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Woman involved in fatal PA hit and run guilty of 2 counts

The woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 21-year-old man has been found guilty of two out of three counts stemming from the incident.

Danielle Chamakese was found guilty of failure to remain at the scene and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death at the Prince Albert Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday morning.

10-year-old who died in house fire ran inside to find grandfather

A 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire in northern Saskatchewan is being remembered as a mature young lady, who always had a hug waiting for her friends.

Denasia Sewap died early Tuesday morning in a house fire in Pelican Narrows. She was living in the house with her great grand-parents. Initially she had gotten out safe with her great-grandmother but had gone back inside to look for her great-grandfather.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Updated: Young girl dies in house fire in Pelican Narrows

The RCMP is investigating after a 10-year-old girl is suspected to have been in a house that burned to the ground in Pelican Narrows.

The fire happened early Tuesday morning.

The occupants of the residence were an elderly couple and their 10-year-old great granddaughter. The elderly couple was able to make it out unharmed, and it was believed the child had made it out as well.

However, it was later learned the girl had not made it out. The residence burned to the ground and the remains of what is suspected to be the young child were located amongst the debris.

Police officer testifies at Wayne Moshenko murder trial in Prince Albert

One of the first officers on the scene of Ricky Lee Bear’s murder took the stand on Tuesday morning as a crown witness during day two of Wayne Moshenko’s trial in Prince Albert.

RCMP constable Nick Drennan’s testimony provided details about the timeline surrounding the Aug. 6, 2011 killing for which Moshenko is currently on trial for second degree murder.

Wayne Moshenko murder trial begins in Prince Albert

The trial of a man charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Ricky Lee Bear has begun at Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.

Wayne Moshenko, 40, is accused of participating in a brutal beating near the Muskoday First Nation that killed Bear in August 2011.

On Monday morning, 12 jurors were selected before the Crown began to present its case in the afternoon.

Harvest time still a family affair in Saskatchewan

It’s the most hectic time of the day, during the busiest season of the year on Blocka Farms outside Prince Albert.

“This is the busiest part of the day, getting ready to go,” Lynn Blocka said.

In the Blocka household, early on a Saturday morning, Lynn prepares lunches for her husband, Ken and their son, Garrett, who will be working in the field all day.

Murder charges follow stabbing on Kinistin Salteaux First Nation

30-year-old Jordan Thomas Lumberjack is facing 2nd degree murder charges following a stabbing on a First Nation near Tisdale on Saturday night.

A 34 year old Lance Severeight was found by paramedics with severe injuries from a stabbing on the Kinistin Salteaux First Nation near Tisdale. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

RCMP officers say Lumberjack and Severeight knew each other and were both living on the First Nation at the time.

Lumberjack will appear in Provincial Court in Melfort on Tuesday.

First Nations near Prince Albert to develop education acts

The 12 First Nations of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) each plan to develop their own education acts, aiming to better reflect the culture and needs of the First Nations.

The acts will recognize First Nations culture, language, academic achievement, First Nations jurisdiction over education, as well as the treaty right to education, PAGC Grand Chief Ron Michel said on Thursday morning.

Youth in custody dies following medical distress in PA

A 16-year-old boy held on remand at the Prince Albert Youth Residence for assault has died.

Staff at the facility noticed the boy was under some type of medical distress and took him to hospital Wednesday.

The boy died Thursday afternoon.

Police said the boy was being held on three counts of assault and one count of assaulting a probation officer.

The police, Coroner’s office and the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth have were notified, which is standard practice when this type of incident occurs.

Northern SK community cancels stray dog cull due to public pressure

Due to public pressure, a dog cull at the northern community of Deschambault Lake Saskatchewan has been temporarily called off.

"There's been some concern expressed by some people outside the community that it shouldn't happen," said Coun. Cornelius Ballantyne.

The shooting of stray dogs is an annual event at Deschambault Lake. It's done to help control the stray dog population. When they accumulate in packs, the stray dogs have been known to get quite aggressive.

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