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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.

An unexpected passion

Jim Ternier never intended to become a farmer. Instead, the Humboldt native obtained a degree in Mathematics before heading off to live in Europe. He wasn’t sure what direction his life would take upon returning to Canada, so he settled on one of the things...

Remembering the past

Nina Duffield never made the trek from Eastern Europe all the way to the Canadian prairies, but through dancing she’s trying to honour those who did. The 14-year-old Duffield has spent seven years learning and perfecting the art of Ukrainian dancing. For her, it’s not...

Parking meter rate hike leaves businesses unimpressed

Downtown businesses say a recent decision to raise parking rates across the city places an unfair burden on residents who shop downtown. On Monday, councillors voted to officially approve changes to the city’s operating budget, which include a 25 cents per hour increase in parking...

Protest for the planet

For nearly 30 years, Shelley Essaunce and her family have used cloth grocery bags when shopping, cloth gift bags at Christmas, and picked up garbage all over their street. The family efforts come from a desire to preserve the environment through responsible living, and on...

The healing journey

At the low points in her life, Jorgina Sunn never thought she would be where she is today. From her time in foster homes, to the racism and bullying she experienced at school, to life as a drug addict on the streets of Calgary, to...

Funding cuts under review

Administrators with the Wapiti Regional Library and John M. Cuelenaere Public Libraries are cautiously optimistic about a recent government decision to review the $4.8 million in cuts made to Saskatchewan libraries. On Thursday, Premier Brad Wall announced that Education Minister Don Morgan would take a...

Hoback urges calm after Trump trade comments

Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback says he’s not going to overact to recent comments made by American President Donald Trump on Canada-U.S. trade relations. On Thursday, Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement a “disaster” for the United States, particularly for the country’s lumber,...

Helping any way they can

Things were a bit different when Leoville’s Mary Krushelniski started volunteering with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. Back then she and other ladies hospital auxiliary members would hold bake sales, create food hampers, sell raffle tickets and grow produce for nearby hospitals and care...

New plans coming for Destination Marketing Levy Fund

The City of Prince Albert is moving forward with plans to establish new guidelines for its Destination Marketing Levy Fund. The fund draws roughly $300,000 annually from a levy placed on local hotels, with the money then being distributed to local groups organizing large-scale cultural...

Water advisory hits rural residents

A precautionary drinking water advisory is in effect due to valve repairs being made on a water line near the intersection of Marquis Road and Second Avenue. The advisory affects the rural municipalities of Duck Lake and Prince Albert, and came into effect as of...

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