Saskatchewan

The seven-member CRTs will be based in Prince Albert and North Battleford but can be deployed as needed to any community in the region.
The seven-member CRTs will be based in Prince Albert and North Battleford but can be deployed as needed to any community in the region. submitted photo/RCMP

Crime Reduction Teams fully operational in P.A. and N.B.

By Glenn Hicks
October 22, 2018 - 4:54pm

The RCMP's much-anticipated Crime Reduction Units are now fully operational in North Battleford and Prince Albert to deal with rural crime and to ease the stress on the existing police.

The new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford psychiatric hospital was designed to be an open, inviting place for patients and visitors. The new facility is just about complete.
The new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford psychiatric hospital was designed to be an open, inviting place for patients and visitors. The new facility is just about complete. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

New Saskatchewan Hospital shines in Thursday's tour

By Angela Brown
October 19, 2018 - 10:37am

The media attended the brand new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford for a tour of the sparkling new facility.

Vikki Smart, executive director for primary health care northwest, said prior to construction, patients provided their input on their requests.

FSIN Fourth Vice Chief Heather Bear (left) and First Vice Chief Kimberly Jonathan (right).
FSIN Fourth Vice Chief Heather Bear (left) and First Vice Chief Kimberly Jonathan (right). file photo/CJME News Staff

FSIN vice-chief speaks about police investigation

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
October 18, 2018 - 1:01pm

Federation of Sovereign Inidigenous Nations (FSIN) First Vice-Chief Kimberley Jonathan is claiming she wanted to become the organization’s interim chief in order to freeze bank accounts and assist a Saskatoon police investigation.

Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday.
Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

First cannabis sold in the Battlefords as prohibition ends

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 12:39pm

Over 30 people stood eagerly inline outside Fire & Flower Cannabis as passerby honked and hollered in support.

“Welcome cannabis,” Jim Davey said while wielding a massive set of scissors to snip the ribbon on the door of his cannabis retail outlet in North Battleford.

 

Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history.
Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Battleford readies for first legal cannabis purchases

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 10:22am

Standing huddled together with coffee in hand and toques on their head, residents in the Battlefords were eagerly waiting for the doors to open on the region's first legal cannabis outlets Wednesday.

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili addresses the crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan NDP annual convention on Oct. 13, 2018.
Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili addresses the crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan NDP annual convention on Oct. 13, 2018. Keenan Sorokan/650 CKOM

Dream and deliver: NDP’s Meili unveils new energy program

By 650 CKOM
October 15, 2018 - 6:33am

“We dream, and we deliver.”

Those were the words that Ryan Meili echoed plenty of times during his nearly 40-minute speech to party members at the Saskatchewan NDP convention in Saskatoon Saturday.

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