It’s the most hectic time of the day, during the busiest season of the year on Blocka Farms outside Prince Albert.
“This is the busiest part of the day, getting ready to go,” Lynn Blocka said.
In the Blocka household, early on a Saturday morning, Lynn prepares lunches for her husband, Ken and their son, Garrett, who will be working in the field all day.
30-year-old Jordan Thomas Lumberjack is facing 2nd degree murder charges following a stabbing on a First Nation near Tisdale on Saturday night.
A 34 year old Lance Severeight was found by paramedics with severe injuries from a stabbing on the Kinistin Salteaux First Nation near Tisdale. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.
RCMP officers say Lumberjack and Severeight knew each other and were both living on the First Nation at the time.
Lumberjack will appear in Provincial Court in Melfort on Tuesday.
The 12 First Nations of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) each plan to develop their own education acts, aiming to better reflect the culture and needs of the First Nations.
The acts will recognize First Nations culture, language, academic achievement, First Nations jurisdiction over education, as well as the treaty right to education, PAGC Grand Chief Ron Michel said on Thursday morning.
A 16-year-old boy held on remand at the Prince Albert Youth Residence for assault has died.
Staff at the facility noticed the boy was under some type of medical distress and took him to hospital Wednesday.
The boy died Thursday afternoon.
Police said the boy was being held on three counts of assault and one count of assaulting a probation officer.
The police, Coroner’s office and the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth have were notified, which is standard practice when this type of incident occurs.
Due to public pressure, a dog cull at the northern community of Deschambault Lake Saskatchewan has been temporarily called off.
"There's been some concern expressed by some people outside the community that it shouldn't happen," said Coun. Cornelius Ballantyne.
The shooting of stray dogs is an annual event at Deschambault Lake. It's done to help control the stray dog population. When they accumulate in packs, the stray dogs have been known to get quite aggressive.
She doesn't know where she is or how she got there. Brief hints of memories flicker through Cheryl Sanderson's brain.
She remembers taking a bunch of pain killers and sleeping pills to deal with the stress of a major discussion with her husband. He has a tumour and was pushing her away.
Prince Albert police are investigating a suspicious death after a man was found unconscious in a parking lot.
Just before 1 a.m. Monday morning, the man was found in a Subway parking lot in the 200 block of 15th Street West. Police said he was taken to Victoria Hospital by ambulance but was later pronounced dead.
As of 10 a.m. investigators were still on scene with the parking lot taped off. Several numbered yellow and orange markers were scattered throughout the space, one of which pointed to visible blood on the concrete.
There are still very few answers regarding what led to a shooting on Prince Albert’s east side last month, but the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice has a whole new set of questions.
The ministry has now confirmed a coroner’s inquest will examine what led to 27-year-old Ryan Natomaggan being shot multiple times by two attending police officers.
Just in time for the long weekend traffic, Highway 2 north of Prince Albert is open again.
The barricades and detour signs were taken down Tuesday morning. A 15-kilometre stretch had been blocked off for more than three months due to flooding, but there is still some water on the road.
"People driving there will have to slow to 10 kilometres per hour and obey any flag people or signs present," said Joel Cherry with the Department of Highways.
A man accused of murdering his father will be tried by judge alone at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.
Alvin Buckwold, 31, appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court Tuesday to face a second-degree murder charge in relation to the killing of his father, Ian Buckwold.
The defense waived the preliminary hearing which means the matter will go directly to trial, said defense council Amanda Neudorf. Buckwold will likely make one more court appearance during which a date for his trial will be set.