Prince Albert News

RCMP appealing to public on missing Deschambault Lake man

paNOW - 1 hour 21 min ago
By paNOW Staff RCMP investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 23-year-old man from Deschambault Lake. Nathaniel Ballantyne was last seen on Dec. 9 in the Prince Albert area. He was reported missing on Dec. 12. In a media release, an RCMP spokesperson said officers have followed up on several leads and possible sightings, but Ballantyne remains missing. The man's family and friends say it is uncharacteristic of him to be out of contact. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW - Dec. 13, 2017

paNOW - 2 hours 3 min ago
By paNOW Staff It was been a week of woe for the city's highway infrastructure. News director Glenn Hicks and reporter Taylor MacPherson discuss the serious damage to an overpass, and the not so serious but annoying incident with a guard rail in the same area.   panews@jpbg.ca On Twitter: @princealbertnow ... Read More
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St.Mary school band hits high note in CBC competition

paNOW - 2 hours 50 min ago
By Glenn Hicks Prince Albert’s St.Mary High can toot its own horn. The school band has risen above the pack to make the top 10 in CBC's Canadian Music Class Challenge. Thousands of students from 500 music classes nationwide initially entered the mix “It’s nice just to see our little school and our little city represented at a national level, so the validation is really exciting,” St. Mary music teacher Kayleigh Skomorowksi told paNOW. ... Read More
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Manslaughter suspect to try for bail

paNOW - 2 hours 50 min ago
By Taylor MacPherson A bail hearing was set today for a 21-year-old accused of manslaughter. Christian Charles, 21, is currently in custody facing a charge of manslaughter in connection with the homicide of Damian Roy Ballantyne. Police were called to a home in the 300-block of Ninth St. E. to assist paramedics on March 22, after the 34-year-old victim was found unresponsive. Ballantyne succumbed to his injuries before he could be taken to hospital, police said. ... Read More
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Damaged overpass beam to be replaced: City

paNOW - 2 hours 50 min ago
By Taylor MacPherson A large structural beam on the Riverside Dr. overpass will need to be replaced after it was damaged by a semi, city officials said. ... Read More
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Truck driver fined after hitting guard rail

paNOW - 6 hours 28 min ago
By paNOW Staff The Prince Albert Police Service has issued a fine to the driver of the semi truck that crashed on the Riverside Overpass off ramp Tuesday morning. Police said the vehicle had deviated from the truck route. At around 7:45 a.m. police responded to a call about a semi which had gotten hung up on the guard railing while merging from Highway 55. The overpass was eventually cleared but the incident caused long tail-backs as traffic coming into the city was seriously snarled up. ... Read More
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P.A. tree celebrates milestone at Saskatchewan Legislature

paNOW - 6 hours 35 min ago
By Nigel Maxwell There is a Prince Albert connection to the large tree that grows on the premier's balcony at the Saskatchewan Legislative building. The tree which is now nearly 25 years old, comes from Gaudet Farm. Ray Gaudet said he takes a deep sense of pride in his work. "I like the idea knowing it's us that [did] that. We've done that on another legislature in another region of the country as well," he said. ... Read More
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Parkland Ambulance employees recognized for their efforts

paNOW - 8 hours 50 min ago
By Bryan Eneas Four members of the Parkland Ambulance team were honoured for their efforts over the last 365 days. Two paramedics were recognized: JJ Fenez was noted as Rookie of the Year, and Cory Kulcheski won employee of the year. Two dispatchers, Betty Lussier and Chantel Jantz shared the Telecommunicator of the Year award.   “It feels pretty cool to be recognized by your peers,” Fenez said. “We work with an awesome group of people here, so to be recognized by them as someone who does a decent job at work is pretty cool.” ... Read More
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Grinch steals P.A. woman's van full of Christmas gifts

paNOW - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:00
By Nigel Maxwell Marlene Brown, who lives near the Carlton Park apartments, said she was shocked Saturday morning when she was told by her young son that her van was missing. That same van was locked and parked in her driveway the night before. "My heart sank because I had done Christmas shopping the day before and I had not had a chance to sneak it in the house past my children to hide it, you know the whole Santa Claus role," she said. Brown is a foster parent and has five children in her home, ranging in age from three and a half months to 13 years old. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW - Dec. 12, 2017

paNOW - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:25
By paNOW Staff News Director Glenn Hicks speaks with reporter Tyler Marr about the call from the Chamber of Commerce for the city to "significantly" lower the commercial tax rate. ... Read More
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P.A. Chamber calls to protect mom and pop shops following tax report

paNOW - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:00
By Glenn Hicks The Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce is urging the city to significantly lower the commercial tax rate to improve local business following a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The report, which examined the best and worst property tax gaps in Saskatchewan cities, showed Prince Albert is home to the greatest disparity between residential and commercial tax rates. ... Read More
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XFM smashes hunger with 3rd annual Ballbreaker

paNOW - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:00
By Bryan Eneas One of the food bank’s most important fundraisers for the holiday season is just around the corner. The third annual XFM Ballbreaker is set to run tomorrow at the Lake Country Co-op in Cornerstone. Donations of cash and non-perishable food items, given to the Prince Albert Food Bank, allow participants to smash Christmas ornaments to win prizes. A booth will be set up between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wes Clark, from the food bank, said any and all donations are appreciated. ... Read More
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City discusses means to recover unpaid utility revenues

paNOW - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:54
By Tyler Marr A move to tack unpaid utility bills onto the tax bill of property owners or landlords elicited widespread unease among city councillors and was ultimately sent back to administration after a rigorous debate. The city is owed upwards of $160,000 in unpaid utility accounts each year, and currently has nearly $800,000 out to collection agencies dating back to 2013. Council and staff are working to devise a plan to recover this lost revenue. ... Read More
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Girls get probation for gas bar robbery

paNOW - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:00
By Taylor MacPherson Two teenage girls were handed probation and community service hours today for holding up a Prince Albert gas station at knifepoint. The teens, ages 15 and 17, pleaded guilty to robbing the Canadian Tire gas bar on Second Ave. W. Sept. 17. Crown Prosecutor Cameron Scott said the girls showed the lone clerk a knife with a four-inch blade before demanding cash and cigarettes. The teens left the store with $110 and a single pack of cigarettes, he said, before fleeing the scene on foot. ... Read More
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Warm Up locations available; more needed

paNOW - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:00
By Bryan Eneas While the last few days and the week ahead appear to be unseasonably warm, residents may still need a spot to warm up. Fortunately several organizations in Prince Albert offer this service. A poster made by the River Bank Development Corporation and distributed to media through Parkland Ambulance, advertised four locations in the city billed “warm up locations.” Brian Howell, from the Development Corporation, said he got the idea to advertise the warm up locations from a group in Saskatoon. Staff at the Co-operative Health Center noticed the posters and approached him. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW - Dec 11, 2017

paNOW - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:50
By paNOW Staff News Director Glenn Hicks and reporter Bryan Eneas discuss four "warm up locations" around the city of Prince Albert.   ... Read More
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GenX Volunteering

Shaw TV Prince Albert - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:24
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Sultans of String

Shaw TV Prince Albert - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:24
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