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Update: Tornado warnings ended

Update: Tornado warnings ended

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.
Jake Vaadeland, Hunter Bros. and Teagan Littlechief top SCMA awards

Jake Vaadeland, Hunter Bros. and Teagan Littlechief top SCMA awards

Host, Jess Moskaluke, was awarded National/International Artist for her success around the world while waving the Saskatchewan flag. 
Hockey Canada award given to Battlefords Minor Hockey coach

Hockey Canada award given to Battlefords Minor Hockey coach

Trina Mann has been a part of the Sharks coaching staff for the past three years.
Garden Chat: Dutch Elm Disease update

Garden Chat: Dutch Elm Disease update

In 2023, 481 samples were submitted to the CPL and 193 tested positive for DED.
Fire in North Battleford claims life; second fatal fire in a week

Fire in North Battleford claims life; second fatal fire in a week

This is the second fatal house fire in North Battleford in a week.
U19 Battlefords Bandits hosting provincials

U19 Battlefords Bandits hosting provincials

Seeking berth to Western Canadians.
Update: RCMP say death of woman in burned house 'appears' non-suspicious

Update: RCMP say death of woman in burned house 'appears' non-suspicious

The mother of the victim, however, said that her daughter's body was too destroyed by the fire to determine a cause of death.
Family confirms Tanisha Pritchard victim of N. Battleford house fire

Family confirms Tanisha Pritchard victim of N. Battleford house fire

Body was in house where Tiki Laverdiere was first taken and tortured. The house is owned by Mavis Takakenew, one of 10 convicted in Laverdiere's torture and murder.
Order of Merit bestowed on Indigenous storyteller

Order of Merit bestowed on Indigenous storyteller

Floyd Favel of Poundmaker First Nation was one of 10 recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
Battlefords host Sask. Association of Fire Chiefs conference

Battlefords host Sask. Association of Fire Chiefs conference

Representatives span all corners of the province.