Prince Albert News

paNOW - 49 min 29 sec ago
The Ottawa Senators say four additional members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to six. The team announced Wednesday that the people in question travelled with the team to California before the NHL suspended its season March 12 because of the novel... Read more

paNOW - 49 min 21 sec ago
UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume, as it continues to grapple with the challenge of completing competitions that have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body couldn... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 1 min ago
HALIFAX - For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thompson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party. The Facebook page Thompson launched less than two weeks ago has attracted almost 200,000 followers from... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 19 min ago
LOS ANGELES - "Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry’s film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 27 min ago
Birch Hills Fire and Rescue received a generous donation from a Saskatchewan-based distillery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic hand sanitizer has been a hot commodity and has manufacturers scrambling to keep up with the demand. According to a Facebook post from Birch Hills Fire and Rescue, on Monday... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 35 min ago
TORONTO - Add the 2020 Queen’s Plate to the list of sports events to have either been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A source told The Canadian Press that Woodbine Entertainment has decided to postpone indefinitely this year’s Queen’s Plate. The $1-... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 46 min ago
OTTAWA - Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajdu tells a news conference today that federal governments have been underfunding public-health... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 6 min ago
Like most people, Corey Conners is finding new and different ways to fill his time while observing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means playing as the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL 20 on his brand new XBox, reading books, cooking with his wife Mallory, exercising and... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 7 min ago
The Front Step Project has made its way to Prince Albert in support of the Food Bank. Photographers across North America are breaking out their cameras and snapping shots of people standing outside their homes while collecting donations for local charities. Prince Albert photographer Brittany Olsen... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 9 min ago
Pro Tip: Set a "Get Up & Get Moving" reminder on your phone or tablet. It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re deeply focused or housebound all day, so setting an hourly reminder will keep you healthy and on track! Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 2 hours 9 min ago
A Prince Albert woman joined Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili on Tuesday to voice the need for increased seniors support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wendy Fyrk said her 88-year-old dad resides at Points West Living in Prince Albert, previously Caleb Village, which is a private independent... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 19 min ago
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a seven-year-old boy and the child’s grandparents. Court records show an appearance was scheduled today in Prince Albert for Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier, but his attendance was waived.... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 59 min ago
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the big city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 31 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the longer it takes for all Canadians to follow the rules and stay home the longer it will be before life can return to normal. One scenario presented to cabinet is that the strict public health measures and quarantines will have to continue until at... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 32 min ago
The man charged in connection to the triple homicides of a family in Prince Albert is Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier. Court documents show he was scheduled to appear at Prince Albert Provincial Court this morning, although that appearance was waved. Carrier, 28, has been charged with three counts of... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 39 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians being flown home from abroad must subject themselves to “rigorous” and mandatory 14-day self-isolation to keep their fellow citizens safe. Trudeau says Canadians must “look out for each other,” but they have a duty... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 39 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials keep migrants from crossing the... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 42 min ago
A man whose campaign promises included the creation of a housing program and improving educational opportunities for youth, has been elected Chief of Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation. Edwin Ananas received a total of 378 votes during last Friday’s election, roughly 140 more than runner... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 3 hours 48 min ago
A 28-year-old man was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday in Prince Albert after a triple homicide several days earlier. The suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Police found the... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 3 min ago
The lessons from Canada's historic response to the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu pandemic offer ... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 8 min ago
1. Family Futures Inc - This notice is effective at the end of business day Friday, April 3 until further notice. Outreach staff at Family Futures will work from home and will continue to support their clients. We will continue to take new intakes. Leave us a message... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 14 min ago
OTTAWA - The deputy minister of Health Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic will likely lead to shortages of drugs and medical devices that treat other conditions. A lack of medications to fill ordinary prescriptions is an ongoing issue in Canada, but deputy health minister Stephen Lucas,... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 35 min ago
Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 39 min ago
OTTAWA - Canadian troops returning from Ukraine this month have not been told whether they will allowed to quarantine at home or be forced to spend the two weeks somewhere else. The 200 troops first deployed to Ukraine in October for a six-month mission training local forces to fight Russian-backed... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 40 min ago
OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says confusion over who is eligible for the government’s promised wage subsidy must be cleared up. Scheer says the legislation as written - and hastily passed by Parliament last week - doesn’t jibe with the Liberals’ pledge. The... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 41 min ago
We’ve saved the whales, at least some of them. Now, scientists say, we have a chance to save the rest of the life in oceans by expanding what’s already happening around the globe. “A lot of us have chronicled ocean depletion over the years,” said Boris Worm, a marine... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON - American manufacturing slid last month for the first time since December, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its manufacturing index fell to 49.1 in March... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON - Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the February decline followed a 2.8% rise in... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 57 min ago
Star Diamond Corp and Rio Tinto might not see eye-to-eye on their partnership arrangement at Project Falcon east of Prince Albert, but they are working together to try to resolve their legal differences promptly. They have submitted what’s known as a Joint Request for a Case Management judge... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 59 min ago
NEW YORK - U.S stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dropped more than 3% in the first few minutes of trading President Donald Trump warned the country to brace for "the... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 3 min ago
MINSK, Belarus - Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus will boycott games because of the coronavirus, putting more scrutiny on the country’s decision to keep playing despite the outbreak. Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk said Wednesday they will stop going to games "until the epidemiological... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 2 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal - Pape Diouf, a former president of French soccer club Marseille, died Tuesday in Senegal after contracting the coronavirus. It was the West African country’s first COVID-19-related death, according to the health ministry. He was 68. Diouf, who was president of Marseille from... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 59 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered "indefinitely” during the coronavirus pandemic and be prepared to send any severely ill passengers to the countries where the vessels are registered. For most of the South... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 58 min ago
BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization's security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe the military alliance's defences. NATO acknowledges that cases of... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak. Payroll processor ADP said small businesses took the biggest hit, losing 90,000 jobs, while medium-sized and... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 54 min ago
The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern):   7:30 a.m. A driver in Ottawa’s transit system is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The city says the driver developed symptoms on March 20 and was tested for the virus that causes the illness... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 57 min ago
socastcmsRssStartRipley’s Believe It or Not!socastcmsRssEnd Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! When we think of 1940's America we think of World War II and Big Band music, not yoga and Eastern spiritualism-which seem to... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 57 min ago
socastcmsRssStartColton KrusesocastcmsRssEnd Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Believing they could create a perfectly sealed vivarium for all the plants, animals, nutrients, and people needed to become self-sustaining, a... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 2 min ago
This is the third in a five-part series that will run over the course of the week as we recap the shortened 2019-20 Western Hockey League campaign. In addition to looking over each team in the division, Daily Herald sports reporter Lucas Punkari will discuss how right or how wrong he... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 41 min ago
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 1 …   COVID-19 in Canada … Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative... Read more