Provincial Politics

A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own.
A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own. file photo/ Canadian Press

Comp. High School installing gender-neutral bathroom

By Roger White
February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

To some it will look like a single stall bathroom, but for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students at North Battleford Comprehensive School it will be much more.

Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected.
Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Strong words from Boushie's family at rally in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
February 10, 2018 - 3:44pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:42pm

Strong words were had by the family of Colten Boushie during a peaceful demonstration held by the #justiceforcolten movement at the North Battleford courthouse Saturday afternoon.

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, residents should prepare on additional property tax increases if the provincial government further eliminates grants in lieu of crown corporations.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, residents should prepare on additional property tax increases if the provincial government further eliminates grants in lieu of crown corporations. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Additional property tax could be coming; mayor of NB

By Greg Higgins
February 9, 2018 - 5:50pm

North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, didn’t come back from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention particularly enthused about the state of the province. So much so he is warning that additional property tax increases could be on the way.

The town of Battleford is hopeful the next provincial budget will be more favourable to municipalities.
The town of Battleford is hopeful the next provincial budget will be more favourable to municipalities. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

SUMA announcement of consultations a good sign, says Battleford mayor

By Angela Brown
February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

The Town of Battleford is cautiously optimistic municipalities may fare better this year compared to last year, based on announcements from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention this week.

Premier-elect Scott Moe has the full support of Battlefords MLA Herb Cox.
Premier-elect Scott Moe has the full support of Battlefords MLA Herb Cox. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

MLA Herb Cox backs Moe's leadership

By Roger White
January 29, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: January 30, 2018 - 9:06am

As Scott Moe gets set to become Saskatchewan’s 15th premier following his historic win during Saturday’s Saskatchewan Party leadership race, one local MLA says he is excited about the future of the province under Moe’s tutelage.

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