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New course offers construction trade skills to women

A new program is coming to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) in Prince Albert which is aimed at introducing women to trades.

The program is a good opportunity for women wanting to pursue the trades, according to Stew Mayotte, manager of SIIT construction careers in Prince Albert.

“Women who want to get in to the construction trades, primarily carpentry, come in to the program and we help them get prepared for entry-level employment,” said Mayotte.

P.A. police report attempted abduction of 8-year-old

Prince Albert police have confirmed reports of an abduction attempt on Saturday at the South Hill Mall where an 8-year-old boy was allegedly grabbed by two men before his mother pulled him back.

This report relates to a tip that came in to the news room based on a Facebook post, which described an incident where two men were watching a woman who was walking with her three young children.

Prince Albert police confirm alleged abduction

Prince Albert Police have confirmed an alleged abduction attempt at the South Hill Mall.

The confirmation from police which ties into reports to News Talk based on a Facebook post, which read, "A lady was walking into Winners in Prince Albert today(sat) and there were two native men watching her and her three kids."

The Facebook post goes on to read that the two men got close enough to grab the eight year old and run.

No fire volunteers in Pelican Narrows according to rescuer

A man who has been credited with saving the life of a 10-year-old girl from a house fire in Pelican Narrows on Saturday said there was no fire service response at all.

Former KidSport board member accused of pocketing money

Marvin C. Sanderson, 42, a former KidSport board member in Prince Albert, is charged with theft over $5,000.

According to Prince Albert Police Service, the thefts occurred over a five-month period last year, from May to September.

Sanderson will appear in court on Jan. 21, at which time he is expected to enter a plea.

KidSport Saskatchewan has declined comment, saying they wish to respect the court process.

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Prince Albert firefighters help rescue puppy trapped in heating duct

On Saturday morning a fire truck responded to a call from a very concerned pet owner in Prince Albert– the family puppy, Yoshi, had fallen into an uncovered heating register.

The Prince Albert Fire Department crew figured out that the small Chihuahua had made his way through some of the duct work, and he couldn’t get out himself.

“So our crews went in, they first had to located the puppy in the heating system and once located they disassembled portions of the heating system to remove the puppy and reunite him with his owner,” said Battalion Chief Curtis Mickelson.

Man hit by car dies outside Little Red River Park

One man is dead after he was hit by a car just outside Prince Albert.

Around 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Police were called to a car on pedestrian collision on Highway 55 East. The 24-year old victim was found dead outside Little Red River Park after being hit by a blue Hyundai car.

The driver of the car wasn't injured but the front of his car was damaged slightly. Police don't yet know how fast the driver was going but said it was likely above city speeds.

Prince Albert looks to help women escape sex trade

Women trying to get out of the sex trade will have an additional support to help them.

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is working with the Centre of Responsibility (COR) to help create a program to support women who want leave prostitution behind. The COR helps to support the work of the groups and agencies involved with Community Mobilization Prince Albert.

Prince Albert eyes revamp of bylaws covering stripteases

Prince Albert will soon wade into the striptease debate, with plans to amend the city’s bylaws after the province changed its liquor laws to allow stripteases in bars.

At the outset of the new year, the provincial legislation regarding stripteases came into effect. Late last year, the City of Saskatoon changed its bylaws, setting limits on when and where this form of adult entertainment would take place.

The City of Prince Albert hasn’t fielded any requests or applications from businesses looking to hold stripteases, according to Mayor Greg Dionne.

Flu vaccine shortage in PA Parkland Health Region

Just as numbers of the influenza and in particular the H1N1 strain climb around the country, the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) is running out of the vaccine.

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