Prince Albert News

paNOW - 2 hours 3 min ago
TORONTO — A sea of blue jerseys and T-shirts welcomed the Toronto Blue Jays back to the Rogers Centre on Friday as fans flocked to see the team play at home for the first time in nearly two years. The crowd that lined up outside the stadium was abuzz with excitement, with many saying the Jays... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 8 min ago
A local Indigenous poet and author, John Brady McDonald is celebrating the recent publication of two collections of poetry. The books both speak about growing up within the Prince Albert area. McDonald wrote ‘... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 17 min ago
As people head out to enjoy a Saskatchewan summer during August Long Weekend, SGI is reminding drivers it’s alright if the trip takes a little longer. “We understand the summer is going by really fast but maybe just slow it down and that includes slowing down when you’re out on the road,” said SGI’... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 19 min ago
A 15-year member of the Swift Current Combined Traffic Services of Saskatchewan is charged with impaired driving. RCMP responded to a call around 10 p.m. Tuesday about an erratic driver in Waldeck. An investigation led officers to arrest Kevin Granrude at the scene. He was held in custody overnight... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 21 min ago
The 2021 edition of the Saskatchewan Roughriders has now been revealed. The green and white announced its final cuts Friday after CFL training camp ended the day before. It included the release of 18 players, 15 moved to the practice roster and two returning to school. Former first-round NFL pick... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 25 min ago
TOKYO — Gasping for breath after racing to her second silver medal of the Tokyo Games, Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse neatly summed up what it must be like to be an Olympian. “It’s fun. It’s definitely painful.” The 25-year-old from LaSalle, Ont., was describing something very... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 33 min ago
ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units were leading the operation and... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 12 min ago
TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract worth an annual average value of US$2.5 million. Ritchie, 25, had 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 56 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins last season. He added a goal and three assists in 11 playoff... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 4 min ago
VANCOUVER — There is more to learn about the consequences of intensifying wildfires on community watersheds across Canada, but a large, severe fire followed by heavy precipitation could seriously affect drinking water, says a wildfire research scientist with the Canadian Forest Service. An intense... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 18 min ago
TOKYO — Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel. And Japan won again in baseball’s return to the Olympics. Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, finishing her grueling Olympic program with a third straight victory in a race she hasn’t lost since 2010.... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 14 hours 26 min ago
Saskatchewan officially reopened on July 11, and two services have joined forces to help residents deal with what comes afterwards. SaskWell and 211 Saskatchewan have combined their resources to help Saskatchewan residents deal with stress, anxiety and uncertainty they may experience witth the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 14 hours 42 min ago
On Friday the province announced that Saskatchewan would join the nation in a cross-country celebration of food and farming by proclaiming July 31 as Food Day Canada. The day is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, processors, chefs, researchers and home cooks for... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 34 min ago
TORONTO — Teoscar Hernandez and Bo Bichette homered to help the Blue Jays celebrate their first game in Toronto in 670 days with a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Leading 3-2, the Jays (52-48) loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh against hard-throwing Domingo Tapia,... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 5 min ago
TOKYO — Kylie Masse has won her second silver medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 200-metre backstroke. The 25-year-old from LaSalle, Ont., finished in two minutes 5.42 seconds on Saturday — behind Kaylee McKeown (2:04.68) and ahead of Emily Seebohm (2:06.17), both of Australia.... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 20 min ago
TORONTO — A sea of blue jerseys and T-shirts welcomed the Toronto Blue Jays back to the Rogers Centre on Friday as fans flocked to see the team play at home for the first time in nearly two years. The crowd that lined up outside the stadium was abuzz with excitement, with many saying the Jays... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 36 min ago
TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Ondrej Kase to a one-year contract worth US$1.25 million.  The 25-year-old Kase became available when free agency officially opened Wednesday after the Boston Bruins declined issuing him a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent. The Maple... Read more

paNOW - 17 hours 34 min ago
THE BATTLEFORDS, Sask. – Similar to many other parts of Saskatchewan, the Battlefords and northwest Saskatchewan farmers continue to struggle with very dry conditions affecting crops. Grasshoppers that enjoy the sun are also now a blight on many farmers’ fields in the area. Shannon... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 17 hours 46 min ago
Tournament runs from Saturday to Monday at Cooke A who’s who of golf in Saskatchewan was at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course on Friday as the 100th edition of the Men’s Northern tournament got underway with a past champions luncheon. “There’s a lot of excitement here and to be able to be here and... Read more

paNOW - 18 hours 8 min ago
Reporter Ian Gustafson talks about Cooke Municipal Golf Course celebrating the 100th year of the Men’s Northern Amateur Golf tournament.

paNOW - 18 hours 8 min ago
Ahead of the long weekend, and smack dab in the middle of a busy summer construction season in Prince Albert, a spokesperson for Parkland Ambulance is reminding drivers to give the right of way to emergency vehicles. Lyle Karasiuk explained it’s an ongoing problem where it appears someone... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 18 hours 38 min ago
Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief Teddy Clark said Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe put northern communities at risk by lifting emergency public health measures on July 11. Now he said northerners need to work quickly to stop a crisis. Clark said cases have been on the rise since the province... Read more

paNOW - 19 hours 8 min ago
Today was a historic day in Prince Albert as generations of golfers congregated at Cooke Municipal Golf Course to celebrate the 100th year of the Men’s Northern Amateur Golf tournament. Current competitors and former champions were in attendance for a luncheon Friday morning to kick off the... Read more

paNOW - 19 hours 29 min ago
OTTAWA — The federal government has reached a nearly $8-billion settlement with First Nations who launched a class-action lawsuit over the lack of clean, safe drinking water in their communities. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, alongside chiefs of the First Nations behind the lawsuit,... Read more

paNOW - 19 hours 42 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter. The release came shortly after Gov.... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 8 min ago
Consumers are being encouraged to celebrate local food on Saturday July 31 for Food Day Canada. The day is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, processors, chefs, researchers and home cooks for all their hard work and dedication. Agricultural Producers Association... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 8 min ago
MELFORT, Sask. — Consumers are being encouraged to celebrate local food on Saturday July 31 for Food Day Canada. The day is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, processors, chefs, researchers and home cooks for all their hard work and dedication. Agricultural... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 16 min ago
CHISASIBI, Que. — Mandy Gull-Masty has become the first woman to be elected grand chief of Quebec’s Cree Nation. Gull-Masty won 64 per cent of the vote in a run-off election held Thursday, defeating Pakesso Mukash, who received 34 per cent.  Gull-Masty, who was elected deputy grand chief in... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 26 min ago
EDMONTON — Friday was the deadline for a public inquiry into what the Alberta government says is foreign funding of environmental groups who want to curtail energy development — an investigation lauded by Premier Jason Kenney as principled but derided by critics as a buffoonishly sinister political... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 34 min ago
VANCOUVER — British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people can escape to a cool place if they lack air conditioning. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says social media updates will... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 20 hours 45 min ago
Saskatchewan health officials reported two new cases of COVID-19 in North Central, which includes Prince Albert, on Friday. This was among a total of 56 cases reported in the province. Of the 49,940 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 448 are considered active. North Central 2, which is Prince... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 59 min ago
Rugby Canada has condemned “inappropriate comments” aimed at the women’s rugby sevens team after its disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics. The fact that some of the comments came from within has added to a year of turmoil for the governing body and the sevens team,... Read more

paNOW - 21 hours 43 min ago
MONTREAL — A judge has put off a decision on a bail request from one of three men accused in an alleged abduction that triggered an Amber Alert in Montreal this week, saying she needs more evidence before ruling. Two 21-year-olds and a 22-year-old — two of whom are brothers of the 16-year-old... Read more

paNOW - 21 hours 51 min ago
Despite a camp filled with restrictions and smouldering days, members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders found joy in returning to the field. Thursday marked the final day of practice during the Riders 2021 CFL training camp. While he’s been to many NFL and CFL training camps in his career, 39-year-... Read more

paNOW - 21 hours 52 min ago
Canada’s entire medal haul at the Olympics has been reeled in by women so far and that has a leader in Regina’s sporting community thrilled with what she’s seeing in Tokyo. Kaylan Berg is the CEO of Girls in the Game, a youth sport program that aims to build self-esteem in girls through athletics.... Read more

paNOW - 21 hours 59 min ago
A sea of green will wash over Mosaic Stadium next week. The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced their first game of the 2021 CFL season — a clash with the B.C. Lions on Aug. 6 — has officially been sold-out, meaning 33,356 fans will take in the action. It’s the first time the Riders will take to the... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 3 min ago
Another 56 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today in Saskatchewan, 24 of which were reported in Northern zones of the province. Along with the 22 new recoveries also reported by the province, this brings the provincial total to 49,940 cases; 48,914 recoveries and 448 cases considered active. Of... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 8 min ago
The Mann Art Gallery has been pleased to showcase a new gallery called ‘A Path Among the Trees.’ The gallery has been on display since July 9 and will be featured until August 21. ‘A Path Among the Trees’ is a showcase by Prince Albert Cree-Metis artist Jason Baerg. “I was inspired by media and... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 28 min ago
MELFORT, Sask. – One brighter spot for Saskatchewan crops is in southeast Saskatchewan. The crop extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, said the southeast has received spotty rainfall this growing season, and many farmers are expecting an average crop. However, the drought has also... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 38 min ago
OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of nearly $24 billion over the first two months of its fiscal year, a sharp drop from the unprecedented spending one year earlier at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Finance Department’s regular fiscal monitor says the budgetary deficit... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 44 min ago
The Grand Chief of Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is showing his support for northern leaders, dealing with COVID outbreaks. In recent weeks, cases have surged in a number of communities due to in part to social gatherings, and people not getting vaccinated. The respective leaders... Read more

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