Prince Albert News

paNOW - 3 hours 16 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia — Police on Tuesday ruled out investigating an unnamed Australian Cabinet minister over an allegation that he raped a 16-year-old girl more than 30 years ago. The decision by New South Wales state police adds pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to establish an independent... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 14 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 March 2 … What we are watching in Canada … VANCOUVER — Experts say a national vaccine panel’s... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 21 min ago
EDMONTON — Asmaa Ali says slurs about her hijab and the colour of her skin have become so frequent she doesn’t report them to police anymore. Whether she’s running errands or on her way to work as a nurse at an Edmonton hospital, the 23-year-old Somali-Canadian says she... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 24 min ago
VANCOUVER — A lawyer for a group of British Columbia churches that are challenging the province’s COVID-19 rules is scheduled to resume his arguments today that the restrictions violate his clients’ charter rights. Paul Jaffe told the B.C. Supreme Court on Monday that provincial health... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 26 min ago
OTTAWA — Canada’s new testing and quarantine rules for international air travellers appear to have convinced even more Canadians to stay put in recent weeks. Most Canadians had been heeding the government’s plea not to travel outside the country, with or without the new restrictions.... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 26 min ago
VANCOUVER — Essential workers who are more likely to contract and transmit COVID-19 should be prioritized for immunization with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine now that a national panel is not recommending it for seniors, two experts say. Caroline Colijn, a COVID-19 modeler and mathematician at... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 28 min ago
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is expected to say this morning precisely how bad a year the Canadian economy suffered in 2020. Preliminary estimates from late January suggested the economy suffered its worst year on record with contraction of 5.1 per cent last year, which would be the worst decline in... Read more

paNOW - 4 hours 29 min ago
OTTAWA — A majority of Canadians believe Ottawa will follow through on its plan to provide enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for everyone who wants a shot by the fall, a new poll suggests. Fifty-six per cent of respondents are confident the federal government can buy enough vaccine to ensure... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 15 min ago
HONG KONG — A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s national security law resumed Tuesday, following a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight after one defendant appeared to collapse and was taken away in an ambulance. The court is weighing whether... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 49 min ago
Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture. The second was beaten into a coma. Following the assaults, nurses at Federal Medical Centre in the Southwestern city of Owo stopped treating patients, demanding... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 49 min ago
TOKYO — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail and escape to Lebanon in December 2019 have been extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor and his son Peter had been held in a suburban Boston jail since May. They were handed over to Japanese custody on Monday and... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 49 min ago
PHILADELPHIA — When she first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, New York Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou had lawmakers grab her buttocks, suggest she and her boss were “a hot duo” who should have sex, and peer into her office to check her out for a “hot or not” list. Niou, then... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is coming before a Senate panel for his confirmation hearing at a moment when a roiling stock-trading drama has spurred clamour for tighter regulation of Wall Street. Gary Gensler, a chairman of the Commodity... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 15 min ago
GUSAU, Nigeria — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tuesday. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls have been freed. Gunmen abducted the girls from the... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 6 min ago
NASHVILLE — When frantic messages started trickling in that a tornado had hit a beloved music venue in Nashville, Mike Grimes told himself it couldn’t possibly be that bad. Could Basement East really be destroyed? Just hours before, the club Grimes co-owns had hosted a benefit concert for... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 49 min ago
EDMONTON — Michael Hutchinson earned his sixth career shutout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Monday.  Hutchinson stopped all 31 of the shots he faced as the Leafs (17-4-2) shutdown Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and their teammates for a second straight game.... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day.... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 56 min ago
LIMA, Peru — Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection. The judicial process led by Judge... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK — CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn’t cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused of sexual harassment by three women. The prime time host addressed the topic immediately at the start of his show... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON — Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package. Four days after the chamber’s parliamentarian said Senate rules forbid... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump fumbled his administration’s response to the exploding pandemic last year. Now, the Democratic governor is struggling through a sexual harassment scandal... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 5 min ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose televised coronavirus briefings won plaudits last spring, is now fighting for his political life amid accusations of sexual harassment, bullying and undercounting virus deaths connected to the state’s nursing homes. Here’s a look at the trio of... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 5 min ago
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court has convicted and sentenced the exiled leader and eight senior members of the country’s banned opposition party to more than 20 years in prison, effectively barring them from ever returning home. The decision made by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court late... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 37 min ago
WINNIPEG — The Vancouver Canucks scored three first-period goals and Thatcher Demko made 27 saves in a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night at Bell MTS Place. Nate Schmidt, J.T. Miller and Nils Hoglander scored early as the Canucks (9-14-2) ended the Jets’ four-game winning... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 39 min ago
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday March 1, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 66,691 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,949,643 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,144.275 per 100,000. There were... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 9 hours 50 min ago
On Monday it was announced that Haztech, a healthcare and safety company will perform COVID-19 testing in cooperation with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The company has received approval and provincial licensing for Haztech’s owned and operated medical... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 10 hours 3 min ago
A medical transport travelling from Stony Rapids to Saskatoon was forced to make an emergency landing in Prince Albert on Saturday due to engine concerns. Dispatchers received a call at around 12:24 p.m. from the crew of a Transwest MEDEVAC flight saying they were experiencing an “inflight... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 24 min ago
OTTAWA — Drake Batherson scored a pair of goals for the Ottawa Senators in a 5-1 win Monday over the visiting Calgary Flames. With seven goals in his last six games, the 22-year-old Batherson matched the franchise record held by Jason Spezza for the longest goal streak. Colin White, with an empty-... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 10 hours 29 min ago
The provincial government has spent all of its $200 million health and public safety contingency fund. Saskatchewan had already directed $40 million to the education sector.  On Monday, they announced how they would be spending the remaining $160 million. The fund was put in place to help... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 56 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:30 p.m. ET on Monday March 1, 2021. There are 870,033 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 870,033 confirmed cases (30,430 active, 817,586 resolved, 22,017 deaths).*The total case count... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 57 min ago
NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors game against the Detroit Pistons scheduled for Tuesday at Amalie Arena has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, pending additional COVID-19 test results. The NBA made the announcement Monday night. The league says the game is being postponed due... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 11 min ago
EDMONTON — Alberta is lifting more economic restrictions tied to COVID-19 while delaying others. Premier Jason Kenney says low intensity group activities, like Pilates, can resume in fitness centres, and libraries can open at 15 per cent capacity. But he says loosening measures for retail shops,... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 51 min ago
A few days ago, Saskatoon’s Jaris Swidrovich was all smiles as he tweeted: “It has been another busy month working on all the necessary learning and training, but I am now fully certified to administer all vaccines and other injectable medications – including the #COVID19 vaccine!” Swidrovich is... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 54 min ago
More groups will get a chance to share practice space as the Government of Saskatchewan tweaks COVID-19 guidelines surrounding practices. The province has changed rules regarding how many groups can be on a playing surface at one time. The limit before was one group of eight. The new guidelines say... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 59 min ago
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed another Saskatchewan-born offensive lineman. The CFL team announced Monday it had signed free-agent Brett Boyko, who hails from Saskatoon. The 28-year-old becomes the sixth O-lineman from the province on the club’s roster, joining Dan Clark (Regina), Logan... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 1 min ago
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – A Valhalla farmer who serves as the chair of the Grain Growers of Canada is glad to see support for Bill C-206 and is hopeful it can be brought into law sooner rather than later. The bill, known as An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Act, passed second reading... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 4 min ago
OTTAWA — A national panel of vaccine experts says provinces should not use AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on seniors, opening the door for provinces to start vaccinating younger populations with the newly authorized vaccine much earlier than expected. The AstraZeneca vaccine was authorized... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 11 min ago
The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 16 min ago
CALGARY — All systems are go for the Canadian men’s curling championship after the women proved elite curling can happen in a pandemic. Curling Canada says no one tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts which concluded Sunday in Calgary. In an arena... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 19 min ago
Prince Albert resident Kim Wawro won the first ever online TeleMiracle 50/50 from the Kinsmen Foundation. She is now precisely $363,060 richer after she received a phone call on Friday explaining she’d won the grand prize. “I was just shocked and excited all at once, almost disbelief I guess... Read more