Glenn Hicks

A trench cutter sampling rig is part of the heavy equipment to be used by Rio Tinto this spring to help evaluate the diamond-bearing ore.
A trench cutter sampling rig is part of the heavy equipment to be used by Rio Tinto this spring to help evaluate the diamond-bearing ore. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corporation

Rio Tinto set for ramp up of activity at Star Diamond site

By Glenn Hicks
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 9:16pm

Rio Tinto says it’s too early to speculate on the long term viability of the proposed diamond project in the Forte à la Corne forest 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert.

The latest scam purports to tell mobile users they have an over-charge that they can claim, but it's a hoax.
The latest scam purports to tell mobile users they have an over-charge that they can claim, but it's a hoax. SaskTel

Alert senior warns about scammers

By Glenn Hicks
December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

A Prince Albert senior is warning others that scammers are preying on the vulnerability, psyche and politeness of certain people.

A relatively new text scam is making the rounds again in and around the city, with a message that falsely draws in SaskTel customers.

The tiny neonatal space at the Victoria Hospital has been described as a 'broom closet' and "telephone booth.'
The tiny neonatal space at the Victoria Hospital has been described as a 'broom closet' and "telephone booth.' Teena Monteleone/paNOW Staff

Million dollar babies: Give A Little Life Day smashes record as community goes big for baby cause

By Glenn Hicks
December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm Updated: December 7, 2018 - 8:05pm

The 13th annual Give A Little Life Day Radiothon for the Victoria Hospital Foundation's campaign for a new, improved neonatal unit surged into record-breaking territory Friday.

CEO Scott Livingstone (left) and board chair Dick Carter speak with media in Regina Tuesday.
CEO Scott Livingstone (left) and board chair Dick Carter speak with media in Regina Tuesday. Submitted/SHA

SHA amalgamation: one year on

By Glenn Hicks
December 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

The expansion of pediatric services at Prince Albert's Victoria Hospital is in the Saskatchewan Health Authority's (SHA) plans, especially in light of the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital opening in Saskatoon next year.

The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people.
The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corp

Diamond mine is 'awesome' employment opportunity: Métis director

By Glenn Hicks
December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 3, 2018 - 8:24pm

This region's director for the Métis Nation says the prospect of jobs at the planned Star Orion South Diamond Project is an “awesome opportunity” for her people.

The Village of Pinehouse has come under fire from the province's privacy commissioner but their CAO said they were not being obstructive regarding freedom of information requests.
The Village of Pinehouse has come under fire from the province's privacy commissioner but their CAO said they were not being obstructive regarding freedom of information requests. file photo/paNOW

Village of Pinehouse has nothing to hide: CAO

By Glenn Hicks
November 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Village of Pinehouse says it has nothing to hide from the public and welcomes an inspection being recommended to government by the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

The Government of Saskatchewan wants the federal government to stick to a deal they say involves Ottawa paying half of the now estimated $278 million price tag for the remediation of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine in the North.
The Government of Saskatchewan wants the federal government to stick to a deal they say involves Ottawa paying half of the now estimated $278 million price tag for the remediation of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine in the North. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Research Council

Saskatchewan sues Ottawa over uranium mine clean-up

By Glenn Hicks
November 28, 2018 - 5:19pm

The province of Saskatchewan has filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking half of the huge costs it has and will incur for the clean-up of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine on Lake Athabasca. The total cost could reach around $280 million.

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