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Rescuers of toddler in northern Saskatchewan speak out

It was Sunday afternoon in Pelican Narrows and a two-year-old boy hadn't been seen for almost a full day.

That's when 17-year-old Kenny Canada and 24-year-old Jeffrey Custer got the call to help search.

The young men were about three-quarters of a mile behind the Opawikoscikan School which is known as the "ski hill."

"We were standing there in the rocks and then we heard a baby crying. We checked and that was him," Canada said.

The pair had been looking for the child for about 15 minutes when the crying led them into the bush.

One found dead after house fire in Prince Albert

A fire late Monday night has claimed the life of a Prince Albert resident.

The person’s identity has not yet been confirmed but an autopsy will be completed.

Prince Albert Police were called to a house on the 500 block of 23rd Street East along with the Prince Albert Fire Department because of a house fire.

After it had been put out, a body was found inside.

The Forensic Identification Section, the Office of the Chief Coroner, fire investigators and criminal investigation division are investigating at the scene.

Man surrenders in standoff at Candle Lake gun range

The RCMP is confirming a man in his 30s was engaged in a standoff with police on Monday night in Candle Lake.

Hand washing in Prince Albert health region barely passes

It’s something you learn at a young age to maintain a healthy life, but a recent hand-washing audit in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) shows it’s more than just running your hands under water.

The results of an audit conducted in May throughout the PAPHR on hand hygiene “leave a lot of room for improvement in the use of this critical control method,” according to an article posted in the PAPHR August 2014 Inside the Region newsletter.

PA police investigate after kids left in hot truck

It's another warning to parents not leave their kids in the car, especially on warm days; not even for a couple minutes.

Prince Albert temperatures soared on Thursday into the high 30s with the humidex.

While police were investigating a call about an animal left in a vehicle in the 2900-block of Second Avenue West, they discovered a truck with two children inside.

According to police, the truck was off, the window was cracked about two inches and they could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Seven years later, speeding ticket appeal successful

A Prince Albert man is finally vindicated after a seven-year speeding ticket battle and his lawyer said it's a victory that has provincial implications.

Peter V. Abrametz Sr.’s case dates back to an RCMP officer pulling him over on Highway 11 between Duck Lake and Rosthern on Sept. 17, 2007.

The officer’s radar gauged Abrametz’s vehicle travelling at 135 kilometres an hour on the single-lane highway where the speed limit was 100 km/h.

Robin Williams’ death opens doors on closeted illness

Many people around the world are still feeling the sting of loss after Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams committed suicide earlier this week.

He was reportedly suffering from depression and he had been open about his struggles with alcohol abuse in the past.

On Thursday, Williams’ widow Susan Schneider released a statement:

Investigator describes video at death inquest in Prince Albert

The last witness called to the stand in the Coroner’s Inquest into Morris Ermine’s death not only investigated the death, but provided recommendations to police.

The public inquest into the 77-year-old’s death in 2012 is intended to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) Staff Sgt. Brent McDonald was internally assigned to investigate what led to Ermine’s heart and breath stopping in a station cell.

Inmate death inquest hears about heart stopping in cell

The search for what caused the death of a man who was in police custody continued on Tuesday at Prince Albert's Court of Queen's Bench.

The public inquest into Morris Ermine’s death is intended to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

On Monday, the jury heard from officers who arrested 77-year-old Ermine in July of 2012. He died days after he was found unresponsive in a Prince Albert Police cell and was taken to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

Frustration flowing as Birch Hills water issues continue

A boil-water advisory was no surprise to people living in the community of Birth Hills as brown water poured out of the taps in their homes. However, people like Amanda and Patrick Murphy have been surprised at the lack of communication from the town about the quality of the water.

“People have called. my husband (has) called and the response is they don’t know what’s going on and that’s it,” said Amanda.

Issues with the water first began in early July.

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