A second bridge in the Prince Albert region will not be needed in the short-term or “immediate future,” according to a new transportation planning report.
The report was commissioned by the province, the City of Prince Albert and the RMs of Prince Albert and Buckland.
A planned Idle No More march may cause traffic to move a little slower along Highway 2 South Thursday afternoon.
The people behind the Idle No More movement are holding what they are calling a "peaceful slowdown."
Traffic will down to one lane for several kilometres.
"It is not a blockade or anything like that," said Organizer Colleen Whitedeer.
The roof has been an ongoing headache for Prince Albert business owner Jean Burdick.
Burdick runs Curves gym in Prince Albert, however she leases the space from businessman Joe Remai.
Remai runs Tamarack Ventures, a local construction business.
Wednesday morning, while having coffee with her friends after their morning workout in Curves, the building’s ceiling caved in on them, covering the women in snow and water.
“It was like one, two, three and crash it came, and we all had a bath,” said Burdick.
First Nations leaders from across the country are in Ottawa brushing up for their big meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday.
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Chief Darrel McCallum is among the many chiefs in Ottawa. McCallum was also at the Crown Gathering last year, who returned home disappointed after hearing very little from Harper.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is raising some issues with the Idle No More movement.
"Sadly, early on, the movement turned into an anti-Harper movement, rather than something that could be non-partisan and constructive, that would look at the long-term systemic problems on reserves and how you could fix those," said CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig.
The new Shellbrook integrated health facility is on its way to being completed.
John Piggott, vice president of operations for Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, said they don’t have an exact date yet but plan to be operational by this summer.
“Right now we’re aiming toward occupation of the facility with patients near the beginning of June, so as long as construction stays on schedule, which we think it will, we’ll be OK,” Piggott said.
This date, however, is slightly behind schedule.
At six feet and four inches and 290 pounds, William Johnson definitely isn’t into little moves.
His upcoming television showcase on HGTV’s Massive Moves – formerly known as Monster Moves – premieres a new season in February.
On Thursday around noon, Parkland Ambulance Paramedics responded to a single-vehicle rollover.
When emergency responders arrived on scene they found a white truck on its roof on the east side Highway 2 near Hanson Hill Road.
One person was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
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A former Prince Albert resident is making airwaves in the competition of parachuting.
Lee Bibby grew up just south of Prince Albert and attended Carlton Comprehensive High School. When he was 18 years old, Bibby joined the Canadian Military and traveled around the country.
Currently, Bibby is stationed in Trenton, Ont. and just returned from the World Competition for Parachuting which was held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates this past December.
The Prince Albert Historical Society (PAHS) is hoping to help one of the city’s most popular homes get some much needed renovations.
The Diefenbaker House, a two-story, wood-framed bungalow at 246 – 19th St. E., was the home of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker.
Diefenbaker was Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 and served as Prince Albert’s Member of Parliament from 1953 until his death in 1979.
He lived in the Diefenbaker House from 1947 to 1975.