The City of North Battleford is shocked and disappointed by the announcement that The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords is closing on March 31st, 2021. The organization informed the City that they are closing due to significantly reduced funding from senior levels of government.
Mayor David Gillan stated “Discussions have already taken place with regional leadership about this issue.” adding “The City will be working with regional leadership to look for solutions to keep this essential service available in our community.”
The City of North Battleford has been a strong supporter of The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords since it was established in the City. Since 2019 the City has provided annual grant funding of $25,000 to The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords. Additionally, the City donated $2,500 of profits to the organization from the State of the City address last year.
The City of North Battleford will continue to work with regional partners to push for adequate funding from senior levels of government to ensure this vital service is provided in our community.
For more information:
David Gillan, City of North Battleford Mayor
306-445-1725 | firstname.lastname@example.org