Tyler Marr

The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract and over $600,000 in furniture costs to make the former Forestry Centre in downtown Prince Albert academic ready.
The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract and over $600,000 in furniture costs to make the former Forestry Centre in downtown Prince Albert academic ready. File photo/paNOW Staff

U of S tendering $4.7M for future P.A. campus renovations

By Tyler Marr
July 21, 2018 - 11:42am Updated: July 21, 2018 - 12:24pm

The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7 million contract to ready the former Forestry Building in downtown Prince Albert for its new consolidated campus in the city.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Feds, Métis Nation sign historic agreement to negotiate reconciliation nation-to-nation

By Tyler Marr
July 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Batoche is a site already ripe with history for the Métis people, and another historic chapter has been added that will see the nation no longer “left on the sidelines” of discussions.

Twenty-five horses and a handful of cattle were evacuated from Red River Riding and Roping due to the fire burning close by.
Twenty-five horses and a handful of cattle were evacuated from Red River Riding and Roping due to the fire burning close by. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Crews battling wildfire burning north of Prince Albert, in Red Wing area

By Tyler Marr
July 20, 2018 - 3:25pm Updated: July 21, 2018 - 8:53am

Update: As of 8:57 p.m., a spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment said the fire is contained at 15 hectares in size. Crews and equipment will continue to work in the area for the next few days.

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 In total, the city payroll amounts to for over $44.380 million, which includes the remuneration for 488 employees who make under $50,000.
In total, the city payroll amounts to for over $44.380 million, which includes the remuneration for 488 employees who make under $50,000. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Prince Albert police chief tops public payroll for 2017

By Tyler Marr
July 18, 2018 - 8:00am

In accordance with The Cities Act, municipalities in Saskatchewan are required to publish any third party payments, employee and city council remuneration, which includes salaries, overtime, special pay and taxable benefits, grant payments and consolidated entities exceeding $50,000 each fiscal y

A strengthened public smoking bylaw is one step from becoming law in Prince Albert.
A strengthened public smoking bylaw is one step from becoming law in Prince Albert. File photo/paNOW Staff

Strengthened public smoking bylaw one step from implementation

By Tyler Marr
July 17, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: July 18, 2018 - 10:59am

For nearly two years, the city has chiselled away at crafting a strengthened public smoking bylaw to bring the current legislation, dating back to 1993, in line with modern practices.

An example of one of many parklets along Baker Street in Nelson, B.C.
An example of one of many parklets along Baker Street in Nelson, B.C. Google Maps

'Parklet' coming to Central Ave. outside Rock Trout Café

By Tyler Marr
July 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

A unique addition to Prince Albert's downtown will soon be constructed on Central Avenue.

Prince Albert lawmakers approved an encroachment permit and the bagging of a parking meter outside the Rock Trout Café to allow for the installation of a parklet.

The most prominent piece in Council Chambers is on the East wall. The massive 8.5-foot tall oil on canvas painting depicting Sir George Simpson on his tour of inspection from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific Coast. It was done in 1908.
The most prominent piece in Council Chambers is on the East wall. The massive 8.5-foot tall oil on canvas painting depicting Sir George Simpson on his tour of inspection from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific Coast. It was done in 1908. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

A look at the public art inside City Hall

By Tyler Marr
July 15, 2018 - 1:40pm Updated: July 16, 2018 - 12:01pm

Dozens of employees and citizens each day pass by artwork displayed along the corridors of City Hall as they mill about their business.

File photo/paNOW Staff

Judge finds city did not give fair process in alleged illegal dumping case

By Tyler Marr
July 14, 2018 - 10:00am

A Queen’s Bench judge has ruled the City of Prince Albert denied fair process in making a decision when it decided to penalize C & D Septic following the company's alleged illegal dumping into the sanitary sewer system. The company has pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

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