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City Planner Ryan Mackrell, standing right, discusses zoning related to a proposed new wellness centre at Monday's council meeting.
City Planner Ryan Mackrell, standing right, discusses zoning related to a proposed new wellness centre at Monday's council meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Zoning an issue for proposed wellness centre

From battlefordsNOW
February 13, 2018 - 2:18pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 8:37am

North Battleford residents may soon see a new wellness centre starting up in the local area if proponents are successful in finding a home for the establishment.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater also discussed a meeting the city had with an elders' council as part of council's meeting.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater also discussed a meeting the city had with an elders' council as part of council's meeting. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. mayor addresses impact on community from Stanley trial

From battlefordsNOW
February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater took a few minutes at the start of a city council meeting Monday to express his sympathies for everyone involved surrounding the death of Colten Boushie.

He also spoke about the difficult trial process that took place over the past two weeks.

Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected.
Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Strong words from Boushie's family at rally in N.B.

From battlefordsNOW
February 10, 2018 - 3:44pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:42pm

Strong words were had by the family of Colten Boushie during a peaceful demonstration held by the #justiceforcolten movement at the North Battleford courthouse Saturday afternoon.

Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict.
Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

'No justice served here today': Emotional reactions after Stanley trial verdict

From battlefordsNOW
February 10, 2018 - 9:36am

Colten Boushie's family appeared devastated when they left the courthouse Friday after they learned the jury had acquitted Gerald Stanley in the 22-year-old's 2016 shooting death.

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