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Prince Albert firefighters help rescue puppy trapped in heating duct

On Saturday morning a fire truck responded to a call from a very concerned pet owner in Prince Albert– the family puppy, Yoshi, had fallen into an uncovered heating register.

The Prince Albert Fire Department crew figured out that the small Chihuahua had made his way through some of the duct work, and he couldn’t get out himself.

“So our crews went in, they first had to located the puppy in the heating system and once located they disassembled portions of the heating system to remove the puppy and reunite him with his owner,” said Battalion Chief Curtis Mickelson.

Man hit by car dies outside Little Red River Park

One man is dead after he was hit by a car just outside Prince Albert.

Around 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Police were called to a car on pedestrian collision on Highway 55 East. The 24-year old victim was found dead outside Little Red River Park after being hit by a blue Hyundai car.

The driver of the car wasn't injured but the front of his car was damaged slightly. Police don't yet know how fast the driver was going but said it was likely above city speeds.

Prince Albert looks to help women escape sex trade

Women trying to get out of the sex trade will have an additional support to help them.

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) is working with the Centre of Responsibility (COR) to help create a program to support women who want leave prostitution behind. The COR helps to support the work of the groups and agencies involved with Community Mobilization Prince Albert.

Prince Albert eyes revamp of bylaws covering stripteases

Prince Albert will soon wade into the striptease debate, with plans to amend the city’s bylaws after the province changed its liquor laws to allow stripteases in bars.

At the outset of the new year, the provincial legislation regarding stripteases came into effect. Late last year, the City of Saskatoon changed its bylaws, setting limits on when and where this form of adult entertainment would take place.

The City of Prince Albert hasn’t fielded any requests or applications from businesses looking to hold stripteases, according to Mayor Greg Dionne.

Flu vaccine shortage in PA Parkland Health Region

Just as numbers of the influenza and in particular the H1N1 strain climb around the country, the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) is running out of the vaccine.

Prince Albert mushers brave frigid weather to sled

With the wind chill dipping down to -48 C most people were trying to stay inside this weekend, but a few daring folks were out with dog sleds.

Prairie Women on Snowmobiles to trek south

With January upon us and winter in full swing, snowmobilers are thriving in their element.

Gearing up for an eight-day trek is the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) who will be riding the trails to bring awareness to breast cancer for the 14th year.

The group also collects donations for breast cancer research, bringing in $209,885 last year, but president Carol Lueken said the big thing is the awareness the ride creates.

UPDATE: Semi fire stops northbound traffic on Highway 11

A Monday morning vehicle fire continues to halt northbound traffic on Highway 11 from Saskatoon near Tower Road.

A fire truck on scene was spraying water on a semi that was fully engulfed in flames on the northbound side of the highway sometime after 6 a.m. Traffic in the southbound lanes was still flowing normally, but smoke was billowing across all four lanes of highway traffic.

The trailer and its contents continue to smoulder and crews from the Prince Albert Fire Department are managing smaller fires on site.

RCMP following leads on 6 missing Davis-area dogs

Prince Albert's RCMP has been following the trail of six missing dogs in the Davis area.

One of the dogs has returned home, according to Cpl. Marc Durocher.

“We’re not sure if it’s one that’s normally left loose and roams on his own but he has returned home,” he said.

The RCMP takes the dog’s safe return as one of several indicators that the missing dogs aren’t tied to a rumoured dogfighting ring.

The RCMP did investigate after they heard the rumour that the dogs were stolen to take part in dogfights.

Shellbrook woman hopes to return found ring to rightful owner

A Wednesday morning shopping trip in Prince Albert left Andrea Weberg with more than she bargained for.

She was with her son at the time, trying to get some last minute Christmas shopping done before going home to Shellbrook. Weberg said when she got out of her car in the Safeway parking lot, she noticed there was a box on the ground.

“I opened it and I saw that a ring was in it. So, I tried a different variety of stores that sold it to see if I could track down who possibly owned it or purchased it,” Weberg said.

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