Battlefords

Smoke from the B.C wild fires have prompted Environment Canada to issue a Special Air Quality advisory.
Smoke from the B.C wild fires have prompted Environment Canada to issue a Special Air Quality advisory. file photo/Canadian Press

Environment Canada issues Air Quality Statement

From battlefordsNOW
August 14, 2017 - 12:14pm

Smoke from the recent B.C. forest fires has spread into the western parts of Saskatchewan prompting Environment Canada to issue an Air Quality Statement that includes the Battlefords and surrounding area.

The smoke could cause poor air quality and reduced visibility in some areas.

The Northwest Territorial Days Parade kicks off Tuesday night.
The Northwest Territorial Days Parade kicks off Tuesday night. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Northwest Territorial Days parade celebrates milestones

From battlefordsNOW
August 14, 2017 - 11:30am Updated: August 14, 2017 - 12:40pm

Battlefords residents are invited to attend the 130th anniversary of a local tradition, and the country's 150th birthday.

The Northwest Territorial Days exhibition launches with the parade Tuesday night.

The community in Vawn got together to host a mud volleyball tournament on Saturday
The community in Vawn got together to host a mud volleyball tournament on Saturday Jared Gottselig/battlefordsNOW staff

Volleyball players get muddy in Vawn

From battlefordsNOW
August 13, 2017 - 2:43pm

People in Vawn weren’t afraid to get dirty as the town came together to host a mud volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon.

This is the first time the community has organized the tournament in roughly 17 years after Brandon Doom and Becky Carr decided to bring it back.

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