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Redhead Equipment combines go through their paces on the 145-acre site to the south of Prince Albert. Proceeds of the wheat crop will go to the Ronald McDonald Room at Victoria Hospital.
Redhead Equipment combines go through their paces on the 145-acre site to the south of Prince Albert. Proceeds of the wheat crop will go to the Ronald McDonald Room at Victoria Hospital. submitted photo/Marlene Stene

Good yield in charity harvest

By Glenn Hicks
September 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

A great day, a great crop and a very important cause for Prince Albert.

The Redhead Equipment and Ronald McDonald Family room harvest went very well.

The two largest wildfires burning near Pelican Narrows are now 25 per cent contained, although dense smoke remains a challenge.
The two largest wildfires burning near Pelican Narrows are now 25 per cent contained, although dense smoke remains a challenge. Facebook/Alton Michel

Hundreds return to Pelican Narrows as crews make further progress

By Glenn Hicks
September 15, 2017 - 2:45pm

It's the most upbeat wildfire and emergency officials have sounded in weeks. 

Improving weather conditions are allowing them to make headway on the blazes around Pelican Narrows. It appears all evacuees who are healthy enough to repatriate will be home by the weekend.

The BOB Awards - The Best of the Best - presented by paNOW, is a fun, red carpet event that honours the business community and volunteers.
The BOB Awards - The Best of the Best - presented by paNOW, is a fun, red carpet event that honours the business community and volunteers. file photo/paNOW Staff

Red carpet ready for the BOB Awards bash

By Glenn Hicks
September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: September 15, 2017 - 3:02pm

It's one of the highlights on the Prince Albert calendar.

The 4th annual BOB Awards - The Best of The Best, presented by paNOW - are hosted from 6 p.m. tonight at the Ches Leach lounge at the Art Hauser Centre. 

New P.A. Chamber Chair Meghan Mayer said she's excited to combine the fresh ideas of younger entrepreneurs with the experience of more senior members.
New P.A. Chamber Chair Meghan Mayer said she's excited to combine the fresh ideas of younger entrepreneurs with the experience of more senior members. submitted/Meghan Mayer

P.A. Chamber of Commerce gets new chair

By Glenn Hicks
September 15, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 15, 2017 - 3:02pm

The Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce's new board chair said she's excited to bring a new take to an historic institution.

She’s Meghan Mayer who was appointed during Thursday's annual general meeting. 

As evacuees are repatriated to Pelican Narrows, smoke remains a challenge.
As evacuees are repatriated to Pelican Narrows, smoke remains a challenge. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Smoky conditions await returning Pelican Narrows residents

By Glenn Hicks
September 14, 2017 - 1:02pm

With the bulk of the evacuee repatriations to Pelican Narrows expected Thursday, smoke remains an issue. 

The two week-long Evacuation Order was rescinded Wednesday with crews making progress on the ground amid improving weather conditions.

Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer (left) with Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt. She says the leadership race makes it an exciting time for the party.
Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer (left) with Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt. She says the leadership race makes it an exciting time for the party. Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

NDP leader meets caucus in P.A.

By Glenn Hicks
September 14, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: September 14, 2017 - 11:49am

NDP interim leader Nicole Sarauer is visiting Prince Albert and pushing the opposition's message that the governing Saskatchewan Party are not transparent and have wasted taxpayer dollars.

She says recent cuts have hurt local programs.

Hard work by crews to secure infrastructure and cooler temperatures led to the rescinding of the Evacuation Order for Pelican Narrows Wednesday.
Hard work by crews to secure infrastructure and cooler temperatures led to the rescinding of the Evacuation Order for Pelican Narrows Wednesday. Ashley Queens/Facebook

Combination of factors leads to rescinding of wildfire Evacuation Order

By Glenn Hicks
September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

It’s the news Pelican Narrows residents have been waiting for.

The Evacuation Order issued August 29 was rescinded Wednesday afternoon and many of the 2,700 evacuees in Prince Albert and Saskatoon were to return home immediately.

Prince Albert RCMP and Buckland Fire and Rescue responded to the pedestrian fatal Friday a few kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2.
Prince Albert RCMP and Buckland Fire and Rescue responded to the pedestrian fatal Friday a few kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

No link suspected in recent pedestrian deaths: RCMP

By Glenn Hicks
September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

RCMP don’t think there’s any link between the two recent fatal incidents involving pedestrians on Highway 2 north of the city.

The first happened in daylight Friday about four kilometres from P.A. It’s being treated as a hit and run. A 58-year-old man from Montreal Lake was killed.

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