Taylor MacPherson

Aaron Peck, who is currently leading the Canadian Challenge, gets underway at the start in Elk Ridge Feb. 21. Race President Gill Gracie said more than 300 came out to watch the teams start.
Aaron Peck, who is currently leading the Canadian Challenge, gets underway at the start in Elk Ridge Feb. 21. Race President Gill Gracie said more than 300 came out to watch the teams start. The Canadian Challenge/Facebook

Peck hours ahead of competition in Canadian Challenge

By Taylor MacPherson
February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Canadian Challenge sled dog race is well underway in northern Saskatchewan, and the mushers have made good progress since starting in Elk Ridge Tuesday evening.

Veterinary staff look over the sled dogs Feb. 20 before the start of the Canadian Challenge.
Veterinary staff look over the sled dogs Feb. 20 before the start of the Canadian Challenge. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Mushers, vets prepare for shortened Canadian Challenge

By Taylor MacPherson
February 21, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: February 21, 2017 - 8:03am

Despite some concerns over the lack of snow, the 20 mushers entered in the Canadian Challenge sled dog race were enthusiastic as the vets looked over their teams at the exhibition grounds.

Your 2017 Beard Derby winners. (L-R) Maurice Bourassa (professional moustache), David Barks (amateur miscellaneous), Zachary Nelson (professional miscellaneous), Judge Chrissy Halliday, Wayne Kiryk (professional fullbush).
Your 2017 Beard Derby winners. (L-R) Maurice Bourassa (professional moustache), David Barks (amateur miscellaneous), Zachary Nelson (professional miscellaneous), Judge Chrissy Halliday, Wayne Kiryk (professional fullbush). Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

A battle of the beards

By Taylor MacPherson
February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

It was a fuzzy face-off last night as Prince Albert residents compared facial hair in the annual Winter Festival Beard Derby.

The derby, held at the Rock Trout Cafe on Feb. 19, attracted more than a dozen entrants with various styles of facial hair.

Jordan Herron (L) and Orren Johnson are escorted out of the courthouse following their convictions for second- and first-degree murder respectively.
Jordan Herron (L) and Orren Johnson are escorted out of the courthouse following their convictions for second- and first-degree murder respectively. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Johnson and Herron guilty in Clayton Bear murder

By Taylor MacPherson
February 15, 2017 - 4:18pm

Two Prince Albert men are guilty of murder.

After less than a day of deliberation, a Prince Albert jury found Orren Johnson, 28, guilty of first-degree murder and Jordan Herron, 23, guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Clayton James Bear.

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