Monday's council meeting.
City Planner Ryan Mackrell, standing right, discusses zoning related to a proposed new wellness centre at Monday's council meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Zoning an issue for proposed wellness centre

By Angela Brown
February 13, 2018 - 2:18pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 8:37am

North Battleford residents may soon see a new wellness centre starting up in the local area if proponents are successful in finding a home for the establishment.

There were 3,700 seatbelt offences in this province in 2017 with some motorists still finding excuses not to buckle up.
There were 3,700 seatbelt offences in this province in 2017 with some motorists still finding excuses not to buckle up. submitted photo/SGI

SGI frustrated with lack of seatbelt use

By Glenn Hicks
February 1, 2018 - 10:00am

If you think wearing a seatbelt is uncomfortable, try flying through a windshield.

That’s the brutally frank statement from an SGI spokesman ahead of their Traffic Safety Spotlight for February, which will focus on occupant safety including seatbelt and appropriate child seat use.

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