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Unionized Cameco workers picket at PA Airport

Following the breakdown of negotiations between union reps and Cameco officials, unionized workers picketed at Prince Albert Airport on Monday.

“We’re very disappointed in Cameco and we tried to negotiate with them and effective Aug.30 they locked us out. We couldn’t reach a deal. We weren’t asking for a whole lot," president of steel workers local 8914 Phil Morin said.

Starting Monday morning, up to 30 workers began picketing with signs that read “Locked Out by Cameco” at the entrance to Prince Albert Municipal Airport.

UPDATED: La Ronge police looking high and low for missing boy

A little boy missing in northern Saskatchewan has been found.
 
6-year-old Andrew Prosper was playing outside with his friends Friday night in Sucker River, but not long after he went out his mother discovered he was missing.
 
Police were called out and say they have checked throughout the community. 

On Saturday around 7:35 a.m. the family discovered the boy safe with a family member in Sucker River.

The RCMP would like to thank everyone who helped with the search for the missing child.

Volunteers recount finding missing P.A. canoeists

A northern Saskatchewan canoe trip ended in a tale of tragedy and survival for a Prince Albert family.

Well-known outdoor enthusiasts David Dice and his wife Enid were travelling along the Churchill River when their canoe overturned, reportedly after they hit a set of rapids. Their family has confirmed their identity.

The 62-year-woman was out in the wilderness for eight days on her own. Those who helped find Enid describe a bittersweet rescue.

P.A. woman survives 8 days in wilderness

Only one of two people missing on a canoe trip will be returning home, after she survived in the wilderness for more than a week.

David and Enid Dice from Prince Albert were on a trip with a group to go canoeing northeast of Pinehouse, including Kinosaskaw Lake. The couple in their sixties were supposed to check in with their son via a tracking device early last week but he didn't hear from them.

Pinehouse RCMP received a call Tuesday morning that someone spotted an overturned canoe on the Lake. A float plane operator said he could see a man's body inside.

Rural accident claims life, injures two

A fatal early morning accident between the Sturgeon Lake and Wahpeton First Nations could have been much worse if one passenger didn’t have a phone.

Prince Albert RCMP reports that on Sunday morning around 3 a.m. officers and emergency officials from Buckland Fire and Parkland Ambulance attended the scene of the single vehicle collision.

Upon arrival officials declared a 24-year-old Sturgeon Lake band member dead on scene.

Man sentenced in fatal Pelican Narrows fire

A Pelican Narrows man was sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to criminal negligence causing death after a fire that killed a 10-year-old girl.

Denasia Highway was staying at her grandparents' house in the community when the fire happened on September 24, 2013. The grandparents made it out safely and thought the girl had as well. It wasn't until later they learned the tragic truth when her remains were found among the burned rubble.

Suicide awareness walk for youth on Montreal Lake Cree Nation

A group of women on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation north of Prince Albert are taking a stand against a growing trend of youth suicide on the reserve.

According to 23-year-old Carol Naytowhow, youth suicides are on the rise. She said in the past year there have already been multiple deaths. To help the situation, Naytowhow along with five other women from Montreal Lake Cree Nation, have organized a three-day “You Are Not Alone” Suicide Awareness Walk.

Sask. comedian stars in upcoming futuristic film

Prince Albert comedian Kelly Taylor has been busy this summer.

For starters, he did a three-day stint at the renowned Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in July. He’s also been filming a new movie alongside Michael Madsen, of Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs fame, and Academy-Award nominee Eric Roberts, on location in New York.

Taylor is currently taking a break from the set of independent science fiction film Q4: Dream Corporation, where he’s playing the lead character.

Kraft Celebration Tour stops in P.A.

TSN anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness are in Prince Albert today to do a live broadcast as part of the Kraft Celebration Tour.
 
The Kinsmen Water Park in P.A. was one of the top 10 entries and will receive $25,000 for upgrades.
 
An additional $100,000 will be awarded to the community that receives the most online votes by Aug. 25.
 

Rescuers of toddler in northern Saskatchewan speak out

It was Sunday afternoon in Pelican Narrows and a two-year-old boy hadn't been seen for almost a full day.

That's when 17-year-old Kenny Canada and 24-year-old Jeffrey Custer got the call to help search.

The young men were about three-quarters of a mile behind the Opawikoscikan School which is known as the "ski hill."

"We were standing there in the rocks and then we heard a baby crying. We checked and that was him," Canada said.

The pair had been looking for the child for about 15 minutes when the crying led them into the bush.

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