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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.

No updates as RCMP conduct search for missing teen

RCMP say they have no updates as they continue to search for a teenage girl who disappeared more than one year ago. Mekayla Bali was 16-years-old when she was last seen at a bus depot in Yorkton on April 12, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. On Tuesday,...

Watching the skies

Professional and amateur astronomers will have a rare treat on Monday, as a solar eclipse makes its way across the North American continent. Starting at roughly 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 21, viewers in Saskatchewan will be able to see the moon pass between the sun...

First in the race

The first Saskatchewan Party leadership candidate has officially entered the ring. Regina-University MLA and Minister of Social Services Tina Beaudry-Mellor announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for party leader. “I think it is safe to say that no one will ever fill the shoes...

Wall’s approach still needed: Hargrave

News of Premier Brad Wall’s decision to step down came as somewhat of a surprise to Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave. Like most of his colleagues, Hargrave found out about Wall’s decision during the Saskatchewan Party caucus retreat on Wednesday. On Thursday he said the...

Wall stepping down

After nearly two decades in Saskatchewan politics, and 10 years as leader, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is stepping down. Wall made the announcement in a short video posted on his Facebook page Thursday morning. In it, he said he discussed the issue with his wife,...

Kruisin’ Prince Albert

“The biggest thing you’ll find with car people is that they’re very good people,” Sheldon Novak says. “They’ll do anything to help you.” Novak knows what he’s talking about. The long-time member and current president of the Klassic Kruisers Kar Klub has travelled across North...

Finding common ground

Victor Thunderchild is badly out-numbered. On one side of the gym, the local teacher is busy setting up a presentation full of slides and videos showcasing a range of Indigenous culture. A few other adults are helping him. On the other side are dozens of kids...

Lending a helping hand

When the Prince Albert Firefighters Association was looking for causes in need of support, one kept popping up over and over: fires in First Nations communities. After watching incidents like the 2014 house fire in Aktahkakoop First Nation, which killed two people, the association wanted...

Public notice recommendations under consideration

Changes could be coming to how the city provides public notice on controversial closures, developments and amendments. At Monday’s executive committee meeting, city councillors approved four recommendations governing the way walkway changes, Discretionary Use Development Permits and zoning bylaw amendments are considered. The items still need...

The changing world of Hepatitis C

It’s nearly lunchtime, and Dr. Morris Markentin is busy testing a volunteer patient for Hepatitis C at Access Place. He’s using what’s called a Fibro-Scan, a “non-invasive ultrasound machine” that checks the liver for disease or scar tissue. The entire process is efficient, painless and...

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