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Bill to establish Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday passes House

A bill proposed by a Saskatchewan MP to establish a national statutory holiday for truth and reconciliation has passed third reading.

Provincial budget includes operating surplus, capital debt

The Saskatchewan Party delivered on its promise of a balanced budget, presenting a document with a slim $34.4 million surplus Wednesday. The document also...

Program announced in budget could accelerate access to addictions treatment in P.A.

A new program announced as a part of Wednesday’s provincial budget could improve speed and access to addictions treatment in Prince Albert.

Charges dismissed against Idle No More founders

Idle No More founder Sylvia McAdam says she’s relieved and grateful after a provincial court judge dismissed charges against her and her brother Kurtis...

Budgets include additional funding for city

Prince Albert city council has a little bit more money to spend. Announcements made in the federal and provincial budgets this...

What’s new in the provincial budget

The provincial government unveiled its 2019-20 budget Wednesday, and while the government followed through on its promise to deliver a balanced budget, it also...

Preconstruction work for Victoria Hospital included in provincial budget

The next step in building a new or upgraded hospital for Prince Albert is set to get underway. The 2019...
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Harlequin, Bombargo among Chester Fest guests

By Peter Lozinski / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
Classic Canadian rockers Harlequin and up-and-comers Bombargo are among the acts announced this week as part of the inaugural Chester Fest Couch and Music Festival. The inaugural festival, set to be held at Par Place this July, is bringing together...

Preconstruction work for Victoria Hospital included in provincial budget

By Peter Lozinski / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments
The next step in building a new or upgraded hospital for Prince Albert is set to get underway. The 2019 provincial budget included $2.5 million in capital funds to “advance” preconstruction design activities for the Victoria Hospital redevelopment. It was...

Charges dismissed against Idle No More founders

By Jason Kerr / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments
Idle No More founder Sylvia McAdam says she’s relieved and grateful after a provincial court judge dismissed charges against her and her brother Kurtis McAdam in Prince Albert on Wednesday. Judge Gerald Morin ruled that the Crown did not establish...

Métis National Council holding Sixties Scoop settlement hearings in Saskatoon from April 5-7

By Peter Lozinski / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
The Métis National Council is stressing urgency as it works to negotiate a settlement for Métis survivors of the Sixties Scoop before the November federal election. Métis Nation Governing Members are holding six engagement sessions over the next two months...

Mintos searching for new head coach

By Lucas Punkari / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
There will be a new face behind the Prince Albert Mintos bench when the 2019-20 Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League season gets underway. The team announced Wednesday morning that head coach Ken Morrison had left the Mintos to pursue other...

Saskatchewan Muslims and local church leaders see hope in midst of loss following New Zealand mosque attacks

By Jason Kerr / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments
Imam Irshad Unia’s first thought when he heard about the March 15 shooting at two mosques in New Zealand was, ‘why?’ The young imam at the Prince Albert Muslim Association Mosque was shocked by news that one gunman had killed...

Council reaffirms decision to sell parcel of land to developer for $1

By Jason Kerr / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
A public meeting and more than 20 minutes of debate did little to sway city council, as they reaffirmed their decision to sell a parcel of land for $1 to Lake Estates on South Hill. City council had approved the...

Raiders overage trio gearing up for playoff run

By Lucas Punkari / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
The last season in the Western Hockey League for Sean Montgomery, Noah Gregor and Dante Hannoun has been one that the trio won't soon forget. However, the Prince Albert Raiders overage forwards are looking to end their junior careers on...

Internationally renowned visual artist Fafard passes away

By Jason Kerr / March 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
Renowned visual artist Joe Fafard, whose work was shown everywhere from Japan to France to the United States to Prince Albert, has passed away at the age of 76. Fafard’s family said he died peacefully and surrounded by family members...

Promises and reactions: What was in the 2019 federal budget

By Peter Lozinski / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
The federal Liberals provided their pitch to voters in the form of another large spending package in the 2019-20 federal budget. Here’s a rundown of some of those measures, what reaction has been so far and how they could impact...