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Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts.
Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Residents raise concerns over provincial cuts during town hall

By Angela Brown
August 11, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: August 11, 2017 - 10:55am

Reduced mobility for the elderly, loss of jobs, and loss of services, including the loss of the STC.

These were some of the impacts from this year’s  provincial budget cuts that area residents raised during Thursday’s Cuts and Crowns town hall meeting in North Battleford.

Wilkie's Helen Urlacher (centre) with local lifeguards Dawson Bottorff (left) and Kiahna Risling (right) are vying for the TSN Kraft Heinz Project Play top prize of $250,000 for pool upgrades.
Wilkie's Helen Urlacher (centre) with local lifeguards Dawson Bottorff (left) and Kiahna Risling (right) are vying for the TSN Kraft Heinz Project Play top prize of $250,000 for pool upgrades. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Wilkie needs support for Kraft Heinz Project Play competition

By Roger White
August 10, 2017 - 9:36am Updated: August 10, 2017 - 10:50am

For the second time in less than a year, a recreation facility in Wilkie will attempt to garner the national spotlight.

The past five years has shown an increase in average home prices in both the city and town.
The past five years has shown an increase in average home prices in both the city and town. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Home price increase in area higher than provincial trend

By Angela Brown
August 9, 2017 - 11:47am

This year has been a good time for homeowners wanting to sell their homes with average prices increasing significantly in the past five years.

Prices for homes in both the town of Battleford and the city of North Battleford have gone up, with the town seeing the highest rise. 

This year's BUH Foundation's $100,000 lottery draw will benefit the cataract program at the hospital to upgrade equipment such as the Centurion Visual System.
This year's BUH Foundation's $100,000 lottery draw will benefit the cataract program at the hospital to upgrade equipment such as the Centurion Visual System. submitted photo/BUH Foundation

BUH lottery to help cataract program

By Roger White
August 8, 2017 - 11:47am

Tickets for the 2017 Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Grand Prize Lottery go on sale Monday, Aug. 14 and while someone will take home $100,000 in November, the real winner will be the hospital’s cataract program.

The existing CT scanner which will be dismantled and replaced by the new scanner by mid-September.
The existing CT scanner which will be dismantled and replaced by the new scanner by mid-September. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

CT Replacement to begin in N.B.

By Roger White
August 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

It’s been a long-time coming but North Battleford Union Hospital (BUH) will finally have its new computerized tomography (CT) scanner in place by mid-September and patients will see no interruption in local scanning services during the changeover.

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