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Three young people have been arrested following an act of vandalism at a rural school on Wednesday.
Three young people have been arrested following an act of vandalism at a rural school on Wednesday. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Police arrest youth suspects after school vandalism

By Roger White
May 25, 2017 - 1:06pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 1:55pm

Three young people have been arrested and charged with vandalism after three surveillance cameras were destroyed at a rural school North of North Battleford on Wednesday morning. Battleford RCMP Cpl. James Fenrich said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m.

Swat teams outside the Manchester arena following Mondays terrorist attack that killed 22 people.
Swat teams outside the Manchester arena following Mondays terrorist attack that killed 22 people. file photo/Canadian Press

MP Ritz following Manchester attack: 'We are not immune'

By Roger White
May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

As the world watched the horrors unfold on Monday following the terrorist attack on innocent concert goers in Manchester England, Lloydminster and Battlefords M.P. Gerry Ritz knows all too well that it could happen in our country as well.

Battleford Gymnastics Club members Hailey Dyck, far left, and Kyra Kolenosky, second from right, attended provincials in Saskatoon from May 12-14.
Battleford Gymnastics Club members Hailey Dyck, far left, and Kyra Kolenosky, second from right, attended provincials in Saskatoon from May 12-14. submitted photo/Danielle Clark

Two Battlefords gymnasts impress at provincials

By Nathan Kanter
May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Two Battleford Gymnastics Club members competed extremely well at provincials in Saskatoon on May 13, as Hailey Dyck finished second overall in the Junior Olympic level four women's artistic for athletes born 2004 and before, and Kyra Kolenosky finished fifth overall in the same discipline.

Medstead Volunteer Firefighters were on the scene of an early morning tractor fire, Tuesday.
Medstead Volunteer Firefighters were on the scene of an early morning tractor fire, Tuesday. submitted photo/Medstead Fire Department

Tractor fire investigation underway in Medstead

By Roger White
May 24, 2017 - 1:47pm

There were harrowing moments for a Medstead farmer as the tractor he was operating caught fire. 

Volunteer Firefighters were called to the property shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday to see the tractor fully engulfed in flames.

The upcoming Canadian Blood Services clinic has been completely booked now officials are asking everyone to keep their appointments.
The upcoming Canadian Blood Services clinic has been completely booked now officials are asking everyone to keep their appointments. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Keeping appointments vital for upcoming blood donor clinics

By Roger White
May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

With summer fast approaching and the need for blood urgently required, Canadian Blood Services is calling on everyone who booked for the May 29 blood donor clinic to keep their appointments.

Kindergarten, Grade 1 and two students of Connaught Elementary School  enjoyed the fresh and soil as they participate in the Battlefords Family Health Centre Community Garden Project.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and two students of Connaught Elementary School enjoyed the fresh and soil as they participate in the Battlefords Family Health Centre Community Garden Project. submitted photo/Rose Favel

Connaught youngsters enjoy community garden

By Roger White
May 20, 2017 - 8:43am

While they may not have the green thumb for gardening quite yet, the Battlefords Family Health Centre (BFHC) Community Garden Project coordinators believe it’s never too early to learn.

It is the first big weekend for campsites and families with young children may want to head to provincials parks as there is an alcohol ban.
It is the first big weekend for campsites and families with young children may want to head to provincials parks as there is an alcohol ban. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Alcohol ban in effect for provincial parks this weekend

By Greg Higgins
May 19, 2017 - 2:08pm Updated: May 19, 2017 - 2:40pm

The May long weekend is the first big one for campsites but if campers plan to sit around the fire and drink beers they better do some research into what grounds they are going to.

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