Year in Review: August 2013

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Premier Brad Wall and Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgens speak with constituents at Dave Steuart Park in August, where the public Prince Albert Sask Party Barbecue was held. 

The following are some of the news items that made headlines in the Prince Albert Daily Herald in August, 2013.

August 1

North Ridge Development Corporation and its partners held their Goodwill House Launch Party at 1 Hinz Place in Prince Albert.


August 2

Government officials faced members of the public at Red Wing School during an open house forum about flooding on Highway 2.


August 3

The Prince Albert BTR Astros and Farm World Aces are hosts as the Western Canadian U-14 Softball Championship opened in Prince Albert.


August 6

As the Prince Albert Summer Fair progresses, the Lionel Smith Pioneers Seniors Drop-In Centre has a booth where they served other seniors.


August 7

Crews finished erecting the roof over the 2,350 square-foot Carlton Comprehensive High School structure, and the landscaping. It comfortably seats 1,200 spectators, has enough space for one full-sized basketball or volleyball court with additional change rooms.


August 8

Prince Albert’s latest trouble with the bridge on Highway 55 is set to be repaired soon according to Public Works director Colin Innes.


August 9

Everything was destroyed in a rural home when it caught fire. Firefighters from departments from the Sunnyside Beach, Paddockwood and Christopher Lake battled the blaze. It was contained to one dwelling.


August 10

Autism Services, a branch of the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region will be putting on a series of workshops starting in September and going until June about Autism.


August 12

Local Metis leaders and members of the provincial council are lobbying Premier Brad Wall and the federal government to denounce the Metis Nation Saskatchewan president Robert Doucette.


August 13

The most dangerous intersection in Prince Albert is at the intersection of Sixth Avenue East and 15th Street.


August 15

Roger Boucher has taken over as head coach of the Prince Albert Sharks Swim Club.


August 16

The 2013 Fore for Pets celebrity golf tournament raised $94,679 with actors, Playboy models and pro athletes to support the cause.


August 17

The Riverbank Gala was hot but more than 100 people attended the event that was raising money for repairs to Diefenbaker House.


August 20

Carment Court celebrated not one, but two, 100th birthdays, for Floyd Trusty and Laura Silverton.


August 21

Carole Violet Sanderson, a devoted fighter for indigenous treaty rights in education, has died at age 73.


August 22

The Metis Local 269 held a celebration of the Metis and First Nations Culture at the Parkland Hall in Prince Albert.

City crews are assessing the heavy flood damage at Little Red River Park.


August 23

Professing peace among all nations, the fourth annual Spruce River Folk Festival saw hundreds gathered for a laidback get-together.


August 24

Local golfers came out to support the hospital to win the chance to golf with a local celebrity at the 16th annual O.K. Hjertaas Memorial Golf Classic.


August 26

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region announced that the visitors to the Kinsmen Water Park may have been exposed to the cryptosporidium parasite. Due to this the park was closed.


August 27

A legendary Second World War aircraft touched down in Prince Albert where it was on display at the Trans West hangar from Aug. 26-30. A B-17 bomber arrives. The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey will be on display at the Trans West hangar until Aug. 30.


August 28

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure reopened Highway 2 north of Prince Albert to light traffic.


August 29

Maj. Glenn Patey’s plans for the Prince Albert Salvation Army to undergo its most significant expansion in 121 years are being compiled


August 30

The ministry of Justice announced a coroner’s inquest to investigate the July shooting of a 27-year-old man by Prince Albert police.


August 31

A multi-million-dollar wastewater treatment plant project proposed in Regina had Prince Albert’s elected officials mulling over public-private partnership (P3) funding models.



Compiled by Kristen Bueckart

Organizations: Prince Albert, Goodwill House, Red Wing School Carlton Comprehensive High School Public Works Metis Nation Saskatchewan Trans West Diefenbaker House Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

Geographic location: North Ridge, Centre, Paddockwood Christopher Lake Sixth Avenue East 15th Street Little Red River Park Spruce River Kinsmen Water Park Regina

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