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In times of extreme dryness, controlled grass fires are an integral part of the fire department’s controlled prevention methods each spring.
In times of extreme dryness, controlled grass fires are an integral part of the fire department’s controlled prevention methods each spring. Geoff Smith/BattlefordsNOW staff

Evidence of burned brush the result of fighting fire with fire

By Colleen Smith
May 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

While wildfires continue to rage in Alberta, the Battleford fire chief is assuring residents the number of fires in the area is substantially lower than in previous years.

“This year – believe it or not – has been one of our slower years in recent memory,” Larry Gabruch said.

Superintendent Jim Shevchuk presenting his report on First Nations and Métis students to the school board.
Superintendent Jim Shevchuk presenting his report on First Nations and Métis students to the school board. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Schools working to incorporate First Nations and Métis culture into all classes

By Sarah Rae
May 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Living Sky School Division is pushing to integrate education about First Nations and Métis culture into all parts of school, rather than as just an add-on unit.

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