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A blacksmith is seen hammering away on a piece during the 37th Annual Thrashing Festival south of Prince Albert Sunday.
A blacksmith is seen hammering away on a piece during the 37th Annual Thrashing Festival south of Prince Albert Sunday. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Vintage power machine show a display of passion for the past

By Tyler Marr
July 16, 2017 - 5:11pm Updated: July 17, 2017 - 8:06am

With the chugs and pops of vintage engines, the hum of an accordion and the piercing bang of a blacksmiths hammer, one could have been forgiven for mistaking it as a step back in time. 

Hundreds gathered along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Saturday to welcome the  paddlers in the 2017 Voyageurs’ Rendezvous Canoe Race.
Hundreds gathered along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Saturday to welcome the paddlers in the 2017 Voyageurs’ Rendezvous Canoe Race. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Voyageurs’ Rendezvous celebrates history of Western exploration

By Tyler Marr
July 16, 2017 - 12:42pm Updated: July 16, 2017 - 3:38pm

As racers crested the elbow of the North Saskatchewan River west of Prince Albert, cheers from the hundreds gathered along its banks could be heard.

 Elmer Lammedee of Paddockwood has played tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors for nearly 40 years and wrote a song for Canada's birthday drawing on the melody and a few lines from Connors’ ‘Prince Edward Island, Happy Birthday’.
Elmer Lammedee of Paddockwood has played tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors for nearly 40 years and wrote a song for Canada's birthday drawing on the melody and a few lines from Connors’ ‘Prince Edward Island, Happy Birthday’. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Paddockwood man pens Stompin’ Tom inspired birthday song to Canada

By Tyler Marr
July 9, 2017 - 6:03pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 12:46am

Shortly before Stompin’ Tom Connors died, he wrote a letter to his fans that called on them to “keep the maple leaf flying high” and to “be the patriot Canada needs now and in the future.”

Fireworks capped of the two days of Canada 150 celebrations in Prince Albert.
Fireworks capped of the two days of Canada 150 celebrations in Prince Albert. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Celebration, reconciliation on display for Canada 150

By Tyler Marr
July 2, 2017 - 10:10am Updated: July 3, 2017 - 5:44pm

Terrific. Friendly. Wonderful. Privilege. Home.

This is how a few of the hundreds who were out in full force Saturday described Canada, as Kinsmen Park transformed into a sea of red and white while Prince Albert gathered to celebrate the countries 150th birthday.

Prince Albert's Donny Parenteau will be headlining the Roughriders July 1 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Prince Albert's Donny Parenteau will be headlining the Roughriders July 1 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers File photo/paNOW Staff

P.A. musician to play July 1 Riders game

By Sarah Wallace
June 25, 2017 - 8:23am Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:45am

Prince Albert's very own Donny Parenteau will be centre stage during the halftime show at the July 1 football game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the new Mosaic Stadium. 

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