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September trial set for Muskoday murder case

Trial dates have been set for two men charged in connection with the murder of a Muskoday First Nation man in 2011.

Wayne Douglas Moshenko, 40, of Regina, and Cody Travis Walker, 22, of the Muskoday First Nation will face a trial by jury at Prince Albert Queen’s Bench on Sept.16.

They were arrested on Aug. 6, 2011, after the body of 36-year-old Ricky Lee Bear was discovered by Prince Albert RCMP in a rural area southeast of Prince Albert.

P.A. searches for ways to prevent exposure deaths

Prince Albert is looking for ways to prevent exposure-related deaths of homeless people after three people were found dead in the city this winter.

Northern MP opposes riding boundary changes

Changes are coming to the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River (DCMR) election boundaries, which has one northern member of Parliament up in arms.

Rob Clarke, MP for the DMCR riding, is one of 13 MPs who are filing an objection letter to the House of Commons who are committed to reviewing the changes.

The changes would see the communities of Choiceland, Love, White Fox and Smeaton moved out of the north and into the same ridings as Yorkton-Melville.

Bulk Cheese Warehouse heads to Prince Albert

Saskatoon’s Bulk Cheese Warehouse is expanding to Prince Albert.

Gov't funds HIV peer-to-peer pilot program in PA

Prince Albert will see more help in the form of a peer-to-peer pilot program for those in the city who are HIV positive.

This initiative is part of Saskatchewan’s HIV Strategy that was implemented in 2010 as a way to help prevent the transmission of HIV in the province and to improve the quality of life for those who are HIV positive.

Marlene Allen, HIV strategy co-ordinator for the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, said they are still in the early phases of creating the program, but is very excited.

Icicle in Prince Albert comes down after complaint

A giant icicle in Saskatoon that met its demise now has a cousin in Prince Albert.

The three-storey icicle attached to a Prince Albert apartment building on 27th Street East stirred up controversy this week when an area resident complained to the city’s bylaw department.

“We’ve received our first call ever in Prince Albert history,” said bylaw manager Suzanne Stubbs.

Reader's Digest names Elk Ridge a must-visit resort

Elk Ridge Resort has been singled out by Reader's Digest Magazine as one of nine must-see Canadian winter resorts.

It is the only resort from Saskatchewan mentioned.

"It certainly came as a surprise and certainly big kudos goes to Arne Petersen and family for the destination spot they've built here," said Elk Ridge's director of operations Ryan Danberg.

Danberg said he is not sure what criteria went into the article. They were simply asked to submit photos and a list of their amenities to Reader's Digest.

All-breed dog show back in Saskatchewan

Dogs from all over the Prairies will be heading to Prince Albert for the All Breeds Dog Show.

The Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club's event will showcase a wide range of dogs.

“We’ve got a multitude of breeds, we always have a nice variety of dogs,” said show superintendent Kathy Horne.

They are divided into seven categories, said Horne.

“You will see hounds, terriers, sporting dogs, working, herding, non-sporting and toys.”

Quick adjournment in murder case involving Pelican Narrows man

A Pelican Narrows man charged in connection with the death of a man in northern Saskatchewan will remain in custody while he awaits his next court date.

Thurston Jack Thomas, 24, made a quick appearance Tuesday in Prince Albert Provincial Court and had his case adjourned until March 20. The case was brought to Prince Albert to deal with Thomas’ outstanding matters in the city and will eventually be moved back to Creighton once those are dealt with.

Thomas is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old John James Ballantyne.

Young girl shaves head for friend with cancer

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.

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