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City of North Battleford Holiday Hours December 11, 2018

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

 City Hall – Closures

  • Monday, December 24th

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Tuesday, January 1st

  • Wednesday, January 2nd


NationsWEST Field HouseClosures

  • Open Monday, December 24th from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Open Monday, December 31st from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm


Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic CentreClosures

  • Monday, December 24th

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Monday, December 31st

  • Tuesday, January 1st


Allen Sapp Gallery & Chapel GalleryClosures

  • Monday, December 24th

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Monday, December 31st

  • Tuesday, January 1st


Civic CentreClosures

  • Monday, December 24th

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Monday, December 31st

  • Tuesday, January 1st


Don Ross ArenaClosures

  • Monday, December 24th

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Open Monday, December 31st from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, January 1st

Central BookingClosures

  • Monday, December, 24th

  • Tuesday, December, 25th

  • Wednesday, December, 26th

  • Tuesday, January 1st


Waste Management Facility – Closures

  • Open Monday, December 24th open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday, December 25th

  • Wednesday, December 26th

  • Tuesday, January 1st


For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Manager
306-445-1713 |

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Council Agenda for Dec. 10 December 10, 2018

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.

Council meetings are open to the public. The meeting starts at 8:00 pm, at Council Chambers in City Hall.

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Thank You to Public Skating Sponsors December 3, 2018

The City of North Battleford and the Leisure Services department would like to thank the following Service Clubs for their continued support of the FREE Public Skating Program.

  • Bonaventure Lions Club

  • North Battleford Lions Club

  • Kiwanis Club of the Battlefords

  • North Battleford Kinsmen Club

  • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #70

  • North West Hockey Development

  • Rotary Club of the Battlefords

  • North Battleford Elks Club

  • St. Josephs Knights of Columbus #7336

Skaters of all abilities and ages (preschoolers to seniors) are able to take advantage of the free ice times, made possible by the commitment and support from these service clubs. Sponsored sessions include:

Public Skating is offered at the Civic Centre on Saturday afternoons from 12:15 – 1:45 pm. Three sessions a week of preschool and senior skating. Wednesdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm at the Civic Centre and 10:00 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 2:20 pm at the Don Ross Arena.

During holidays and school breaks additional public skating times are added to the schedule, including a few sessions of family shinny.

During the 2018 season, approximately 150 hours of free programming was available for skaters in both the Civic Centre Arena and the Don Ross Arena and over 3,000 children and adults will have participated.

In addition to supporting free skating in North Battleford, all of these service clubs contribute to a variety of other community programs and projects throughout the year.

Thank you!

For more information:

Siobhan Gormley, Bookings Manager
306-445-1754 |

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Christmas Fire Safety Tips November 23, 2018

The Holiday Season marks a special time for families and friends to get together, but it’s also a time for greater risk of fire. The celebration of the season brings with it increased use of electric lights, decorations, and candles – all of which can be potential fire hazards. By following a few simple tips, you can ensure a happy and fire-safe Holiday Season.

The Christmas Tree

Get a freshly cut tree. It will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard. Try to pick a tree with a strong green colour and noticeable fragrance. Always test for freshness before buying. A tree with high moisture content is safer. Very few needles should fall when the butt of the tree is tapped on the ground; needles should bend, not break; and the stump should be sticky with resin.

Place the tree in a stand that will hold 2 to 3 litres of water and top it up daily. Make sure it is always immersed in water: If water drops below the trunk, the stem may reseal itself, requiring a fresh cut. Use a tree stand that has widespread legs for better balance.

Do not set your tree up near a heat source such as a radiator, television, fireplace, heating duct or sunny window. It should not block doors. Never use lighted candles on the tree.


  • Choose decorations that are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive. If there are young children or pets in your home, avoid very small decorations.

  • Avoid using angel hair (glass wool) together with spray-on snowflakes. This combination is highly combustible.

  • Do not use metallic ornaments on the tree. If they make contact with defective wiring they could become a shock hazard.


  • Use the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified light strings/sets.

  • Use the proper lights for the environment. Indoor light strings/sets should not be used outdoors because they lack weatherproof connections. Some outdoor light strings/sets burn too hot indoors.

  • Inspect light strings/set before use. Check for cracked bulbs and for frayed, broken or exposed wires, and discard if faulty.

  • Do not use electric light strings/sets on metallic trees. A faulty system could energize the tree and shock or electrocute anyone coming into contact. Illuminate metallic trees with coloured floodlights placed at a safe distance from the tree and out of reach.

  • Turn off all tree and display lights before retiring for the night or before leaving the house.


  • Place candles away from anything that could catch fire.

  • Never leave burning candles unattended.

  • Burn them only when a responsible adult is overseeing the flame.

  • Put candles in sturdy holders on a stable surface, well away from drafts, curtains, children and pets.

  • Snuff them out before leaving the room or going to sleep.

The Kitchen

Grease and fat fires are a leading cause of home fires in Canada, be extra careful when doing this kind of cooking. Here's what to do if grease in a pot or pan catches fire:

  • Smother the flames by covering the pan with a lid;

  • Turn off the heat immediately;

  • Use baking soda (flour can be explosive) on shallow grease fires;

  • Never turn on the overhead fan, as this could spread the fire;

  • Never throw water on a grease fire.

The Fireplace

  • Never burn gift wrappings, boxes, cartons, or other types of packing in the fireplace. They burn too rapidly and generate far too much heat.

  • Don't hang Christmas stockings from the mantel when the fireplace is in use.

  • Always use a screen in front of the fireplace to protect against flying sparks.

  • Never use gasoline or any other flammable liquids to start a fire.

  • Use only seasoned and dried wood.

  • Never leave the fire unattended or let it smoulder.

  • Clean the ashes regularly. Place the ashes in a metal container and store outside away from flammable materials.

  • Don't use Christmas trees for firewood.

Electrical Outlets

  • There is often a tendency to overload wall outlets during the holiday season. This is an unsafe practice and should be avoided even for short duration.

  • Inspect all cords before using. Make sure they are CSA certified. Look for loose connections or frayed or exposed wire. Discard any defective cords. Read the labels and manufacturer's instructions to ensure proper use.

  • Insert plugs fully into outlets. Poor contact may cause overheating or shock.

  • To avoid possible overheating, do not coil or bunch an extension cord which is in use and do not run it under carpets or rugs.

The North Battleford Fire Department asks that you practice fire safety at all times by having a plan to escape your home in the event of a fire, practice that plan, install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and on every floor of your home and to test your smoke alarms at least monthly.

We wish you a joyous and safe holiday season!

For more information:

Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1778 |

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 |

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Budget 2019 Deliberation Schedule November 21, 2018

Listed below are the anticipated agendas for the Budget 2019 Deliberations. They will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall and are open for the public to attend.

Wednesday, November 28th.

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm – General overview of budget

5:15 pm to 5:35 pm – Transit Presentation

5:35 pm to 5:55 pm – Dekker Centre presentation

5:55 pm to 6:15 pm – North Battleford Boys & Girls Club presentation

6:15 pm to 6:35 pm – Concern for Youth presentation

6:35 pm to 6:55 pm – Midwest Food Resources presentation

6:55 pm to 7:15 pm – NB Golf and Country Club presentation

7:15 pm to 7:35 pm – Humane Society presentation

7:35 pm to 7:55 pm – The Lighthouse North Battleford presentation

7:55 pm to 8:15 pm – The Learning Tree Child Development Centre presentation

Monday, December 3rd.

5:00 pm to 5:40 pm – General Governance Department

5:40 pm to 6:40 pm – Fire and Protective Services Department

6:40 pm to 6:55 pm – UPAR Program Presentation

6:55 pm to 7:55 pm – Water Services Department

7:55 pm to 8:55 pm – Sewer Services Department

Thursday, December 6th.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Leisure Services Dept. (Operation & Capital Budgets)

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Infrastructure Services

6:30 pm to 7:15 pm – Planning & Development Services Dept. (Operation & Capital Budgets)

For more information:

Margarita Pena, Finance Manager
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Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 |

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Twinkle Tour 2018 November 20, 2018

The City of North Battleford has partnered with CJNB to celebrate light of every hue and brilliance this winter. People who decorate and light up their roofs, lawns, walls or windows are encouraged to enter their City of North Battleford residence into the Twinkle Tour. The registration form can be found online at The deadline to enter is Thursday, December 13th.

The Twinkle Tour will start at the Civic Centre at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18th. The tour will be hosted by City of North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater and Grant Schutte from CJNB. They will lead the tour, visiting the entered participants, as they broadcast live on CJNB radio. Everyone is welcome to drive along with the tour, or listen to it live on the radio.


All registered participants of the Twinkle Tour will be entered into a draw. The winner of the draw will receive a Battlefords North Stars Six Pack. The Six Pack prize is six tickets to any Battlefords North Stars 2018-2019 regular season home games.

An entry will be judged to be the Brilliance of North Battleford, determined by CJNB host Grant Schutte and Mayor Ryan Bater. This winner will receive an hour Credit Union CUplex Party Package. Winners can host up to 36 people at the NationsWEST Field House for turf or court usage or at the Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre. It includes chips and 48 hot dogs.

The Magic of Light winner will be awarded to the entry judged by Grant and Mayor Ryan Bater that best illuminates the spirit of the season. The winner receives a Dress Rehearsal package from Magic Lantern Theatres. It is a 10 person tour of the new theatre plus a private movie showing before the new theatre opens to the public.

If your decorating style is traditional, modern chic, or if you channel Clark Griswald, enter your home into the 2018 Twinkle Tour before December 13th. Save the date of December 18th and drive along the tour, or tune into the live broadcast on CJNB.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 |

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Snow Angels November 13, 2018

The City of North Battleford and the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) committee are committed to enabling residents to build strong communities in their neighbourhood. Block parties, street murals and the Eyes That Care program are tools the City uses to help neighbours to connect with each other. Once neighbours meet, they can build relationships. Residents enhance their neighbourhoods with continued communication, building trust and respect. No place is perfect, but a place with a strong sense of community is a place of opportunity. Opportunity to improve safety, by looking out for each other, like making sure your neighbourhood knows they left their garage door open. Opportunity to benefit families, by forming a walking school bus, or finding childcare just next door.

The City and CPTED understand that anyone can get a little nervous when meeting someone new. A simple “hello” and introduction is an easy way to change “strangers” into neighbours. A note is a quick easy way to introduce yourself if you are not aware of your neighbours hours or if you are an introvert. It can be as simple as the sample below.


Hello neighbour!

I/we:   □ would like to welcome you to the neighbourhood

          □ have met you a time or two

          □ have known you for a while


And would like to:  □ say hi and introduce myself/family

                              □ invite you to have ________________

                              □ say I’m/we’re here to help if you need anything

                              □ invite you to a neighbourhood event

                                         When: ____________ Where: _____________

                              □ be your Snow Angel if you need the assistance



Phone number:


The City of North Battleford encourages residents to become a Snow Angel to their neighbours. The Snow Angel program encourages healthy, willing residents of North Battleford to assist others when clearing snow from sidewalks. A Snow Angel could clear a sidewalk for a neighbour who is elderly, has health or mobility restrictions, or is away on vacation. Being a Snow Angel is a way to bring your neighbourhood closer and an excellent volunteer opportunity for the entire family to do together.

Residents who have received a helping hand with snow clearing are encouraged to nominate their helper as a Snow Angel. Each nominee receives a signed thank you certificate from the Mayor and is entered into a draw to win a $50.00 gift card, courtesy of the City of North Battleford. When you submit your nomination please include your nominee’s name and address. Snow Angel nominations can be dropped off at City Hall at 1291-101st Street, or emailed to or mailed to City Hall to:

City of North Battleford
PO Box 460
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
S9A 2Y6

In the darker months, a Snow Angel is a positive relationship with neighbours that help create a rich social fabric. Connected neighbours build healthy neighbourhoods, removing feelings of isolation and loneliness. The City is excited to receive nominations for Snow Angels this snow season.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 |


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Remembrance Day Parade November 11, 2018

The Remembrance Day parade will take place on Sunday, November 11th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Starting from 14th Avenue at 100th Street it will proceed to 13th Avenue. It will continue on 13th Avenue to 96th Street. From there it will go to John Paul Collegiate for the Remembrance Day ceremonies. After the ceremonies, the parade will return to 100th Street along 15th Avenue.

2018-2019 Snow Removal November 8, 2018

Maintaining an efficient transportation network is always one of the top priorities during the winter months in order to ensure the safe and quick movement of both drivers and pedestrians along our streets. The City must prioritize snow clearing and sanding after a snowfall. The Department of Infrastructure Services begins by clearing the main arterials, emergency routes and access points to the City before moving on to secondary streets, such as 19th Avenue and 95th Street.

Sometimes, intersections are closed during snow removal times and blockades are set up to prevent accidents. Drivers are asked to respect any closures and find alternate routes as it is not safe to pass plows, graders and sanding trucks. Drivers are also reminded to reduce their driving speeds and to adjust to the winter driving conditions. These precautions will ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and City snow removal crews in these areas.

When it comes to pedestrian safety, residents and business owners are responsible for clearing all sidewalks adjacent to their own property. In the downtown core, the City will clear sidewalks and driveway entrances if residents and business owners do not comply within 24 hours after a snowfall. Sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours after a snowfall in areas outside of the downtown. If the City does the clearing, the property owner or business owner will be charged for the costs. Bylaw No. 1900 (Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw) is available for viewing at under the City Government section. View our Street/Sidewalk Priority Clearing System Map here:

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 |

Dan Loewen, Director of Infrastructure Services
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