Prince Albert News

Care home looking to attract residents

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:07
By Michael Joel-Hansen A long term care home in St. Isidore de Bellevue is hoping to attract some extra residents. St. Isidore de Bellevue is hamlet which is located south of St. Louis. The care home is a not for profit which was opened in 2004 after the community fund raised to build the facility. The governance of the care home is overseen by a five person board. Right now the care home has 10 people living at it. According to manager Janelle Studer, they need more than that. ... Read More
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Raiders' winning streak causes parking woes in Prince Albert

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:00
By Charlene Tebbutt It’s maybe a good problem to have? Spectators flocking to the Art Hauser Centre to see the red-hot Prince Albert Raiders in action are causing parking woes in the city. Bylaw officers issued 28 parking tickets at the game Tuesday, where the Raiders took home their fourth-consecutive win, giving them 11 wins and one loss so far this season. ... Read More
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As cannabis becomes legal, rules come into effect

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:34
By Michael Joel-Hansen The use of recreational cannabis is now legal across Canada. While people looking to buy products from one of Prince Albert’s two licensed cannabis retailers will have to wait, as both are currently not prepared to open their doors, the Government of Saskatchewan and Prince Albert Police Service are reminding people about the rules and regulations. In a media release sent out by the provincial government, Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan explained the general public needs to understand some realities. ... Read More
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Rawlinson Centre sets the stage for spooky Halloween

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:42
By Teena Monteleone The legendary story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemen will come to life this week in the EA Rawlinson Centre. The cast and crew of Spark Theatre will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – a classic horror story written by Washington Irving and first published in 1820. ... Read More
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Three arrested after search warrant, drugs seized

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:53
By paNOW Staff Yesterday the Integrated Street Enforcement Team (ISET) arrested three suspects who are now facing several drug-related charges. The ISET members made the arrests after conducting a search warrant on a home within the 400 block of 19th St. E. around 4:30 p.m. Officers seized 48.1 grams of methamphetamine, 17.6 grams of marijuana, 5.6 grams of hash oil, six cellphones, a weighing scale, a baton and an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency. ... Read More
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Man arrested with BB gun in overnight incident

paNOW - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:40
By paNOW Staff A 42-year-old man is in custody this morning facing weapons charges following an incident in the city overnight.  The man was arrested early Wednesday morning at a drive-thru near Second Ave. W. and 32nd St. The man was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and breach of undertaking in relation to an incident earlier in the evening where he allegedly threatened a woman at an apartment in the Unit Block of Bryant Place.  A release from the Prince Albert Police Service said the man was carrying a BB gun when he was arrested.  ... Read More
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Local school divisions respond to bus safety report

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:45
By Michael Joel-Hansen The issues of school bus safety has come onto the national spotlight in a big way. The CBC’s Fifth Estate recently released a piece which showed that school buses were failing Transport Canada safety tests and that original testing when it came to the effectiveness of seatbelts in bus collisions was flawed. As a result of this investigation, Transport Canada announced they would be reviewing their previous findings on the issue. ... Read More
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City puts on second annual waste reduction week conference

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:00
By Michael Joel-Hansen This week marks National Waste Reduction Week across Canada and the City of Prince Albert is not letting the occasion go to waste. The city hosted their second annual Waste Reduction Week Conference at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, which featured a number of speakers from a variety of organizations. ... Read More
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Police ready for cannabis legalization but P.A.retailers need more time.

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks The Prince Albert Police Service says officers will be ready for the legalization of cannabis tomorrow but admit they’re still going to be learning and would have preferred more time to prepare. Meanwhile, the city’s two licensed retailers will not be open for business on the big day and said they would still need a number of weeks to be ready to open their doors. Acting Police Chief Jon Bergen told paNOW his officers were up to speed on various training. ... Read More
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MADD concerned about potential increase in drug-impaired accidents

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:00
By Teena Monteleone For decades, Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) has delivered the message that it is not socially acceptable to drive while impaired by alcohol, but the president of the local chapter said the public needs to be made more aware of the risks of driving while impaired by marijuana. “Some people still believe driving under the influence of marijuana is not risky. They say they are more cautious and drive slower and it’s not as dangerous as drunk driving,” Trina Cockle said. “It is just as dangerous especially when you have the mix of alcohol and marijuana.” ... Read More
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Victim's Internet search for suspect raises doubt in home invasion case

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:12
By Charlene Tebbutt A man charged in connection with a home invasion northwest of Prince Albert earlier this year has been found not guilty after a provincial court judge found the homeowner’s use of the Internet may have influenced her testimony in the case. Jade Ermine, 29, was on trial last week at Prince Albert Provincial Court in connection with the incident, which happened in January at a rural home in the R.M. of Shellbrook. An 82-year-old woman was awoken around 3 a.m. when her home alarm was triggered. ... Read More
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Local philanthropist up for national award

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:00
By Nigel Maxwell A Prince Albert woman who donated countless hours to local and international fundraising efforts, was named as one of six finalists for a national award. Pat Weir will attend the 2018 Women in Wealth Management awards next month in Toronto. She was nominated in the category of Excellence in Philanthropy. "I look at my life and I've been pretty blessed in my life. You know I was able to get a good education and had support from my parents and my family, and you know I love to give back," she said. ... Read More
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Midtown residents told to 'make the call'

paNOW - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:00
By Nigel Maxwell Unsightly yards, illegal dumpster drops, and thieves on bikes, were among the issues raised at a community meeting in Prince Albert's midtown neighbourhood Monday night The meeting was organized by the Midtown Neighbourhood Watch Group and the city's bylaw manager Suzanne Stubbs was invited to attend and discuss the options available to residents. She told the crowd they should never hesitate to call the non-emergency police line, for any complaint. ... Read More
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