Prince Albert News

paNOW - 47 min 57 sec ago
KABUL — A bomb exploded near a school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young students, Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians, and denied any responsibility. Ambulances were... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 10 min ago
Her son was born in Regina and has a passport and a Social Insurance Number, but he’s being denied a Saskatchewan health number because of her immigration status. Pereira, who asked her first name not be used, came to Saskatchewan in 2018 from India to go to school. Nine months ago, she gave birth... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 11 min ago
Jennifer Coffman didn’t expect to get hit with a double whammy at her restaurant in the tiny community of Field just west of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary this year. Coffman has been running the Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lodge for the last 12 years.  Field, with a population of just... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 52 min ago
Jennifer Coffman didn’t expect to get hit with a double whammy at her restaurant in the tiny community of Field just west of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary this year. Coffman has been running the Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lodge for the last 12 years.  Field, with a population of just... Read more

paNOW - 1 hour 54 min ago
Stating she is the best person to unite the people and provide transparency, the former area director for Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) Western Region 11 wants her old job back. Darlene McKay is one of four candidates vying for the position. She expressed to paNOW her belief that there... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 29 min ago
COTABATO, Philippines — Dozens of Muslim militants occupied a public market overnight in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces, officials said Saturday. The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters did not take any hostage or put up resistance when army... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 20 min ago
LONDON — Counting resumed Saturday in Scotland’s parliamentary election with the governing Scottish National Party very close to securing a majority that would see it make a push for another independence referendum. With 49 constituencies counted, the SNP had won 40 seats and is clearly on course... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 59 min ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A blast likely caused by powerful fireworks late Friday night smashed the front window of a cafe in Amsterdam that is known as a gathering place for fans of soccer club Ajaxe. The incident came a day after a similar blast damaged a bar in Rotterdam frequented by fans of... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 2 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO — Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo. Either way, a blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 2 min ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A blast likely caused by powerful fireworks late Friday night smashed the front window of a cafe in Amsterdam that is known as a gathering place for fans of soccer club Ajaxe. The incident came a day after a similar blast damaged a bar in Rotterdam frequented by fans of... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 11 min ago
BENGALURU, India — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over 300,000, Karnataka’s... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 11 min ago
PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged Washington to lift export restrictions if it wants to have a global impact on the pandemic. “... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 11 min ago
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A new Zulu king in South Africa was named amid scenes of chaos Friday night as other members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu’s claim to the title and bodyguards suddenly whisked him away from the public announcement at a palace. The controversy... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 19 min ago
BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted that her office “has just... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 51 min ago
Ottawa says it will create a new digital platform to help process immigration applications more quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for a faster shift to a new system. The federal government pledged in the 2021 budget to spend $428.9 million over the next five years to deliver... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 51 min ago
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the response to the census is higher than the agency expected to far, with online submissions coming from some remote communities for the first time. Census cards with information about how to fill out the short- and long-form questionnaires went out to households in... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 6 hours 27 min ago
As he sat in the Calgary International Airport on Friday evening, Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Nolan Allan was just starting to realize what he and his teammates had accomplished 24 hours earlier in Frisco, Texas. The Davidson product helped Canada snap an eight-year gold medal drought at the... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 26 min ago
HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Carlos Correa added a two-run homer and José Urquidy (3-2) pitched seven strong innings to help the Astros to their... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 12 hours 9 min ago
Discussions surrounding the design of a new arena to replace the Art Hauser Centre will continue at a special council meeting on Monday after the City’s elected officials voted to table the matter on May 3. Monday’s three item agenda, includes reports on the large arena design, the Indoor... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 13 hours 26 min ago
Next week (May 9 to 15) is Catholic Education Week and the Prince Albert Catholic School Division a will be paying tribute to all staff, healthcare workers, essential workers, emergency services, frontline workers, service providers, bus drivers and essential workers in Prince Albert. In the year... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 8 min ago
OTTAWA — An industry group is calling on Ottawa to follow the United Kingdom’s lead and help bring in a restart plan for Canada’s airline sector. Mike McNaney, president and chief executive officer of the National Airlines Council of Canada, says the U.K. has announced that starting May... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 16 min ago
PATTAYA, Thailand — Patty Tavatanakit finished with an eagle to take a three-stroke lead over Atthaya Thitikul at the halfway stage of the LPGA Thailand on Friday. Tavatanakit moved 16 under at Siam Country Club after a 12-foot putt on the par-5 18th for back-to-back 64s. Despite no spectators... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 35 min ago
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 406,415 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,325,183 doses given. Nationwide, 1,221,019 people or 3.2 per cent of the population has been fully... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 38 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. There are 1,273,169 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,273,169 confirmed cases (81,218 active, 1,167,422 resolved, 24,529 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 38 min ago
The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and La Presse were the big winners as the 2020 National Newspaper Awards were handed out virtually on Friday night. The Globe took home 10 awards, including top honours in the sustained news coverage category for its work covering the spread of COVID-19 in... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 47 min ago
LOS ANGELES — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90. The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, announced Van Doren’s death on social media... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 15 hours 11 min ago
The dominant team in the WHL’s Central Division during the 2020-21 season wrapped up their campaign in style on Thursday night. The Edmonton Oil Kings finished off their campaign with an impressive 20-2-0-1 mark at Co-op Place in Medicine Hat as they came away with a 3-0 shutout over the Medicine... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 20 min ago
Not only have they adapted their original COVID-19 vaccine to fight at least three variants of concern, but researchers at Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac are also working to develop a “universal” vaccine to fight various families of coronavirus. “The idea is that if any member of these families mutates... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 23 min ago
It’s a good time for those looking for work in Saskatchewan — particularly those in wholesale and retail trade, health care and social assistance, or construction — according to Statistics Canada. Across all industries, ... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 19 min ago
GUATEMALA CITY — Panama won a penalty shootout to deny Canada its first trip to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 32 years, edging the Canadians on Friday in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. Alfonso Maquensi scored the winning penalty in the 4-3 shootout win after Ian Bennett... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 24 min ago
Sports editor Jeff D’Andrea talks about the P.A. Raiders’ Kim Jackson and the long hours he worked in the WHL bubble in Regina. Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 16 hours 38 min ago
The City of Prince Albert has issued a fire ban for all areas north of the river and within the boundaries of the City of Prince Albert. That includes Nordale, Hazeldell, and Little Red River Park. The ban means no open fires or fireworks are permitted. Self-contained heating devices, gas barbeques... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 40 min ago
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is imposing further restrictions as COVID-19 numbers continue to surge. Starting Sunday morning, the cap on outdoor gatherings will drop to five people from 10. Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 46 min ago
SALEM, Ore. — A Republican state lawmaker who authorities say let violent protesters into the Oregon Capitol in December says he is ill with COVID-19. “I have a really bad case of COVID, and I’m kind of on the mend a little bit,” Rep. Mike Nearman said on a conservative radio talk show.... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 54 min ago
Support is pouring in for a Prince Albert family, following a house fire early Thursday morning in the city’s Midtown neighbourhood. Within less than 24 hours, a... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 54 min ago
Kim Jackson’s official title on the Prince Albert Raiders’ website is “manager of team services.” What that actually means is he does pretty much everything behind the scenes that athletic therapist and equipment manager Duane ‘Puff’ Bartley doesn’t do. Jackson does the team’s... Read more

paNOW - 17 hours 3 min ago
Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! It was June 17, 1913, and magician, actor, aviator—a man of many talents—Harry Houdini was having a press conference in Copenhagen when he was handed a telegram. His mother, Cecilia, with whom he... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 17 hours 18 min ago
The RM of Prince Albert has closed their office on River Street, effective immediately, after an individual who works in the building tested positive for COVID-19. The RM made in announcement in Facebook post Friday morning. As a result of the diagnosis, all staff will be in isolation and self... Read more

paNOW - 17 hours 44 min ago
HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — The town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories has issued an evacuation order for about 200 households due to a threat of flooding. The town says in a release that people living in the Vale Island area must register at the community centre or call the registration centre... Read more

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