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(left to right) Nykola Oleksyn, Kirk Graupe, Jordyn Pillar, Cody Brayshaw, CJ Ashworth and  Shannan Spadenan with the Mad Hatter Theatre Company, are seen on early set pieces for The Insanity of Mary Girard.
(left to right) Nykola Oleksyn, Kirk Graupe, Jordyn Pillar, Cody Brayshaw, CJ Ashworth and Shannan Spadenan with the Mad Hatter Theatre Company, are seen on early set pieces for The Insanity of Mary Girard. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Carlton theatre troupe fixed for haunting, handcrafted production

By Tyler Marr
January 20, 2018 - 10:40am Updated: January 23, 2018 - 9:26am

Committed to an asylum by her husband in 1790 after she became pregnant by another man, Mary Girard is strapped down with leather in a wooden chair. Her mind dances around and impersonates people from her past as her line between dream and reality is blurred while growing into her diagnosis.

Gun caches like this are often seized by local police.
Gun caches like this are often seized by local police. submitted photo/Prince Albert Police Service

Mayor of P.A. promises gun return program as licensing discussion heats up

By Brandon Graziano
January 20, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: January 21, 2018 - 7:53am

The mayor of Prince Albert has announced council is working on a program to help reduce firearm thefts.

Calling in to Talk Back with Brandon Graziano on CKBI Friday morning Greg Dionne said they were looking at introducing an initiative for gun returns.

Local mental health and seniors groups are welcoming a move by the British government to shed light on an epidemic plaguing populations: loneliness.
Local mental health and seniors groups are welcoming a move by the British government to shed light on an epidemic plaguing populations: loneliness. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Mental health, senior groups applaud new U.K. Ministry of Loneliness

By Tyler Marr
January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 21, 2018 - 7:58am

Despite a constant connection to the world in the palm of our hands, loneliness and its widespread impact continue to plague populations.

Literacy rates are improving in the North and officials with the Northern Lights School Division attribute it to the work being done by both staff and students.
Literacy rates are improving in the North and officials with the Northern Lights School Division attribute it to the work being done by both staff and students. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Northern literacy rates improving faster than in South

By Bryan Eneas
January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Northern schools have long struggled to keep literacy rates on par with the rest of Saskatchewan. But after a concerted effort to better train teachers, implement new programs, and raise expectations, schools are seeing the results.

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