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Accused in P.A. drunk driving deaths appears in court

The man facing charges in connection to a July 14 car crash that killed two Prince Albert women made his second appearance at Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Prince Albert Monday morning.

Jeremiah Jobb, 21, of Prince Albert is facing 12 charges in relation to the incident including two counts each of impaired driving causing death, exceeding .08 causing death, causing death by criminal negligence, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

Man shot by Prince Albert police identified

A 27-year-old man who was shot by two Prince Albert Police Service officers last week has now been independently confirmed to be Ryan Natomagan-Nelson of Prince Albert.

Last Tuesday evening, police responded to two separate domestic calls at a residence in the 2900 block of 5A Avenue East near the Carlton Court Plaza.

The police said the man confronted them with a knife and both officers discharged their weapons. The man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Family and friends of Lepine find comfort in memories

It’s been an emotional week for the family and friends of Brandi Lepine, who died Sunday.

At St. Michael’s Parish in Prince Albert Wednesday, Lepine was remembered for her bright, fun-loving spirit that carried her through life.

Before the funeral began, family and friends of Brandi said their last goodbyes to the 17-year-old girl who laid in a silver casket donned with purple and pink flowers. Beside her were several family photos and stuffed bear.

Anglin Lake resort fire caused by lightning strike

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Land of the Loon Resort’s restaurant on Anglin Lake Monday has been identified.

The Lakeland Fire Department Emergency Management and Fire Safety and OFC have come to the conclusion the blaze was electrical in nature and caused by a lightning strike.

"We were shocked, obviously and saddened that it happened to the Greening family," said Adrienne Starks.

"I've known them my entire life. I'm grateful that nobody got hurt."

Solution found to latest Highway 2 flooding

Traffic will soon replace the water sitting on Highway 2 north of Prince Albert after the province announced today a plan to remove the water off the highway that's experienced numerous closures this year from flooding.

Work has been underway since Monday on a drainage ditch that will channel water into the nearby Little Red River.

The plan was proposed by the Water Security Agency after it completed a survey of the area last Friday.

Sister describes pregnant woman killed as selfless, loving

Editor's note: Brandi's name was incorrectly spelled in the previous version of this story. Her name has been corrected.

In the wake of the tragic death of 17-year-old Brandi Lepine, her family is remembering her selfless and loving personality.

“She was happy, she was always trying to make everybody else happy before herself,” said Lepine’s 21-year-old sister, Lacey. “She worried about everybody else, she really loved her baby.”

Man charged after woman, pregnant teen die in crash

A 21-year-old Prince Albert man involved in a crash that killed two people, including a pregnant woman, has been charged.

Jeremiah Jobb is charged with two counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of exceeding .08 causing death.

At 2:26 a.m. Sunday morning, Prince Albert Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a truck and car at 28th Street East and 12th Avenue.

Taylor Litwin, 21, died on scene and Brandy Lepine, 17, later died Sunday night in hospital.

Child dies in Pelican Lake house fire

RCMP are investigating the death of a child following a house fire on the Pelican Lake First Nation.

Spiritwood RCMP got the call around 11:05 a.m. Friday and when they got there Chitek Lake Fire Suppression Team was battling the blaze.

The fire was eventually put out.

A man, woman and two children escaped with minor injuries but when investigators checked the burned-out home they found a small child's body in the rubble.

The four survivors were taken to Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.

Final touches for First Nation Summer Games

When the First Nation Summer Games start, the athlete’s village at Muskoday First Nation will have to be a little bigger than originally expected.

That’s because a few weeks ago, organizer Dean Bird found out that the anticipated 3,500 athletes, coaches and chaperones had actually jumped to about 3,900.

The number of athletes is turning the huge undertaking into a record-breaking one.

“They are the biggest games that the First Nation Summer Games have seen to date, and that’s going back to 1974,” Bear said.

Independent review of fatal police shooting investigation could take months

The province will be sending a former police officer to provide investigative oversight after a shooting death involving two police officers in Prince Albert.

Sgt. Curtis Halcro said the police service is looking into releasing the name of the investigator who will be acting as an observer.

The police and the provincially-appointed investigator will be looking into a fatal shooting involving two of the police service’s officers Tuesday evening.

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