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The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed.
The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Downtown chamber members 'really upset' with city over construction timeline

By Greg Higgins
October 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

After months of construction, barriers to vehicles were removed in downtown North Battleford yesterday, but some of the affected business owners are "really upset" over the length of time it took for the project to be completed.

Fibre optic technology will be coming to North Battleford in the near future.
Fibre optic technology will be coming to North Battleford in the near future. file photo/CJME Staff

North Battleford on the list for faster Internet

By Angela Brown
October 17, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: October 17, 2017 - 11:14am

While the date hasn't been set yet, North Battleford will be joining other communities in the province on the list to receive new fibre optic technology so residents can enjoy faster Internet service.

Sasktel refers to the new technology as "infiNET." 

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Downtown 'officially' reopens, but not to vehicles yet

By Greg Higgins
October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial red ribbon today to officially reopen the “downtown T” to the public this morning. But with one glaring exception — the roads aren’t ready for vehicular traffic yet.

Council approved costs to modernize the chamber room at Tuesday's meeting.
Council approved costs to modernize the chamber room at Tuesday's meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford council moving ahead with chamber upgrades

By Angela Brown
September 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Town of Battleford's council chambers will see some improvements now that council has agreed to upgrade its meeting room with newer technology.

The project is estimated at about $7,400, in addition to the costs for SaskTel to install a line and a phone.  

Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee! featuring Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band opens the 2017-18 Dekker Centre season on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Left to right:  Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, Leisa Way, Sam Cino, Bruce Ley and Fred Smith.
Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee! featuring Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band opens the 2017-18 Dekker Centre season on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Left to right: Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, Leisa Way, Sam Cino, Bruce Ley and Fred Smith. submitted photo/Tammy Schneider

New season of Dekker Centre opens with Canadian tribute

By Roger White
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 6, 2017 - 8:52am

The fifth season of the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts is set to kick off and if the 2016-17 season was any indication of what audiences can expect; this year will be one to remember.

Moe McGuinty, Dekker Centre general manager, said to see it all come together is exciting.

"Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee!" featuring Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band opens the 2017-18 Dekker Centre season on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Left to right:  Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, Leisa Way, Sam Cino, Bruce Ley & Fred Smith.
"Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee!" featuring Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band opens the 2017-18 Dekker Centre season on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Left to right: Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, Leisa Way, Sam Cino, Bruce Ley & Fred Smith. submitted photo/Tammy Schneider

New season of Dekker Centre opens with Canadian tribute

By Roger White
September 5, 2017 - 3:13pm Updated: September 8, 2017 - 1:07pm

The fifth season of the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts is set to kick off and if the 2016-17 season was any indication of what audiences can expect; this year will be one to remember.

Moe McGuinty, Dekker Centre general manager, said to see it all come together is exciting.

Longtime MLA Herb Cox thinks everyone who has let their name stand so far to replace Premier Brad Wall has something unique to offer the province.
Longtime MLA Herb Cox thinks everyone who has let their name stand so far to replace Premier Brad Wall has something unique to offer the province. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

'Every candidate well equipped to lead': MLA Cox

By Roger White
August 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

As the race to replace Premier Brad Wall heats up with five confirmed candidates and another expected to announce this week, one local MLA believes they all bring something different to the table.

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