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By all accounts it was tight, but the P.A. cops/SWAT team retained the annual P.A. Outreach Program ball hockey trophy after the match-up at the Alfred Jenkins Field House.
By all accounts it was tight, but the P.A. cops/SWAT team retained the annual P.A. Outreach Program ball hockey trophy after the match-up at the Alfred Jenkins Field House. submitted photo/ P.A. Outreach

Cops clinch friendly hockey showdown with P.A. youth

By paNOW Staff
December 12, 2018 - 5:11pm Updated: December 12, 2018 - 6:46pm

It’s a fun rivalry that helps build bridges between the Prince Albert Police Service and youth in the community.

PAPS members claimed bragging rights for another year after the friendly tussle at the Alfred Jenkins Field House Wednesday.

Submitted photo/ RCMP

Update: Big River First Nation man reported missing has been found

By paNOW Staff
December 11, 2018 - 5:18pm Updated: December 12, 2018 - 12:50pm

Update: Conrad Yew has been located, and is safe according to RCMP

 

The Big River RCMP detachment has requested help locating a 37-year-old man.

Conrad Yew is from Big River First Nation. RCMP have not provided details regarding his last known whereabouts. 

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.

Santa getting off the plane in Fond Du Lac, the first stop on the trip.
Santa getting off the plane in Fond Du Lac, the first stop on the trip. Michael Joel-Hansen/paNOW Staff

Annual Santa Flight brings joy to northern communities

By Michael Joel-Hansen
December 8, 2018 - 4:15pm

Communities in northern Saskatchewan got an early visit from a jolly old friend Friday.

The main man in red and white wandered his merry way to schools in Fond Du Lac, Black Lake and Stony Rapids as part of Transwest Airs annual Santa Claus flight.

Dorothy Laboucane, Brydon Whitstone's mother, said the RCMP should have used other methods to diffuse the situation the night her son was fatally shot last year.
Dorothy Laboucane, Brydon Whitstone's mother, said the RCMP should have used other methods to diffuse the situation the night her son was fatally shot last year. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Whitstone family and supporters hope for more justice

By Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW
December 8, 2018 - 10:12am

Brydon Whitstone's family and supporters say they want more justice following the Coroner's Inquest into his death that concluded Friday at Queen’s Bench Court in Battleford.

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.

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