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The 2018 Pride Week celebration runs Aug. 20 to 26, with the parade set for Aug. 25 in N.B.
The 2018 Pride Week celebration runs Aug. 20 to 26, with the parade set for Aug. 25 in N.B. Battlefords Pride Week 2018/Facebook

Organizers planning big Pride Week celebration in Battlefords

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Plans for the 2018 Battlefords Pride Week festivities are all set to go.

Organizers said events will take place each day during the week in the Battlefords, with the parade set for Aug. 25 in North Battleford.

CAA members needing a lift will soon be able to request Ride Assist — a new service offered by CAA Saskatchewan.
CAA members needing a lift will soon be able to request Ride Assist — a new service offered by CAA Saskatchewan. Submitted photo/CAA Saskatchewan

New service will soon provide a safe ride home

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2018 - 4:51pm Updated: August 17, 2018 - 12:42pm

CAA Saskatchewan drivers who are CAA members and need a little help getting home will soon be able to take advantage of a new CAA service available this fall with Ride Assist.

Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday.
Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Conference aims to help First Nations explore medical marijuana production

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Members of many First Nations attended a conference in North Battleford Thursday to find out more about the benefits of getting involved in niche markets such as medical marijuana production and how it could create more economic opportunites for Indigenous people

Kelly Waters, one of the organizers of the Pride Week events, points to tire skid marks defacing the new rainbow crosswalk in North Battleford Monday. Volunteers had created the project Sunday.
Kelly Waters, one of the organizers of the Pride Week events, points to tire skid marks defacing the new rainbow crosswalk in North Battleford Monday. Volunteers had created the project Sunday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rainbow crosswalks in North Battleford and town vandalized

By Angela Brown
August 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

North Battleford and Battleford both had their sparkly new rainbow crosswalks damaged in the past couple of days, causing frustration for the many volunteers who spent hours creating them.

'Whoa, horsie!' Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, holds the reins as he greets onlookers, as MLA Herb Cox leads the way ahead of him, during the Town of Battleford's annual parade Friday.
'Whoa, horsie!' Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, holds the reins as he greets onlookers, as MLA Herb Cox leads the way ahead of him, during the Town of Battleford's annual parade Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford parade offers plenty of variety

By Angela Brown
August 11, 2018 - 9:03am

Whether it was the horses, the farming equipment or the antique cars, the Town of Battleford parade offered plenty to see when it snaked through town Friday evening.

The town had more than 50 entries registered for the event.

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