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Town of Battleford set to begin tax lien process

Town of Battleford set to begin tax lien process

According to the Town of Battleford's tax arrears list, the tax lien total amount as of Jan. 23, 2023, is $284,778.18.
Highway Hotline: Rain and ice in Northwest, snow blocking visibility in East Central and South

Highway Hotline: Rain and ice in Northwest, snow blocking visibility in East Central and South

Social media is littered with reports of vehicles in the ditch, travellers turning back and traffic backups in all affected areas.
Indigenous advocate calls for public inquiry into Cassandra Fox's death

Indigenous advocate calls for public inquiry into Cassandra Fox's death

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Vice Chief Kim Beaudin says there is an epidemic of suicide among Indigenous inmates in CSC care.
City of North Battleford’s ‘Vision 2025’ targets development

City of North Battleford’s ‘Vision 2025’ targets development

"We need to start talking about our community in positive ways," — Jan Swanson, economic development manager for North Battleford.
Battleford approves wage increase for out-of-scope employees

Battleford approves wage increase for out-of-scope employees

The 2023 total salary remuneration increase for all out-of-scope employees is approximately $8,670.
Battleford approves 5-year lease with Battle River Archers

Battleford approves 5-year lease with Battle River Archers

“They’ve done a great job promoting archery with youth and keeping it alive in the province and community." — Mayor Ames Leslie.
Kayla Petersen new chair of the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce

Kayla Petersen new chair of the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce

The new chair described as 'strong-willed, dynamic, and fiercely driven'.
Photos: Sheldon Casavant brings magic to the Dekker Centre

Photos: Sheldon Casavant brings magic to the Dekker Centre

The audience was treated to a collection of floating tables, dancing rags, disappearing cards and more.
Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

WHITECAP, Sask. — Survivors of a residential school that housed Métis children in Saskatchewan say they are seeking justice through a proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal and provincial governments.
RCMP charge three more in Custer murder

RCMP charge three more in Custer murder

Police have arrested total of six individuals after 2020 death.
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