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Archived News from the City of North Battleford

News Release December 28, 2016

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

When you recycle your real Christmas tree, you are being eco-conscious and the remains have a variety of uses, including mulch.
The City of North Battleford will be recycling trees into chips for mulch.

The mulch is used in tree and shrub beds, improving growth by retaining moisture and suppressing weed growth. Due to a decrease in the number of residents using real Christmas trees, the City of North Battleford no longer conducts back alley Christmas tree pickup. Instead, there are two FREE drop off locations.

1) City of North Battleford Parks and Recreation Shop at 11202-8th Avenue.
During regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

2) The Waste Management Facility
During regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday

This service will run from December 29 th until January 31 st , 2017.
It is extremely important for all lights, string, wire, ornaments, tinsel, fake snow and bags to be removed before recycling your tree. Materials left on trees can damage City equipment and become mixed in the mulch, which degrades its usefulness.

For more information:
Tim Yeaman, Parks Foreman
Tel: 306-445-1747 |

Tammy MacCormack, Environmental Manager
Tel: 306-445-1738 |

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Manager
Tel: 306-445-1713 | Email:
City of North Battleford

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Holiday Hours 2016 December 16, 2016

City of North Battleford Holiday Hours

Listed below are the holiday hours for City of North Battleford facilities, not listed are regular business hours.

City Hall

  • Closed December 26th & 27th.

  • Closed January 2nd & 3rd.

NationsWEST Field House

  • December 24th, open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Closed December 25th & 26th.

  • December 31st, open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Closed January 1st.

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

  • December 24th, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Closed December 25th & 26th.

  • December 31st, open 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Closed January 1st.

Allen Sapp Gallery & Chapel Gallery

  • Closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th.

  • Open December 28th & 29th Noon to 8:00 pm.

  • Open December 30th Noon to 4:00 pm.

  • Closed December 31st.

  • Closed January 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Civic Centre

  • December 24th to January 12th – Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.

Don Ross Arena

  • Closed December 25th, 26th 27th.

  • Closed January 1st.

Central Booking

  • Closed December 26th & 27th.

  • Closed January 2nd.

Waste Management Facility

  • Closed December 24th to 26th.

  • Closed January 2nd.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Manager

Tel: 306-445-1713 | Email:

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Street Closures December 13, 2016

The 1100 Block and 1200 Block of 108th Street as well as 12th Avenue between 107th Street and 108th Street will be closed today from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This closure is for the repair of a water main.

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News Release December 1, 2016

Emergency Services Responder Training – 30 North Battleford High School students to be selected for new program

Many young children dream of becoming a fire fighter, police officer or paramedic when they grow up. Thirty Grade 10 students representing John Paul Collegiate II, North Battleford Comprehensive High School and Sakewew High School now have a chance to get a head start on this career endeavour: The first “Emergency Services Responder Training” (ESRT) in North Battleford will start in January 2017.

During their training, which will be held daily, Monday to Friday, for two hours at the North Battleford Fire Hall, the selected students will learn about Public Safety by working with the North Battleford Fire Department, WPD Ambulance, the Battlefords RCMP Detachment and the Community Safety Officers. Not only will they be trained in firefighting principles, radio communication and law enforcement, they will also be certified in first aid/CPR and EMS protocol. The students will participate in search and rescue scenarios and take part in ride-alongs with the Community Safety Officers. The course offers a combination of in-class work, as well as a significant amount of hands-on training.

When students successfully complete the Emergency Services Response Training, they will have received six Certifications that they can submit when applying for employment in the Public Safety sector: Saskatchewan Fire Fighter (Level 1), Red Cross Standard First Aid, Heart and Stroke CPR-C and AED, Saskatchewan Emergency Vehicle Operations (Level 1), Incident Command System (Levels 100 and 200), and Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (Basic Rescuer).

Even if these students don’t pursue this as a career, they have learned a lot about Public Safety and how they can help to keep their community a safe place”, says Albert Headrick, Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief and one of the key organizers of the Program.

Thanks to many sponsors, the ESRT the materials required for these courses can be offered free of charge to all successful applicants. In North Battleford, only level 10 is currently available with the expectation that level 20 and 30 will follow. With each completed level, the students will receive 2 Education High School Credits.

The application process is set up through the participating schools and each school has developed their own requirements and processes for applying. The number of applications the schools have received to date indicate that the ESRT is already a well-received Program by North Battleford’s High School students: Over 160 students participated in an ESRT information session held in the spring of 2016. For more information on the application process, it is recommended to contact the schools early on.

For more information:

Dustin MacDonald, Acting Communication Coordinator, 306-445-1713

Albert Headrick, Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief

Herb Sutton, Community Safety Coordinator

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Street Closure December 1, 2016

Pearson Avenue between Centennial Crescent will be closed December 1st, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Access to Centennial Crescent will remain open during this time. This closure is for the replacement of a hydrant at 1202 Pearson Avenue.

Proclamations November 30, 2016

Please see the attached documents to see the proclamations by Mayor Ryan Bater from the Council meeting held on the 28th of November 2016.

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Control Burn November 29, 2016

At 10:00 a.m. at the Waste Management Facility on November 29, there will be a control burn of a small wood pile. Winds are favourable, blowing away from the City. The fire should be done by the end of the day, and should smoulder out in a few days.

Street Closure November 29, 2016

18th Avenue between 105th Street and 106th Street will be closed November 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This street closure is for a valve repair at 1801-106th Street.

Partial Street Closure November 28, 2016

The partial street closure of the 1100 Block of 105th Street has been extended to today from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This closure is for the repair of a waterline break.

Street Closures November 26, 2016

On Saturday, November 26th the Downtown North Battleford Business Improvement District will be hosting the 7th Annual Winter Festival and Parade.

102nd Street between 12th & 13th Avenue will be closed at 12:00 p.m. for the Winter Festival being held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Starting at 3:30 p.m. City staff will begin to set up barricades for the parade, which is starting at 4:00 p.m. The Parade route will begin down 102nd street from 13th Avenue to 11th Avenue, west to 101st Street,  north on 101st to 13th Avenue, west on 13th Avenue to 100th Street, then south to 12th Avenue, from there it heads east on 12th Avenue to 102nd and returning to 13th Avenue on 102nd. (Map attached)

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