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Saskatchewan reports 15 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

Saskatchewan reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Sunday.New positive tests are spread around the...

Another 24 cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Saturday

Saskatchewan reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Saturday.New positive tests are spread around the...

Parents and educators call for changes to return-to-school plan

Around 30 concerned parents, teachers and education professionals held a rally in front of the office of Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe...

Province announces mask procurement, continues to face backlash on school plan

After releasing their Safe Schools Plan on Tuesday Education Minister and Deputy Premier Gord Wyant held a surprise press conference Friday. He...

Pandemic costs to City increase according to latest financial impact update

The COVID-19 pandemic will cost the City of Prince Albert more than originally thought, despite city facilities starting to reopen.

P.A. group rallies in support of northern Sask. man demanding government action on suicide...

Warning: This story contains discussions of suicide.Joyce McKenzie desperately hopes Tristen Durocher's action on suicide prevention sends a...

Saskatchewan Medical Association urges more caution with school reopening

Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) leaders met with the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, and with senior officials from the...

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Project pandemic: mapping the outbreak

By Daily Herald / May 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
In an effort to track COVID-19 and its impact on different populations, especially the most vulnerable, journalists and journalism students at news organizations and universities from across Canada have come together to compile data from government health authorities and self-reported...

Friday COVID-19 update: Canada at 157 cases, travel not advised, Tony Cote games and other events cancelled

By Peter Lozinski / March 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
Cancellations continued to pile up Friday, as both the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and Spark Theatre announced cancellations. Spark Theatre cancelled its planned upcoming pair of shows, Gin and the Real Inspector Hound. Friday's Terry Barber performance at the E.A. Rawlinson...

‘The general public does not need to be concerned’ — First presumptive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Sask.

By Peter Lozinski / March 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
Saskatchewan's first presumptive case of COVID-19 was confirmed by the province Thursday. According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, the first case is a Saskatoon resident who is in their 60s who recently travelled to Egypt. After...

Candle Lake Mayor refutes allegations from councillor, calling them ‘serious and slanderous’

By Peter Lozinski / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
The Mayor of the Resort Village of Candle Lake issued a lengthy statement refuting what he terms “serious and slanderous” allegations made by Coun. Ron Cherkewich when speaking to the Herald regarding an access to information request Cherkewich has issued...

Province introduces new updated COVID-19 map

By Daily Herald / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
The provincial government launched a new COVID-19 map on Tuesday designed to provide a more accurate picture of where new cases are popping up. The map includes statistical data for 13 regions in Saskatchewan. Previous maps showed only six. Prince...

Local school divisions unveil return-to-classroom plans

By Peter Lozinski / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
Prince Albert parents got a bit of a look at what school might look like when students return this fall as both the Catholic and public school divisions released the latest versions of their return to school plans. The documents...

P.A. group rallies in support of northern Sask. man demanding government action on suicide epidemic

By Jayda Taylor / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
Warning: This story contains discussions of suicide. Joyce McKenzie desperately hopes Tristen Durocher's action on suicide prevention sends a strong message to the government. “I want the government to realize that it's not easy to be losing loved ones and...

Hickie enters mayoral race

By Peter Lozinski / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
A former Prince Albert police officer and MLA is eyeing the mayor’s chair. Darryl Hickie kicked off his campaign Tuesday at the Premier Best Western Hotel on 38 Street. Hickie is the third candidate, after current Mayor Greg Dionne and...

Municipal governance experts say city should have given residents more time to consider property purchase from Signature Developments

By Jason Kerr / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
Municipal governance experts say the City of Prince Albert should have given residents more time to consider a recent $6.5-million purchase of 18-acres of land in the city’s southeast corner. Council approved the purchase by a 5-4 margin after giving...

Former Rivier Academy still an option for new francophone school even though property is up for sale

By Jayda Taylor / August 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
The former Rivier Academy may be listed as for sale, but the French Canadian Society of Prince Albert (SCFPA) is still holding on to hope that the building will eventually be a new francophone school and community centre. That decision,...

Parents and educators call for changes to return-to-school plan

By Michael Oleksyn / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
Around 30 concerned parents, teachers and education professionals held a rally in front of the office of Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave's office on Friday morning to protest the recently released back-to-school plan. The rally was one of several...

Province clarifies some aspects of Safe Schools plan

By Michael Oleksyn / August 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
After releasing their back to school plan on Tuesday, the provincial government clarified some of the rules around cleaning and disinfection with a press release on Thursday. They explained that The Safe Schools Plan includes specific protocols for Safe Facilities...

Local school divisions like some of the approaches in back-to-school plan

By Michael Oleksyn / August 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
After the announcement of the province's Safe School Plan on Tuesday both the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School and Prince Albert Catholic School Division see positives and negatives in the approach taken by the province. The province released guidelines that the...