An article done by MacLeans magazine stating North Battleford is the most dangerous place in Canada to live is being met with mixed results by the city’s mayor.
Ryan Bater told reporters in the northwestern Saskatchewan city on Friday that while he isn’t disputing the information in the story, he does believe it was unfair because the story only focussed on one aspect of his city.
Bater says the city along with RCMP are working on understanding the local crime situation, but that federal and provincial help is needed to help overcome the challenges they are met with.
He adds his city is not the only place in rural Canada or Western Canada is an issue.
Bater also feels with both the Saskatchewan Party and the NDP about to hold leadership conventions, and a federal by-election that will be held in the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding that there is a great chance for provincial and federal political parties to talk about crime in northwestern Saskatchewan and how it can be addressed.