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More time needed to discuss gopher poison: SARM

2 hours 20 min ago
By Nigel Maxwell The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes a 90-day consultation period is not enough time to get proper feedback from farmers who use strychnine. That's why Ray Orb has asked the federal government's Pest Management Regulatory Agency to extend the deadline to at least the end of October. "We only have until the end of September for submissions, so we've been telling RMs to send in their comments, and the ratepayers, too," he said. ... Read More
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SPCA adopt-a-thon aiming to connect cute animals with new homes

4 hours 52 min ago
By Charlene Tebbutt The Prince Albert SPCA is hoping to connect animals in need with new homes through a special event this week. The SPCA is hosting an 'adopt-a-thon' to match stray animals with new homes. Ashlee Bober, the shelter’s kennel manager, said the event is happening in communities across the province with the goal of finding homes for a total of 500 stray animals. As of Friday afternoon, she said the Prince Albert shelter had matched nine dogs and six cats with new permanent owners. ... Read More
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Province floats tweaking civic election date to avoid provincial vote conflict

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:00
By Tyler Marr Mayor Greg Dionne acknowledges holding the 2020 municipal and provincial elections a few days apart could be problematic on a number of fronts, and supports pushing the municipal vote back one year. The Ministry of Government Relations confirmed they are reaching out to school boards, municipalities and stakeholders on potential changes to the municipal election date, including pushing it to Oct. 27, 2021, over its scheduled Oct. 28, 2020 date. The province is asking all municipalities to submit comments by Aug. 24, though the ministry has no fixed date to finalize a decision. ... Read More
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Roadworks on Second Ave. nearly wrapped up

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:00
By Glenn Hicks The major water main replacement job on one of Prince Albert’s busiest streets is nearing completion. The extensive project at the intersections of 28th St. and 27th St. involves taking out 66-year-old cast iron pipes and replacing them with PVC as part of the city’s ongoing water mains upgrade. “It was a location where we’ve had a number of water main breaks in recent history, so that became a priority,” Capital Projects Manager Nykol Miller told paNOW. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW for Aug. 17, 2018

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:36
By paNOW Staff Senior Reporter Nigel Maxwell and Managing Editor Taylor MacPherson talk about a recent enforcement push to combat gang activity in P.A.:   ... Read More
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P.A. police step up enforcement on gang activity

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:00
By Nigel Maxwell A targeted focus on weapons and drugs offences in the city, is the explanation from the Prince Albert Police Service regarding a significant number of arrests in the city this month. The most recent bust happened Aug. 14 when two homes were raided in the Midtown area and 14 people were arrested. From the homes, police seized numerous firearms, drugs, ammunition, cash, and body armour. Police spokesperson Alanna Adamko said the Integrated Street Enforcement Team (ISET) has a mandate to investigate, reduce and disrupt street level drugs, gangs and illegal firearm activity. ... Read More
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Suspects in police raids remanded

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:09
By Nigel Maxwell The six people charged in connection to a major weapons and drugs bust in Prince Albert this week, have been remanded back into custody.   Damien Ross, Jody Ross, Gerald Sinclair, Trudy Richards, Chantelle Mike and Waylon St. Denis made a brief court appearance Thursday morning at Prince Albert Provincial Court, and were ordered remanded until their next court date Aug. 24.   ... Read More
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Arguments against Buckland saw mill not credible: Reeve

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:00
By Glenn Hicks There's continued concern from some of the neighbours about a saw mill enterprise setting up soon on Pulp Haul Road in the RM of Buckland. The RM recently voted 5-1 to approve Lorne Renouf’s modest operation which involves a modern low-noise portable saw mill that will be housed in a new building. But the lone dissenter at the political table, along with some others, figured the local government got it wrong. ... Read More
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