Prince Albert News

paNOW - 8 hours 55 min ago
TORONTO - A Toronto restaurant discriminated against a woman who uses mobility devices and “publicly humiliated” her by refusing to let her use its bathroom four years ago, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled. In a decision issued this week, the tribunal says... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 13 min ago
The provincial government is leaving the bulk of back-to-school planning to the 27 individual school divisions. As of Tuesday, there are two levels of guidelines for divisions to work within. The... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 24 min ago
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal judge, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more

paNOW - 9 hours 52 min ago
OTTAWA - Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says new measures must be taken to protect Canadian politicians from threatening behaviour. Her comments come after police launched an investigation this week into an incident at her office as well as reports that two other Ottawa-... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 7 min ago
An Agriculture Canada research scientist based in Lethbridge is being honoured for work in animal nutrition and environmental science. Dr. Karen Beauchemin was presented with the 2020 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. She has worked with producers, veterinarians... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 12 min ago
OTTAWA - Health Canada is warning people to do more to keep edible pot products out of the hands of kids. The department says several children wound up in hospital after accidentally eating illegal edibles that looked like regular candy or other foods and were stored in places kids could... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for their operations, officials announced Thursday. The Trump administration said the groups... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON - An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past - who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice-president ever - but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 23 min ago
OAKLAND, Calif. - Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages — labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 23 min ago
WILMINGTON, Del. - Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signalling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket. "It’s... Read more

paNOW - 10 hours 34 min ago
OTTAWA - The federal government is offering $31 million to help communities find ways to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the money could be used for everything from making it easier to physically distance on playgrounds to... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 2 min ago
Join us to explore the Nipekamew Sand Cliffs River Floats Sunday, August 16th. Everyone is welcome! Meet Location: Air Ronge Co-op Time: 11:00am What to Bring: Floaty, Bug Spray, Water, Sunscreen, life jackets for kids. Things to pack in the car: Towels for end of the float You can also do the... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 7 min ago
There will be a meeting for Trappers at the Montreal Lake Band Office Council Chambers September 15. P-36 will be at 10:00 a.m. and P-69 will be at 1:00 p.m. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the meeting will only allow the head of the Trapline to attend. If you have questions, contact the Chairperson of... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 23 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. The announcement makes the UAE... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 32 min ago
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is off to the quarterfinals at the Prague Open. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2 in the second round of the WTA Tour clay-court event on Thursday. Bouchard exacted revenge on the 72nd... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 34 min ago
OTTAWA - WE Charity is scaling back its operations, making dozens of layoffs in Canada and the United Kingdom and looking to sell some of its real estate holdings in Toronto. The charity has been embroiled in a political controversy since the Trudeau government chose it to run a now-... Read more

paNOW - 11 hours 51 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program might cost $14 billion less than the government predicted. A new report today by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown estimates subsidizing wages for companies during the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

paNOW - 12 hours 14 min ago
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge’s decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia. Galloway, former chair of the university’s creative writing... Read more

paNOW - 13 hours 1 min ago
OTTAWA - More than one million dozen eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it. The $50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year as one way to help the... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON - Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book about President Donald Trump is titled "Rage" and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Publisher Simon & Schuster says the forthcoming book follows "... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 9 min ago
Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Of all the iconic scientific experiments in history, few are more famous than Benjamin Franklin's kite and key trick. Several artists have famously depicted it. Usually, their paintings show Franklin... Read more

paNOW - 14 hours 25 min ago
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division (SRPSD) has released updated information regarding the timeline for the start of the new school year next month amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes after the district confirmed with paNOW on Tuesday that face masks will be used by all Grade 4... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 15 hours 59 min ago
The City of Prince Albert has placed temporary fencing around part of the Margo Fournier Centre after staff members raised safety concerns about large amounts of people gathering near the entrance. City Manager Jim Toye said sometimes as many as 50 people would on the centre’s east side lawn. It’s... Read more

paNOW - 18 hours 8 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 Aug. 13. What we are watching in Canada … Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet said Wednesday his party will... Read more

paNOW - 18 hours 23 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2020: There are 120,844 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,813 confirmed (including 5,709 deaths, 53,270 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,289 confirmed (including 2,787 deaths, 36,590 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,893 confirmed... Read more

paNOW - 18 hours 23 min ago
MONTREAL - Nineteen-year-old Florence Lachapelle was among hundreds of Quebecers who tried their hand at planting seeds and harvesting produce this summer, replacing migrant workers who were unable to leave their countries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Lachapelle spent long days... Read more

paNOW - 19 hours 52 min ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country’s top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it... Read more

paNOW - 20 hours 16 min ago
EDMONTON - Vancouver captain Bo Horvat twice as the Canucks defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 Wednesday in their first-round opener. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver while David Perron and Jaden Schwartz... Read more

paNOW - 21 hours 42 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday. The U.S. military’s Central Command published a black-and-... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 21 hours 47 min ago
La Loche RCMP have issued a warrant for a 33-year-old man in connection with several incidents in the area. Colin Evan Lemaigre faces three charges, including assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon, as a result of serval incidents that occurred from the evening of Aug. 11 to the... Read more

paNOW - 22 hours 51 min ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Magneuris Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins overcame Toronto’s seven home runs to outlast the Blue Jays 14-11 Wednesday night in the final game of their season-opening, three-week road trip. Bo Bichette went 5 for 5 for the Blue Jays, a day... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 4 min ago
VICTORIA - Police say a large snake that went missing somewhere in a Victoria-area neighbourhood was found hiding under a vehicle. Victoria police issued a statement saying the nearly 1.4-metre-long ball python, which had been reported missing on Aug. 4, was found Wednesday just before 6... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 6 min ago
TORONTO - Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied the game, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in the opener of their first-round playoff series Wednesday. Ivan Provorov had the other goal for the Flyers,... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 min ago
EDMONTON - Colorado dominated well into the third period with nothing to show for it. All that firepower and the Avalanche could not solve Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper. Once they broke through, an avalanche of goals followed, giving Colorado a hard-earned win to open the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nazem... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 min ago
TORONTO - Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn’t surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn’t see anything wrong with Lee’s play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 min ago
TORONTO - Patrice Bergeron scored early in the second ovetime and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start. The game scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday night started the next morning at... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 14 min ago
Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes. — BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 16 min ago
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Manitoba RCMP are laughing after an intoxicated man jumped into the back seat of an unmarked police cruiser he mistook for a taxi. “Take me to 17th Street, bro,” the would-be passenger told the Mountie behind the wheel early Sunday morning in... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 39 min ago
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining, giving the Toronto Raptors a 125-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday that made a winner of Adrian Griffin. Raptors coach Nick Nurse let his assistant coach run the team... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
A microbiologist at the University of Saskatchewan believes the province needs a different approach to COVID-19 testing in schools. Kyle Anderson, an assistant professor of biochemistry, microbiology and immunology at the U of S, thinks pooled testing should be used for Saskatchewan schools.... Read more