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Passing semi sends cyclist to hospital

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:50
By By paNOW staff A 39-year-old man was in hospital Friday in good condition after he and his bike were blown over by a passing semi on Highway 55 east of Prince Albert. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Lyle Karasiuk with Parkland Ambulance said both the cyclist and the semi were travelling west, into the city. “The wash, or the air that passes from the back from the vehicle, was strong enough to have blown him over,” Karasiuk told paNOW. “It’s a very unusual incident because lots of cyclists get passed by vehicles all the time.” ... Read More
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Ward 8 considers neighbourhood watch program

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:00
By Tyler Marr Another group of residents in Prince Albert has expressed interest in assembling a neighbourhood watch. Ward 8 Coun. Ted Zurakowski hosted a meeting Thursday night, inviting community members interested in the idea to learn more and discuss plans to move forward on implementing the program. A crowd of more than 50 strong descended on St. Anne School to hear what would be involved in launching the volunteer effort, Zurakowski said, alongside many residents already quite motivated to roll out the project. ... Read More
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Three young offenders escape P.A. Youth Residence

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:59
By paNOW Staff Three young offenders have escaped the Prince Albert Youth Residence, where they were held in secure custody. The three youths escaped Thursday night shortly after 9 p.m. Details of the offenders are limited under law, but the Ministry of Corrections and Policing said custody services is preparing a court application which would allow them to release the names and photographs of the escapees. Anyone with information on the escape was asked to contact their local police service or RCMP. ... Read More
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Help coming for stranded pets in Southend

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:00
By Charlene Tebbutt The Prince Albert SPCA is gathering food and donations to help pets left stranded due to a northern wildfire. Volunteers and staff at the local SPCA loaded up a trailer full of supplies Thursday earmarked for Southend, where a wildfire broke out earlier this week. Hundreds of residents in the community have been moved to Prince Albert due to the so-called ‘Woods Fire,’ which is currently burning just 13 kilometres from the community at the south end of Reindeer Lake. ... Read More
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Prince Albert celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:15
By Bryan Eneas The thundering of the big drum filled Kinsmen Park as the Gateway to the North celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents alike gathered for an afternoon filled with knowledge-sharing, food, and live entertainment. “Anybody that’s Indigenous in the crowd, celebrate today. Walk tall, be proud, and never forget where you came from,” Janet Carriere, from the Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre said. “Those that are non-Indigenous … reach across, ask questions, learn.” ... Read More
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Pot shop operator and city prepare for legal marijuana light-up day

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks One of Prince Albert's two retail cannabis licensees said the Senate passing the government's recreational marijuana bill was exciting and historic. ... Read More
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Sentencing pushed back in Amber Alert case

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:00
By Charlene Tebbutt Sentencing arguments did not go ahead as planned Thursday in the case of a man guilty of the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young girl last year. Jarrod John Charles was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on the charges, which stem from an incident in Prince Albert last July. A province-wide Amber Alert was activated July 4, 2017 following the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl from a Prince Albert playground. The child was later found on an acreage outside the city. ... Read More
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Heart of Our Youth community Pow Wow to become annual event

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:00
By Bryan Eneas Roused by the success of the recent biennial event, the organizers of the Heart of Our Youth Community Pow Wow have announced the gathering will now happen every year. Liz Settee, head of the pow wow committee, said the strong community response was a big driver behind the decision. There was also a desire to keep the momentum going following a highly successful inaugural event. ... Read More
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