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Jane Ziekle de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch.
Jane Ziekle de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cut reversal relief to local non-profit

From battlefordsNOW
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 5:44pm

The province's reversal of a 10 per cent overall funding cuts to health-based community organizations, referred to as community-based organizations (CBOs), in Saskatchewan is causing branch staff at the local Canadian Mental Health Association to breathe a sigh of relief.

The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision.
The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford West playground slated for construction next year

From battlefordsNOW
August 18, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 1:37pm

The Town of Battleford will be able to move ahead with a playground project at the Battleford West subdivision in 2018, after choosing a firm that came in under budget, and received the best feedback overall.

A North Battleford Man received minor injuries after confronting a group of youth he believed was responsible for the theft of his truck.
A North Battleford Man received minor injuries after confronting a group of youth he believed was responsible for the theft of his truck. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local man attacked after confronting youth

From battlefordsNOW
August 18, 2017 - 10:06am Updated: August 18, 2017 - 12:22pm

A North Battleford man received minor injuries on Thursday afternoon after he confronted a group of kids he suspected had recently stolen his vehicle.

The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist.
The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warnings for those viewing Monday's partial eclipse

From battlefordsNOW
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

While many will be looking to the skies on Monday to catch a glimpse of the first partial eclipse visible in North America since 2014, a local optometrist said there are risks involved.

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