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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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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 jason.kerr@paherald.sk.ca or on Twitter @kerr_jas.

‘She’s someone who gets stuff done’

It’s never an easy decision, but it’s one the Prince Albert Council of Women (PACW) looks forward to making every year. On Tuesday the organization announced that Jeannette Eddolls would be the 2018 Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame inductee. Eddolls has previously been recognized...

Workplace deaths and injury rates decline in 2017

Saskatchewan’s workplaces are slowly getting safer. Statistics released by the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) on Tuesday reveal declines in the workplace injury rate and total number of reported claims. The WCB also reported that 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers had no workplace injuries,...

“We’ve received 10 times more.”

After more than a month, Ron and Shelley Horn have finally adjusted to being named Prince Albert Citizens of the Year. In December, the couple became the first co-award winners since 1979, but it wasn’t until Saturday night that reality finally hit home. “It’s so, so...

City gets ball rolling on search for new chief

Mayor Greg Dionne, city manager Jim Toye, member at large Pat Weir and Prince Albert Grand Council representative Rick Sanderson have been selected to head up the search for Prince Albert’s next police chief. On Friday, the city’s Board of Police Commissioners announced that all...

Nothing but net

Caleb Hammond wanted to do something special with his first paycheque. As an active basketball player, and big fan, Hammond quickly decided on a new pair of basketball shoes. After an extensive search, he found what he was looking for: a $200 pair of Kyrie...

Building confidence in first aid

Over the last two and a half decades, Karen Hindle has seen a lot of nervous students. Whether it’s instructing first aid classes or teaching CPR, Hindle is used to calming nerves and reassuring anxious pupils who worry so much about doing the wrong thing...

PAGC pledges $10,000 to family of Colten Boushie

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) hasn’t limited themselves to just offering morale support to Colten Boushie’s family. They’re also dipping into their pockets to provide financial help as well. On Sunday, PAGC Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie announced the organization would donate $10,000 to the family, who...

Eat Well pilot project call centre aims to serve

After one month in operation, a new pilot program that helps connect northern residents with dieticians is starting to see some success. On Jan. 8, the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch partnered with Dietitians of Canada to create Eat Well Saskatchewan, a dietitian call...

City bans new drive-thru liquor stores

The City of Prince Albert’s three licensed drive-thru liquor establishments are the most of any city in Saskatchewan, and Prince Albert city council has decided that’s enough. On Monday, council voted to ban the approval of any additional drive-thru liquor locations, effective immediately. The motion also...

Clear call for appeal and review at Colten Boushie rally

Linda Charles wasn’t surprised to see Gerald Stanley acquitted on Friday, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a painful experience. Charles, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band councillor for Stanley Mission, had followed Stanley’s trial in the news over the past two weeks. As soon...

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