People shaving their heads to raise money for cancer research is nothing new. It’s been a campaign that has lived under many names for years.
But when an 11-year-old girl decides she wants to shave her head to raise money with no campaign to follow, only to support her friend who has cancer, that is a type of maturity and bravery not seen in many children or even some adults.
So when Madison Simpson of Prince Albert approached her mother Jackie Garrow about shaving her head to raise money for her friend with cancer, her mother was stunned.
The Prince Albert RCMP are investigating an accident that has killed a 34-year-old man on Highway 2.
Paramedics from Parkland Ambulance responded at 5:46 a.m. to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle one km south of Christopher Lake.
The man was transported to Victoria Hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.
According to the RCMP, the Air Ronge man was struck by a vehicle while lying on the highway.
Harvesters of the Saskatchewan Chanterelle mushroom are worried for their future reaps should the provincial government go forward with their 20-year forest management plan that targets island forest.
It looks at logging certain trees in the forest, to accomplish what they hope is a long-term plan for the future livelihood of the trees.
One of the four forests being looked at is the Torch River Forest near Nipawin, which is home to many chanterelles and some are concerned any disturbance will kill them off.
Saskatchewan justice officials are hoping a shooting incident at an Alberta courthouse this week does not happen here.
On Tuesday in Whitecourt, a sheriff was shot in the hand during a scuffle with two prisoners at a courthouse. Two men fled in a prisoner transport van, but were arrested a short time later. The incident has prompted Alberta's solicitor general to call for a review of courthouse security.
A Pelican Narrows man has been charged with second-degree murder after RCMP determined the death of a 39-year-old man originally thought to have been in a snowmobile accident is a homicide.
John James Ballantyne was brought to Flin Flon General Hospital in Flin Flon, Man. on Saturday with life threatening injuries which emergency workers originally attributed to a snowmobile accident 30 kilometers outside of Creighton.
A 13-year-old boy has experienced firsthand what could happen when school buses do not use their flashing stop arms within Prince Albert city limits under a decades-old bylaw.
On Jan. 30, he was crossing in front of the school bus to get home and was hit by a truck. At Monday night’s city council meeting, Keegan Wolf addressed the issue with a victim impact statement.
On the day of the accident, he said he got off the bus and looked both ways.
Red Earth Cree Nation deals with flooding almost every year and there are fears that this year may be worse than others. The reserve has already had more than two feet of snow so far this winter.
"We are very much concerned about that," said Roy Head, director of emergency planning and public safety with Red Earth Cree Nation.
This year's increased snowfall has a lot of people grumbling and the wildlife is not happy about it either.
The deep snow makes it very difficult for deer to forage for food. As a result, many have been wandering into farm yards and even town sites searching for something to eat.
"There's always been a little bit of damage, especially if you leave bales out in the field, but they don't often come into the yards to forage on the stacks," said professional agrologist Tara Kennedy.
Prince Albert could be the site of a large anti-nuclear protest on Friday, as environmental activists plan to gather outside of a meeting about nuclear waste.
The Prince Albert Inn is the site of a special Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) meeting discussing nuclear waste management.
The Prince Albert Grand Council is hosting the meeting, which is closed to the public.
A presentation by the nuclear waste management organization is on the agenda.
Stefaan DeMarie is this year’s Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race winner.
DeMarie of Christopher Lake won this year’s race, crossing the finish line at 7:18 a.m. Friday morning.
He wins the top prize of $6,000, with Karen Ramstead following second place. She left Stanley Mission at 6:09 a.m. Jillian Taylor is running third and left Stanley Mission at 7:22 a.m.
Treasurer Bernie Zintel said that DeMarie is now resting and the dogs are being looked after by his handler.