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Man surrenders in standoff at Candle Lake gun range

The RCMP is confirming a man in his 30s was engaged in a standoff with police on Monday night in Candle Lake.

Hand washing in Prince Albert health region barely passes

It’s something you learn at a young age to maintain a healthy life, but a recent hand-washing audit in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) shows it’s more than just running your hands under water.

The results of an audit conducted in May throughout the PAPHR on hand hygiene “leave a lot of room for improvement in the use of this critical control method,” according to an article posted in the PAPHR August 2014 Inside the Region newsletter.

PA police investigate after kids left in hot truck

It's another warning to parents not leave their kids in the car, especially on warm days; not even for a couple minutes.

Prince Albert temperatures soared on Thursday into the high 30s with the humidex.

While police were investigating a call about an animal left in a vehicle in the 2900-block of Second Avenue West, they discovered a truck with two children inside.

According to police, the truck was off, the window was cracked about two inches and they could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Seven years later, speeding ticket appeal successful

A Prince Albert man is finally vindicated after a seven-year speeding ticket battle and his lawyer said it's a victory that has provincial implications.

Peter V. Abrametz Sr.’s case dates back to an RCMP officer pulling him over on Highway 11 between Duck Lake and Rosthern on Sept. 17, 2007.

The officer’s radar gauged Abrametz’s vehicle travelling at 135 kilometres an hour on the single-lane highway where the speed limit was 100 km/h.

Robin Williams’ death opens doors on closeted illness

Many people around the world are still feeling the sting of loss after Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams committed suicide earlier this week.

He was reportedly suffering from depression and he had been open about his struggles with alcohol abuse in the past.

On Thursday, Williams’ widow Susan Schneider released a statement:

Investigator describes video at death inquest in Prince Albert

The last witness called to the stand in the Coroner’s Inquest into Morris Ermine’s death not only investigated the death, but provided recommendations to police.

The public inquest into the 77-year-old’s death in 2012 is intended to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) Staff Sgt. Brent McDonald was internally assigned to investigate what led to Ermine’s heart and breath stopping in a station cell.

Inmate death inquest hears about heart stopping in cell

The search for what caused the death of a man who was in police custody continued on Tuesday at Prince Albert's Court of Queen's Bench.

The public inquest into Morris Ermine’s death is intended to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

On Monday, the jury heard from officers who arrested 77-year-old Ermine in July of 2012. He died days after he was found unresponsive in a Prince Albert Police cell and was taken to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

Frustration flowing as Birch Hills water issues continue

A boil-water advisory was no surprise to people living in the community of Birth Hills as brown water poured out of the taps in their homes. However, people like Amanda and Patrick Murphy have been surprised at the lack of communication from the town about the quality of the water.

“People have called. my husband (has) called and the response is they don’t know what’s going on and that’s it,” said Amanda.

Issues with the water first began in early July.

Algae triggers Birch Hills water advisory

The Town of Birch Hills issued a precautionary drinking water advisory on Tuesday and is now asking residents to boil their tap water before consuming it.

High algae bloom is discolouring the water. This is the second time in a month the town has dealt with discoloured water.

Sask. 10-year-old reels in 60 pound sturgeon

For the past five years 10-year-old Justen Frohaug has been going fishing with his grandpa Elbert Davidson and this past weekend Justen caught a big one.

On Friday at the mouth of the Shell River, Justen would catch a 60 pound sturgeon.

He said the sturgeon was “pretty heavy” to reel in so his grandpa had to go into the water to “wrestle it in.”

For Justen this isn’t the first time he’s had the catch of the day, “I caught a 45 pounder last year,” he said.

Justen said he really enjoys fishing with his grandpa.

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