Prince Albert

Collisions and assaults highlight weekend for paramedics
paNOW Staff

A quieter weekend than most for the Parkland Ambulance paramedics with only 42 calls for service.

However, there were a few specific incidents of interest that paramedics responded to.

On Saturday, paramedics were called to a vehicle collision on Central Avenue at the intersection of 11th Street around 3 a.m.

A 31-year-old woman received minor injuries in the incident and was taken to Victoria Hospital for further care.

UPDATE: Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

Prince Albert’s Gift of Mercy Fun Run is in its sixth year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The run raised funds for local and international charities, who help people in need.

P.A residents honour Terry Fox
P.A residents honour Terry Fox
P.A residents honour Terry Fox
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

A legacy which started in 1980 is still getting attention around the world.

Over 200 cities around Canada including Prince Albert hosted run and walk events this weekend, to honour Terry Fox.

According to the Terry Fox Foundation on September 2, 1980 Isadore Sharp, Chairman and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, sent a telegram to the Fox family with a commitment to organize a fundraising run that would be held every year in Terry's name. 

Jessy’s Garden celebrates another bountiful year
By James Bowler paNOW Staff

It’s been a banner year for Jessy’s Garden and co-owners Bonny and Mel Sanderson are holding an event to finish off the season.

The, now annual, Harvest Fundraiser ran for its second year in Prince Albert, celebrating what Jessy’s Garden is all about.

On Saturday, teams of two competed against each other in downtown Prince Albert, in the first annual Amazing Race.

Unfortunately team Blooms N Bear didn't come out ahead.Team Tatlow stole the win. Over 22.000 dollars was raised.

UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
UPDATE/ VIDEO :Team Tatlow wins Amazing Race
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

September is national Big Brothers Big Sisters and Childhood Cancer month. 

So on Saturday, teams of two competed against each other in downtown Prince Albert, in the first annual Amazing Race event. Over 22.000 dollars was raised at this weekends event. 

Allyson Wall is the Marketing and Recruitment and Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Wall said the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert and Team 4 Hope partnered together to host the fundraiser.

100 year old cathedral hosts fair to raise funds
100 year old cathedral hosts fair to raise funds
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

A fall market fair was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday and Saturday in Prince Albert. The Harvest Market and Flea Market were combined and all funds raised went towards paying for the Cathedral renovations.

About $3000 was raised during the fair and the volunteers were happy with the donations. A wide variety of items were donated for the event and everything that didn’t get sold went directly back into the community.

PHOTOS: 12th annual Brain Boogie huge success
PHOTOS: 12th annual Brain Boogie huge success
PHOTOS: 12th annual Brain Boogie huge success
PHOTOS: 12th annual Brain Boogie huge success
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW staff

Brain injury, one of the leading causes of death in Canada, was brought into the spotlight in Prince Albert on Saturday. The 12 annual Brain Boogie walk kicked off the season.

The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the severity of brain injuries and to provide support to those who have been affected by it.

Elaine Perkins, volunteer for the Saskatchewan brain injury and Prince Albert chapter helped coordinate the event this year.

“Brain injury is becoming an epidemic,” she said.

Prince Albert resident celebrates milestone
Prince Albert resident celebrates milestone
Prince Albert resident celebrates milestone
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

Frances Jenner celebrated her one hundredth birthday in Prince Albert on Saturday surrounded by her family and friends. 

She was born in 1914 in Borden, Saskatchewan and lived in Moose Jaw for much of her life before moving to Prince Albert four years ago.

She worked most of her life in the service industry and got married twice. Since her mom died when she was only twelve, she had to take care of her five younger siblings.

Magic and games were enjoyed at First Baptist Church in P.A
Magic and games were enjoyed at First Baptist Church in P.A
Magic and games were enjoyed at First Baptist Church in P.A
By Caitlin Brezinski PaNOW Staff

The First Baptist Church held their third annual community carnival on Saturday in Prince Albert.

A magician, plenty of games, a barbeque and face painting were among the festivities.

“We saw it advertised and we thought we would come and it’s great. The kids are excited, there’s lots of food and entertainment,” said Carol Kent, who attended for the first time.

“The goal is to connect with the community,” said Pastor Mike Engbers. 

UPDATE/VIDEO: Winner of MIX 101 Rock Machine 5 entertains crowd at Gateway Mall
UPDATE/VIDEO: Winner of MIX 101 Rock Machine 5 entertains crowd at Gateway Mall
UPDATE/VIDEO: Winner of MIX 101 Rock Machine 5 entertains crowd at Gateway Mall
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

Prince Albert’s Gateway Mall was filled with anxious people hoping to win the MIX 101 rock Machine 5.

Hopefully semi-finalists started drawing the keys Saturday at 12 p.m.

Each semi-finalist took a turn at picking the winning key. This master key would open the chest, which contained the key to the rock machine.

Name after name was drawn and still no one could break the lock.

Until Chevlin Podhorodeski was called and stepped up to the chest.

Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run
Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run
Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run
Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run
Runners give back in Gift of Mercy run

By Kayla Bruch

paNOW Staff

Prince Albert’s Gift of Mercy Fun Run is in its sixth year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The run raises funds for local and international charities, who help people in need.

Run organizer, Ron Poetker, said around 107 people signed up for the 2k, 5k, and10k run, which ran Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Michelle Boyko has run in the Gift of Mercy Fun Run for the past two years. Boyko said she saw a lot more people at this year’s event. For her it’s a way to stay active but also support a good cause.

P.A. teen shows Terry Fox spirit, raising over 5k for foundation
P.A. teen shows Terry Fox spirit, raising over 5k for foundation
P.A. teen shows Terry Fox spirit, raising over 5k for foundation
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

A Prince Albert teen who lost her father to cancer is now joining the fight against the debilitating disease.

Bailey Oleksyn, 16, has raised more than $5k for the Terry Fox Foundation through the sale of her handmade bracelets.

"I started selling bracelets when I was six and it was kind of the only thing I could make as a child, so I just kind of wanted to continue that on throughout the years," said Oleksyn.

Oleksyn said the foundation has been a part of her life, starting at a young age.

91 year-old to be honoured in Lakeland
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW staff

Murray Smail will be honoured as Lakeland’s citizen of the year on Saturday night at the Christopher Lake Legion Hall.

Citizen of the year has been going on for the past thirty years. Cheryl Bauer-Hyde with the organizing committee said that the purpose of these events are to honour people that have contributed in a meaningful way to the community. 

“He’s an awesome guy. He’s 91 years old. He curls, he’s very active in the community and always around,” said Bauer-Hyde.

Major drug bust at P.A. homes
paNOW Staff

Two drug busts were undertaken in Prince Albert on Friday.

Members of the Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) along with members of the Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team and Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) executed search warrants at the two homes. This resulted in the seizure of 182 grams of cocaine, cash, as well as a restricted firearm.

Four people are being charged in relation to the matter.

House fire under investigation
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW staff

Fire crews were called to a house fire at about 9:20 p.m on Thursday in the 600 block of Sixth Street East in Prince Albert.

The fire started in the basement and the extent of the damage is not clear.

Forensic investigators assisted with fire investigators on the scene Friday morning and the case is being treated as suspicious, according to Prince Albert Police Service.

Police said the house was vacant at the time of the blaze.

UPDATE: Police shooting inquest jury gives no recommendations
By Chelsea Laskowski paNOW Staff

The family of a man who was shot by police during a confrontation had little to say at the conclusion of an inquest into his death.

After a five-day trial the six-person jury concluded Ryan Natomagan-Nelson, 26, died on July 9, 2013 at 10:51 p.m. in Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital.

The decision that he died from blood loss due to gunshot wounds, and that it was a homicide was based off 13 people’s testimonies and numerous documents.

Alleged naked police dog biter gets bail
paNOW Staff

A 20-year-old man accused of biting a police dog in Prince Albert earlier this has received bail on Friday.

Rusty Hearn made an appearance at the Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Hearn faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, resisting arrest and cruelty to animals.

Earlier this work, police in Prince Albert say they responded to a report of a man driving a car under the influence after he was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute.

Gord Broda buys back Broda Construction
paNOW Staff

Five years after selling his company, Gord Broda is once again  owner of Broda Construction.

Broda, along with partner Rusty Clunie, and a private equity firm out of Alberta, pooled their resources for the deal.

“Our parent company [had] taken on some different directions as far as where they’re going and we thought it was a good opportunity to maybe get the company back sort of refocused and going in the direction that we think it should be going,” Broda said on Thursday.

Federal Liberals pick new riding association pres, look to future
By Thia James paNOW Staff

Members of the Liberal Party of Canada in Prince Albert met on Thursday at the Prince Albert Travelodge to re-establish a federal riding association.

The group of about 15 people gathered to pass a constitution and to elect a new executive, re-establishing the riding association. During the near two-hour annual general meeting, Legal Aid lawyer Estelle Hjertaas was elected the riding association’s president.

Officers bring analysis to police-involved death inquest
By Chelsea Laskowski paNOW Staff

The final witnesses brought an analytical perspective to the coroner’s inquest into Ryan Natomagan-Nelson’s death in a police shooting.

Natomagan-Nelson, 26, was shot three times by police officers after 9 p.m. on July 9, 2013 in the basement of his sister’s East Hill split-level home.

paNOW Staff

Environment Canada has issued another frost advisory for Prince Albert and the surrounding areas.

A cold air mass, light winds and clear skies are combining to bring temperature lows of minus 1 to minus 4 by early Friday morning.

It is warning that the frost could damage crops in frost-prone areas.

The following areas are affected by the advisory:

Magnitude of 9/11 understood by those too young to remember
By Thia James paNOW Staff

Thirteen years have passed since Al Qaeda terrorists launched co-ordinated hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington D.C. and in a Pennsylvania field.

Prince Albert families to benefit from provincial funding
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

KidsFirst is receiving more than $14 million to run nine programs throughout the province.

From that money, $1.2 million will flow to Prince Albert this year.

Prince Albert program manager Janice Thomas is very appreciative of the funding, explaining that they have a number of services offered in the city.

"Our main portion is a home visiting component, working with families who have children zero to five years of age," said Thomas.

Autopsy complete on homicide victim
paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Police have officially identified the man who was the victim of a homicide on Sept 6.

Police confirm the victim is 43-year-old Cory Brown, who was found dead at a residence in the 1100 block of 14th Street West.

An autopsy was completed on Wednesday, but the results will not be released at this time.

Police continue to investigate.

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