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Jason Kerr

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

Legal action on the table

The City of Prince Albert is weighing its legal options after losing $2.4 million in government funding. On March 22, the provincial government discontinued the SaskPower and SaskEnergy grants in lieu of taxes to municipalities, but city councillors say the government has a legal obligation...

City approves $5.1 million settlement with Domtar Inc.

After several years of negotiation, the legal battle between the City of Prince Albert and Domtar Pulp and Paper Products Inc. is coming to an end. On Monday, city councillors voted overwhelmingly to approve a settlement that will see Domtar receive $5.1 million, $2.85 milllion...

Expanding knowledge

For students at the Prince Albert Collegiate Institute (PACI), Wednesday was a once-in-a-year opportunity. The school hosted instructors in a number of disciplines to provide free workshops as part of the school’s 2017 Literacy Fair, which helps teach them skills they wouldn’t normally receive under...

Journey to the north

When Gill Gracie first arrived in Northern Saskatchewan she wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into. It was 1965, and Gracie had travelled from her native England to India, then to Regina and finally to La Ronge. After a journey like that, arriving in...

Coming to Canada

As a child, Emmanuel Gbajuola wanted to travel, and there was only one destination on his mind: Canada. Gbajuola, who was born and raised in Nigeria, decided he wanted to go to head north, much to the confusion of his family and friends. “I just liked...

Change on the horizon

Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said he wants to see as few cuts as possible when the provincial government releases its upcoming budget, but he’s preparing for tough times. Dionne will be in Regina on Wednesday when the Saskatchewan Party releases its plans for the...

Hunting for jobs

For recently arrived immigrants, finding a job in their new country can be a daunting challenge. On Wednesday, more than 100 of them were meeting that challenge head on. Job seekers from across the city arrived at the Quality Hotel in Prince Albert for a job...

Diving into the trades

After more than two decades of welding, Tammie Pawlust is looking to pass her skills on to the next generation of women. Pawlust is one of several female instructors offering young women a look at life in the trades as part of the upcoming Women...

Raiders spoil party with overtime winner

Simon Stransky’s overtime winner snapped a two-and-a-half year drought for the Prince Albert Raiders, and kept the Moose Jaw Warriors from clinching second spot in the WHL’s East Division. Stransky’s goal at the 1:29 mark of overtime gave the Raiders a 3-2 victory, and their...

Competition and camaraderie

For dancers from the eight different studios who competed at Dance Blast over the weekend, competition and cooperation go hand in hand. The annual four-day event draws nearly 500 dancers from two Prince Albert dance studios, as well as from six others based in surrounding...

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