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Around $69,234 was raised at the 18th annual Battlefords Boys & Girls Club fundraiser.
Around $69,234 was raised at the 18th annual Battlefords Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. Battlefords Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club annual fundraising gala ‘nothing short of amazing’

By Tyler Marr
November 17, 2018 - 3:58pm

Youth in the community will have the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience following the annual Battlefords Boys & Girls Club fundraiser, which Executive Director Nicole Combres simply described as “nothing short of amazing.”

Lisa Heidel is congratulated by Q98's Nic Fransoo after winning The Great Escape and two tickets to Cuba to stay in a five-star adults-only luxury resort.
Lisa Heidel is congratulated by Q98's Nic Fransoo after winning The Great Escape and two tickets to Cuba to stay in a five-star adults-only luxury resort. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

Lisa Heidel heading to Cuba thanks to Q98 Great Escape

By battlefordsNOW Staff
November 17, 2018 - 3:11pm

As late night wind chills made it feel closer to -25C, it was a welcome win for Lisa Heidel Friday night, who went home with two tickets to Cuba courtesy of Q98’s The Great Escape. 

The recipients of the Choose Outstanding Scholarships, valued at $500, gather for a photograph during the ceremony.
The recipients of the Choose Outstanding Scholarships, valued at $500, gather for a photograph during the ceremony. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

North West College honours students' success during NB awards ceremony

By Angela Brown
November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

North West College (NWC) celebrated its students' successes during the annual Entrance Scholarship Ceremony in North Battleford, Friday.

In total $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to 68 students attending the Battlefords campus. 

The S.S. North West, a steamship which measured 200-feet in length, was used to transport the 200 or more rifles into the North Sask. River in 1885.
The S.S. North West, a steamship which measured 200-feet in length, was used to transport the 200 or more rifles into the North Sask. River in 1885. submitted photo/Prince Albert Historical Society

Researchers work to retrieve Poundmaker weapons from North Sask. River

By Brady Bateman
November 15, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: November 15, 2018 - 5:41pm

Researchers in Saskatchewan may soon begin the hunt for weapons that have been lost to the world for more than 130 years.

Concern For Youth is reminding young people to call if they need help or someone to talk with.
Concern For Youth is reminding young people to call if they need help or someone to talk with. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Concern for Youth focusing on community outreach, helping young people

By Angela Brown
November 15, 2018 - 4:33pm

Local area teens and younger children dealing with a difficult situation or needing someone to talk with can always pick up the phone and call Battlefords Concern for Youth for support.

Manager Heather O’Neill, left, and executive director Erin Katerynych, with the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre, are hoping residents will show their support for the Empty Stocking Fund again this year.
Manager Heather O’Neill, left, and executive director Erin Katerynych, with the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre, are hoping residents will show their support for the Empty Stocking Fund again this year. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Empty Stocking Fund kick off coming up

By Angela Brown
November 15, 2018 - 1:25pm Updated: November 16, 2018 - 10:35am

The Battlefords Empty Stocking Fund campaign will soon be starting again for the holiday season to help families in need.

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