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A memorial service began with a grand entrance by First Nations leaders, RCMP, family members of the deceased and dignitaries.
A memorial service began with a grand entrance by First Nations leaders, RCMP, family members of the deceased and dignitaries. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

'There's still emotion there:' 10-year anniversary of fallen Spiritwood RCMP officers

By Sarah Rae
July 7, 2016 - 6:53am Updated: July 7, 2016 - 8:11am

Ten-years after being rocked by tragedy, a community came together to honour two of their own.

Lisa Kissick, Mike Nord and Ian Hamilton announce the makeover of the park.
Lisa Kissick, Mike Nord and Ian Hamilton announce the makeover of the park. Colleen A.J. Smith/battlefordsNOW Staff

Central park getting an $89,000 overhaul

By Colleen A.J. Smith
July 6, 2016 - 5:40pm Updated: July 7, 2016 - 3:02pm

Something exciting is about to happen in North Battleford’s downtown core.

The city’s 50-year-old central park will be receiving an overhaul, courtesy of an $89,000 grant provided by the Federated Co-op Community Spaces program.

The family of Nikosis Jace held a candlelight vigil at their home on Waterloo Crescent July 5, 2016.
The family of Nikosis Jace held a candlelight vigil at their home on Waterloo Crescent July 5, 2016. JT Marshall/CKOM News Staff

Family holds candlelight vigil in memory of infant son

By JT Marshall and Daniella Ponticelli
July 6, 2016 - 8:16am

A picture of a smiling baby boy in his mother’s arms stood out among the posters of support lined up outside the family home of Nikosis Jace.

The six-week-old infant died in Saskatoon Sunday, becoming the city’s ninth homicide victim of 2016.

Athlete Eden Foster reads the Athlete’s Oath at the opening ceremonies.
Athlete Eden Foster reads the Athlete’s Oath at the opening ceremonies. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

Active seniors the stars of 55+ Provincial Games

By Matt Kelly
July 6, 2016 - 7:52am

Keeping seniors active and coming together to compete is the focus of the 55+ Provincial Games.

As of opening ceremonies Tuesday evening, the Saskatchewan Seniors Fitness Association’s (SSFA) 55+ Provincial Games are officially underway in the Battlefords.

The Battlefords Bandits with their gold medals from the U12 'B' Hustler Classic in Saskatoon.
The Battlefords Bandits with their gold medals from the U12 'B' Hustler Classic in Saskatoon. Submitted photo/Regan Lavallee

Battlefords U12 bats get ready to swing at provincials

By Matt Kelly
July 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Provincial softball glory is up for grabs this weekend in the Battlefords as six teams play for the right to be named champion.

The Battleford Bandits host the 2016 Softball Saskatchewan U12 ‘B’ Girls Provincial Championships from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.

Tamra Keepness shortly before she was reported missing in July 2004.
Tamra Keepness shortly before she was reported missing in July 2004. Regina Police Service

Community gathers 12 years after Tamra Keepness disappearance

By CJME News Staff
July 5, 2016 - 12:23pm

This week marks 12 years since the disappearance of Tamra Keepness from her family's home in Regina.

On Tuesday, Regina Treaty Status Indian Services is hosting its now-annual Keepness barbecue, which continues to raise awarness about the missing girl.

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