Infrastructure

City crews tied in a new PVC water main to the system on Central Avenue and will continue the project along 13th Street East
City crews tied in a new PVC water main to the system on Central Avenue and will continue the project along 13th Street East Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

Central Avenue to re-open Wednesday after latest pipe replacement

By Glenn Hicks
July 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Three days of traffic disruption on Central Avenue wraps up today.

City crews tied in a new 200 mm PVC mains pipe to the infrastructure under Central as they work their way along 13th Street East. The old cast iron pipe was originally put in the ground early in the previous century.

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.

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.

The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot.
The city says the landowner was given notice about overgrown grass and weeds on his land and a gas line that was ruptured by a city mower had not been dealt with safely following a demolition on the lot. submitted photo/Josh Morrow

City treats all bylaw infractions the same way: City manager

By Glenn Hicks
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The City of Prince Albert has responded to complaints from an owner of multiple properties who labelled city hall “selective and vindictive” for going onto one his lots to mow overg

A P.A. property owner and landlord claims the city is over-zealous, vindictive and selective in its approach to cleaning up lots.
A P.A. property owner and landlord claims the city is over-zealous, vindictive and selective in its approach to cleaning up lots. submitted photo/Josh Morrow

City is 'selective and vindictive' as gas line ruptured: Property owner claims

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

The owner of several residential properties in Prince Albert claims the city is being “selective and vindictive” in the way they treat certain people.

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.

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