Prince Albert

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.

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.

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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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.

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