Crime & Courts

Properties that are a drain on city police, fire and bylaw services could face fines or penalties in the future.
Properties that are a drain on city police, fire and bylaw services could face fines or penalties in the future. file photo/paNOW Staff

City looking for means to tackle nuisance properties

By Tyler Marr
February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

A bylaw designed to target residential and commercial properties with fines or penalties that are a drain on city police, fire and bylaw services is under the microscope at city hall.

The primary focus is aimed at cost recovery for these services and to reduce problematic behaviour. 

Deputy Chief of PAPS Jeff Rowden has been appointed Acting Chief until a new permanent replacement for the outgoing Troy Cooper is appointed.
Deputy Chief of PAPS Jeff Rowden has been appointed Acting Chief until a new permanent replacement for the outgoing Troy Cooper is appointed. file photo/paNOW Staff

P.A. Police have new acting chief

By Glenn Hicks
February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Prince Albert Board of Police Commissioners has appointed Deputy Chief Jeff Rowden as acting chief.

Rowden will serve until the board finds a new chief of police.

Mayor Greg Dionne said Rowden brings plenty of experience to the role. 

The city's 1961 dangerous weapons bylaw lists guns and catapults as dangerous weapons, but is vague on specifics beyond that.
The city's 1961 dangerous weapons bylaw lists guns and catapults as dangerous weapons, but is vague on specifics beyond that. File photo/paNOW Staff

Catapults and tasers: Council looks to amend dangerous weapons bylaw

By Tyler Marr
February 14, 2018 - 9:00am

The city is looking to make changes to its 1961 dangerous weapons bylaw, which explicitly lists guns, slings and catapults as dangerous weapons, but is vague on specifics be

P.A. company Embee Diamond Technologies Inc. has applied to have their case with a European diamond supplier moved to the Belgian courts.
P.A. company Embee Diamond Technologies Inc. has applied to have their case with a European diamond supplier moved to the Belgian courts. Embee Diamond Tech

P.A. diamond case drags on

By Glenn Hicks
February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Diamonds took eons to form in the earth's upper mantle. The legal dispute between a Prince Albert company and a Belgian firm over a long-standing diamond debt is starting to feel just as long.

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