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Bucking the trend: Construction on Woodbridge Terrace, the third phase of a new housing development in the city's West Hill area, has begun. From left, Randy Boehr, site supervisor, Josh Remai with Span West and Rob Bechard, project manager for the new 24-unit condo development.
Bucking the trend: Construction on Woodbridge Terrace, the third phase of a new housing development in the city's West Hill area, has begun. From left, Randy Boehr, site supervisor, Josh Remai with Span West and Rob Bechard, project manager for the new 24-unit condo development. Charlene Tebbutt/ paNOW Staff

Developer sees optimism despite flat housing market

By Charlene Tebbutt
August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: August 9, 2018 - 8:44am

Despite a slowdown in the local new housing market that has seen permits for single family units dwindle to a trickle, at least one developer has confidence that new multi-family developments in Prince Albert will be a hit with existing and first-time home buyers.

Ward 3 Coun. Evert Botha had a formal apology Tuesday afternoon for what are described as “inappropriate, disrespectful and derogatory” comments he made online during a Raiders Hockey game.
Ward 3 Coun. Evert Botha had a formal apology Tuesday afternoon for what are described as “inappropriate, disrespectful and derogatory” comments he made online during a Raiders Hockey game. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Botha officially apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ online comments

By Tyler Marr
August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: August 8, 2018 - 4:51pm

Prince Albert City Councillor Evert Botha has officially apologized for what are described as “inappropriate, disrespectful and derogatory” comments he made online during a Raiders Hockey game.

Trevor Fendelet (right) captured the bronze medal in his category at the golfing championship at the Special Olympics Canadian Summer Games in Nova Scotia.
Trevor Fendelet (right) captured the bronze medal in his category at the golfing championship at the Special Olympics Canadian Summer Games in Nova Scotia. submitted photo/Tyler Kowalski

P.A. golfer takes Special Olympics golf bronze in Nova Scotia

By paNOW Staff
August 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Prince Albert’s Trevor Fendelet swung his way to the bronze medal at the 2018 Special Olympics Canadian Summer Games golf event.

He took third place in the Division 5 category on the Antigonish Country Club layout in Nova Scotia Friday.

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.

Huseyin Gumus' first year as General Manager of the Prince Albert Exhibition went off without a hitch, he said.
Huseyin Gumus' first year as General Manager of the Prince Albert Exhibition went off without a hitch, he said. File photo/paNOW Staff

2018 PAEX runs smoothly despite weather woes

By Bryan Eneas
August 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Prince Albert Exhibition couldn’t have gone any smoother, according to the event's general manager.

The 2018 Exhibition was the first year Huseyin Gumus worked in his new capacity as general manager. He said he was nervous at first, but everything ran well.

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