A 13-year-old boy has experienced firsthand what could happen when school buses do not use their flashing stop arms within Prince Albert city limits under a decades-old bylaw.
On Jan. 30, he was crossing in front of the school bus to get home and was hit by a truck. At Monday night’s city council meeting, Keegan Wolf addressed the issue with a victim impact statement.
On the day of the accident, he said he got off the bus and looked both ways.
Red Earth Cree Nation deals with flooding almost every year and there are fears that this year may be worse than others. The reserve has already had more than two feet of snow so far this winter.
"We are very much concerned about that," said Roy Head, director of emergency planning and public safety with Red Earth Cree Nation.
This year's increased snowfall has a lot of people grumbling and the wildlife is not happy about it either.
The deep snow makes it very difficult for deer to forage for food. As a result, many have been wandering into farm yards and even town sites searching for something to eat.
"There's always been a little bit of damage, especially if you leave bales out in the field, but they don't often come into the yards to forage on the stacks," said professional agrologist Tara Kennedy.
Prince Albert could be the site of a large anti-nuclear protest on Friday, as environmental activists plan to gather outside of a meeting about nuclear waste.
The Prince Albert Inn is the site of a special Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) meeting discussing nuclear waste management.
The Prince Albert Grand Council is hosting the meeting, which is closed to the public.
A presentation by the nuclear waste management organization is on the agenda.
Stefaan DeMarie is this year’s Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race winner.
DeMarie of Christopher Lake won this year’s race, crossing the finish line at 7:18 a.m. Friday morning.
He wins the top prize of $6,000, with Karen Ramstead following second place. She left Stanley Mission at 6:09 a.m. Jillian Taylor is running third and left Stanley Mission at 7:22 a.m.
Treasurer Bernie Zintel said that DeMarie is now resting and the dogs are being looked after by his handler.
Gerry Walker, last year’s Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race winner, has been scratched.
An announcement on the race’s official website said Walker, of Pierceland, was scratched “in the best interest of his team”.
Treasurer Bernie Zintel would only say the decision was made by Walker “for the dogs’ sake” and it was due to the dogs.
He reached LTs Lodge at 9:21 a.m. – a minute ahead of Stefaan DeMarie, of Christopher Lake.
With Walker now scratched, DeMarie is now the race leader. He left LTs for La Ronge with all 12 dogs at 2:15 p.m.
SIAST campuses across the province have implemented a new system that will allow them to communicate urgent messages in emergency situations.
The emergency notification system will allow officials to deliver messages in a variety of ways to students and staff who are either on or off campus.
They can now contact people through SIAST email, cellphones, text messages, the public address system, alarms and alert beacons.
Director of the Kelsey campus in Saskatoon Gerry Bonsal said work on the notification system began four years ago.
The recent deaths of three homeless people in Prince Albert are being memorialized by those who knew them from their own homeless community, as well as care workers from surrounding shelters who grew close with those who passed.
James Roberts, Doris Ahenakew, and John Dorion were remembered in a small ceremony of life at the Friendship Centre in Prince Albert on Tuesday.
All passed away this winter and were discovered frozen in the snow.
A tentative June trial date has been set for a former teacher with the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division who will be re-tried for allegedly sexually assaulting a student in the 90s.
Bonnie McLachlan was accused in April of 2010 of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student in the 1993-1994 school year when he was 15 years old.
McLachlan was found not guilty in November 2011. After much deliberation, the case is going back to Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert with a trial date tentatively set for June 17.
A bail hearing has been set for the man facing charges in connection with a fatal accident that killed a pregnant 30-year-old Prince Albert woman.
Craig Curtis Kopichanski, 21, appeared in a Provincial Court room in Prince Albert Tuesday, where a date for a show cause hearing was set for Mar. 11. He faces multiple charges in stemming from a fatal collision Jan. 23 that led to the death of Chrystal Rivet.