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Darryl Hickie vows to complete term as MLA

Darryl Hickie will continue to serve as Prince Albert Carlton MLA until the next election, the Saskatchewan Party Caucus said in a statement.

According to the release posted online, Hickie has completed the “most intensive part” of his re-qualification and training ahead of his return to the Prince Albert Police Service after the end of his term.

Prince Albert woman assaulted, burned to the bone

A homeless woman who was seriously assaulted in Prince Albert earlier this month has now been upgraded to stable condition.

Police responded to a reported assault and discovered a badly injured Marlene Darlene Bird, 47, that Sunday morning nearly two weeks ago near the Margo Fournier Center. Bird was taken to Victoria Hospital in critical condition, but was then transferred to Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital.

From there, Bird was transferred to Edmonton’s University of Alberta Hospital.

Prince Albert SPCA rejects woman's attempt to adopt her own dog

A Prince Albert woman from is upset that the SPCA rejected her attempt to adopt her own dog because her other dog isn’t spayed and neutered.

Katy Campbell said she realized her dog Gizmo was missing on Wednesday. Her mother-in-law had been looking after him, but had given him to another daughter-in-law for a temporary stay. After she was told she couldn’t have pets in her building, the daughter-in-law took Gizmo to the SPCA.

“She never told us. So, I went there and I tried dealing with it but they wouldn’t give me back our dog,” said Campbell.

Disability doesn't stop Sask. girl from working for charity

A Waskesieu Lake girl with cerebral palsy is walking 80,000 steps to help build a well in Africa.

Quinn Smith-Windsor, 11, started a fundraiser to help Free the Children’s water projects after learning some women and children in Africa have to walk 80,000 steps each day to get water for daily use.

“I think it’s important to always help other people struggling,” Quinn said. “The biggest challenge is the fact that I was born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to help.”

Brad Wall sees no problem with Darryl Hickie's police training

Saskatchewan's premier has no issue with an MLA training to re-enter the police force while finishing his term in office.

On Tuesday, the opposition NDP raised questions about Prince Albert-Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie. Hickie previously announced he will not be running in the 2016 provincial election. He plans to return to policing and he has already begun training with police in Prince Albert to prepare for when he done serving public office.

Sask. Party MLA returns to old policing job in Prince Albert

Prince Albert-Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie is under fire for doubling up on work. The MLA has been reinstated with the Prince Albert Police Service while he is still representing people in that city.

“Part of the issue for us is local people saying ‘how does this work? How is it that my MLA can investigate me or issue a ticket?’” said NDP Justice Critic John Nilson.

The Premier responded to the concerns in a written statement. Brad Wall says Hickie is training so he can return to active duty after his term as MLA is over.

Remembering D-Day: Bill Halcro recalls storming Juno Beach

William Halcro sits in a chair in his living room. The 90-year-old man has one visible remnant from his time in Normandy – a gap between his thumb and fingers that was hit by grenade shrapnel.

When asked what he remembers about the Second World War, at first he said he doesn’t remember the emotions he felt heading into D-Day. However, the emotions played across his face as he described the morning he arrived on an airplane.

Halcro and his company approached the shore by ship.

Prince Albert-area man fined $5K after horses starve to death

WARNING: This story contains graphic photos

A man is pleading guilty after four horses died of starvation and two others were at death's door in February.

RM of Buckland Reeve Don Fyrk's wife, Wendy, came into that area as two of the barely-alive horses were loaded into the trailer. What she saw that day was traumatizing.

Court rejects appeals for ex-teacher convicted of sexual exploitation

The sentence will stand for a former Prince Albert school teacher convicted of sexual exploitation for having sexual relationship with a former student.

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has rejected both a defense appeal of Bonnie McLachlan’s conviction and a Crown appeal of the sentence.

Sask. woman searches for answers after dogs kill her cat

Karen McLeod says her cat was killed by two dogs and the culprits are on the loose.

Last Monday morning, two dogs, one black and the other one white, came into McLeod's yard, ran up onto the deck, and tore apart one of her cats.

"They took her out in the yard and then a maroon car with a fella in it drove through our yard towards my brother's and the dogs followed them out onto the Buckland Road," McLeod, of Buckland, said.

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