Prince Albert

KidSport thief turns himself in
By Chelsea Laskowski paNOW Staff

Only four days after an arrest warrant was put out for a man who skipped court, he turned himself in to police.

Police confirm Marvin Moses C. Sanderson, the man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5,000 from KidSport, came into their station on Friday.

He was lodged there until he appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court the same day, and was released on an undertaking.

Teen faces more charges in apartment building fires
paNOW Staff

More charges are being laid against a Prince Albert teenager.

On Friday Prince Albert Police Criminal Investigation Division charged a 14-year-old with two more counts of intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire to property. This is in relation to two arsons that occurred July 10 and 17 at the Hilltop Towers apartment building.

The teen is already facing charges in relation to the fire on Aug. 26th at the same building that led to a multi-agency investigation.

Planned power outage to affect East Hill residents
paNOW Staff

SaskPower will be holding a planned power outage on Tuesday morning in Prince Albert.

The outage will affect residents in the zero to 600 block between 22nd Street East south to 28th Street East.

The planned outage will start at 5 a.m. and end at 7:30 a.m. and will be in place for system maintenance.

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Administration warns against private concessions
By Thia James paNOW Staff

Prince Albert’s community services department will advise council to be cautious if it considers privately run concessions as an option in its follow up report about city-run concessions and vending agreements.

Community services director Jody Boulet said second report will include information reminding council about the last time the City attempted to privatize concession services – at the Art Hauser Centre. Boulet said that attempt resulted in an arbitration process with a local union, which the City lost.

S.H.A.R.E. looks to replace stolen picnic table
By Sarah Wallace paNOW Staff

As Prince Albert’s Self Help and Recreation Education program (S.H.A.R.E.) inches closer to beginning their roof repair they are dealing with another issue.

On Sept. 15, staff found one of their two picnic tables had been stolen sometime over the night.

Robin Knudsen, S.H.A.R.E.’s executive director, said the picnic tables are used by their clients to sit outside and enjoy a drink or smoke.

Police and paramedics have busy weekend in P.A.

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A few accidents keeping Parkland Ambulance paramedics busy over the weekend in Prince Albert.

On Friday at around 4:30 p.m., paramedics were called to the scene of an accident in the 2800 block of Central Avenue. A 49-year-old woman was injured in the incident and taken to Victoria Hospital where she reportedly remains in good condition.

VIDEO: Magician Roger Boucher tricks the crowd
VIDEO: Magician Roger Boucher tricks the crowd
VIDEO: Magician Roger Boucher tricks the crowd
VIDEO: Magician Roger Boucher tricks the crowd
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

A local performer adds a little magic to the lives of kids in Prince Albert. 

Children and their parents laughed and smiled as they participated in the Roger Boucher Magic Show at the Prince Albert Legion.

The star of the show, magician Roger Boucher has been performing magic for 12 years and perfecting his craft for 14. Boucher said he always enjoyed magic but he was inspired to learn magic back in university.

PHOTOS: Prince Albert dances the night away at Latin Salsa Fiesta
PHOTOS: Prince Albert dances the night away at Latin Salsa Fiesta
PHOTOS: Prince Albert dances the night away at Latin Salsa Fiesta
PHOTOS: Prince Albert dances the night away at Latin Salsa Fiesta
PHOTOS: Prince Albert dances the night away at Latin Salsa Fiesta
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

A dazzling night featuring dancers from across the province.

Around 100 Prince Albert residents were all smiles as they watched the Latin Salsa Fiesta performance. The Prince Albert Multicultural Council along with the Saskatoon

Salsa Dance Company hosted the event at the E.A Rawlinson Centre for the Arts.

The performance included dancers from Alpha Kids, Latin Fusion, Kim and Ervin, and La Carisma- Salsa with Luke.

UPDATE: Missing girl last seen at Super 8, has been found
By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

A missing girl was located last night at a family's residence in Meadow Lake. 

Madison MacIntyre, 13, was last seen at the Super 8 motel on Friday at around 2 a.m.

According to the Prince Albert Police Service, she was reported missing a short time later.

MacIntyre is described as around five feet, five inches, 120 pounds and was last seen wearing black Saskatchewan Roughrider shorts and a grey Metallica T-shirt.

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VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
VIDEO: Families celebrate their culture at Tapestrama in P.A.
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

It’s an event to celebrate all cultures in Prince Albert.

The 39th annual Tapestrama brought all ages and races together at Prince Albert’s E.A Rawlinson Centre.

Alice Zhang is a board member with the Prince Albert Multicultural Council. Zhang said people who have different cultural backgrounds contribute to the growth of the province.

Improv troupe hopes for laughs in Prince Albert
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

Off the Cuff Improv Troupe will be showcasing their talents at their first public show on Saturday night at Dr. Java’s in Prince Albert.

The improv troupe started a couple of years ago and is a product of Boucher Entertainment. Adreanna Boucher, a founder of the company, said she wanted to take the company to a different level by including improv. By holding public shows, she hopes the troupe will gain more exposure.

Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame honours five inductees
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

Five creative and inspirational art lovers have become the first inductees in the Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame.

In an event at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre, the Prince Albert Arts Board honoured Margo Fournier, John V. Hicks, Ed Rawlinson, Bernice Sayese and Annabel Taylor as the hall’s inaugural inductees.

Roxanne Dicke, chair of the board, said the hall of fame will create a sense of pride in the community and recognize the arts scene and culture within our region.

By Sarah Rolles

The fall session of Today’s Country 900 CKBI’s Internet Action Auction launches today with a new look.

The area’s largest online auction has undergone some upgrades to make it easier to navigate and browse categories. Eventually for the next auction in January it will also allow bidders to pay online.

PHOTOS: Little run for a big cause
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

Children at the Small World Day Care Co-op in Prince Albert took part in a Little Fox Run on Friday. Candida Bourassa, executive director at the day care, said they decided to hold the run to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

“We feel that everyone wants a cure for cancer and everyone’s lives are touched by cancer. We just thought we’d help out … because it’s a good initiative,” she said.

Gift of Mercy Fun Run gives back to community
paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Gift of Mercy Fun Run is reaching out to two community groups.

This year the organization is donating its proceeds with Our House and the Share-A-Meal Food Bank.

Organizer Ron Poetker presented Our House with a cheque for $1,195 and the Share A Meal Food Bank for $1,140.

The run took place Sept. 13 with 116 participants.

PHOTOS: Prince Albert court house recognized for restoration
By Thia James paNOW Staff

The City of Prince Albert has recognized the restoration work done to the ceiling of the Court of Queen’s Bench with the 2013 Municipal Heritage Award.

The Government of Saskatchewan commissioned the project a few years ago, focusing on replacing the temporary drop ceiling with a high, recessed ceiling.

The work also included the installation of a new heating/air conditioning system on the top floor.

Missing girl last seen at Super 8
By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

A missing girl has police asking for the public's help.

Madison MacIntyre, 13, was last seen at the Super 8 motel on Friday at around 2 a.m.

According to the Prince Albert Police Service, she was reported missing a short time later.

MacIntyre is described as around five feet, five inches, 120 pounds and was last seen wearing black Saskatchewan Roughrider shorts and a grey Metallica T-shirt.

Tapestrama celebrates worldwide cultures
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

This weekend’s 39th annual Tapestrama event is about cultural acceptance and fun.

Michelle Hassler, assistant executive director of the Prince Albert Multicultural Council said this year, much like past years, they have a great line-up of musicians, local dancers, and seven different types of multi-culture food dishes and drinks.

“People can enjoy German, Persian, Pakistani, Filipino, First Nations, Ukraine, and Chinese [food],” she said.

By Thia James paNOW Staff

Prince Albert showed its support for police officers and peace in the community at a walk and gathering at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre.

Supporters took part in the Support Our Police and Peace Officers Walk in recognition of National Police and Peace Officers Day on Thursday morning. They then attended the Celebrating Peace in Our Community event, which included a performance by a student dance group from Queen Mary Community School.

Community Against Family Violence program ends in October
By Thia James paNOW Staff

Community Against Family Violence (CAFV), a program operated by the Co-operative Health Centre, will be discontinued next month.

The announcement was made by Sandy Pitzel, the program’s co-ordinator, who wrote about the discontinuation of the program in an open letter sent dated Sept. 24.

In it, she wrote that she was informed on Sept. 12 that the Co-operative Health Centre would be dissolving the program and her position on Oct. 10. Pitzel also sits on the health centre’s board of directors.

Police search for armed robbery suspect in P.A.
paNOW Staff

Police in Prince Albert are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, a male entered a business in the 2800 block of Sixth Avenue East armed with a can of bear spray and he demanded money.

The employee complied and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the incident. The suspect then ran eastbound.

He was wearing black track pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face.

PHOTOS: Former addicts and supporters celebrate recovery
PHOTOS: Former addicts and supporters celebrate recovery
By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

Recovering addicts are stepping out of the shadows and sharing their stories without shame or stigma.

On Wednesday afternoon, around 50 people gathered outside the SIAST Woodland Campus for Recovery Day, a national event to build awareness, challenge stigma imposed by society and celebrate the role recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

PHOTOS: Students honour Terry Fox’s vision of hope
By Caitlin Brezinski paNOW Staff

Celebration and memory walks for Terry Fox were held at hundreds of schools across the country on Wednesday, as part of National School Run Day, and students at Arthur Pechey School in Prince Albert participated one such event.

Kimberly Semenchuk, a Grade 5 teacher at the school, said that it’s important that the school and the community come together to honour Terry Fox and at the same time, make their own connections with people they have lost.

New facility naming policy to apply to new buildings only: Mayor
By Thia James paNOW Staff

A potential new naming rights policy that would allow corporations and organizations to buy the naming rights of City-owned buildings in Prince Albert will only apply to new facilities.

Bail received, trial set for alleged Terror Squad members
By Chelsea Laskowski paNOW Staff

Two men in their early 20s, both facing drug trafficking charges and allegations of Terror Squad affiliations, had their cases move forward in very different ways this week.

Tyson Lafonde, 25, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on Sept. 12 after a combined RCMP and Prince Albert Police search of a home in the West Flat neighbourhood.