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The provincial and federal governments are providing funding to support a number of projects across the province including the local area.
The provincial and federal governments are providing funding to support a number of projects across the province including the local area. file photo/CKOM Staff

Federal and provincial funding to benefit local housing

By Angela Brown
August 1, 2018 - 4:54pm

The province has announced both the provincial and federal governments will contribute a total $6.7 million in funding for affordable housing initiatives for various communities across Saskatchewan, including the local area.

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is pleased with news of more opposition to the federal government's proposed carbon tax.
The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is pleased with news of more opposition to the federal government's proposed carbon tax. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Chamber, MP bolstered by growing opposition to carbon tax

By Angela Brown
July 25, 2018 - 6:37pm

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce says it is encouraged by the growing number of government officials opposed to the federal government’s proposed carbon tax now that Ontario's newly-elected Premier Doug Ford has jumped on the bandwagon.

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator.
The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator. The Canadian Press

New bus seatbelt laws will be difficult to enforce, company owner says

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

A Saskatchewan charter bus company is welcoming news of stricter seatbelt regulations from the federal government, but says enforcement will be a challenge.

Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott shows one of the rooms that was renovated with help from a combined-government grant.
Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott shows one of the rooms that was renovated with help from a combined-government grant. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Interval House pleased with funding for upgrades

By Angela Brown
June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Battlefords Interval House was one of a number of emergency shelters in the province to benefit from funding through a joint federal and provincial government funding program.

Battlefords Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk met with many constituents during an open house to officially open her new office in North Battleford Tuesday. The new office is at 1322 100th St.
Battlefords Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk met with many constituents during an open house to officially open her new office in North Battleford Tuesday. The new office is at 1322 100th St. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

MP Falk’s office officially opens to constituents

By Roger White
June 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Constituents in the federal riding of the Battlefords now have a place where they can voice their concerns with their Member of Parliament.

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