Glenn Hicks

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The Evacuation Order issued August 29 was rescinded Wednesday afternoon and many of the 2,700 evacuees in Prince Albert and Saskatoon were to return home immediately.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

As it can be a daunting task to sift through provincial archives, the Prince Albert Genealogy Society  is hosting an event in the hopes to teach people how to traverse the records.
As it can be a daunting task to sift through provincial archives, the Prince Albert Genealogy Society is hosting an event in the hopes to teach people how to traverse the records. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Demystifying archives: How to find and access provincial records

By Glenn Hicks
September 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The provincial archives are a treasure trove of information but it can be a daunting task to sift through.

As such, archivist Christine Charmbury is offering a public presentation in Prince Albert Tuesday evening on how to find and access records for research.

The Preston Fire burning close to Pelican Narrows. Officials say it has grown in size but does not pose any increased threat.
The Preston Fire burning close to Pelican Narrows. Officials say it has grown in size but does not pose any increased threat. Ministry of Environment

P.A. feeling strain of wildfire evacuees

By Glenn Hicks
September 11, 2017 - 2:35pm

Crews tackling the growing wildfires burning in the Pelican Narrows area said they passed an important test of their control efforts this weekend. However, Prince Albert is now under strain with the amount of evacuees being accommodated in the city.

Officials say it's not the size of each fire near Pelican Narrows, but the combination of three burning in a relatively small area that makes things more critical.
Officials say it's not the size of each fire near Pelican Narrows, but the combination of three burning in a relatively small area that makes things more critical. Alton Michel/Facebook

Wildfires grow but threat level does not

By Glenn Hicks
September 8, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: September 8, 2017 - 2:31pm

Two of the three uncontrolled wildfires raging in the Pelican Narrows area have increased in size, but officials insist there is no increase in threat.

Solar energy generated in northern communities is at its peak March and April because of the reflection from the snow.
Solar energy generated in northern communities is at its peak March and April because of the reflection from the snow. The Canadian Press

Planning a renewable energy future for First Nations communities

By Glenn Hicks
September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

The technology of renewable energy production is now well-established, but many argue not the wider political will to put it to work - especially in remote First Nations communities.

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