Health

The City of Prince Albert has implemented updated smoking rules after a 5-2 vote.
The City of Prince Albert has implemented updated smoking rules after a 5-2 vote. File photo/paNOW Staff

Council chooses 9-metre buffer over full public ban in new smoking bylaw

By Tyler Marr
August 8, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: August 8, 2018 - 11:01pm

After hearing passionate pleas from both sides, Prince Albert's lawmakers opted to adopt a lighter form of smoking restrictions, citing the new rules as a good first step to modernizing the city’s public smoking legislation.

Hazy skies rolled in over Prince Albert Tuesday. They are likely to dissipate by Wednesday evening, just before a three-day heat wave descends on the region.
Hazy skies rolled in over Prince Albert Tuesday. They are likely to dissipate by Wednesday evening, just before a three-day heat wave descends on the region. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Smoke and heat: P.A. set for uncomfortable week

By Glenn Hicks
August 7, 2018 - 6:32pm

The smoky skies over Prince Albert and area are expected to linger into Wednesday evening as wind from the northwest is pushing wildfire smoke from Alberta into the region.

Sheldon Hirschfeld, one of two specially-trained paramedics in the new paramedicine pilot program in Prince Albert works with a patient at a local care home.
Sheldon Hirschfeld, one of two specially-trained paramedics in the new paramedicine pilot program in Prince Albert works with a patient at a local care home. Saskatchewan Health Authority/Facebook

New paramedicine program being tested in Prince Albert

By Charlene Tebbutt
August 7, 2018 - 5:41pm

A new pilot program in Prince Albert is connecting residents in residential care homes with medical treatment, without a trip to hospital.

On Aug. 5 plaques were unveiled to mark the official opening of a new fitness park in Waskesiu, honouring the years of work Gordie Howe contributed to the community.
On Aug. 5 plaques were unveiled to mark the official opening of a new fitness park in Waskesiu, honouring the years of work Gordie Howe contributed to the community. submitted photo/Ken Landers

Mr. Hockey honoured with Fitness Park in Waskesiu

By Bryan Eneas
August 7, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: August 7, 2018 - 1:22pm

While he was growing up, Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe spent his summers working and golfing at the Waskesiu Golf Course; it was here he met Prince Albert’s own Johnny Bower.

When he wasn’t working or hitting the course, Howe would spend time at the lake swimming and fishing.

Graham Tait rode through Prince Albert on Aug 5 in support of the Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms in both Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Graham Tait rode through Prince Albert on Aug 5 in support of the Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Cyclist rides from Alta. to Sask. to support children's hospitals and organizations

By Bryan Eneas
August 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Graham Tait’s epic eight day bike tour stopped in the Gateway to the North when he paid visit to a building that will benefit from his roughly 1,400 kilometre journey.

Prince Albert has climbed the rankings in a nationwide survey of best places to live in Canada.
Prince Albert has climbed the rankings in a nationwide survey of best places to live in Canada. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

P.A. climbs rankings for livable cities as mayor calls for more positivity

By Glenn Hicks
August 3, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: August 3, 2018 - 5:33pm

Prince Albert rose 34 places since last year in a survey of Best Places to live in Canada and the mayor says people need to focus more on the positives in the community.

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