Prince Albert News

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
LEDUC, AB - The federal government has announced a significant funding boost for Alberta's plant-based food sector. $2.6 million is going to the Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc. The government says the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 1 hour ago
Hockey families across the province wondering when their seasons will start will have to wait a little bit longer for that answer. Kelly McClintock, the general manager of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA), said in a statement on Wednesday the SHA does not have the green light from the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
A Prince Albert man accused of possessing child pornography is on the run. Nicki Daniels, 32, did not show up for his last scheduled court appearance Tuesday, and so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Daniels was arrested... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
A large red structure now decorates the front lawn of Prince Albert’s Margo Fournier Centre, restricting all front access into the facility. The fence was erected by the city Wednesday morning. City Manager Jim Toye told paNOW the reason for the fence was to address loitering-related... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
The United Way of Saskatoon and area have announced over $1.2 million has been given to support agencies across central and northern Saskatchewan as well as Saskatoon who help vulnerable people and families locally. According to a media release, the $1.2 million through the Government of Canada's... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
WILMINGTON, Del. - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered an aggressive one-two attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as they made their election case for the first time as running mates. Biden, a 77-year-old white man, embraced the significance of naming... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 2 hours ago
SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatchewan farmers will have a lot to think about this fall once harvest begins. This is also the time to be scouting for clubroot. SaskCanola Chair Wayne Truman said the ideal time to test for clubroot is after the field is swathed or during the straight cut. Farmers can pick up... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
FREDERICTON - A law firm representing the estate of Chantel Moore has filed a pair of complaints with the New Brunswick Police Commission in connection with her death. One complaint targets the Edmundston police officer directly involved in the shooting of 26-year-old Moore, an Indigenous... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 1 day 3 hours ago
A 14-year-old boy is facing several charges after someone reported he had slashed a vehicle’s tire on Monday evening. The youth has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, mischief and obstruction of a peace officer in relation to this... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
TORONTO - One by one, the Maple Leafs sat down in front of their laptops, iPads and smart phones to face the music - from a distance via video conferencing, of course - following another season that started with big dreams and ended with a resounding thud. Long faces... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
Taylor Pendrith is ready to showcase his game on the biggest stage in golf. The product of Richmond Hill, Ont., earned his way into the second major of the season on Sunday when he qualified for the U.S. Open as one of the top five players in the Korn Ferry Tour rankings. It’s been a long... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 3 hours ago
On August 9 around 3 p.m., officers from the RCMP’s Provincial Crime Reduction Team conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle turning onto a dirt road near Shellbrook. During the vehicle stop, a licence and registration check evolved into a firearms and weapons possession investigation... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
A former classmate and friend of Kamala Harris from her years in Montreal says he hopes the California senator and newly minted U.S. vice-presidential candidate can serve as a role-model for his daughters. Trevor Williams knew Harris and her younger sister Maya when all three... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
HALIFAX - A senior RCMP officer in Nova Scotia who obtained search warrants for the investigation into the mass shooting in April was grilled in court today about why most of those documents remain heavily redacted. Search warrants are supposed to be made public after they have been... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the off-season revamping a team it believed would be good... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 has to wait a year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated at the shrine. The museum's Inductees Exhibit is now... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
Massage therapists working on a conveyor belt of sore groins, hips and backs was the aftermath of the NHL’s marathon between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 1 of their first-round playoff series required quintuple overtime Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena in... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners.... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
VICTORIA - Children in British Columbia will be returning to classrooms two days later than originally planned as part of a gradual restart to schooling, the education minister says. Rob Fleming said this week that students wouldn’t be expected back on the original date of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 4 hours ago
There are five new cases and 20 more recoveries of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. The new cases are located in the Regina (four) and North Central (one) zones. Of the 1,484 reported cases, 150 are considered active. A total of 1,314 people have recovered. Ten people are in hospital. Five people are... Read more

Prince Albert Daily Herald - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Saskatchewan government reported five new cases of COVID-19 and 20 more recoveries on Wednesday. The new cases are located in the Regina (four) and North Central (one) zones—according to the New and Active Cases by Health Zone, the North Central case is located in Prince Albert. The new figures... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
With Major League Soccer having successfully concluded its MLS is Back Tournament, now it’s the Canadian Premier League’s turn. The Island Games kick off Thursday in Charlottetown with a rematch of last year’s inaugural final between defending champion Forge FC and Calgary’s... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
Pending a future vote by Prince Albert city council, food truck vendors in the city will have to maintain a 100 m. buffer zone from any established restaurant. The bylaw amendment was discussed during Monday... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
A quick response, isolation of the area, and relocation of affected campers and visitors were key to the handling of a strange incident in Prince Albert National Park (PANP) this weekend. Cal Martin, Field Unit Superintendent with PANP, said a park warden was first on the scene when campers started... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
OTTAWA - Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says a Liberal promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is still a top priority. But he could not definitively say today whether it is still possible to introduce the needed legislation within the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
TORONTO - Patrice Bergeron scored the winner early in double overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 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... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
SILVER SPRING, Md. - The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The nation’s budgetary shortfall is expected to eventually reach levels for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 5 hours ago
Bryan Little is unsure if or when he’ll play in the NHL again. The longest-serving player on the current edition of the Winnipeg Jets awaits confirmation that a season-ending head injury won’t pose further risk to him. Little acknowledged the possibility his NHL career is over has... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 6 hours ago
Saskatchewan's doctors officially have a new deal with the province. In a media release Wednesday, the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) announced the physicians had ratified a five-year contract. A tentative agreement had been reached in mid-July. The deal calls... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON - No, Russia isn’t having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the awe and wonder of the Soviet Union's launch of the first satellite into orbit in 1957.... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 6 hours ago
There will be a Day of Mourning Video Memorial remembering the victims of the sex trade Friday, August 14. See the poster for full details.

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
Climate friendly foods are becoming increasingly important to younger generations. Professor David Hughes shares his thoughts on food trends and how cattle producers can reach out to consumers. - alice.mcfarlane@jpbg.ca On Twitter: @AliceMcF

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
All appeals have been dismissed by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (COA), with relation to arguments surrounding a controversial flag once flown outside Prince Albert City Hall. In a written decision this week, the COA upheld an award of costs against the City for its misconduct in handling the... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
MONTREAL - The vast majority of non-Indigenous Quebecers recognize that First Nations members in the province are subject to racism or discrimination, a new survey suggests. The survey conducted by polling firm Leger for the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador found that 92 per cent of... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
Bridget Carleton didn’t even have time to text her parents last week before she made her first WNBA start. The 23-year-old from Chatham, Ont., learned 30 minutes before tipoff during the Minnesota Lynx’s pre-game meeting with coach Cheryl Reeve. Sylvia Fowles was a late scratch due... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
OTTAWA - The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous communities prepare for emergencies and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. He... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 7 hours ago
Sun West School Division's superintendent of technology knew he'd see an increase in demand for student online learning options this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What he didn't know, was how huge that demand would be. The division, located in Kenaston, for the last 12 years has run a... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 hours ago
July was a record-breaking month for SARCAN, obliterating its previous record of containers being taken in by more than 10 million. "It's been the busiest time in our history," said Sean Homenick, SARCAN's manager of communications. "In July we collected over 61 million containers, far exceeding... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 hours ago
TORONTO - Back home training following quarantine in the wake of the MLS is Back Tournament, Canada’s three teams await word on where and when they will play next. It’s just the latest step in a stop-start MLS season, with the U.S. border looming large during the global pandemic.... Read more

paNOW - 1 day 8 hours ago
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay... Read more

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