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VIDEO: Facebook shaming returns thief to Prince Albert gun shop

Some public shaming on social media helped a Prince Albert gun shop recover a stolen scope worth more than $1,000.

A couple walked in to Arnie's Guns and Archery on Tuesday and gave off a couple of warning signs, says operations manager James Brake.

"I smelled alcohol, and that was a red flag. So I was kind of like, ‘keep an eye on those people.’”

Alcohol factor in over half of Sask. drowning fatalities: report

A recent tragedy involving a 24-year-old woman who drowned after her canoe capsized on Sunday is an unfortunate reminder that drinking alcohol around water isn’t a good mix, according to the Saskatchewan branch of the Lifesaving Society.

In a recent report by the society, over the last 10 years in the province, alcohol and drugs were a factor in more than 60 per cent of drowning fatalities while boating. In 80 per cent of the fatalities, people weren’t wearing a life jacket.

Woman dies after kayak capsizes west of Prince Albert

A 24-year old woman has died after her kayak capsized on Round Lake Sunday.

According to the RCMP, the woman was kayaking with another woman in separate crafts. One of the kayaks overturned when they were halfway across the lake and the woman.

“The second kayak then capsized and the two females attempted to swim to shore,” said RCMP spokesperson Mandy Maier. The 24-year-old woman, who has not been identified by the RCMP, did not make it to shore.

Prince Albert woman reflects on near-death experience

Prince Albert's Carol Soles is no stranger to helping people but on Saturday, it was her that was in need of help.

She was involved in a quadding accident just north of MacDowall. Gripping her quad tightly, she would begin to drift down the river. Her family would come to her rescue and pull her back to safety, but it may have been the longest 20 minutes of her life.

"It all happened so fast, like one minute we were splashing around in shallow water and the next minute I'm tumbling down the river," Soles said.

Co-accused in spouse murder conspiracy committed to trial

A Melfort woman and Wakaw man accused of conspiring to kill their respective spouses will go to trial.

At an appearance in Melfort’s Provincial Court on Thursday, the charges against Angela Nicholson and Curtis Vey were committed to trial over at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Those charges were laid by RCMP in July of last year after an investigation that police say revealed an extramarital affair and a secret plot.

Sask. farmers' tensions remain after stolen cow ruling upheld

Four years after an incident that left a Shellbrook-area farmer without 10 heifers, tensions remain between himself and a neighbour.

Legal disputes between Glenn Strube and the man who sold his cattle, Kelly Deck, have drawn out over the years. It started with a Court of Queen’s Bench case in Prince Albert that was heard in 2012.  It continued in April as Deck appealed that ruling, which found him guilty of knowingly selling cattle that were not his.

It started in the fall of 2009, when Glen Strube noticed 10 heifers missing from his herd.

La Ronge man to serve 5 1/2 years for killing P.A. teen

A La Ronge man will serve five and a half years in prison for killing a Prince Albert teen in 2011 and for assaulting his friend after a late-night gathering.

Scott Keighley, now 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and to assault with a weapon at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert on Monday.

Photos: Giant sinkhole on Highway 302

A gaping sinkhole and a pool of water sit where a hill supporting Highway 302, 18 kilometres west of Prince Albert, once stood.

The highway itself is intact, but a noticeable crack is forming in the ground near the edge of the gap. A member of a ministry of highways crew inspecting the damage warned to stay away from the edges, in fear the cracked portion might crumble away under the weight.

45 residents evacuated from James Smith Cree Nation

Flooding on James Smith Cree Nation has forced 45 residents out of their homes.

As of Wednesday, Chief Justin Burns said evacuees were in Melfort.

“We’re going to be in Melfort here as soon as we’re done looking after this one person that is stuck right now,” he said. Once in the city they’ll be addressing any concerns of the evacuees as well as working on meal vouchers.

In the community, crews have been working on putting berms in place to protect one of the roads.

PHOTOS: Part of Highway 55 washed away near Snowden

It's the season of pot holes but one north west of Prince Albert could swallow your car whole.

A section of Highway 55, just west of the Mont Nebo turn-off, has been shut down due to the extremely bad road condition.

Joel Cherry, spokesperson for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, says the road had to be shut down because a culvert washed out.

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