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SWDC candidate Trevor Scherman believes co-operation and investing in research are keys to long term viability to the agriculture industry.
SWDC candidate Trevor Scherman believes co-operation and investing in research are keys to long term viability to the agriculture industry. submitted photo/Twitter

Local farmer believes wheat commission needs new direction

By Roger White
November 17, 2017 - 9:00am

The agriculture industry is facing many changes in the years to come and one candidate for the upcoming Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) Board of Directors elections feels it’s time the elected officials that provide governance for the commission followed suit.

Larry Ingram is the acclaimed candidate for the Liberal Party in the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding.
Larry Ingram is the acclaimed candidate for the Liberal Party in the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding. submitted photo/Byron Hildebrand Photography

Ingram acclaimed as Liberal candidate for local byelection

By Angela Brown
November 15, 2017 - 1:06pm

Turtleford businessman Larry Ingram has been acclaimed as the Liberal candidate to run in the upcoming Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection. 

Ingram, who previously ran in the 2015 election, said he feels confident about entering the race.

Incumbent Glenn Tait of Meota campaigning for re-election for the Sask. Wheat Development Commission.
Incumbent Glenn Tait of Meota campaigning for re-election for the Sask. Wheat Development Commission. submitted photo/Sask. Wheat Board

Putting farmers first a high priority for Glenn Tait

By Roger White
November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: November 14, 2017 - 5:05pm

As the deadline to cast ballots for the upcoming Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) draws near, one incumbent said he is proud of the achievements the newly formed board accomplished.

Grand prize winner Diana Griffiths, left, receives her cheque for $100,000 from Claudette McGuire of BUH Foundation.
Grand prize winner Diana Griffiths, left, receives her cheque for $100,000 from Claudette McGuire of BUH Foundation. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

BUH Foundation Lottery's big winner planning family holiday

By Angela Brown
November 14, 2017 - 1:33pm Updated: November 14, 2017 - 2:46pm

"It was a big surprise; I even forgot all about it," Diana Griffiths said when she collected her $100,000 winnings in the Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Foundation Lottery today. 

Beautiful blue skies greeted members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 and members of the Battlefords RCMP as they prepared for the 2017 Town of Battleford Remembrance Day Service on Saturday.
Beautiful blue skies greeted members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 and members of the Battlefords RCMP as they prepared for the 2017 Town of Battleford Remembrance Day Service on Saturday. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Town of Battleford salutes veteran with huge turnout

By Roger White
November 14, 2017 - 12:30pm Updated: November 15, 2017 - 8:13am

Close to two hundred people gathered in St. Vital’s School gymnasium in Battleford on Saturday morning to pay homage to the men and women who fought and are still fighting for our country and the freedom’s that we enjoy on daily basis during Remembrance Day Services.

John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford will host a multicultural night with dinner and entertainment.
John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford will host a multicultural night with dinner and entertainment. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

John Paul II Collegiate to host multicultural dinner fundraiser

By Angela Brown
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford is planning a fun and tasty evening to celebrate multiculturalism, and raise funds for students at the same time.

The event is called 'Celebrating Talent and Cuisine from around the World,' Principal Carlo Hansen said.

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