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Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr
Jason Kerr is a reporter with the Prince Albert Daily Herald. You can reach him at 306-764-4276 ext. 248, by email at or on Twitter @kerr_jas.

New lights about pedestrians, not vehicles, says Ward 8 councillor

Prince Albert city councillors have voted to add another set of traffic lights to the city’s West Hill area after concerns about pedestrian safety. On Monday, councillors voted 5-3 in favour of installing new lights at Sixth Avenue West and 28th Street West. The intersection...

Ticket parade raises questions at council

When Niki Bouchard left her house on Saturday she was surprised to discover bylaw officers had left a parking ticket on her windshield. She wasn’t the only one either. Bouchard and numerous other residents living on the 700 and 800 block of 18th Street West were...

A look through Keyhole Castle

Thanks to a recent partnership, visitors and residents will have a chance to get an up close and personal look at one of Prince Albert’s most impressive landmarks. Keyhole Castle, which was built for former Prince Albert Mayor Samuel McLeod in 1913, is opening its...

Caron decries Liberal “lip service” during stop in Prince Albert

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron says the federal government is talking a good game, but failing to follow through on its promises when it comes to Aboriginal issues. Caron was in Prince Albert on Monday for a quick meeting with party supporters before Tuesday’s leadership...

Education and entertainment entwined at children’s festival

Waskesiu Children’s Festival and Parks Day organizers are anticipating good weather and strong crowds as they finish last minute preparations for this year’s event. The annual educational and cultural extravaganza is schedule for July 15, and the festival committee is eagerly anticipating at great turnout. “We’ve...

Beating the heat

Lyle Karasiuk is enjoying this moment way too much. The Parkland Ambulance Care Ltd. paramedic, and 2013 Prince Albert Citizen-of-the-Year, is moments away from hooking me up to a heart-rate monitor and letting me bake inside a car. It’s part of a campaign to show residents...

Filling the gaps

The City of Prince Albert has officially announced plans to sell 11 vacant residential lots for $1 in a bid to increase economic development. All 11 lots are located in the West Flat and West View neighbourhoods, and will be available for sale by draw...

City hands planning reins to Guidinger

The City of Prince Albert has hired former planning manager Craig Guidinger to take over as the new director of planning and development services. Guidinger replaces John Guenther, who left in mid-June to take on a provincial role as director of community planning for the...

Escape games coming to Prince Albert

Chris Fuss still remembers the first time he tried an escape room game. He was in Calgary with his family, who were all big fans of board games, card games, crosswords, Sudoku, or just about any type of puzzle or problem solving challenge. Despite their expertise,...

Rental licensing program raises questions

Plans to create of a rental licensing program have hit rocky ground, but the councillor who kickstarted the process said he’s not giving up the fight. During an executive council meeting on Tuesday, city councillors voted down a motion to refer a report on the...

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