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The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract and over $600,000 in furniture costs to make the former Forestry Centre in downtown Prince Albert academic ready.
The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract and over $600,000 in furniture costs to make the former Forestry Centre in downtown Prince Albert academic ready. File photo/paNOW Staff

U of S tendering $4.7M for future P.A. campus renovations

By Tyler Marr
July 21, 2018 - 11:42am Updated: July 21, 2018 - 12:24pm

The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract to ready the former Forestry Building in downtown Prince Albert for its new consolidated campus in the city.

Candle Lake Resort Village is warning people about an increase in bear sightings and interactions this summer.
Candle Lake Resort Village is warning people about an increase in bear sightings and interactions this summer. Facebook/Candle Lake Parks and Recreation

Bears killed, trapped with more sightings in Candle Lake

By Andrew Shepherd/CKOM News Staff
July 19, 2018 - 8:41am

Anyone planning a summer vacation to Candle Lake may want to keep an eye out for bears.

The resort village has received numerous calls of bear sightings and interactions in residential and camping areas the last few weeks.

The invasive wild parsnip has reappeared in the province after it was found growing near Outlook in 2018.
The invasive wild parsnip has reappeared in the province after it was found growing near Outlook in 2018. Layne Abrahamson/Twitter

Severe chemical burns, blisters: watch out for wild parsnip

By Adriana Christianson/CKOM News Staff
July 19, 2018 - 8:37am

If you have never heard of wild parsnip before, you might want to watch your step – that’s the message from Lumsden’s Kelly Strickland after getting severe blisters and burns on his feet.

The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot.
The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot. submitted photo/Josh Morrow

City treats all bylaw infractions the same way: City manager

By Glenn Hicks
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The City of Prince Albert has responded to complaints from an owner of multiple properties who labelled city hall “selective and vindictive” for going onto one his lots to mow overg

The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients.
The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients. File photo/paNOW Staff

Concerns raised about future of Legal Aid

By Glenn Hicks
July 13, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: July 13, 2018 - 2:01pm

Legal Aid lawyers and staff are concerned about the future of the free program in cities including Prince Albert which helps the most vulnerable and marginalized people who can ill-afford legal assistance. This follows recent job cuts.

Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers.
Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers. Destiny Mcpeek/Twitter

‘We were trapped for a couple of hours’: camper and family rescued after storm

By Taylor MacPherson
July 7, 2018 - 12:40pm

No serious injuries were reported after high winds, hail, and rain tore through the Lakeland region last night, but one camper said weathering the storm was a terrifying experience for his family.

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