It's a battle of bridges as Prince Albert officials are tired of hearing they don't need a new bridge, while the City of Saskatoon is looking for a north commuter bridge in the next two years.
As the annual SUMA convention wrapped up in Saskatoon on Wednesday, it was time for the Bear Pit with Cabinet, over an hour allotted to an open session for municipal leader to bring their concerns to a panel of all the province's ministries.
To no one's surprise the issue concerning a second bridge for Prince Albert was brought to question.
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association's annual convention is kicking off today in in Saskatoon and Prince Albert’s Mayor Greg Dionne, along with several councillors, will be in attendance.
“My main goal to do is municipal operating grants. We’re getting an increase, but we need to know what the formula is as we go into our budget,” Mayor Dionne said.
Eighteen hundred kilometres on a snowmobile seems like a long haul. But don’t tell that to the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS).
They embarked on their thirteenth annual ‘Ride for the Cure’ to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
This year’s eight day ride will stop in 32 Saskatchewan cities and towns. They landed in Prince Albert on Friday night after a difficult first day of riding.
MADD Canada is expressing disappointment with an impaired driving sentence handed by a judge in Prince Albert.
On Wednesday, Judge Morris M. Baniak sentenced Tanner Hallett Courtney to two years in jail for the crash last May that killed Ben Darchuk. Courtney pleaded guilty to driving drunk at the time of the crash.
"We are definitely disappointed for the family and the message this sends to the community," said MADD Spokesperson Louise Twerdy.
Property values in Prince Albert have increased 90 per cent on average since the last assessments were done in 2009.
Property values have gone up quite substantially in the four-year period since the previous assessments were done, said Joe Day, director of finance with the City of Prince Albert.
Residential property values are going up between 80 and 100 per cent, he said. “So, in some cases, the property values are doubling.”
The impaired driver involved in a collision that killed a community figure in Prince Albert has been sentenced to two years less a day at a provincial correctional centre.
Tanner Courney, 22, was also handed a three-year driving prohibition and ordered to pay $100 federal surcharge.
Last October, Courtney pleaded guilty to impaired driving cause death in the May 2012 crash that killed Ben Darchuk.
This year marks the 13th annual Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) mission ride for breast cancer research.
All of the money raised through the event stays in Saskatchewan and is put towards breast cancer research. PWOS started in 2000 when a cancer survivor and her friend decided to do something to bring forward more awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Emergency response crews rushed to the scene of a Bobcat submerged under water six miles south of Prince Albert on Highway 2 around 2 p.m. on Friday.
R U Tuff Enuff has come a long way since it started 12 years ago.
The boxing matches' first venue was the SIAST Woodland Campus, which can hold up to 1,000 people for an event like this. The R U Tuff Enuff event has since created so much demand, it now needs Prince Albert’s largest arena to support its interested patrons: the Art Hauser Centre.
“We had [the first] two years in SIAST where we sold out 1,000 people and we simply outgrew that place when we were refusing people at the door,” said event co-chair Blake Edwards.
Police have now charged a man with impaired driving after a pregnant woman from Prince Albert was killed on Wednesday night.
Craig Kopichanski, 21, of Weldon, who appeared in court Friday morning and has been charged with driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, failure to stop causing death and a breach of conditions.
Chrystal Rivet, 30, was four months pregnant when she died on Wednesday night from her injuries after a serious accident at a busy intersection in Prince Albert.