Health

The Prairie North Health Region will begin the annual flu shot campaign next Monday and will set up clinics across the region over the next couple of months.
The Prairie North Health Region will begin the annual flu shot campaign next Monday and will set up clinics across the region over the next couple of months. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Flu shot campaign aimed at those most at risk

By Greg Higgins
October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: October 19, 2017 - 10:35am

To some people the flu can be an inconvenience, but to others, it can cause major health complications or even death. And with that knowledge, the local health authority is encouring everyone, especially those most at risk of complications, to get their flu shot starting next week. 

Model Kat proudly displaying her 2018 Rockette panel at the official launch on Friday night .
Model Kat proudly displaying her 2018 Rockette panel at the official launch on Friday night . Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rockette calendar launch a huge success

By Roger White
October 14, 2017 - 11:12am Updated: October 16, 2017 - 8:56am

It was standing room only at Bennigan’s on Friday night for the official launch of the 2018 Rockette calendar and from all accounts, this year’s edition “Hometown Hotness” may just be the most successful yet.

BTEC executive director Mona Leece, left, welcomes guests at BTEC's 50th anniversary celebration, Friday.
BTEC executive director Mona Leece, left, welcomes guests at BTEC's 50th anniversary celebration, Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

BTEC celebrates 50 years

By Angela Brown
October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

It took a lot of love and money to make Battlefords Trade and Education Centre Inc. (BTEC) the success it is today.

On Friday the community came together to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary with an open house at its new facility in North Battleford.

The exterior of the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital.
The exterior of the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital nears completion

By paNOW Staff
October 13, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: October 13, 2017 - 1:32pm

The Jim Pattison Children's Hospital will soon be a reality as the structure is 70 per cent complete.

With its final shape in place, all levels of the hospital including its helipad are complete and in keeping with schedule and budget.

Gold Eagle Casino general manager Kelly Atcheynum, right, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Inc. executive director Claudette McGuire for the Festival of Trees fundraiser.
Gold Eagle Casino general manager Kelly Atcheynum, right, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Inc. executive director Claudette McGuire for the Festival of Trees fundraiser. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Casino gives support to Festival of Trees

By Angela Brown
October 12, 2017 - 4:59pm

Thursday was a good day for the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation when a local North Battleford business supporter once agan stepped up with a big donation.

Gold Eagle Casino donated $10,000 as a diamond sponsor for this year's BUH Foundation Festival of Trees fundraiser.

Rock morning show host Bryan Flannery (left) and program director Nic Fransoo (right) display the cover of the 2018 Rockette Calendar which will be available tomorrow night at Bennigan's.
Rock morning show host Bryan Flannery (left) and program director Nic Fransoo (right) display the cover of the 2018 Rockette Calendar which will be available tomorrow night at Bennigan's. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rockette calendar to be unveiled Friday night

By Roger White
October 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

The latest 93.3 Rockette calendar to support the fight against breast cancer is completed and ready for sale. 

The 2018 calendar entitled “Hometown Hotness” will be revealed on Friday night and is touted as the best yet according to 93.3 Rock program director Nic Fransoo.

Representatives from RBC, the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Government announced a big donation this morning which will improve remote access to mental healthcare.
Representatives from RBC, the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Government announced a big donation this morning which will improve remote access to mental healthcare. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Remote robotic technology "a game-changer” for youth mental health

By Taylor MacPherson
October 10, 2017 - 2:48pm

Young people suffering from mental health issues in remote Saskatchewan First Nations communities will soon have close-to-home treatment options through robotics technology, thanks to a big donation announced this morning.

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