Months after the Lighthouse shelter in North Battleford said it would be forced to close if the province didn’t change its funding policies, the emergency shelter still has not found a solution to its financial troubles.
Deficit: From a forecasted surplus of $106 million there is now a deficit of $434 million. That number will grow even further when the Crown numbers are included which won't happen until later this month or into July.
Driving back into Fort McMurray, May 1, after a visit to North Battleford, Ashley Cox said she noticed the forest fire nearby. She joked with her roommate about what she should take first in case of an evacuation.