City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Archived News from the City of North Battleford

Clean Wood Burn May 1, 2017

North Battleford will be performing its annual clean wood burn at the landfill today starting at 8:30 A.M.

Rolling Alley Closures April 25, 2017

Rolling alley way closures continue today April 25th. They will be from 14th Ave. to Railway Ave. west of 97th Str. & Railway Ave. east of 96th Str. Closures will be from 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. Closures will be for tree trimming.

Extended Alleyway Closures April 19, 2017

Rolling Alley Way Closures will continue today April 19th. Closures will be from 18th Ave. to 20th Ave. on 98th Str. then 97th Dr. to 17th Ave. on 97th Str. The closure is for tree trimming.

Additionally, the Rolling Alley Way Closure from 19th Ave. to West Railway Ave. behind Gregory Dr. continues today as well for tree pruning and clearing.

Alley Closures April 18, 2017

There will be continued Rolling Alley Way Closures today April 18th.

One will be from 19th Ave. to Railway Ave behind Gregory Drive. This closure will be from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. for tree pruning & clearing.

Additionally there will be a Rolling Alley Closure from Ave. to 20th Ave. on 98th St. then 97th Dr. to 17th Ave. on 97th St. This closure will be from 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. for tree trimming.  

Partial Street Closure April 18, 2017

Tomorrow April 18th to April 20th there will be a partial street closure in front of 1131 101st Street. Two parking stalls and part of the sidewalk will be obstructed for construction.

Snow Plowing January 12, 2017

The City of North Battleford has snow plow crews and equipment on the streets working to remove snow drifts from last night’s storm. We are doing priority streets first, before we attend to residential streets. We thank everyone for their patience and ask everyone to please drive carefully and be mindful of road conditions.

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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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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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.