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As the defence closed its case in Leslie Black’s dangerous offender hearing, the man who brutally attacked Marlene Bird read a prepared statement to the court.
After a psychiatrist warned Leslie Black could cause “catastrophic” harm if released, a defence psychologist painted a much more optimistic picture of his risk to society. But he also mentioned one damning detail: Black may have used an accelerant to...
The onset of warm weather always brings an onrush of cats to the Prince Albert SPCA. It’s what shelter operations manager Liana Maloney calls “kitten season.” Currently, the shelter’s feline accommodations are full. They have more than 50 cats in...

Not guilty

Judge accepts self-defence argument in case against Elias Ballantyne After one year and two days spent in prison, Elias Ballantyne is a free man. Ballantyne was in custody while he was facing charges of aggravated assault, attempted murder, uttering threats, possessing...
Students respond to budget survey seeking spending on education, health care, environment; balanced budgets If students were in charge of the country, we’d see higher taxes on the wealthy, increased spending on health, education and the environment and a move...
Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said he wants to see as few cuts as possible when the provincial government releases its upcoming budget, but he’s preparing for tough times. Dionne will be in Regina on Wednesday when the Saskatchewan Party...
The RCMP are looking for three missing teens from north of Prince Albert, who disappeared in two separate incidents. Sixteen-year-old Brandon Lachance and 14-year-old Breanne Moose were last seen at 7 p.m. on March 18. Police believe they are currently in...
The Prince Albert SPCA is working to apprehend dozens of cats from a hoarder in Nipawin. According to shelter operations manager Liana Maloney, the woman may have had up to forty cats living with her at one point. None had...
Earlier this year, the SPCA took in four litters of puppies. Now, they can’t hold on to them.

Hunting for jobs

For recently arrived immigrants, finding a job in their new country can be a daunting challenge. On Wednesday, more than 100 of them were meeting that challenge head on. Job seekers from across the city arrived at the Quality Hotel in...
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