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Paralympic skiers from Prince Albert picked for Team Canada

Two Paralympic skiers from Saskatchewan will join Team Canada in Sochi, Russia in March.

Ozzie Sawicki is the chef-de-mission for Team Canada. On Tuesday, they unveiled the athletes who qualified for the para-Nordic and biathlon teams.
Sawicki said the two local athletes are senior competitor and sit-skier Colette Bourgonje and first-time Olympic competitor, stand-skier Brittany Hudak.

Chamakese sentenced 26 months for P.A. hit and run

The woman responsible for the death of 21-year-old Daniel Carter in 2010 has been sentenced.

Danielle Chamakese, 22, was sentenced Tuesday to serve 26 months at a federal penitentiary for a dangerous driving causing death charge. She was also sentenced nine months to be served concurrently for leaving the scene of an accident.

In addition, Chamakese will need to provide a peace officer DNA samples, is prohibited from driving for one year after her sentenced is served, and will have to pay a victim surcharge fine of $200.

Investigation looks at guards in wake of P.A. inmate’s suicide

The November death of a murder suspect in custody at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre has led to the investigation of at least two of the facility’s employees, paNOW has learned.

John Bob Glen Custer, 19, of Pelican Narrows, died in remand on Nov. 23, 2013. Officials consider the death to be a suicide.

Cree language class reconnects people with heritage

For people who may have lost their language somewhere along the lines, it’s an opportunity to get back in touch with a piece of their culture.

Former FSIN Chief says cutbacks are an opportunity, not a setback

Dr. Lawrence Joseph was not surprised when he received news of the job cuts within the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN).

"It's been in the wind ever since I was chief, they've been talking about provincial and territorial organizations being on the chopping block as far as their relationship with the Federal Government," Joseph said.

Prince Albert to try new ice-breaking product on roads

Prince Albert will start using fractured rock in its salt-sand mix to break up the ice on the city’s roads.

The ice on the roads has posed a challenge for the city this winter. Salt loses its effectiveness once the temperature dips to -18 C and stops melting the ice when it’s colder than -21 C. The sand in the mixture also hasn’t been sticking to the ice.

Northern Sask. mayor responds to lawsuit

Pinehouse Mayor Mike Natomagan said he was caught completely caught off guard when he received word that the village was being sued by Briarpatch Magazine.

Beardy’s man to co-chair national Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission

A 31-year-old man from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation is getting a boost to his career.

Kevin Seesequasis was informed via email that he will be acclaimed the national co-chair of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission for the Liberal Party during its Annual General Meeting at the party’s Biennial Convention.

Politics isn’t new to Seesequasis. He joined the Liberal Party in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

New course offers construction trade skills to women

A new program is coming to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) in Prince Albert which is aimed at introducing women to trades.

The program is a good opportunity for women wanting to pursue the trades, according to Stew Mayotte, manager of SIIT construction careers in Prince Albert.

“Women who want to get in to the construction trades, primarily carpentry, come in to the program and we help them get prepared for entry-level employment,” said Mayotte.

P.A. police report attempted abduction of 8-year-old

Prince Albert police have confirmed reports of an abduction attempt on Saturday at the South Hill Mall where an 8-year-old boy was allegedly grabbed by two men before his mother pulled him back.

This report relates to a tip that came in to the news room based on a Facebook post, which described an incident where two men were watching a woman who was walking with her three young children.

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