Confusion leads to renaming of streets

Town council notes

Reports of confusion among fire and police services, among other circumstances, have led Battleford town council to amend street names in the southeast corner of town.

From 10th Street to the entrance to the cottages next to Battlefords Regional Care Centre is now Central Avenue, the cul-de-sac fronting the cottages is now Wheeler Bay and the road leading towards the turf farm is Wheeler Road.

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The Parks and Recreation Department has developed a commemorative bench policy for residents to honour  loved ones. Benches may  be sponsored to commemorate an individual, family or group.

Sponsorship costs for a vinyl-coated bench is $1,500 and $2,500 for a metal bench. Commemorating a bench is considered a donation and a tax receipt will be issued.

The sponsorship is designed to cover the entire cost of the bench, including purchase and concrete.



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