Prince Albert police are investigating a suspicious death after a man was found unconscious in a parking lot.
Just before 1 a.m. Monday morning, the man was found in a Subway parking lot in the 200 block of 15th Street West. Police said he was taken to Victoria Hospital by ambulance but was later pronounced dead.
As of 10 a.m. investigators were still on scene with the parking lot taped off. Several numbered yellow and orange markers were scattered throughout the space, one of which pointed to visible blood on the concrete.
There are still very few answers regarding what led to a shooting on Prince Albert’s east side last month, but the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice has a whole new set of questions.
The ministry has now confirmed a coroner’s inquest will examine what led to 27-year-old Ryan Natomaggan being shot multiple times by two attending police officers.
Just in time for the long weekend traffic, Highway 2 north of Prince Albert is open again.
The barricades and detour signs were taken down Tuesday morning. A 15-kilometre stretch had been blocked off for more than three months due to flooding, but there is still some water on the road.
"People driving there will have to slow to 10 kilometres per hour and obey any flag people or signs present," said Joel Cherry with the Department of Highways.
A man accused of murdering his father will be tried by judge alone at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.
Alvin Buckwold, 31, appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court Tuesday to face a second-degree murder charge in relation to the killing of his father, Ian Buckwold.
The defense waived the preliminary hearing which means the matter will go directly to trial, said defense council Amanda Neudorf. Buckwold will likely make one more court appearance during which a date for his trial will be set.
A Transwest Air pilot is still missing as of Monday night after the flight took off from Scott Lake, Sask. last week.
The plane crashed into Ivanhoe Lakein the North West Territories. It was reported missing at 1 a.m. last Thursday when it failed to show up at its destination.
An archeological project is underway to discover unmarked gravesites north of Duck Lake near the South Saskatchewan River.
Monday several volunteers completed the field component of the endeavour at the Our Lady of Lourdes St. Laurent Cemetery. They organized the cemetery into sections and then used ground-penetrating radar to locate possible grave locations.
After living and retiring in Prince Albert for the past 40 years, Floyd Trusty sat down to enjoy music, cake and flowers with his friends Monday for a very special birthday celebration.
“I feel 101 years old,” the centenarian chuckled, glancing towards a beaming window of sunlight.
“I’m healthy [and] very fortunate I’m very healthy," the former farmer said. "God is good to me. I don’t buy any pills or take any medication. I’m just, I’m very fortunate.”
The Prince Albert SPCA is reporting yet another animal cruelty case, this one coming from the Nordale area.
On Saturday a two-year-old male tabby cat was brought into the shelter as a stray, but upon a brief examination of the feline, staff found something unexpected.
In the wake of the recent killing of 11 cats, which were dumped on a property in the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert, members of the community have been left to wonder what might lead a person to kill or torture animals.
Dr. Steve Wormith, a psychology professor at the U of S, said when it comes to cases like this it often has a lot to do with the age of the perpetrator.
A 22-year-old man from Weyburn who willfully damaged his ex-girlfriend’s house in December received a suspended sentence and 10-month probation on Tuesday.
Judge Stephen Carter handed Justin Ballantyne the sentence after Ballanytne pleaded guilty Tuesday morning at the Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Prince Albert to a charge of mischief.
The two assault charges he faced in relation to the December incident were withdrawn.
The sentence was agreed to by the Crown and defence counsel, who had entered a joint submission.