Prince Albert News

paNOW - 1 hour 46 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 Nov. 27 … What we are watching in Canada … Black Friday, the one-day shopping bonanza known for its big bargains and... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 6 min ago
Black Friday, the one-day shopping bonanza known for its big bargains and large crowds, has arrived. While rising COVID-19 cases and weeks of staggered deals have muted the usual fanfare of the shopping event, retailers are banking on today’s sales to bolster their bottom line.  Retail... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 6 min ago
OTTAWA - Newly released documents have shed light on the secret government talks and debate that took place ahead of a Canadian warship’s passage through a sensitive waterway near China last year. Those discussions included a private meeting between the top bureaucrats at the Department of... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 6 min ago
VANCOUVER - City councillors in Vancouver voted unanimously this week to ask the federal government to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, a decision advocates hope will blaze a trail in other municipalities. It’s within Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s power to... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 6 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia - Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison. Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defence Force after disembarking from a plane at... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 55 min ago
SAO PAULO - Brazil and Argentina are long rivals for soccer supremacy in South America, and Brazilians naturally think of their own Pel as the best footballer in history. But they are putting aside the argument to mourn the death of Argentine superstar Diego Maradona. Ex-presidents, author Paulo... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory - even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake" - as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that "massive fraud"... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 7 hours 10 min ago
For the second time in 2020, hockey in Prince Albert has stopped for the time being. As part of the new measures from the Government of Saskatchewan that went into effect on Friday, all team and group sports in the province have been put on hold until Thursday, Dec. 17 in an effort to slow [... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 7 hours 16 min ago
Mayoral candidate Josh Morrow thanked voters for their support during a difficult campaign that saw him finish fourth behind incumbent Greg Dionne, former provincial cabinet minister Darryl Hickie and former city councillor Dennis Nowoselsky. Morrow said the COVID-19 outbreak created a lot of... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 7 hours 43 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says there’s no doubt COVID-19 has increased the stress healthcare workers face on the job, but they argue they’re doing everything they can to increase staffing levels. The SHA released a statement on Wednesday defending their handling of the COVID-19... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 55 min ago
OTTAWA - Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood. In a heated and emotional exchange during a late-night committee hearing in the House of Commons, Duncan pressed Patty Hajdu... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 4 min ago
Shananigan’s restaurant in Prince Albert will be catering the Home for Dinner event put on by Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan. The charity teamed up with local catering businesses in 14 cities and towns across the province to provide food for the event. Jeannette Kindzerski, owner and chef... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 12 min ago
There has recently been an informal change in health directives in the Prince Albert Catholic School Division when a student tests positive for COVID-19. Last weekend Saskatoon Public Schools changed their guidelines where entire classes have to isolate after a single positive case in a class. A... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 15 min ago
Among a series of new measures instituted by the province to attempt to quell the spread of COVID-19 was an expanded mask mandate for schools. The announcement, made Wednesday, non-medical masking will be extended to all students, employees and visitors in all schools and daycares in the province... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 22 min ago
On Thursday evening the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individuals at Ecole St. Mary High School in Prince Albert. In a news release by the Prince Albert Catholic School Division on Sunday evening the division explained that communication has been... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 9 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela - Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges by a judge Thursday and immediately sentenced to prison, defence lawyers said, dashing hopes of a quick release that would send them home to their families in the United States... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 14 min ago
EDMONTON - The Venezuelan woman who believes she was used as part of Jason Kenney’s argument not to lockdown restaurants in the province remembers her encounter with the premier as less dramatic than he suggested. Carolina De La Torre says Kenney got her central feelings correct, but she said... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 28 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is ramping up testing and contact tracing capacity in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, but says it won't be able to keep pace unless people limit their contacts. Meanwhile a Saskatchewan epidemiologist says it's past time for a short lockdown. Each... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 9 min ago
On Friday, Nov. 27 new regulations will be in place limiting gathering at performance venues like the EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts to 30 people. Due to the new gathering restrictions changes are being made to their upcoming shows. On Dec. 4 Jeffery Straker will still play at the Rawlinson, but... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 10 min ago
Effective Thursday, all remanded and sentenced offenders in the province are being sent to the Regina and Prince Albert Correctional Centres, and there will be no new admissions to the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. The decision by the provincial government is in direct response to a spike in COVID... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 10 min ago
Alberta’s spike in COVID-19 infections and the virus’s infiltration of Canada’s team is concerning for the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, according to a health and law expert and an epidemiologist. The 10-country tournament, scheduled from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 ,is... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 19 min ago
A one-year-old boy was fatally shot and his father and a provincial police officer injured Thursday following an alleged abduction in central Ontario, the province's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit said the father's vehicle crashed into an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser and... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of the New Democrats has thrown down the gauntlet to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Canada-U. S. relations may never be the same.  Jagmeet Singh challenged the firebrand member of Congress to a round of “Among Us,” a popular online multiplayer game, and... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 27 min ago
There has been a variety of responses to the provincial government’s curbs on sports to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. With hockey effectively now on pause until after the Christmas break, teams across the region reacted with a combination of resignation, sarcasm, frustration, and... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 49 min ago
EDMONTON - Alberta's chief medical officer of health, dealing with rocketing COVID-19 case numbers, is criticizing a member of her inner circle for leaking confidential information to the media. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is to speak today on a CBC story tied to anonymous sources and audio recordings of... Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 7 min ago
EDMONTON - There’s a fine line between a public health officer’s duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what’s science and what’s politics. And no one should be... Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 12 min ago
TORONTO - Woodbine Entertainment says it has officially cancelled the rest of its thoroughbred racing season following discussions with the Ontario government. When Toronto was placed into a lockdown stage last week as part of the province’s COVID-19 response, horse racing at Woodbine... Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 21 min ago
Sports Editor Jeff D’Andrea talks about team sports in Saskatchewan being suspended until Dec. 17. Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 49 min ago
FREDERICTON - The Atlantic bubble that was pierced Monday when Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador left is now in tatters with New Brunswick’s announcement that it is pulling out. Starting Friday, all visitors to New Brunswick - regardless of whether they live in Atlantic... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 12 hours 53 min ago
The status of Hockey Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp in Red Deer is up in the air at the moment. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that all players, coaches and staff had entered a 14-day quarantine that dates back to Monday, and that all camp activities have been paused until Sunday, Dec.... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 2 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s top central banker gave a detailed defence of the Bank of Canada’s buying spree of government debt, saying it is aimed at lowering borrowing costs across the country. The Bank of Canada has launched an unprecedented bond-buying program that effectively lowers borrowing... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 44 min ago
VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who oversaw a small team based at Vancouver’s airport says he dismissed a suggestion the night before Meng Wanzhou’s flight landed to arrest the Huawei executive by boarding her plane. Sgt. Ross Lundie says he had concerns about the suggestion “right... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 45 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has highlighted the increased pressures on the health system as COVID-19 cases surge. It says province-wide ICU capacity is at nearly 100 per cent and approximately 200 more beds for COVID patients than currently exist may be needed in the coming weeks. The... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 58 min ago
Emergency services in Prince Albert are helping families celebrate birthdays by doing a 'birthday drive-by' during the pandemic. Little do the families know, emergency workers benefit from the positive interaction as well. According to Parkland Ambulance public affairs director, Lyle Karasiuk, the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 13 hours 59 min ago
The Northern Village of Air Ronge has elected its second leader in history since the municipality was founded. Having won the election by just five votes, mayor-elect Julie Baschuk is the first to succeed in dethroning Gordon Stomp, who was instrumental in incorporating the municipality in 1977 and... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 1 min ago
VANCOUVER - A unique piece of hockey history is up for sale, with a rare Vancouver Millionaires sweater hitting the auction block.  The cream and maroon wool cardigan is believed to have belonged to Hall of Fame goalie Hugh Lehman, who backstopped the Millionaires to a Pacific Coast Hockey... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 16 min ago
TORONTO - If the world figure skating championships do go ahead in a bubble in March in Sweden, there is a good chance Canada won’t be there. The Swedish Figure Skating Association hopes to hold the March 22-28 event in a “bubble” in Stockholm, the organization said on its website... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 19 min ago
OTTAWA - The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts. Justice Michael Manson says in a decision today that a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking certification is outside... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 25 min ago
Three more people have died from complications related to COVID-19, marking 40 deaths related to the virus to date. Of the deceased, one was a person in their 70s in Saskatoon and two others were in their 80s and resided in the North West. The province is reporting 299 new cases today with many... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 32 min ago
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Tens of thousands of fans, many weeping but eager to honour Diego Maradona, filed past the coffin of Argentina’s most iconic soccer star on Thursday. Fans blew kisses as they passed Maradona’s wooden casket in the main lobby of the presidential Casa Rosada,... Read more