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A strange sepia-tone coloured the skies around North Battleford Wednesday afternoon. Environment Canada reported an air quality alert for the area, resulting from smoke moving into the region caused by forest fires in B.C.
A strange sepia-tone coloured the skies around North Battleford Wednesday afternoon. Environment Canada reported an air quality alert for the area, resulting from smoke moving into the region caused by forest fires in B.C. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B., Meadow Lake under air quality alert due to smoke from wildfires

By Angela Brown
August 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality alert Wednesday for the North Battleford area, and across Saskatchewan including Meadow Lake, due to smoke moving into the air.

The smoke in the atmosphere is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. 

With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans.
With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans. Brady Lang/battlefordsNOW Staff

Keep your pets safe during heat warnings: Humane Society

By Brady Lang
August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

With multiple heat warnings and air quality statements issued across Saskatchewan in the last 24 hours, it’s important to look after every member of the family, including pets.

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.

Curativa Cannabis' planned production operation in the works as well as its separate retail outlet will have tight security in place to ensure both sites are safe.
Curativa Cannabis' planned production operation in the works as well as its separate retail outlet will have tight security in place to ensure both sites are safe. file photo/BattlefordsNOW Staff

Stiff security planned for North Battleford cannabis retail and production sites

By Angela Brown
August 4, 2018 - 8:00am

Tight security will be the modus operandi for a North Battleford company's new cannabis retail outlet and separate planned production site currently in the works.  

Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation.
Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

More bands start legal action against Husky Energy following 2016 oil spill

By Bryan Eneas
August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Three new bands are starting to seek legal action against the energy company responsible for the 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

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