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SK penitentiary on lockdown after assault on two guards

The maximum security unit at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary is on lockdown after an assault on two correctional officers by inmates.

The assault happened in the maximum security unit Tuesday night around 7:50 p.m., according Correctional Service Canada (CSC). The two officers and one inmate sustained injuries.

“The injured staff members were evaluated and treated at an outside hospital. One inmate was injured during the incident and was treated at an outside hospital,” CSC said in a statement.

La Ronge man sheds 180 pounds using social media

A father of two has a jump in his step.

Since Sept. 11, 2013, Teco Bird has been on a weight-loss journey and has shed 182.7 pounds as of Tuesday.

“I feel awesome. You hear about people losing weight all the time and the energy levels that are shooting through the roof after losing all this weight, there’s no way that you’ll be able to describe it unless you go through it,” Bird said.

The La Ronge man said he was 543.7 pounds and on a waiting list for bariatric surgery for two years and knew something had to happen soon.

Tracing roots of Metis a lifelong project for Sask. woman

At a time when the significance of Metis roots is expanding, Rose Fleury is busier than ever.

At 88 years old, the Metis genealogist spends her days poring over the history of students through SUNTEP, the Gabriel Dumont Institute and SIAST.

Her work helps Metis students certify their history, and gain an education, she said. She doesn’t ask for payment, saying helping young adults pursue further schooling is reward enough.

Fleury said she was an “inquisitive child,” and that combined with a great-grandmother who wanted her to know where she came from.

Student painters brighten homes for Canadians with multiple sclerosis

Many people paint eggs on Easter but a group of student workers paint houses.

Student Works Painting (SWP) was at the home of Judy Penill on Sunday to paint her house, and it didn’t cost her a thing.

The gesture is part of a nation-wide SWP campaign to help Canadians battling multiple sclerosis. Partnering with the MS Society of Canada, SWP picks one person with MS in every major Canadian city and paints their house free of charge.

Traffic stop leads to PA cocaine bust

Three men face a string of drug-related charges after police seized a large amount of cocaine from a home in Prince Albert.

Investigators from the Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team, Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and the Prince Albert Police Service Patrol division stopped a vehicle near the city on Wednesday. The trio were arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Pair sentenced to just over 8 years for 2011 killing

Two men who pleaded guilty for their role in the 2011 killing of a Prince Albert man have been sentenced to eight years and two months in prison on Thursday.

Lionel Sewap and Sonny Fiddler entered guilty pleas to manslaughter earlier this week at the Prince Albert Court of Queen’s Bench. They had been facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Anthony Martin Custer, 41, and had been set to face an eight-day trial.

Prince Albert man looks back on Boston bombing a year later

Exactly a year ago, Wayne Stewart was heading to the finish line at the Boston Marathon, ready to take a picture of his stepdaughter finishing the run when the explosion hit.

The Prince Albert man was one of a few dozen people from Saskatchewan who were in Boston for the marathon on the day the bombs went off, killing three people and hurting 264.

Police identify teenage boy killed in shooting

Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) confirmed Monday afternoon that the victim involved in an early morning shooting was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital Monday morning.

Police have identified him as 17-year-old Clayton James Bear of Prince Albert.

Teen boy in hospital following shooting in Prince Albert

A 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in Prince Albert with critical injuries after a shooting early Monday morning.

The Prince Albert Police Service has taped off the scene of the shooting on the East Hill.

One resident who lives less than a block away from the scene said he heard gunshots earlier in the morning.

“I heard one gunshot followed by four or five more blasts; real quick repetition and that was it,”  Bill Leachman said, adding he heard the shots minutes after 4 a.m.

PA Police use Taser following alleged domestic assault

Prince Albert police used a Taser for the first time on Friday since they started carrying the stun devices in January.

Police used the device on a 29 year old man who was being combative during his arrest in the 1500-block of 15th Street West around 9 p.m.

A news release said the officers tried to arrest the man, but could not gain control of him after several tries.

An officer used a Taser to prevent injury to the man and themselves.

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