Tyler Marr

Residents should keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as thanks to a massive solar storm, northern lights are expected to be visible in most of the sky over Canada Sunday night.
Residents should keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as thanks to a massive solar storm, northern lights are expected to be visible in most of the sky over Canada Sunday night. file photo/paNOW staff

Solar storm expected to bring northern lights Sunday night

By Tyler Marr
July 16, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: July 16, 2017 - 9:24am

Residents who keep their eyes to the sky in the coming nights could be in for a spectacular display of aurora.

Upwards of 50 people lined up in front of the new Giant Tiger location in the West Flat Saturday morning for its grand opening.
Upwards of 50 people lined up in front of the new Giant Tiger location in the West Flat Saturday morning for its grand opening. Tyler Marr

New department store a Giant addition to West Flat

By Tyler Marr
July 15, 2017 - 9:38am

The sun may have been low in the sky but excitement among would-be shoppers in the West Flat was high.

Saturday morning, upwards of 50 people formed a line that snaked into the parking lot of the new Giant Tiger location as they waited for the doors to slide open.

Jarrod Charles, 19, is facing numerous criminal charges after allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.
Jarrod Charles, 19, is facing numerous criminal charges after allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl. submitted photo/Prince Albert Police Service

Charges against P.A. abduction suspect upgraded

By Tyler Marr
July 14, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: July 14, 2017 - 3:43pm

Prosecutors have upgraded charges against the man accused of kidnapping a girl from a Prince Albert playground earlier this month from sexual assault to aggravated sexual assault.

Conservation officers say if you encounter a bear, don't play dead, instead speak calming and back away slowly.
Conservation officers say if you encounter a bear, don't play dead, instead speak calming and back away slowly. file photo/paNOW staff

Bear reports in area 'above average'

By Tyler Marr
July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Officials are reminding people to be vigilant and to keep an eye out for bears.

According to Rich Hildebrand, a conservation officer for the province, reports of bears venturing off the beaten path and coming near the public are above average this year.

A water bomber tackles a wildfire near La Ronge in July, 2015.
A water bomber tackles a wildfire near La Ronge in July, 2015. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Wildfires in province well below average, Sask. firefighters off to B.C.

By Tyler Marr
July 10, 2017 - 5:07pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 5:41pm

It is a tale of two provinces when it comes to the story of wildfires in Canada.

Saskatchewan is faring quite well this season, with only 110 fires in the province to date, well below the five-year average of 308. 

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