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Police dog Daxa and Officer Const. Kelsey Bighetty recovered a hand gun style BB gun after a suspect fled on foot.
Police dog Daxa and Officer Const. Kelsey Bighetty recovered a hand gun style BB gun after a suspect fled on foot. file photo/paNOW staff

Ruckus outside police detachment leads to arrest; confiscated BB gun

By paNOW Staff
August 22, 2017 - 2:09pm Updated: August 22, 2017 - 4:10pm

Two teenagers are facing numerous charges including assaulting a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon following an incident Monday night.

(Left to right) Joey and Mavis, RNs Child and Youth Mental Health Unit; Don Bernier, Elks and Royal Purple District 2; Doug & Harvey, Meeks Enterprises; Sherry Buckler, VHF Executive Director; Trudy Hamilton, Nursing Unit Manager, Youth Mental Health
(Left to right) Joey and Mavis, RNs Child and Youth Mental Health Unit; Don Bernier, Elks and Royal Purple District 2; Doug & Harvey, Meeks Enterprises; Sherry Buckler, VHF Executive Director; Trudy Hamilton, Nursing Unit Manager, Youth Mental Health submitted photo/Victoria Hospital Foundation

Play space revitalized for inpatient mental health children

By paNOW Staff
August 22, 2017 - 1:01pm

A vacant outdoor area will soon become a $60,000 playground for youth admitted to the Mental Health Inpatient Unit at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.

Ground was broke Tuesday following a $30,000 donation from the Elks.

Justin Gaja (left) Kristian Skalicky and Carter Stevenson (right) were killed in a highway crash on May 3, 2015.
Justin Gaja (left) Kristian Skalicky and Carter Stevenson (right) were killed in a highway crash on May 3, 2015. file photo/paNOW staff

Sentencing for semi driver who caused the deaths of 3 teens

By paNOW Staff
August 22, 2017 - 9:33am

Sentencing is expected today for the driver of a semi involved in a chain-reaction crash that killed three Carrot River teens in 2015.

Earlier this year, Normand Mark Joseph Lavoie, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving causing death.

Local firefighter Corbin Walberg, 24, returned home Friday from a 16 day assignment in B.C.
Local firefighter Corbin Walberg, 24, returned home Friday from a 16 day assignment in B.C. Rebbeca Marroquin/paNOW Staff

'We needed help and other provinces helped us:' P.A. firefighter gives back

By Rebbeca Marroquin
August 21, 2017 - 9:30am Updated: August 21, 2017 - 12:23pm

A young, local firefighter felt fighting British Columbian blazes was much like a debt owed.

Twenty Sask. firefighters were deployed Aug. 3 including Corbin Walberg from Prince Albert. The 24-year-old worked initial attack, meaning responsible for preventing new fires from growing.  

Local Theresa Brassard, 90, was involved in WWII for nearly a year as an ambulance driver. Friday's trip in the B-25 bomber was her first.
Local Theresa Brassard, 90, was involved in WWII for nearly a year as an ambulance driver. Friday's trip in the B-25 bomber was her first. Rebbeca Marroquin/paNOW Staff

Veteran reflects as she takes to sky in WWII era bomber

By Rebbeca Marroquin
August 19, 2017 - 8:43am Updated: August 19, 2017 - 12:30pm

It was 1944 when a young Theresa Brassard went to the Prince Albert Armouries to enlist in the army.

At just 18 years old, Brassard worked multiple jobs that barely paid her way when she decided to do something else with her life.

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