Infrastructure

Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday night, it was announced the membership had voted 82 per cent in favor of federalization
Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday night, it was announced the membership had voted 82 per cent in favor of federalization file photo/battlefordsNOW

Innovation Credit Union members vote 'yes' on federalization

By Roger White
December 13, 2017 - 8:49am

Innovation Credit Union members have voted in favour of Innovation’s proposal to become the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan.

Of the more than 17,200 members who voted, 82 per cent voted in favor of the special resolution.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal byelection on Monday night.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal byelection on Monday night. Rosemarie Falk/Facebook

'She’s up to the challenge': Ritz on Falk

By Roger White
December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

For the first time since 1997, Gerry Ritz watched Monday’s byelection results roll in as a constituent rather than a candidate and he says he could not have been more pleased with the outcome; a win by Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk.

City crews will be cleaning out the drainage ditch along Territorial Dr., starting at West Railway Ave. moving up to Killdeer Dr.
City crews will be cleaning out the drainage ditch along Territorial Dr., starting at West Railway Ave. moving up to Killdeer Dr. submitted photo/City of North Battleford

City crews clearing drainage ditch along Territorial Drive

By Roger White
December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Motorists travelling on Territorial Dr. over the next few weeks will notice a lot of activity as city crews begin clearing the drainage ditch from West Railway Ave. to Killdeer Dr.

North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot.
North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

More downtown revitalization and pay parking lot proposed by city for 2018

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: December 8, 2017 - 12:39pm

According to North Battleford administration, the next phase of downtown revitalization on 101st St. from 12th Ave. to the Library will be much smoother next year and will have less impact on the business community.

Husky Energy announced two new thermal projects in its annual report to investors Monday, one of which is a new facility for the Edam area.
Husky Energy announced two new thermal projects in its annual report to investors Monday, one of which is a new facility for the Edam area. Husky Energy Website.

Husky investing $700 million for new Edam and Mervin-area plants

By Angela Brown
December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Husky Energy is planning to create two new thermal plants in Saskatchewan, one of which will be in the Edam area, for a total value of $700 million.

Both projects are expected to start heavy oil production in 2021.

Dairy Queen demolished its old store on Tuesday, and has plans to expand its parking lot for its newer site.
Dairy Queen demolished its old store on Tuesday, and has plans to expand its parking lot for its newer site. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Dairy Queen paving way for bigger parking lot

By Angela Brown
December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

North Battleford's Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant is taking the "out with the old, in with the new" adage seriously to start off the new year. 

The local business demolished its old vacant store Tuesday, and plans to replace it with more parking lot stalls for customers.  

Stewart Schafer, the City of North Battleford's director of operations (front centre) presents his report to council at Monday's budget deliberation meeting.
Stewart Schafer, the City of North Battleford's director of operations (front centre) presents his report to council at Monday's budget deliberation meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. looks at proposed utility rate increase at budget meeting

By Angela Brown
December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

North Battleford residents may be facing a utility rate hike of either 4.23 per cent or 4.5 per cent in city hall's proposed 2018 budget

Council received reports on utilities, infrastructure and capital costs in the second night of its budget deliberation meetings Monday.

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