Diapers for baby, Cheerios for the family, and even deodorant. After months of planning, the Blessing Box has arrived filled with all kinds of free goods for area residents to take when needed, and hopefully replenish. Battleford youth Natalya Shevchuk came up with the idea of creating the Blessing Box - an easily accessible community cupboard now erected in Central Park, near the North Battleford Library, off 102nd St.
I am writing to express my concern over an issue that is both important and appalling, yet almost never talked about – human trafficking. It is a widespread, worldwide issue that has even taken root in our own country but I have not heard one peep about it from any news outlet. As I was doing research for a school project, I was startled to realize that there are over 35 million people forced into slavery today, according to the estimates of several organizations.
The details of a controversial case related to the death of Colten Boushie will be examined during a preliminary hearing at North Battleford Provincial Court starting next week. Gerald Stanley, 55, is facing charges of second-degree murder related to the August 9, 2016, incident on Stanley's farmyard, near Biggar.