Infrastructure

Residents may soon not have to concern themselves with clearing sidewalks as the city ponders pushing the white stuff onto walkways.
Residents may soon not have to concern themselves with clearing sidewalks as the city ponders pushing the white stuff onto walkways. Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

City ponders pushing snow onto sidewalks

By Glenn Hicks
January 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

The city of Prince Albert is pondering plowing snow onto neighborhood sidewalks.

There is a limited amount of space left to store the unusually large amount of the white stuff that has already accumulated in the city, and we’re barely halfway through winter.

Locomotive 5080 at the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds is set to be transported to Alberta within weeks where it will be given a new lease on life.
Locomotive 5080 at the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds is set to be transported to Alberta within weeks where it will be given a new lease on life. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

P.A. locomotive set for Alberta departure

By Glenn Hicks
January 29, 2019 - 6:22pm

It’s a local punch-line that was getting a little tired - ‘things are moving as slowly as Prince Albert’s locomotive 5080!.’

Mind you, the old steam engine that stands neglected on the Prince Albert Exhibition grounds is probably looking beyond tired.

Bruce Power announced a new agreement Friday with MAKWA-Tron, a locally-based, First Nation-owned joint business venture to provide construction services to Bruce Power.
Bruce Power announced a new agreement Friday with MAKWA-Tron, a locally-based, First Nation-owned joint business venture to provide construction services to Bruce Power. Facebook/ Bruce Power

Sask. First Nations company signs agreement with Ontario-based nuclear company

By Nigel Maxwell
January 26, 2019 - 10:00am

A new agreement could help bring more jobs to a First Nations community in northern Saskatchewan.

Ontario-based Bruce Power has signed a supplier agreement with the owners of the Makwa Development Corporation and Tron, a construction company based on the English River First Nation.

The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert.
The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert. Brady Bateman/paNOW Staff

Red Tape blues: How do the province and P.A. stack up?

By Glenn Hicks
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

Reducing regulations and cutting back on all that paperwork is the focus of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) annual Red Tape Report Card. Their latest analysis, as part of Red Tape Awareness Week, gives Saskatchewan its first ever fully-fledged A grade.

Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach.
Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

TSB releases report on 2018 Hudson Bay area train derailment

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

The report is in on last summer's train derailment north of Hudson Bay that led to minor injuries to two crew members.

The two locomotives on a VIA Rail train derailed July 5, after over 100 millimetres of rain fell in the area.

Born on the road: a baby was safely delivered by Parkland Ambulance on the Diefenbaker Bridge
Born on the road: a baby was safely delivered by Parkland Ambulance on the Diefenbaker Bridge Brady Bateman/paNOW staff

Baby born on Diefenbaker Bridge

By Glenn Hicks
January 23, 2019 - 11:46am

We’ve all heard of a breech birth, but how about a bridge birth?

That's what happened at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, when a patient being taken to Victoria Hospital had her child delivered in the ambulance on the Diefenbaker Bridge.

Over $500,000 worth of improvements were made to the Shellbrook arena. Major work is lined up for the summer as the ambitious project valued at up to $2 million continues.
Over $500,000 worth of improvements were made to the Shellbrook arena. Major work is lined up for the summer as the ambitious project valued at up to $2 million continues. file photo/paNOW Staff

Shellbrook arena edges closer to dream reno

By Glenn Hicks
January 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

Another major step was taken toward the ambitious renovation of the Shellbrook Arena after the success of the latest Hockey Day festivities. The total project cost could total in excess of $2 million if everything that’s proposed is accomplished.

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