Prince Albert News

paNOW - 23 hours 18 min ago
CALGARY - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Liberal supporters their party is best positioned to get major projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built because it’s able to take “difficult compromise positions” between growing the economy... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 23 min ago
NEW YORK - Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity,” Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 23 min ago
NEW YORK - Diddy’s “Making the Band” is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. “Making the Band” made its debut on ABC in 2000... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 43 min ago
Sturgeon Lake RCMP are investigating a suspicious death at a residence on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Officers responded to the call on July 14 around 10 p.m. for an unresponsive male. EMS paramedics declared the man deceased on arrival. Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit South investigators... Read more

paNOW - 23 hours 56 min ago
The Anglican Church of Canada has voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination, though branches of the church in each province will still be able to make up their own minds on the matter. Delegates rejected the motion to add same-sex unions to national church... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 13 min ago
The rain fell fast and furious Sunday evening in the Prince Albert region. Dense precipitation in a short period of time caused a few intersections, streets and parking lots to flood. The City’s Director of Public Works, Wes Hicks explained that's not unexpected. "Normally in a downpour of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 40 min ago
CALGARY - A court has heard that a German tourist shot while driving on a highway west of Calgary last year had eight bullet fragments removed from his brain during surgery. A trial has begun for a 17-year-old male from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation accused in the shooting. A charge of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 45 min ago
MONTREAL - Provincial police today dispatched a sonar-equipped boat to a reservoir to look for signs of a missing helicopter carrying a Quebec businessman and his teenage son who failed to return from a fishing trip last week. The search stretched into a fifth day for... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medallist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
NEW ORLEANS - Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimetres) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into “an ocean.” Barry was downgraded from a tropical... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
BEIJING - China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down from the previous quarter... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Small Town Throwdown! is presented to you by Buddha's Bait Shop, September 7th from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. This is a Benefit Concert for the White Fox Elementary School's After-school program. Bands will be playing all day- Headliners -> Big Bad Storm and "The 100th Meridian" (... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
The U13 – Tier 2 Provincial Championships will be held in Meadow Lake July 26 – July 28 at Lions Park. Admission is $10 (12 years and under get in free). See the poster for details. Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
NEW YORK - Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said he needed more time to make a decision during a hearing Monday in New York. Federal prosecutors maintained the well-... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Take a spin class for a cause with Save on Foods and The Spin S2DIO on July 27 to raise money for the Saskatoon Children’s Hospital. Join us from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the PA Save on Foods. It is $20 per ride. See the poster for information and how to sign up. Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada says it is looking into an “administrative matter” at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg after it advised the Mounties of possible policy breaches. The laboratory is Canada’s highest-security facility, designed to deal... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
The Prince Albert Exhibition will, this year, feature Heavy Horse Pulls Friday and Saturday August 1 and 2 at the Grandstand. This is a great new event for the Ex and a rare site to see. See the poster for details.

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event where thousands of people participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in parks and historic sites across the country. Many activities highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
socastcmsRssStartColton KrusesocastcmsRssEnd Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! While the death of a whale can be a sad sign of polluted waters, food scarcity, or human violence, the gargantuan bodies left behind by these... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
MONTREAL - The search for a missing well-known businessman and his teenage son who failed to return from a northern Quebec fishing trip this week extended into a third day Saturday without any sign of the pair. Stephane Roy, founder and president of a company that sells greenhouse... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
One man is dead following a single vehicle rollover near Montreal Lake on July 12. Officers from the Waskesiu Lake and Montreal Lake RCMP detachments were called to the scene at approximately 5:25 p.m. An initial investigation showed the vehicle was travelling south on Bird Ave. in the community... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
MONTREAL - Airlines now have to reimburse passengers for flight bumping and damaged luggage as part of a package of new protections that take effect today. The regulations require prompt updates and clear communication with passengers about their rights if their... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
HALIFAX - A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful murder conviction says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped him win his appeal. A federal report made public Friday revealed that the RCMP chose not to disclose an investigator’s... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of - Diver Jennifer Abel has set a Canadian record with her ninth career medal at the world aquatics championships. The native of Laval, Que., teamed with Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Saint-Constant, Que., to win silver in the women’s three-metre synchronized event on... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election “on behalf of the people.” But Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, said he is concerned about his safety after what he... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - Some victims of the federal government’s gay purge were so devastated by the experience that even decades later they needed the help of a therapist to fill out forms to receive financial compensation, says the lawyer who led a successful class action. Several claimants were... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
LONDON - Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was “a giant on whose... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. A rule published Monday bars migrants from seeking asylum in the United States if they’ve travelled through another country first. Tens of thousands of migrant families from Central... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
CALGARY - Injuries have forced a veterinary medical team to euthanize three more horses competing in this year’s Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races, bringing to six the number of animals to die during the annual Rangeland Derby event. Stampede officials say in a website statement that the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
NEW YORK - One of Washington’s leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy’s “Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy” will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 6 hours ago
TORONTO - The editor of a free Toronto-based publication faces sentencing today for wilfully promoting hatred against women and Jews. The prosecution wants to see James Sears jailed for 12 months. The defence wants the editor of Your Ward News given a conditional sentence. Following sentencing... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 6 hours ago
Four stories in the news for Monday, July 15 --- YOUR WARD NEWS EDITOR FACES SENTENCING TODAY The editor of a free Toronto-based publication faces sentencing today for wilfully promoting hatred against women and Jews. The prosecution wants to see James... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 hours ago
NEW ORLEANS - Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 9 hours ago
MOSCOW - Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents - ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds - have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 10 hours ago
OTTAWA - The secretary-general of NATO is in Canada today meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Jens Stoltenberg will tour CFB Petawawa with Trudeau and discuss Canada’s NATO deployments in Latvia and Iraq with him. NATO is part of the “rules-based international order” the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 10 hours ago
OTTAWA - International concern is growing in medical and development circles that the Trudeau government is about to step back from its much-publicized global leadership on eradicating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2016, Trudeau announced with fanfare that Canada was contributing $804... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 14 hours ago
CHICAGO - Federal judges will decide how to proceed with bond hearings in two separate federal indictments against R. Kelly. The 52-year-old singer was arrested Thursday night while walking his dog on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obstruction of justice. A New York federal... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 15 hours ago
NEW YORK - Many players use the All-Star break as a time to rest. Yankees starter Domingo Germn spent most of his time preparing for his next start. Germn cruised through six innings of three-hit ball, Edwin Encarnacin hit a three-run double and the New York Yankees kicked off the second half with... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Vice-President Mike Pence toured two detention facilities on the Texas border Friday, including a Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. Some of the men said they were hungry and had been held there for 40 days or longer. “Look... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 17 hours ago
CALGARY - Caleb Smidt took on and beat three former champions to win $100,000 on Showdown Sunday at the Calgary Stampede rodeo. Smidt, from Bellville, Texas, won the tie-down roping title with a time of 7.3 seconds to edge out 2010 Stampede champion Matt Shiozawa, of Chubbock, Idaho, by 3/10ths of... Read more

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