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While this sign in a school zone in Battleford Tuesday indicates the maximum speed is 40 km/h, the town will be reducing the maximum to 30 km/h to increase safety effective immediately.
While this sign in a school zone in Battleford Tuesday indicates the maximum speed is 40 km/h, the town will be reducing the maximum to 30 km/h to increase safety effective immediately. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Maximum speed for school zones, playgrounds to change in Battleford

By Angela Brown
August 14, 2018 - 4:46pm Updated: August 14, 2018 - 5:48pm

The Town of Battleford reduced the traffic speed around school zones, among a number of changes it is making to increase safety for children and residents.

North Battleford council will be deciding on three discretionary land-use requests at its meeting Aug. 20, one of which is to establish a cannabis retail outlet on 114 Street.
North Battleford council will be deciding on three discretionary land-use requests at its meeting Aug. 20, one of which is to establish a cannabis retail outlet on 114 Street. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. council to decide on discretionary land-use application for retail cannabis site

By Angela Brown
August 5, 2018 - 8:00am

North Battleford City Hall will be deciding on three separate discretionary land-use applications at its next meeting, including one to establish a retail cannabis outlet on 114 Street.

Council will vote on the requests on Aug. 20 at 8 p.m.

The town is considering future plans for the former St. Vital Church building, located at Central Avenue and 20 St. W. in Battleford, since the building needs significant upgrades. It was previously considered as a future site for a land-survey history museum. The town will have a public hearing in September to discuss the potential of de-designating the building as a municipal heritage property.
The town is considering future plans for the former St. Vital Church building, located at Central Avenue and 20 St. W. in Battleford, since the building needs significant upgrades. It was previously considered as a future site for a land-survey history museum. The town will have a public hearing in September to discuss the potential of de-designating the building as a municipal heritage property. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town may strip church's designation as historical site, citing repair fees

By Angela Brown
August 2, 2018 - 1:21pm Updated: August 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Town of Battleford will have a public hearing coming up to hear from residents about the future of the old St. Vital Church.

The intent of the hearing is to look at the possibility of de-designating the structure as a municipal heritage property.

The Town of Battleford is hoping to see more people sign up for its parade coming up Aug. 10.
The Town of Battleford is hoping to see more people sign up for its parade coming up Aug. 10. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford looking for more support for annual parade

By Angela Brown
July 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Town of Battleford is urging people who are planning to participate in its 35th annual parade to make an effort to register this week.

"By the beginning of next week we would like to have the majority of them in," Parks and Recreation Director Jordan Schechtel said.

The Town of Battleford approved a request for a cannabis production site at its recent meeting. The First Nation organization plans to build a medicinal cannabis grow operation.
The Town of Battleford approved a request for a cannabis production site at its recent meeting. The First Nation organization plans to build a medicinal cannabis grow operation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford to see new cannabis grow site

By Angela Brown
July 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Battleford will be seeing green in the future now that Thunderchild First Nation has been approved for a cannabis grow facility.

The Town of Battleford approved the discretionary-use application for a cannabis grow operation in the highway commercial district at its recent meeting.

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