Prince Albert News

paNOW - 2 hours 21 min ago
Whether it was his playful “How Bored Are You?” social-media posts, his online talent show, or his workout videos, Raptors forward Serge Ibaka was one of Toronto’s most visible athletes in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Ibaka’s posts provided a sense of lightness... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 24 min ago
Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for much of the province. The affected areas cover most of Saskatchewan, from regions around La Loche down to the U.S. border. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued... Read more

paNOW - 2 hours 25 min ago
OTTAWA - Migrant workers and other non-permanent residents - many of whom have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic - took to the streets in cities across Canada on Saturday, calling on Ottawa to grant them greater rights and protections. Temporary foreign farm... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 2 min ago
Whether it was his playful “How Bored Are You?” social-media posts, his online talent show, or his workout videos, Raptors forward Serge Ibaka was one of Toronto’s most visible athletes in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Ibaka’s posts provided a sense of lightness... Read more

paNOW - 3 hours 2 min ago
NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team's first official summer camp workout. Tanaka’s hat flew... Read more

paNOW - 5 hours 36 min ago
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ opening match against FC Dallas at the MLS is Back Tournament has been pushed back. Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Florida and the entire Dallas delegation is currently quarantining at the MLS host hotel. The Whitecaps,... Read more

paNOW - 6 hours 1 min ago
Sixteen years after she founded CreeNisga'a Clothing, owner and designer Linda Lavallee has opened her first brick and mortar store in Waskesiu - but in many ways, Friday's soft opening for family and friends was the completion of a much longer journey... Read more

paNOW - 7 hours 7 min ago
CHARLOTETOWN, P.E.I. - Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since late April, including one person who worked at a Charlottetown seniors’ home. Dr. Heather Morrison, the province’s chief public health officer, says the three cases include a... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 1 min ago
There were bagpipes and fire trucks, graduates, and clowns. A parade put on for seniors at Herb Bassett Home was 'just what the residents needed.' The recent event replaced an annual BBQ for the tenants and their families. Instead of gathering in a group, families were asked to join the parade by... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 29 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:32 a.m. on July 4, 2020: There are 105,314 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,784 confirmed (including 5,566 deaths, 25,280 resolved) _ Ontario: 35,656 confirmed (including 2,687 deaths, 31,083 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,259... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 30 min ago
Environment Canada issued tornado warnings along with severe thunderstorm warnings and watches as a powerful storm system moved through southern Saskatchewan Friday evening. "With the amount of energy that was present last night (Friday) the thunderstorms grew quite rapidly and quite quickly,"... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 32 min ago
Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador On July 3, Newfoundland and Labrador joined the other ... Read more

paNOW - 8 hours 57 min ago
MONTREAL - Quebec provincial police say a fourth person has died following Wednesday’s tractor accident in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, southeast of Montreal. The accident had claimed the lives of three children - all under the age of five - out of a total of 10 people who were thrown from... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 59 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they’re now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them. Amnesty International Canada has joined a number of rights... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 20 hours 48 min ago
Saskatchewan’s elected political parties have debated and passed legislation and argued their vision for the province’s future on the legislature floor. Now, it’s up to the voters to decide. After adjourning the spring session of the legislature earlier this year ahead of shutting much of the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 20 hours 49 min ago
The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and WorkSafe Saskatchewan have formed a partnership with a renowned psychologist who specializes in mental health and the workplace as the number of mental health injuries continues to rise. WorkSafe Saskatchewan and the WCB announced the... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 20 hours 51 min ago
The province is reminding residents to slow to 60 in work zones. SGI said Thursday that the traffic safety focus for July is speeding in work zones. Drivers are required to slow to 60 km/h or the speed that’s posted when passing a highway worker, flag person or highway equipment with warning lights... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 20 hours 59 min ago
Prince Albert city council has voted against an amendment to delay increasing the deposit on new water utility accounts until after the provincial state of emergency ends. Council voted 7-2 against the proposal, which would have temporarily stalled the City’s plan to increase deposits from $150 to... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 22 hours 34 min ago
The province announced on Friday that the Chief Medical Health Officer’s public health order will be amended to expand visiting guidelines to facilities including acute and long-term care, personal care and group home settings starting Tuesday, July 7. At the province’s COVID-19 press... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 23 hours 3 min ago
A summer student at Tolko Industries in Prince Albert has received a Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) scholarship and the opportunity to blog about his experiences in the forestry industry. Jordan Rock, 22, was shocked in mid-June when the association told him he was one of 11... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 23 hours 18 min ago
Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab sent out a warning to the Prince Albert area during the province’s COVID-19 press availability on Friday. Shahab said that after many weeks with no cases there has been four cases reported in the area in the last week. The... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 23 hours 21 min ago
Nearly 20 years ago, a 19-year-old John McDonald marched outside of the University of Cambridge and symbolically ‘discovered’ and ‘claimed’ England for the First Peoples of the Americas. McDonald, a Cree/Métis man who grew up in Prince Albert’s west flat, was a history... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 59 min ago
Hard work helped Don Narcisse go from the B team of his high school squad to becoming one of the greatest wide receivers ever to play in the CFL. "I tell kids these days - I have this quote I always say - 'Hard work beats talent when talent never works hard.' You don't have to be the best player on... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 53 min ago
VANCOUVER - Businesses in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood honoured the provincial health officer on Friday with a sneak peek at a mural exhibition featuring her image. Dr. Bonnie Henry visited the new Murals of Gratitude exhibition, which is organized in an alleyway by the area... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Ray Bandet and his wife have been working for nearly 22 years to restore the old library in Prince Albert’s downtown, but an incident Friday morning has set things back, and caused Bandet to wonder why he continues to try. Shortly around 3 a.m. Bandet received a phone call from police,... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
LEDUC COUNTY, Alta. - RCMP say three people have died in a plane crash south of Edmonton. Mounties say they were alerted Friday morning that a float plane went down in a field in Leduc County east of the Edmonton International Airport. Three bodies were found in the wreckage. Cpl.... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Officer is concerned about new unrelated COVID-19 cases popping up in the Prince Albert area. Dr. Saqib Shahab said during a press conference on Friday "there is a caution for Prince Albert" after seeing four unrelated cases in the area in the past week. The recent... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
Senior Reporter Nigel Maxwell talks about a video of a controversial arrest that occurred last week and the meeting that followed the incident.

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
An image linked to a COVID-19 conspiracy theory was posted to the social media pages of a company owned by a Manitoba man 35 minutes before he allegedly drove a truck through a gate at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall. The photo about “Event 201” was posted on social media pages for... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
The Toronto Blue Jays have been cleared to start their summer training camp at Rogers Centre, but Canada’s deputy chief public health officer says hosting other teams there during the regular season would be a “totally different ball game.” The Blue Jays,... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it is joining an international boycott of Facebook by refusing to advertise on the social network during the month of July. Premier Francois Legault’s office made the announcement today in a news release, stating its intention is to show the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
OTTAWA - The Liberal party spent more than it took in the 2019 election year, raising just over $42 million and spending just over $43 million. Financial records released late Friday show that by the end of the year, the party had $625,865 in assets. All political parties had... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
NEW YORK - Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. MLB and the players’ association announced the results Friday as teams resumed workouts for the first time since the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
The Prince Albert Police Service is requesting public assistance in locating a missing 28-year-old woman. According to a media release, Amber Roy was last seen wearing dark clothing and a ball cap. Police did not say where or when she was last seen. Roy has brown hair to her shoulders and purple... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
socastcmsRssStartSteph DistasiosocastcmsRssEnd Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! This Week [June 29-July 5, 2020] A letter from Winnie the Pooh, sign language gloves, a 440-mile lightning bolt, and the rest of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
Frames have been described as the 'Cinderellas' of the art world - beautiful, useful, and frequently overlooked. They do a tremendous amount of work to protect, support and add significant value to any painting or photo. That's why Sandra Zelensky of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
SPICEWOOD, Texas - Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via and Tickets for the picnic are on sale... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 1 day 3 hours ago
The province announced one new case of COVID-19 on Friday in Saskatchewan. The case was reported in the far north. The number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 14 after an additional death reported yesterday. Of the 796 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 71 are considered active, a decrease... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
One person was taken into custody Friday as the RCMP investigated a suspicious death in Warman. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit North and the Warman RCMP were on the scene of a suspicious death that happened in the 200 block of Third Street West. The RCMP said there wasn't any known threat to the public... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
The Saskatchewan Rattlers will begin their quest to defend their league title on July 26. The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) has released its Summer Series schedule. On June 25, the CEBL announced it would ... Read more