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Leslie Black, who pleaded guilty in a brutal sexual assault and attempted murder, is back in court this week for his dangerous offender hearing.
Leslie Black, who pleaded guilty in a brutal sexual assault and attempted murder, is back in court this week for his dangerous offender hearing. Leslie Black/Facebook

Dangerous offender hearing begins for Leslie Black

By Taylor MacPherson
March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: March 13, 2017 - 12:33pm

A two-week hearing will commence this afternoon in Prince Albert to determine if the man responsible for a brutal attempted murderer should be designated as a dangerous offender.

Inspectors Jonathan Bergen and Donovan Fisher explain the cutting agents found along with the cocaine.
Inspectors Jonathan Bergen and Donovan Fisher explain the cutting agents found along with the cocaine. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

P.A. Police seized 11 kg of cocaine from unoccupied apartment

By Taylor MacPherson
January 9, 2017 - 3:36pm

Prince Albert Police and RCMP released more details into the single largest cocaine seizure in the city’s history at a press conference held this afternoon at city police headquarters.

A report by Canada’s Auditor General says the needs of Indigenous offenders are being overlooked by Correctional Service Canada.
A report by Canada’s Auditor General says the needs of Indigenous offenders are being overlooked by Correctional Service Canada. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Audit criticizes treatment of Indigenous offenders

By Taylor MacPherson
December 5, 2016 - 6:44am

Indigenous offenders account for more than a quarter of all Canadians behind bars, and a recent audit shows their needs are often overlooked by Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

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Husky Energy absolves itself in oil spill: ground “buckled”

By Taylor MacPherson
November 17, 2016 - 4:31pm Updated: November 18, 2016 - 5:47am

Hussky Energy released a final report Thursday detailing the causes of the oil spill which sent more than 200,000 litres of oil and solvent into the North Saskatchewan River July 21. The company said it was not readily responsible, claiming geotechnical forces in the ground.

The Nipawin Pee Wee Hawks dedicated their Sunday game to Nia Eastman.
The Nipawin Pee Wee Hawks dedicated their Sunday game to Nia Eastman. Nipawin Hawks/Facebook

"It affects the whole community:" Choiceland mayor and area reacts to tragic youth death

By Taylor MacPherson
November 14, 2016 - 12:28pm

After the frantic search for a seven-year-old girl ended in tragedy when she was found dead, Choiceland mayor Robert Mardell said the incident has left the community grieving.

“It affects the whole community,” Mardell said. “Of course it’s going to affect everyone.”

Premier Brad Wall speaks to reporters outside the Lac La Ronge band office Nov. 9, after meeting with local leaders to address the crisis of youth suicide.
Premier Brad Wall speaks to reporters outside the Lac La Ronge band office Nov. 9, after meeting with local leaders to address the crisis of youth suicide. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Wall visits La Ronge to address youth suicides

By Taylor MacPherson
November 10, 2016 - 6:32am

Saskatchewan’s premier Brad Wall visited La Ronge yesterday to confer with local leaders and help develop strategies to address the crisis of youth suicides, which have devastated the communities of La Ronge and Stanley Mission.

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