Infrastructure

Town of Battleford council discussed budget planning at its meeting Monday.
Town of Battleford council discussed budget planning at its meeting Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford already starting budget planning

By Angela Brown
October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

While it's only October, the Town of Battleford is already getting started on its planning work for its 2018 budget.

Mayor Ames Leslie said the town will have its first meeting later this month. It will also be working on its strategic planning.

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.

Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night.
Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night. Facebook/Clinton Wuttunee

Red Pheasant First Nation narrowly escapes fire disaster

By Roger White
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm

There were some anxious moments at the Red Pheasant First Nation on Tuesday as a prairie fire backed by hurricane force winds raced towards the community. Luckily for the community of nearly 600, Mother Nature intervened and there were no injuries or property damage.

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.

City of North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater (far left), Battleford United Way board chair Duane Lafreniere and board member Monte Migneault display the flag that will fly above city hall in celebration of United Way month.
City of North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater (far left), Battleford United Way board chair Duane Lafreniere and board member Monte Migneault display the flag that will fly above city hall in celebration of United Way month. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

October declared United Way month in North Battleford

By Roger White
October 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

October is United Way month across Canada and the City of North Battleford has recognized the local chapter by flying its flag at city hall.

Rural and Remote Heath Minister Greg Ottenbreit (Left) Battlefords MLA Herb Cox (center) and Cheryl Mitchell of Prairie North Health Region examine the new computed tomography (CT) scanner at an unveiling at the Battlefords Union Hospital Friday afternoon.
Rural and Remote Heath Minister Greg Ottenbreit (Left) Battlefords MLA Herb Cox (center) and Cheryl Mitchell of Prairie North Health Region examine the new computed tomography (CT) scanner at an unveiling at the Battlefords Union Hospital Friday afternoon. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

New CT scanner unveiled to public at BUH

By Roger White
September 30, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 30, 2017 - 8:47am

It was standing room only in the lobby of the Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH), as officials and the public got a chance to see the new computed tomography (CT) scanner Friday afternoon.

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