Prince Albert News

paNOW - 2 hours 43 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The first known direct commercial flight between Israel and Bahrain landed Wednesday in the island kingdom, just a week after it signed a deal alongside the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations. Flight data showed an Israir Airlines Airbus A320 landed at Bahrain... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 17 min ago
MINSK, Belarus - President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn’t announced in advance. State news agency Beltra reported that Wednesday’s ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several hundred top... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 57 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 Sept. 23 … What we are watching in Canada …  How the... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 10 min ago
VANCOUVER - The coroners service is expected to release data today on the latest number of monthly overdose deaths in British Columbia after three months of rising fatalities during the pandemic. The province recorded 175 overdose deaths in July following its highest-ever monthly death toll in June... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 10 min ago
OTTAWA - Indigenous leaders, special interest groups and other provinces will have their say today, in trying to convince the Supreme Court whether or not the national price on pollution is constitutional. The second day of hearings in three appeals over the federal carbon tax will go forward in... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 10 min ago
FREDERICTON - The trial of a Fredericton man charged in the 2018 fatal shootings of four people resumes today after testimony was suspended last week.  Justice Larry Landry of the Court of Queen’s Bench told the 12 jurors last Wednesday that the parties... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 12 min ago
OTTAWA - A promised reset of federal priorities to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic begins today with the Liberal government’s speech from the throne. The nearly hour-long speech is expected to address three areas: immediate action to push back against a second wave of the pandemic, supports... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 42 min ago
BERLIN - The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released from the facility. The Charite hospital in Berlin said Wednesday that after 32 days in care, Navalny's condition "improved sufficiently for him to... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 23 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in parliament to form a new government that is "strong, stable and formidable.” Anwar said he has been granted an audience with the king but it has been postponed as the king is in the... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 48 min ago
BRADENTON, Fla. - It’s been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish. Alysha Clark’s putback at the buzzer lifted the Storm past the Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series.... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 4 min ago
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los Angeles’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets lost almost all of a 20-point lead in... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 19 min ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Gerrit Cole limited the Toronto to five hits over seven innings in his final preparation for the playoffs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a 12-1 rout over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Cole (7-3) struck out seven and walked none, inducing 11 ground-ball outs and 14 swings... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 45 min ago
One of the biggest hockey tournaments in Western Canada will not be taking place this year. The organizers of the Mac’s AAA Hockey Tournament, which takes place annually from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 in Calgary, announced on Tuesday that this season’s event would not be held due to the ongoing COVID-19... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 50 min ago
There will be a new champion at the Men’s Lobstick tournament at the Waskesiu Golf Course. In one of the more shocking results in recent memory at the event, defending champion and low qualifier Danny Klughart of Prince Albert lost his opening round match to 16th seeded Jason Galon of Regina.... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 52 min ago
Martin Ring is eyeing a return to municipal politics. On Tuesday, Ring became just the second candidate to officially file nomination papers for the upcoming city election. Ring is running in Ward 6 against incumbent Blake Edwards. Should he win, Ring will return to the council seat he held for... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 53 min ago
Local NDP candidates officially kicked off their 2020 election campaigns with a socially-distant mini-rally and visit from party leader Ryan Meili Tuesday. Meili spoke to the candidates and supporters at a socially-distanced event along the riverbank Thursday evening. He used the event to tout the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 53 min ago
Raiders forward projected to be an early round pick at the NHL Draft Ozzy Wiesblatt considers himself pretty lucky in these uncertain times. While many people are trying to find ways to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prince Albert Raiders forward has been fairly active with his family... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 8 hours 57 min ago
Prince Albert city council voted to extend the contract of City Manager Jim Toye for an extra year and a half at Monday’s council meeting. Toye’s contract was set to expire on May 1, 2021, but council approved a new contract that extends his role until Dec. 31, 2022. The extended contract does not... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 1 min ago
An annual walk to honour military veterans, first responders, civil servants and essential front line workers across Canada is coming to Saskatchewan for the first time this weekend. The third annual Canadian Walk for Veterans is set to be held on Sept. 26 and 27. While the goal of the event has... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 2 min ago
After a difficult fundraising year, the Prince Albert chapter of KidSport plans to turn to a familiar fundraiser to help make up the difference. The organization lost major fundraising opportunities after National KidSport Month events were cancelled in May due to COVID-19. The organization now... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 2 min ago
A Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) monument will soon sit along the riverbank. Prince Albert city council approved the location—which is near River Street and First Avenue West—at Monday’s meeting. The site is the former home of the Lund Wild Life Exhibit building,... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 4 min ago
Interest groups and politicians are putting their priorities forward in the hopes they’re included in tomorrow’s Liberal government Throne Speech, which will be followed by a confidence vote in the House of Commons. Last month the Liberals, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prorogued parliament... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 20 min ago
The province reported another 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There are six new cases in the Saskatoon zone, two new cases in the Regina zone and single cases in the Far North East and Central West. Two of the new cases reported today in the Saskatoon area are associated with the workplace... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 26 min ago
Microsoft and Saskatchewan Polytechnic announced this week that they have entered into a partnership that will provide learners throughout Saskatchewan with the digital skills they need to help the province recover economically in the post-pandemic reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 41 min ago
A Prince Albert venue lit the night red on Tuesday to raise awareness for an industry that COVID-19 has left in the dark. The E.A. Rawlinson Centre was among about 30 venues in Saskatchewan that participated in the National Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry. The initiative... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 11 hours 30 min ago
The Prince Albert Police Service issued 75 tickets for speeding in school zones within the first week of students returning to the classroom. The enforcement was part of a traffic safety blitz that took place between Sept. 8 and 16. Several drivers were also warned not to make U-Turns in school... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 59 min ago
Nancy Wood, the owner of the Hawood Inn at Waskesiu Lake, is supposed to be in the middle of one of her busiest weeks of the year. The Men's Lobstick golf tournament at nearby Waskesiu Golf Course, usually brings in plenty of business. But this year, the hotel is closed for cleaning after Glen... Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 2 min ago
Reporter Alison Sandstrom talks about the City of P.A. selecting Saskatoon and Toronto architectural firms to design the new recreation centre.

paNOW - 12 hours 16 min ago
Prince Albert residents with unpaid water bills could soon be at risk of having their water shut-off if they fail to contact the city to make a payment plan. The city temporarily suspended water... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 10 min ago
British Columbia’s top doctor says she’s received death threats in her role as a public figure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she’s had to have security in her home and has been targeted with death threats, along with abusive letters... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 14 min ago
A court case surrounding an alleged drug trafficking operation at the Prince Albert Correctional Centre has come to a halt. The Crown served a stay of proceedings in the case against Tara Anita Bird. The 30-year-old, who was neither an inmate nor an employee at the institution, was facing a charge... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 27 min ago
The Prince Albert Police Service handed out multiple tickets for speeding in school zones during their traffic safety blitz earlier this month. According to a media release, between Sept. 8 and Sept. 16 the police gave out 75 tickets as a result of speeding through school zones during the first... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 29 min ago
Tuesday marks two weeks since the return to school in Saskatchewan. So, how have things gone? Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) President Patrick Maze told 650 CKOM that it has come with anxiety, but also excitement. "In the next few weeks, things will start to stabilize a bit. And yet, then... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 5 min ago
A Saskatoon architectural firm, in partnership with a Toronto-based firm will create the design for Prince Albert’s new $60-million arena and aquatic recreation complex. At Monday night’s meeting, Prince Albert city council approved awarding the tender for the detailed design of the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 14 hours 20 min ago
The province reported another 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There are six new cases in the Saskatoon zone, two new cases in the Regina zone and single cases in the Far North East and Central West. Two of the new cases reported today in the Saskatoon area are associated with the workplace... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 47 min ago
EDMONTON - The Tampa Bay Lightning have turned their Stanley Cup final with the Dallas Stars into a best of five because, to quote Tampa head coach Jon Cooper and paraphrase “The Untouchables,” you can’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Cooper says his team’s... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 1 min ago
A joint investigation of Onion Lake RCMP and the General Investigation Section (GIS) from North Battleford, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, have made an arrest related to the homicide of Braden Richard Bull, who was found in Onion Lake Cree Nation in January. The investigation into Bull's death has... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 37 min ago
RED DEER, Alta. - RCMP in Alberta say they are investigating after an anti-racism rally in Red Deer turned violent on the weekend.  News footage from CityTV Edmonton shows counter-protesters shoving demonstrators who had gathered to denounce racism, but no RCMP officers are seen intervening.... Read more

paNOW - 15 hours 49 min ago
In the midst of an unusual season punctuated by a gruelling schedule, the Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on yet another challenge this week - game day travel. Usually the team would fly into California a few days ahead of Wednesday’s match up with Los Angeles FC. But due to COVID-19 concerns... Read more

paNOW - 16 hours 2 min ago
There are 10 new cases of COVID-19 to report in the province and nine more recoveries. The provincial total is now at 1,824. The new cases are in the Far North East (one), Saskatoon (six), Central West (one) and Regina (two) zones. Of the total cases, 146 are considered active, with 24 of those... Read more

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