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Spokespeople from the provincial government say speed enforcement by camera is here to stay and communities will be part of a new committee on if and where such devices can be located.
Spokespeople from the provincial government say speed enforcement by camera is here to stay and communities will be part of a new committee on if and where such devices can be located. submitted photo/SGI

Photo speed enforcement to stay

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

The move to make photo speed enforcement (PSE) permanent on our roads is not a cash grab but a way to invest more in traffic safety measures, according to the provincial government. And the mayor of Prince Albert says the way fine revenues will be distributed will help improve traffic safety.

The Trench Cutter Sampling Rig being assembled ahead of drilling at depths of up to 250 metres. Each hole is 3.2 metres by 1.5 metres wide.
The Trench Cutter Sampling Rig being assembled ahead of drilling at depths of up to 250 metres. Each hole is 3.2 metres by 1.5 metres wide. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corporation

Diamond project set for major sample drilling

By Glenn Hicks
September 17, 2018 - 3:10pm Updated: September 18, 2018 - 10:14am

The company which owns the rights for the Star-Orion South Diamond Project in the Fort a la Corne diamond district, about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert, says it is encouraged by the level and rate of activity ahead of planned bulk sampling.

The union representing corrections officers at Saskatchewan Penitentiary is raising concerns about the length of time it has taken to repair jail cells damaged in a riot nearly two years ago.
The union representing corrections officers at Saskatchewan Penitentiary is raising concerns about the length of time it has taken to repair jail cells damaged in a riot nearly two years ago. submitted photo/Office of the Correctional Investigator

Union concerned about slow repairs following 2016 riot at Sask Pen

By Charlene Tebbutt
September 13, 2018 - 8:00am

Members of the union representing corrections officers at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary are raising concerns about a lack of available cell space following a riot at the institution nearly two years ago.

University of Saskatchewan administrators say there will be new full-degree programming, possibly in the areas of agriculture, engineering and business, as the new single downtown campus grows. The reworking of the old Forestry Centre building on Central Avenue into the single campus will start in the spring of 2019 ahead of the fall 2020 opening.
University of Saskatchewan administrators say there will be new full-degree programming, possibly in the areas of agriculture, engineering and business, as the new single downtown campus grows. The reworking of the old Forestry Centre building on Central Avenue into the single campus will start in the spring of 2019 ahead of the fall 2020 opening. File photo/paNOW Staff

New campus in P.A. will see growth in full degree programs: USASK

By Glenn Hicks
September 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

The University of Saskatchewan administrators say in time there will be new full-degree courses offered at the new downtown Prince Albert campus, potentially including the fields of agriculture, business a

Buckland lawmakers voted 4-3 to deny an application for a new lagoon in the R.M. to eventually service North Bay Trailer Court.
Buckland lawmakers voted 4-3 to deny an application for a new lagoon in the R.M. to eventually service North Bay Trailer Court. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

R.M. denies application for land for new North Bay lagoon in Buckland

By Tyler Marr
September 10, 2018 - 5:28pm Updated: September 10, 2018 - 8:51pm

After a gavel pounding heavy second public hearing for a proposed lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Buckland, lawmakers voted 4-3 to deny the proposal.

Team Canada's impressive showing, huge attendance figures and strong community support helped the summer tournament generate over $150,000 in profit for the local organizing committee.
Team Canada's impressive showing, huge attendance figures and strong community support helped the summer tournament generate over $150,000 in profit for the local organizing committee. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

World softball tourney generates big profit, stage set for more global events

By Glenn Hicks
September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

The group responsible for Prince Albert’s highly successful hosting of the World Junior Men's Softball Championship in July says the physical and financial stage has been set for future provincial, national and international events.

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