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Thompson Venne, 16, goes through First Aid training while attending the Lifesaving Society Saskatchewan at Marion Aquatics.
Thompson Venne, 16, goes through First Aid training while attending the Lifesaving Society Saskatchewan at Marion Aquatics. Jeff Labine/paNOW Staff

Northern youth learn water safety in P.A.

By Jeff Labine
February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

When Brianna Yew went to the beach in her home community of English River First Nation, she never gave a second thought to running into the water.

But after the 12-year-old attended a water safety course in Prince Albert this week, she said she knows now to be a bit more cautious.

Saskatchewan was among the provinces that saw a jump in weekly earnings in a Statistics Canada report released on Feb. 23.
Saskatchewan was among the provinces that saw a jump in weekly earnings in a Statistics Canada report released on Feb. 23. Statistics Canada

Sask. weekly earnings at all-time high: StatsCan

By CJME News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 7:01am

For the first time ever, Saskatchewan workers are averaging slightly more than $1,000 in weekly earnings.

According to Statistics Canada numbers released Thursday, weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees climbed to an average of $1,010.37 in December 2016.

Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016.
Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016. Facebook

'There's a break somewhere': Van De Vorst family angered after drunk driver transferred to healing lodge

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 6:44am

The woman who pleaded guilty to killing the Van De Vorst family while driving drunk is no longer behind bars.

Lou Van De Vorst told 650 CKOM Thursday that Catherine McKay was moved from prison to a healing lodge just one month after beginning her 10-year sentence.

The Sask. Registered Nurses’ Association found Carolyn Strom guilty of profession misconduct for a Facebook post she made back in February 2015 criticizing the care her grandfather was receiving.
The Sask. Registered Nurses’ Association found Carolyn Strom guilty of profession misconduct for a Facebook post she made back in February 2015 criticizing the care her grandfather was receiving. file photo/paNOW Staff

Outspoken nurse sees support from colleagues, public

By Jeff Labine
February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 6:52am

A decision to fine a Prince Albert nurse for speaking out on the care her grandfather received is getting backlash from both the nursing community and the public.

Beaudre LaRocque, of the Waterhen First Nation, also represents the North Battleford Peewee AA Barons.
Beaudre LaRocque, of the Waterhen First Nation, also represents the North Battleford Peewee AA Barons. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

PAGC Youth Hockey Cup celebrates a successful first tournament

By Bryan Eneas
February 23, 2017 - 2:18pm

Youth from across north-central Saskatchewan are lacing up their skates to compete in a new hockey tournament.

The Dave Steuart, East End and Buckland arenas were filled this week as the Prince Albert Grand Council’s Youth Hockey Cup kicked off in its inaugural year.

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