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RCMP Cpl. J. Lewis investigates the scene where shots were fired into a residence on 14th Ave. near 112 Street in North Battleford.
RCMP Cpl. J. Lewis investigates the scene where shots were fired into a residence on 14th Ave. near 112 Street in North Battleford. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Violence reigns overnight in North Battleford

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 12:52pm Updated: November 29, 2017 - 1:39pm

"Canada’s Most Dangerous City” lived up to its reputation on Tuesday night with an especially violent evening in North Battleford.

Last week, the City of North Battleford drew national attention when a Maclean’s Magazine article named the city as “Canada’s Most Dangerous City” with crime statistics based on a.....

Small claims in Saskatchewan will be getting faster and easier on Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Justice.
Small claims in Saskatchewan will be getting faster and easier on Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Justice. file photo/paNOW Staff

Changes coming to Sask. small claims court

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Government announced upcoming changes to the province’s small claims legislation, which are meant to make the process faster and easier for everyone involved.

Small claims court is meant to offer a relatively quick and simple way for parties to settle disputes of less than $30,000, according to.....

The Canadian Press

Sask. applies zero tolerance policy to drug-impaired drivers

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 9:06am

Ahead of the legalization of marijuana next summer, Saskatchewan’s government will apply a zero tolerance approach to drug-impaired driving.

The government is making that change because officers will soon have screening devices to better test whether a driver is drug-impaired or not.

The federally approved saliva test shows.....

Canadian Press

Proposed hemp changes welcomed by Saskatchewan agriculture specialist

By paNOW Staff
November 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Health Canada is considering allowing hemp growers to sell the entire plant.

As the federal government prepares for the legalization of recreational marijuana, regulations surrounding hemp production are also set for change. Under the current cannabis regulations, the sale of the leaves and flowers from the plants is prohibited......

The Saskatchewan government has provided $100,000 to the Missing Children Society of Canada.
The Saskatchewan government has provided $100,000 to the Missing Children Society of Canada. File photo/paNOW Staff

Province funds social media program to find missing children

By paNOW Staff
November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

A social media network designed to quickly and widely spread information on missing children is expanding into Saskatchewan thanks to a big funding boost from the provincial government.

The Missing Children Society of Canada’s Most Valuable Network Program received $100,000 in new funding from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice,.....

A 22-year-old Hall Lake man was recently sentenced for starting four wildfires in 2015.
A 22-year-old Hall Lake man was recently sentenced for starting four wildfires in 2015. file photo/paNOW Staff

Wildfire conviction sends strong message: Investigator

By paNOW Staff
November 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

A Ministry of Environment investigator said he hopes the recent conviction of a Hall Lake man for lighting several wildfires sends a strong message to the entire province.

Donald Halkett Jr. recently pleaded guilty to charges of mischief and failing to comply with a fire ban in a La.....

Volunteers sort through potatoes donated by farmers in southwestern Ontario. The potatoes were packed into bags and included in pallets of other fresh vegetables and boxes of dehydrated soup.
Volunteers sort through potatoes donated by farmers in southwestern Ontario. The potatoes were packed into bags and included in pallets of other fresh vegetables and boxes of dehydrated soup. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Huge food donation benefits North; brings reconciliation

By paNOW Staff
November 24, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: November 24, 2017 - 3:21pm

On Nov. 24 roughly $50,000 in fresh veggies and dehydrated soup was delivered in the Gateway to the North through the generosity of a variety of organizations.

The donations are to be split between communities in the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN), Montreal Lake, as well as The Full.....

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Rural crime watch plan gathers pace

By paNOW Staff
November 24, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 8:33am

The idea of a rural crime watch program launched in the Lakeland region recently has quickly ballooned to include a much wider area.

“We now encompass people from Duck Lake, St Louis, Candle Lake and everywhere in between,” said organizer and Christopher Lake cabin owner Elaine McMillan.

She.....

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