Health

Health Region CEO Cecile Hunt said funding cuts are going to affect staff and patients at the Victoria Hospital.
Health Region CEO Cecile Hunt said funding cuts are going to affect staff and patients at the Victoria Hospital. File photo/paNOW Staff

Four programs within P.A. health region affected by budget

By Teena Monteleone
March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 10:57am

The Prince Albert Parkland Health region did not see significant cuts to provincial budget funding, but it didn’t see any increases either. CEO Cecile Hunt says the region has a $218.5 million dollar base to work with.

After months of hints and speculation, Saskatchewan's provincial budget is set to be released today.
After months of hints and speculation, Saskatchewan's provincial budget is set to be released today. file photo/panow.com

Anticipation mounts as Sask. budget to be revealed

By Sarah Mills
March 22, 2017 - 8:35am

After months of speculation, one of the most anticipated provincial budgets in recent memory will be revealed Wednesday afternoon.

We already know the deficit has ballooned to $1.2 billion and now Finance Minister Kevin Doherty admits to some "difficult decisions."

The Elks and Royal Purples made a substantial donation to the Victoria Hospital Foundation's youth mental health unit. (left to right): Pat Warren, Elks Secretary; Don Bernier, Elks Treasurer; Nick Trofimuk, Elks Chair; Ludwig Hesp, Elks First Vice President; and Sherry Buckler, VHF Executive Director.
The Elks and Royal Purples made a substantial donation to the Victoria Hospital Foundation's youth mental health unit. (left to right): Pat Warren, Elks Secretary; Don Bernier, Elks Treasurer; Nick Trofimuk, Elks Chair; Ludwig Hesp, Elks First Vice President; and Sherry Buckler, VHF Executive Director. submitted photo

Big donation supports youth mental health

By Sarah Wallace
March 21, 2017 - 6:00am

The Prince Albert Elks and Royal Purples are doing something special to help support youth with mental health issues. 

Nancy Carswell, with the Prince Albert chapter of the Council of Canadians, challenged city council at Monday night’s meeting to become a 'blue' community.
Nancy Carswell, with the Prince Albert chapter of the Council of Canadians, challenged city council at Monday night’s meeting to become a 'blue' community. Jeff Labine/paNOW Staff

P.A. challenged to go blue

By Jeff Labine
March 13, 2017 - 6:44pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 6:34am

Prince Albert came close to declaring itself a 'blue' community, but couldn't agree on one major sticking point.

The Water Security Agency will monitor the river for hydrocarbons during the ice breakup this spring.
The Water Security Agency will monitor the river for hydrocarbons during the ice breakup this spring. File photo/paNOW Staff

Water Security Agency keeping close eye on North Saskatchewan River

By Teena Monteleone
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Water sampling continues following an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River last July.

Patrick Boyle from the Water Security Agency said recent tests monitoring the water quality have come up clean.

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