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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.

The price is wrong

A tight budget year just got tighter for the City of Prince Albert. On Monday, Prince Albert City Council agreed to cover more than $350,000 in cost overruns from two upgrade projects after contractors discovered unexpected problems. The decision left some city councillors fuming with how...

Program aims to save lives, reduce impaired driving

On Sept. 17, 1994, Robin Keays and some friends left one party north of Prince Albert and began driving south to join a second. They never arrived. Shortly after leaving, an impaired driver slammed into them so hard the force pushed the trunk of their car...

Give a little song

Roughly one year ago, a trio of Prince Albert choir directors began looking into ways their singers could give back to the community. On Friday, Dec. 1, that plan came to fruition. More than 135 singers from three different local children’s choirs came together for “Give...

Raiders foiled by familiar face

The Prince Albert Raiders were 21 seconds away from overtime, but a familiar face made sure they never got there. Former Raider Matteo Gennaro’s goal with less than a minute left broke open a tie hockey game, and allowed the Swift Current Broncos to escape...

Canada 150 Medal puts spotlight on unsung heroes

It’s a group that contains coaches, educators and volunteers, and on Saturday they were on stage receiving recognition for their efforts. More than 50 people were honoured for their community service on Saturday, as residents from across the federal riding of Prince Albert gathered at...

Write a letter, change a life

For the second year in a row, activists from across Prince Albert are putting pen to paper as part of a worldwide movement to end human rights abuses. Dubbed “Write for Rights,” the annual Amnesty International campaign encourages residents to write letters to in support...

Tragedy casts a long shadow

Patricia Leson still remembers where she was on Dec. 6, 1989. The retired teacher and former vice-principal was in school, dealing with the fallout that erupted in a different classroom on the other side of the country. On that day, a man entered École Polytechnique in...

Setting up shop

Kathy Deaton is happy to be back in familiar territory. For the next two weeks, the former Prince Albert resident has set up shop on Central Avenue, selling an assortment of quilting material and supplies, just like she regularly does at her store in Prince...

Mayor unconvinced ride sharing on the way

Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne says the city is looking for clarification around the new provincial ride sharing legislation introduced on Nov. 30. The new legislation, which provides a framework for licensing and insurance agreements, also leaves the door wide open for cities to create...

The road less travelled

Whether figuratively or literally, Kim Salo is always gave for traveling down a new road. Whether it was studying as an architecture or environmental design student, or leading church services as an Anglican priest, the Prince Albert painter has always loved learning new things and...

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