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North Battleford pays tribute to former mayor Conkin

J. Barrie Conkin passed away on Oct. 12, was North Battleford Mayor 1992-1994.
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City Hall in North Battleford is mourning the loss of a former Mayor.

NORTH BATTLEFORD - The City of North Battleford is expressing its condolences on learning of the passing of one of its former Mayors.

John “Barrie” Conkin was Mayor of North Battleford from 1992-94. He died Oct. 12 in White Rock, B.C. at age 84.

Conkin’s passing was noted by Councillor Kent Lindgren at Monday’s council meeting at the Don Ross Centre. City Manager Randy Patrick indicated the city would look into lowering their flags to half-mast in respect of Conkin.

On Tuesday, it was announced the city, out of respect for the former Mayor, will lower flags at City Hall to half-mast on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, from sunrise to sundown.

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