Year in review: September 2013

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A worker uses his chainsaw to cut off the head of the old lobstick tree at Waskesiu Golf Course. Herald photo by Matt Gardner

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

September 3

The famed Lobstick tree was removed from the Waskesiu Golf Course over the weekend at a ceremony witnessed by hundreds. A new tree has been planted to replace the old one, which had died a while ago.

 

September 4

Students returned to school with a huge upswing in numbers at Ecole valois, the city’s francophone school.

 

September 7

Student enrollment is up slightly in local schools.

 

September 9

About 90 people participated in the annual Gift Of Mercy Fun Run.

 

September 10

Robert Cotterill has been fired as city manager. The decision was made by council at an in-camera meeting prior to the main meeting.

An unconscious man found in a parking lot has died in hospital.

 

September 11

The death of  Davis David Broussie of Black lake has been ruled a homicide.

A group home planned for 224 15th Ave. E has been approved despite opposition from neighbours.

 

September 12

The parasite cryptosporidium has been found in more places than just the Kinsmen Water Park.

 

September 13

Tim Earing of Prince Albert has won the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service for his work with the Ministry of Highways.

 

September 14

A massive repaving project in the downtown is progressing nicely and the city expects it will be done before winter arrives.

 

September 17

Little Red River Park is finally open to the public after being closed much of the summer due to flooding damage.

Prince Albert Police Service says impaired driving charges are up 39 per cent compared to last year.

 

September 18

Whenever Parkland Ambulance has to take a child to the hospital in one of their ambulances they get a teddy bear that they can keep. It helps put children at ease.

 

September 19

The Shore Gold Star-Orion Diamond Project site is located about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert. It is expected to house enough diamonds to necessitate a five-year preproduction period and a 20-year-long mine production phase.

 

September 20

Surrounded by Prince Albert Grand Council Educators, Grand Chief Ron Michel gave the proposed First Nation Educational Act a failing grade. The grand council is now preparing its own education acts after rejecting the government’s First Nation Education Act.

A teenage boy died at the Prince Albert Youth Residence. An autopsy has been scheduled.

 

September 21

Within a day of council approving their new building development permit, Prince Albert Jehovah’s witnesses broke ground on their new Kingdom Hall worship centre. Their new building will be 1,000 square feet larger to accommodate growing congregation in Prince Albert.

 

September 23

The Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is the Foundation’s most prominent annual fundraising effort, helping gather much of the money required to make the wishes of sick children come true.

 

September 24

Last year, only about 14 per cent of the 492 cats brought to the facility were humanely killed, which is much lower than about four years ago

 

September 25

Mayor Greg Dionne said the only hit list he has for out-of-scope employees is to fire the person starting rumours following the dismissal of Robert Cotterill.

 

 

September 26

While First Nation bands across the province fight for their own uniquely tailored education acts for schools on reserve , educators within city schools continue to work on First Nations and Metis programming.

 

September 27

Mont St. Joseph residents enjoyed a mini food/folk fest over their lunch hour, tasting many different foods from a variety of cultures.

 

September 28

Close to 200 people gathered together at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the seventh annual March for Peace to City Hall and back. It was held in conjuction with National Police and Peace Officers Day.

Danielle Chamakese was found guilty of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death after the death of Daniel Carter in 2010.

 

September 30

Celebrating multiculturalism, the weekend Tapestrama festivities saw various people represent their culture through cuisine by dishing out their country’s best.

 

Compiled by Kristen Bueckart

Organizations: Public Service, Ministry of Highways, Prince Albert Police Service Shore Gold Prince Albert Grand Council Prince Albert Youth Residence Wishmaker Walk for Wishes First Nations E.A. Rawlinson Centre

Geographic location: Kinsmen Water Park, Little Red River Park, Kingdom Hall

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