A tentative June trial date has been set for a former teacher with the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division who will be retried for allegedly sexually assaulting a student in the 90s.
Bonnie McLachlan was accused in April 2010 of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student in the 1993-94 school year when he was 15 years old.
McLachlan was found not guilty in November 2011. After much deliberation, the case is going back to Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert with a trial date tentatively set for June 17.
The Black Lake First Nation announced Thursday that it reached an agreement in principle to potentially develop a hydroelectric project with SaskPower.
The proposed Elizabeth Falls hydroelectric project, if approved by regulators, would be the first power production facility primarily built on First Nations land in the province. Upon approval, construction would begin on the Elizabeth Falls project in the back half of 2014. The Black Lake First Nation is a part of the Prince Albert Grand Council.
Two bodies were found close to the railroad tracks in Prince Albert on Friday morning.
A manager of a nearby business found the bodies and called police at around 8:50 a.m. Prince Albert police located the remains in the 100 block of 15th Street East at approximately 9 a.m.
The scene remains cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continues. No cause of death has been released.
Prince Albert’s Brock Munro, like many other promising athletes across the world, saw his vision of becoming an Olympic wrestler take a huge step backwards through no fault of his own.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Tuesday that it plans to remove wrestling as an Olympics sport for the 2020 games—a decision that had Munro both “shocked” and “upset.”
“I’d be 26 years old. It’s the prime age and the peak age for a wrestler,” said Munro, now 19 and a first-year wrestler on the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.
In a small village of 60 in Saskatchewan sits a small building no larger than a cabin. In this cabin, letters from around the world come in daily.
Love, Saskatchewan is the ‘it’ town to send letters to in Canada because of its cancellation postmark, which from 1982 onwards was a teddy bear with a heart and is now a large heart with the caption ‘Love at first site!’.
Senders sometimes will even spend extra on Xpresspost just to get the letter in time.
A Prince Albert couple celebrated 70 years of marriage on Friday, surrounded by family and friends.
Elwood and Donna Perry married at 18 after meeting at a dance years earlier. Dances were held at a schoolhouse in the Qu’ Appelle Valley. They now have four children, 10 grandchildren and about 18 great-grandchildren.
“You get into little tiffs once in a while, you know, and then, but then you sit down and talk it over, laugh about it and carry on again,” Elwood said of what the secret to maintaining a long-lasting relationship.
Prince Albert city officials, Raiders staff and around 30 business owners are loading up on a bus Tuesday to head to Moose Jaw.
The group will be touring Mosaic Place, the city’s multiplex facility, to get a better idea of what a building like that could mean for Prince Albert.
The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) have had another successful mission.
Every year the PWOS go on an eight day snowmobile ride across Saskatchewan to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
This was the 13th year the ride has taken place and since it began PWOS has raised more than $1.8 million for breast cancer research in the province.
They began their ride in Big River on Feb. 1 and completed the ride in Meadow Lake the afternoon of Feb. 8.
The roof of the Red River Roping and Riding Club Indoor Arena collapsed sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
When two employees arrived for work they discovered that a massive section of the roof had given way to snow that had been accumulating all winter. Nobody was injured and the 20 horses that were in the barn overnight were also unharmed. However, equipment belonging to the Bowbenders archery club is believed to have been damaged in the incident.
The proposal over whether municipalities should be able to control hours for off-sale liquor stores sparked a lot of debate at SUMA this week, with Prince Albert and La Ronge Mayors coming down on opposite sides of the issue.