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Prince Albert’s homeless seek shelter as the temperatures drop, but are sometimes forced to rely on emergency services when the cold-weather shelter fills up.
Prince Albert’s homeless seek shelter as the temperatures drop, but are sometimes forced to rely on emergency services when the cold-weather shelter fills up. File photo/paNOW Staff

Cold brings concerns for city's homeless

By Taylor MacPherson
November 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

As the temperature drops, concerns begin to build for Prince Albert's homeless and at-risk community, who must occasionally rely on emergency services to get out of the cold.

Volunteers sort through potatoes donated by farmers in southwestern Ontario. The potatoes were packed into bags and included in pallets of other fresh vegetables and boxes of dehydrated soup.
Volunteers sort through potatoes donated by farmers in southwestern Ontario. The potatoes were packed into bags and included in pallets of other fresh vegetables and boxes of dehydrated soup. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Huge food donation benefits North; brings reconciliation

By Bryan Eneas
November 24, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: November 24, 2017 - 3:21pm

On Nov. 24 roughly $50,000 in fresh veggies and dehydrated soup was delivered in the Gateway to the North through the generosity of a variety of organizations.

Moliehi Khaketla, a medical officer from the Population Health Unit, discussed public health topics associated with recreational cannabis such as addictions and health effects during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017.
Moliehi Khaketla, a medical officer from the Population Health Unit, discussed public health topics associated with recreational cannabis such as addictions and health effects during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New North Mayors gathering sparks discussion about cannabis

By Bryan Eneas
November 23, 2017 - 5:06pm Updated: November 23, 2017 - 9:45pm

Mayors from the northern regions of Saskatchewan are gathered in Prince Albert for their fall meeting, and one panel about cannabis sparked discussions.

The topic was broached during a discussion panel about next year's planned legalization of recreational pot.

PBCN Chief Peter Beatty said he and council take the issue of alcohol very seriously.
PBCN Chief Peter Beatty said he and council take the issue of alcohol very seriously. file photo/paNOW Staff

PBCN Chief commits full support to stop bootlegging

By Nigel Maxwell
November 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Chief of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) says he fully supports the idea of check stops to help curb illegal bootlegging.

Seven people were charged in the Creighton area last weekend. Several of those communities targeted fall under the jurisdiction of the PBCN.

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