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Police identify teenage boy killed in shooting

Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) confirmed Monday afternoon that the victim involved in an early morning shooting was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital Monday morning.

Police have identified him as 17-year-old Clayton James Bear of Prince Albert.

Teen boy in hospital following shooting in Prince Albert

A 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in Prince Albert with critical injuries after a shooting early Monday morning.

The Prince Albert Police Service has taped off the scene of the shooting on the East Hill.

One resident who lives less than a block away from the scene said he heard gunshots earlier in the morning.

“I heard one gunshot followed by four or five more blasts; real quick repetition and that was it,”  Bill Leachman said, adding he heard the shots minutes after 4 a.m.

PA Police use Taser following alleged domestic assault

Prince Albert police used a Taser for the first time on Friday since they started carrying the stun devices in January.

Police used the device on a 29 year old man who was being combative during his arrest in the 1500-block of 15th Street West around 9 p.m.

A news release said the officers tried to arrest the man, but could not gain control of him after several tries.

An officer used a Taser to prevent injury to the man and themselves.

Oldest roller rink in Sask. calls it quits after 40 years

For some people, it was where they met their future spouse, and for others it was a high school hangout.

Now Wheel-A-While Family Roller Skating Rink is closing.

It's been a staple of Prince Albert's business community for 45 years, and is the oldest roller-skating rink in the province.

"Just the economic times of the roller skating," said owner Brent Macdonald. "The offer could not be refused."

The building has been bought by Charles Repair and Service, which will be moving from its current location on Eighth Street East.

Have what it takes? P.A. to host skills competition

The Skills Canada provincial competition is coming to Prince Albert once again this month.

More than 400 people will be competing in the city April 11, including high school and post-secondary students.

There are 39 competitions in total ranging from hairstyling, to plumbing, to public speaking.

Al Gabert, executive director for Skills Canada Saskatchewan, said the competition is about more than just a title.

Melfort school uses robot for new pilot project

It’s a sign of the technological times and the Maude Burke School in Melfort is benefitting.

TinyEYE Therapy Services is an innovative company that delivers speech therapy through services online.

Last month they launched another pilot project at the Melfort School to test their new technology, a telepresent robot.

The robot is a partnership between TinyEYE and a California-based robotics company.

Restaurant turns away Shellbrook veteran with service dog

A Canadian armed forces veteran’s visit to a Prince Albert restaurant is now the subject of a legal matter after he was refused service when he had his service dog in tow.

Michael Sharron, 43, needs his service dog Rylie with him for medical reasons. He has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and has had Rylie for just over a year.

The Shellbrook man took Rylie with him to lunch on March 3 along with his father-in-law. It was supposed to be a break from the errands the men were doing that day. They went to Smitty’s, located in the South Hill Mall.

Farm equipment dealers lose sales over grain backlog

Local farm equipment dealers are seeing the effects of the railways being backed-up just as much as farmers.

Without farmers being able to sell their grain, they aren’t as eager to purchase new equipment.

Brad Miller is the store manager at Cervus Equipment Prince Albert, which sells John Deere farming implements.

“They’re frustrated that they can’t move their grain and bills have to be paid and inputs have to be purchased, and they don’t have any money,” Miller said.

Mother of girl who died in fire calls daughter 'leader'

The mother of a young girl who lost her life in a fire on the Witchekan Lake First Nation is opening up.

Lorena McAdam described her daughter Iesha Rabbitskin as a girl who was enthusiastic about school, especially math and Cree class.

Saskatchewan log house carries family's legacy

A log house made a pretty long journey in Saskatchewan Friday.

The house, owned by the Glass family, was formerly located west of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary outside of Prince Albert. Jim Glass left it to his five children when he died in 2012.

The home is being moved to a lot on Elk Ridge Resort, off of Highway 264, in the vicinity of Waskesiu Lake and National Park. According to the family, this way they will all be able to enjoy the home during vacations.

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