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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

Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years.
Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Fond du Lac Chief, FSIN call for more northern mental health supports

By paNOW Staff
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The chief of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation is calling for better mental health supports for his community and particularly first responders after the suicide of a local firefighter.

'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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