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Local girl helps sweeten the holiday season for less fortunate

4 hours 17 min ago
By Nigel Maxwell A grade 3 student at Queen Mary School made it her Christmas wish this year to give back to the city's less fortunate, even offering the money she received from the tooth fairy and a bake sale. Summer Thomas, 8, raised $142 through sugar cookies she made and sold at the La Fille De Madeleine Christmas Sale. Summer explained to paNOW, why she wanted to help. "Because I felt bad and they might be freezing," she said. ... Read More
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Meteor shower brings dazzling display

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks If you were out and about in the wee hours of this morning you may have caught a glimpse of an impressive light show. The Geminid meteor shower reached its crescendo. paNOW heard from local residents who saw the high-speed splashboard of colour before dawn on what was a clear and not too cold a night. Melville-based James Edgar, a past president of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, explained the phenomenon. ... Read More
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What'sHappeningNOW Dec.14,2018

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:58
By paNOW Staff News director Glenn Hicks speaks with reporter Michael Joel-Hansen about the opening of a new liquor store in Prince Albert that has some high tech additions.   ... Read More
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Co-op liquor store opens

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:23
By Michael Joel-Hansen A decent-sized crowd braved the cool temperatures this morning, as the ribbon was cut to mark the official opening of the city’s newest liquor store at the Cornerstone shopping district. The ribbon was officially cut Friday morning with some fan fare to @lakecountrycoop new liquor store. pic.twitter.com/Rtlis7xcvN ... Read More
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Some holiday cheer at the pumps

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:01
By Nigel Maxwell Prices at the pumps could drop another few cents before Christmas, according to one gas price analyst. Dan McTeague with the price tracking app GasBuddy, told paNOW the recent slide in gas prices, is in response to crude prices bottoming out at $52 per barrel, and as retailers of gasoline re-supply they have found their wholesale price has dropped. ... Read More
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Project Poinsettia brings holiday cheer

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:31
By Brady Bateman Poinsettias remind us all of Christmas, of spending time with loved ones, and celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another. That’s the idea that inspired Power 99 staff to create Project Poinsettia, which sees hundreds of poinsettias delivered to care homes throughout the Prince Albert area. Sheila Fazio, administrative assistant with Mont St. Joseph told paNOW the residents were beaming with happiness over their flowers. ... Read More
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Two arrested after drugs and cash found in P.A. homes

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:14
By paNOW Staff Various amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstacy were seized by police as part of a drug bust in Prince Albert Thursday night.   Over $26,000 in cash and material used for drug trafficking was also seized from the homes in the 2600 block of Sixth Ave. E. and 500 block of 21st St. E.   A 33-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested and face a number of drug related charges. Both are expected to appear Friday at Prince Albert Provincial Court.   nigel.maxwell@jpbg.ca ... Read More
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City of P.A. asked to review number of derelict properties

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:00
By Nigel Maxwell Administration at Prince Albert City Hall has been asked to update its database for the number of vacant, abandoned and boarded up buildings in the city. ... Read More
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P.A. Outreach marks start of holiday season

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:10
By Michael Joel-Hansen With the arrival of the holiday season, a number of traditions come to the forefront. One of biggest is food, with many people excited about sitting down with their family for a big meal. Students and staff at P.A. Outreach got an early start to the meal portion of the season, as the organization put on a feast Thursday afternoon. Liz Settee, the elder for the organization, told paNOW that having meals like this provides some great opportunities. ... Read More
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Victim Services seeks volunteer assistance

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:00
By Brady Bateman The courts are designed to deal with those accused of crimes, the Victim Services Unit is designed to deal with those affected by it. The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) Victim Services Unit is currently seeking volunteers to join them in helping those who have been affected. Volunteers will assist in a number of areas, and will be given special training to be able to handle high stress and difficult situations. Alison Elsner, coordinator with PAPS Victim Services Unit, told paNOW volunteers are constantly needed, and fill an important role. ... Read More
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Sudden warm-up brings motoring and playing challenges

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks What happened to winter? For most of us the sudden warm-up in temperatures in the coming days will come as a welcome respite to the early winter, but it will pose a challenge for crews working on the city’s roads and for the upkeep of community ice rinks. The daytime high could hit 4 C Saturday and night time lows are also expected to be well above the norm for this time of year. ... Read More
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P.A-area Reeve found guilty of misconduct

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:00
By Nigel Maxwell The Rural Municipality (RM) of Prince Albert has been forced to hold a by election, as a result of the findings of a third party investigator into the actions of now former Reeve Paul Rybka. ... Read More
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What'sHappeningNOW Dec.13, 2018

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:49
By paNOW Staff News director Glenn Hicks speaks with reporter Charlene Tebbutt regarding a local woman who took in a baby deer, and had to face the consequences.   ... Read More
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Woman fined big bucks for trying to help deer

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:50
By Charlene Tebbutt A local woman has been fined for keeping a baby deer at her home and obstructing conservation officials as they sought to get care for the tiny animal. Tami Lutz was fined a total of $2,680 in Prince Albert Provincial Court earlier this week after pleading guilty to two charges under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act. Lutz entered the pleas in court last month. ... Read More
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P.A. Raiders teddy bear toss this Saturday

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:00
By Ronald Quaroni The fur will fly. The Prince Albert Raiders are hosting the annual Teddy Bear toss this Saturday at the Art Hauser Center. “We’re encouraging people not only to bring teddy bears but also toques, gloves, and warm winter outerwear,” Team Business Manager Mike Scissons said adding after the Raiders score their first goal of the game is when to toss your items on the ice.  Scissons said it’s an event the entire organization looks forward to. “It’s going to be quite the display of stuffed toys and toques being tossed on the ice,” he said. ... Read More
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Get your balls broken by XFM and the P.A. Food Bank today

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:54
By paNOW Staff No one breaks balls quite like XFM and the Prince Albert Food Bank. They're having a truly smashing time of it at the Lake Country Co-op at Cornerstone all day today for the fifth-edition of the highly successful and popular community event. Operations manager for the food bank, Kerry Ramsdell, said anyone who donates wins a prize hidden in one of the decorative balls, and an entry into the draw for prizes that include a $1,000 Co-op gift card and Xbox One. ... Read More
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