English River First Nation band members are reacting strongly to a collaboration agreement between the band and two uranium mining companies.
The deal with Cameco and Areva was signed on Friday and guarantees approximately $600 million in business contracts and employee wages over the next 10 years.
Cheryl Maurice, a life-long resident of English River First Nation, and a group of band members are expressing concern about the agreement signing process.
Jason Alexander, best known for his role as Seinfeld’s George Costanza, will grace the stage in Prince Albert for his solo stand-up routine Monday evening.
Not many people know that Alexander started out as a magician. It wasn’t until he realized early in childhood that he just didn’t have enough material to become a full-fledged magician.
It was then that he started hanging out with theatre kids. In doing so, he realized that acting was “a giant illusion” and he felt he would be more suited for the world of acting.
The mother of a teen who allegedly brought a firearm to school Tuesday said he was harassed by bullies.
The mother, who cannot be named due to the age of the offender, was at her 16-year-old son’s first court appearance in Prince Albert Thursday morning.
He faced charges of reckless discharge of a weapon, pointing a firearm in a careless manner, unlawful use of a firearm and assault with a weapon.
The appearance was adjourned pending additional bail information.
Producers are getting closer to where they're supposed to be for spring planting.
In the weekly crop report released Thursday, Saskatchewan Agriculture reported spring seeding had reached the two-third mark and is now almost on par with the five-year average, said crop specialist Grant McLean.
“Our reporters are indicating we have around 67 per cent of the 2013 crop planted and that’s pretty close to the five-year average of 70 per cent.”
A former Prince Albert teacher convicted in April of one count of sexual exploitation is now appealing her conviction, alleging errors made on the part of the trial judge.
Counsel for Bonnie McLachlan filed a six-point notice of appeal with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan on May 21. If the appeal results in a new trial, McLachlan wishes to be tried by judge and jury.
The first full-electric Nissan electric car will be driving into Prince Albert this week.
The local Evergreen Nissan will be the first dealership in the province to invest in the Nissan Leaf.
“We’re the first Nissan dealership in the province of Saskatchewan to be certified and offered the Nissan Leaf,” said general manager Ron Jones, adding they dealership had to get fully certified, trained and serviced to be allowed to get the electric vehicle.
A school on a northern Saskatchewan reserve was locked down for a period of time Tuesday, after a student fired a gun.
The incident happened at Senator Myles Venne School on the Far Reserve, which is part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
RCMP said there was a fight between two youth which resulted in one of them leaving the school then returning with a gun. Several shots were fired into the ground. No one was hurt.
The youth with the gun was taken into custody, and will appear in court in Prince Albert on May 30.
A Prince Albert man accused of possessing child pornography will be going to trial this fall.
Roger D. Williams, 43, was the subject of an investigation by the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
He was arrested on March 1 of last year after Prince Albert Police executed a search warrant on his West Flat home.
Officers confiscated a laptop from the residence, along with hundreds of sexual photos and video images of underage girls, some believed to be as young as three years old.
He's pleaded not guilty to the single count.
The Supreme Court of Canada decided to uphold the acquittal of a mother who left her newborn child in a Prince Albert Walmart washroom in 2007, dismissing a Crown appeal.
In a five-to-two vote, the Supreme Court agreed with the reasons for the acquittal of April Dawn Halkett.
“The trial judge did not err in acquitting the respondent on the basis that this subjective fault requirement had not been proved,” wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell in the majority Supreme Court decision. “The Court of Appeal was correct to uphold the acquittal.”
With Highway 2 still closed due to flooding between Prince Albert and St. Louis, officials are reminding motorists to stick to the detour routes.
During Thursday’s final provincial flood update conference call, Doug Wakabayashi of Highways and Infrastructure said some drivers are breaking away from the detour borders and using the grid roads.
“That really puts a stress on the RM’s ability to maintain the roads,” said Wakabayashi. “We’d really encourage motorists who are driving through that area to stick on the detour route.”