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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.

Oldest roller rink in Sask. calls it quits after 40 years

For some people, it was where they met their future spouse, and for others it was a high school hangout.

Now Wheel-A-While Family Roller Skating Rink is closing.

It's been a staple of Prince Albert's business community for 45 years, and is the oldest roller-skating rink in the province.

"Just the economic times of the roller skating," said owner Brent Macdonald. "The offer could not be refused."

The building has been bought by Charles Repair and Service, which will be moving from its current location on Eighth Street East.

Have what it takes? P.A. to host skills competition

The Skills Canada provincial competition is coming to Prince Albert once again this month.

More than 400 people will be competing in the city April 11, including high school and post-secondary students.

There are 39 competitions in total ranging from hairstyling, to plumbing, to public speaking.

Al Gabert, executive director for Skills Canada Saskatchewan, said the competition is about more than just a title.

Melfort school uses robot for new pilot project

It’s a sign of the technological times and the Maude Burke School in Melfort is benefitting.

TinyEYE Therapy Services is an innovative company that delivers speech therapy through services online.

Last month they launched another pilot project at the Melfort School to test their new technology, a telepresent robot.

The robot is a partnership between TinyEYE and a California-based robotics company.

Restaurant turns away Shellbrook veteran with service dog

A Canadian armed forces veteran’s visit to a Prince Albert restaurant is now the subject of a legal matter after he was refused service when he had his service dog in tow.

Michael Sharron, 43, needs his service dog Rylie with him for medical reasons. He has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and has had Rylie for just over a year.

The Shellbrook man took Rylie with him to lunch on March 3 along with his father-in-law. It was supposed to be a break from the errands the men were doing that day. They went to Smitty’s, located in the South Hill Mall.

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