Skip to Content
  • WEATHER ALERT: Air quality alert due to forest fires Read more

Prince Albert

Wakaw man detained in French prison

New details have emerged regarding the whereabouts a man from the Wakaw area who was implicated in a major cocaine bust off the coast of New Caledonia in March 2012.

Gary Yuzik was one of three people arrested when a boat was stopped en route from South America to Australia. Two hundred kilograms of cocaine were found inside the boat -- valued at $70 million.

Authorities in Canada and abroad have been very tight lipped about the investigation, but paNOW has obtained some new information.

La Ronge picks up torch in flying rainbow flag

A community is setting the tone for northern Saskatchewan when it comes to support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities in the province and in Sochi.

La Ronge city hall has joined many Saskatchewan communities in flying the rainbow flag of pride.

“We strive ourselves as a leader in northern communities in terms of infrastructure and education, this is another example where we felt we could make a difference,” Mayor Thomas Sierzycki said.

Man sentenced for sex assault filmed on cellphone video

A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a female acquaintance and taping the assault using his cellphone will serve 23 months in prison.

Judge Inez J. Cardinal sentenced Robert Sawchuk, 55, to 30 months in prison, minus credit for the seven months he has already spent in custody. Cardinal delivered her sentencing decision on Feb. 4. in Tisdale Provincial Court.

Paralympic skiers from Prince Albert picked for Team Canada

Two Paralympic skiers from Saskatchewan will join Team Canada in Sochi, Russia in March.

Ozzie Sawicki is the chef-de-mission for Team Canada. On Tuesday, they unveiled the athletes who qualified for the para-Nordic and biathlon teams.
Sawicki said the two local athletes are senior competitor and sit-skier Colette Bourgonje and first-time Olympic competitor, stand-skier Brittany Hudak.

Chamakese sentenced 26 months for P.A. hit and run

The woman responsible for the death of 21-year-old Daniel Carter in 2010 has been sentenced.

Danielle Chamakese, 22, was sentenced Tuesday to serve 26 months at a federal penitentiary for a dangerous driving causing death charge. She was also sentenced nine months to be served concurrently for leaving the scene of an accident.

In addition, Chamakese will need to provide a peace officer DNA samples, is prohibited from driving for one year after her sentenced is served, and will have to pay a victim surcharge fine of $200.

Investigation looks at guards in wake of P.A. inmate’s suicide

The November death of a murder suspect in custody at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre has led to the investigation of at least two of the facility’s employees, paNOW has learned.

John Bob Glen Custer, 19, of Pelican Narrows, died in remand on Nov. 23, 2013. Officials consider the death to be a suicide.

Cree language class reconnects people with heritage

For people who may have lost their language somewhere along the lines, it’s an opportunity to get back in touch with a piece of their culture.

Former FSIN Chief says cutbacks are an opportunity, not a setback

Dr. Lawrence Joseph was not surprised when he received news of the job cuts within the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN).

"It's been in the wind ever since I was chief, they've been talking about provincial and territorial organizations being on the chopping block as far as their relationship with the Federal Government," Joseph said.

Prince Albert to try new ice-breaking product on roads

Prince Albert will start using fractured rock in its salt-sand mix to break up the ice on the city’s roads.

The ice on the roads has posed a challenge for the city this winter. Salt loses its effectiveness once the temperature dips to -18 C and stops melting the ice when it’s colder than -21 C. The sand in the mixture also hasn’t been sticking to the ice.

Northern Sask. mayor responds to lawsuit

Pinehouse Mayor Mike Natomagan said he was caught completely caught off guard when he received word that the village was being sued by Briarpatch Magazine.

Syndicate content