Glenn Hicks

Mayor Greg Dionne has leased the fenced lot on 15th Street opposite Dr.Java's and says he will clean it up before an August 13 deadline imposed by the owner.
Mayor Greg Dionne has leased the fenced lot on 15th Street opposite Dr.Java's and says he will clean it up before an August 13 deadline imposed by the owner. Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

Property leased by P.A. mayor draws criticism

By Glenn Hicks
July 20, 2018 - 6:17pm

The mayor of Prince Albert can't say if he's falling foul of the city's unsightly premises bylaw, but suggests criticism about a piece of land he is leasing on 15th St. is politically motivated.

The railway tie retaining wall at the riverside boat launch is decaying and partially collapsed. A city official said there was no immediate threat to public safety.
The railway tie retaining wall at the riverside boat launch is decaying and partially collapsed. A city official said there was no immediate threat to public safety. submitted/John Emo

Decaying riverside wall in partial collapse

By Glenn Hicks
July 19, 2018 - 4:07pm Updated: July 19, 2018 - 4:48pm

The city of P.A. is recommending the public stay clear of the old railway tie wall at the boat launch on the riverside. A section on top appears to have suddenly fallen away but a city official said there was no immediate risk.

The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot.
The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot. submitted photo/Josh Morrow

City treats all bylaw infractions the same way: City manager

By Glenn Hicks
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The City of Prince Albert has responded to complaints from an owner of multiple properties who labelled city hall “selective and vindictive” for going onto one his lots to mow overg

A P.A. property owner and landlord claims the city is over-zealous, vindictive and selective in its approach to cleaning up lots.
A P.A. property owner and landlord claims the city is over-zealous, vindictive and selective in its approach to cleaning up lots. submitted photo/Josh Morrow

City is 'selective and vindictive' as gas line ruptured: Property owner claims

By Glenn Hicks
July 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

The owner of several residential properties in Prince Albert claims the city is being “selective and vindictive” in the way they treat certain people.

The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients.
The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients. File photo/paNOW Staff

Concerns raised about future of Legal Aid

By Glenn Hicks
July 13, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: July 13, 2018 - 2:01pm

Legal Aid lawyers and staff are concerned about the future of the free program in cities including Prince Albert which helps the most vulnerable and marginalized people who can ill-afford legal assistance. This follows recent job cuts.

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

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