Prince Albert News

Renovated pumping station nearly ready for use

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks After six months of work, the Second Ave. W. pumping station in Prince Albert is nearly ready to come online. The $6.1 million project was aimed at increasing the city's water distribution capacity on the hill, improving efficiency and reliability. "We’re getting ready for startup," Engineering Services Manager Jeff Da Silva told paNOW. "That means we’re running through all the computer programming, pumps and backup power, which will get us towards a full commissioning." ... Read More
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UPDATE: P.A. woman makes it to semi-finals in international modelling competition

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:03
By Nigel Maxwell UPDATE: Sophie Stanowich is now one of 40 semi-finalists in Maxim's Finest Australia modelling competition.There are ten groups of four women left, and the woman who receives the most votes for her group by April 25 at 9 p.m. EST moves on to the finals.   --- A Prince Albert woman has moved to one step closer to fulfilling her personal dream of becoming an actress and model. Sophie Stanowich, 24, advanced to the fifth round in Maxim's Finest Australia modelling competition. The grand prize is an opportunity to be featured in Maxim magazine and win $10,000. ... Read More
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Local high school students learn about law at mock trial competition

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:00
By Charlene Tebbutt A group of local high school students returned from a mock trial competition with a better knowledge of the Canadian legal system.   Students from École St. Mary in Prince Albert took part in the 19th Annual Mock Trial Competition at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench over the weekend. The event is held each year as part of Law Day celebrations around the country, which recognizes the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... Read More
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Getaway driver receives additional jail time

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:00
By Nigel Maxwell A woman who evaded police for more than a year has pleaded guilty to being unlawfully at large. Tasia Natewayes, 32, appeared Tuesday morning at Prince Albert Provincial Court, where she received a four-month sentence for the charge, which will run consecutively to the multi-year sentence she received in 2015. ... Read More
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Man sent to hospital after collision with tow chain in heavy fog: RCMP

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00
By paNOW Staff An 81 year old man was hospitalized with minor injuries this morning after a car in the ditch turned into a collision north of Prince Albert. Prince Albert RCMP and emergency crews attended the scene at the White Star grid in the RM of Buckland on Highway 2 early Wednesday morning. RCMP Cpl. Rob King said it's important to always use caution, even when helping out a neighbour. ... Read More
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Prince Albert Freshii to hold grand opening Thursday

paNOW - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:00
By Brandon Graziano Prince Albert will soon have another option for healthy food. The grand opening for Toronto-based Freshii is set for Thursday, making it the latest addition to the Prince Albert restaurant scene.  Rishi Sankhla, with Freshii, said the appetite for healthy food is alive and well in P.A. "The response in the community has been amazing so far,” Sankhla said. “I've never expected this response." ... Read More
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Foul weather not for the birds

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:54
By Nigel Maxwell Bird watchers across Saskatchewan are noticing lonely pairs of geese seeking to nest on frozen lakes — another effect of a seemingly endless winter.   Gerry Letain, a Melfort-based biologist for Ducks Unlimited Canada, said there should be a lot more geese on the landscape than there are.   "Some geese some years are already incubating their nests at this time and there won't be any start of that for quite awhile," he said.   ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW for April 17

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:09
By paNOW Staff News Director Glenn Hicks talks with Reporter Charlene Tebbutt about a free phone-in legal aid clinic being held across Saskatchewan. Learn more: http://panow.com/article/754329/free-phone-legal-clinic-across-saskatchewan     panews@jpbg.ca On Twitter: @princealbertnow ... Read More
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Vehicles backed up 15 km on Highway 40

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:14
By BattlefordsNOW Staff According to Blaine Lake RCMP, multiple vehicles are backed up roughly 15 km on Highway 40, west of Krydor, Sask. Police said in a release there are no reported vehicle collisions at this time. RCMP added slippery roads due to snowy weather are making travel difficult in the area. The release said motorists travelling in the area can expect delays. RCMP advise all drivers to proceed with caution on the icy roads.   cjnbnews@jpbg.ca On Twitter: @battlefordsnow ... Read More
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P.A. students bring home medals after skills competition

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:00
By Nigel Maxwell A group of Prince Albert high school students have proven they have serious skills. Five students from Carlton and one student from St. Mary received medals at the Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition, held last Friday in Regina. The students who won gold medals in their respective events, have the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Edmonton in June. Keaton Lair, a Grade 10 student at Carlton, won gold in the IT Network Systems event. He said he was excited about going to nationals. ... Read More
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P.A. to avoid snow dump: Environment Canada

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:02
By Glenn Hicks It looks like Prince Albert and the immediate surrounding areas will dodge the worst of the snow heading our way from the U.S. Initial forecasts called for up to 10 cm of snow for the city, but that now appears much less likely, according to Environment Canada's John Paul Cragg. “There’s a pretty strong band of snow that’s moving with this system, but it happens to be a little west of P.A.,” he told paNOW. “The southern parts of the province could see up to 10 cm, but to the west in the Parkland region, we’ll likely see five cm.” ... Read More
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4-H Charity Steer displayed at regional judging competition

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00
By paNOW Staff The 2018 4-H Charity Steer was on display for the first time at a regional judging competition Saturday in Prince Albert. Katie Wilson, director in charge of the Prince Albert Exhibition Association’s northeast regional judging competition, said more than 83 young 4-H members attended the competition. In addition to getting their first look at this year’s Charity Steer, Wilson said the club members, ages six to 21, had a chance to practice judging different species and the older members had a chance to qualify for the provincial judging competition. ... Read More
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Local Broncos fundraiser exceeds expectations

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:00
By Nigel Maxwell A local fundraiser for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team has raised over $8,200. On Friday, Dairy Queen donated all proceeds from Blizzard sales towards the team. Sixteen members of the Broncos organization were killed when the team's bus collided with a semi-trailer April 6, and store owner Trent Kachur said he was emotionally moved by all the fundraising efforts and support that poured in for the families of the injured and deceased since the tragic crash. "We sat at home one night, my wife and I, and we were like 'you know, we've got to do something,'" he said. ... Read More
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P.A. historian weighs in on hangar fire

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
By Nigel Maxwell The fire that engulfed the Transwest Air maintenance facility Sunday night was a huge loss of historical importance, according to one Prince Albert historian. Jon Hopper, a member of the Prince Albert Historical Society and the Prairie Heritage Air Show Society, said the building was the last surviving one of its kind from the Second World War at the airfield. "You know it's too bad, it's a historically significant building that's gone. What's left is memories and pictures," he said. ... Read More
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‘I am very relieved’: Council votes to close controversial Sherman Drive walkway

paNOW - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
By Tyler Marr Joel Perreault is looking forward to a “good night's sleep all summer long.” It only took twelve years. After 40 minutes of debate and arguments from both sides, a 6-3 vote from city council sealed the fate of the hotly-contested walkway between 3065 and 3067 Sherman Dr. A third reading of the same bylaw, which would have closed the path once and for all, fell short at a final vote late last month. ... Read More
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