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Coun. Evert Botha, Cpt. Laura Van Schaik with the Salvation Army and Conrad Burns. Botha and Burns are working to make the annual Community Christmas Dinner  a bit more special for the men who will be in attendance.
Coun. Evert Botha, Cpt. Laura Van Schaik with the Salvation Army and Conrad Burns. Botha and Burns are working to make the annual Community Christmas Dinner a bit more special for the men who will be in attendance. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Locals work to gather holiday gifts for guys

By Tyler Marr
December 10, 2017 - 1:33pm

With the annual Community Christmas Dinner on the horizon, a local duo is working to make the event a bit more special for the men who will be in attendance.

A woman is seen decorating a small wooden box during her first art therapy session.
A woman is seen decorating a small wooden box during her first art therapy session. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Art therapy outreach comes to P.A.'s Women’s Shelter

By Tyler Marr
December 6, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 7, 2017 - 12:25am

In the basement of the Prince Albert Women's Shelter, Ashley Peterson explained to seven others around a table how once she too called the safe space home.

But after grappling with this dark chapter of her life, she entered university and pursued a background in Indigenous Social Work.

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 Updated: November 25, 2017 - 12:13pm

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.

After a number of care homes saw a nearly 200 per cent tax bill hike in 2017, council will explore the creation of a new fee structure for personal care homes during 2018 budget talks.
After a number of care homes saw a nearly 200 per cent tax bill hike in 2017, council will explore the creation of a new fee structure for personal care homes during 2018 budget talks. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Tax changes for care homes to come in 2018

By Tyler Marr
November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: November 17, 2017 - 1:34pm

A number of care homes in 2017 were moved from a residential tax bracket to commercial and some saw a nearly 200 per cent tax increase.

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