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Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili and Saskatoon Fairview MLA Vicki Mowat visited North Battleford Aug. 14. Meili who is touring the province said he would like to see improved ER and surgery wait times overall in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili and Saskatoon Fairview MLA Vicki Mowat visited North Battleford Aug. 14. Meili who is touring the province said he would like to see improved ER and surgery wait times overall in Saskatchewan. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Meili hoping for reduced wait times in province

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is concerned about overall wait time delays across the province in emergency rooms and for surgeries.

Meili visited North Battleford Aug. 14 as part of his cross-province tour.

Gerry Ritz, who served as the Battlefords-Lloydminster representative in the House of Commons from 1997-2017 and Federal Agriculture Minister from 2007-2015, has been named to the 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Class.
Gerry Ritz, who served as the Battlefords-Lloydminster representative in the House of Commons from 1997-2017 and Federal Agriculture Minister from 2007-2015, has been named to the 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Class. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Former MP Ritz Inducted to Agriculture Hall of Fame

By Martin Martinson
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Gerry Ritz, is being inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame.

When asked about his initial reaction to hearing the news of his pending induction, Ritz said it was not something he was expecting to hear when he answered the phone, but the news was a pleasant surprise.

The province's work to improve Highway 4 North should be completed late this fall, according to David Merritt, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
The province's work to improve Highway 4 North should be completed late this fall, according to David Merritt, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. infrastructure upgrades among topics of Sask Party Caucus Retreat

By Angela Brown
August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: August 9, 2018 - 10:36am

The new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford and the Highway 4 North improvements were among some of the projects being discussed at Wednesday's Saskatchewan Party Caucus Retreat near North Battleford. 

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