Looking Back

By: City of North Battleford Historical Archives


Small Corner Stores

February 8, 2017 - 9:21am

By Leola Macdonald
City of North Battleford Historic Archives

In 1913 the City of North Battleford was a divisional point on the Canadian Northern Railway on the mainline between Winnipeg and Edmonton.

The community was growing rapidly and many things were needed.

Besides electricity, schools, churches, hospitals, homes and other things like sidewalks, there was need for stores. As a result, privately owned small stores started appearing. We like to think of them as the small “Corner Stores”.

The Queens Hotel

March 19, 2016 - 9:10am

T  ammy Donahue Buziak, Archivist, City of North Battleford Historic Archives

This is a photograph of W.F. Goudin en route for Ottawa with horse and cart from W. Dewan Livery in front of the Queen’s Hotel in Battleford, Saskatchewan. 

This picture is dated December 20, 1901.