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Hole-in-one for Vic Hospital Foundation charity golf tournament
paNOW Staff

A Victoria Hospital Foundation fundraiser broke a record this year.

International AIDS Conference comes to an end
By Angela Hill paNOW Staff

The Melbourne mayor was wearing red socks throughout the International AIDS conference, and at the closing session he explained why.

“People do say to you, ‘Why the red socks?’ It gives me a much wider audience to talk about AIDS 2014,” Robert Doyle said.

He said he was so pleased that his city embraced the conference and delegates, 50 historic buildings were bathed in red lights, and more than 150 cultural events accompanied the schedule of conference sessions.

2 teens involved in crash
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

A flat deck truck transporting honey bees was one of two vehicles involved in a nasty looking crash north of Nipawin Thursday.

A car, travelling westbound, crossed the old Highway 35. The driver failed to notice the oncoming truck, travelling southbound. The car was struck on the passenger side causing the flat deck truck to roll once and the car to spin around on the highway and into the ditch.

PHOTOS: Farmers seeing new ag research firsthand in PA region
By Bryn Hadubiak paNOW Staff

Farmers and others in the agriculture industry in the Prince Albert region are seeing research results firsthand at the Annual Field Day held by the Conservation Learning Centre.

The Centre, 18 kilometres south of Prince Albert on Highway 2, is a conservation research farm funded, in part, by the provincial government, testing new agricultural technologies, methods, chemicals and crops on small-scale fields to see how well they work.

In an evolving food world of health-conscious consumers, a vegetarian butcher shop in Toronto has found an unexpected following — vegetarians who haven't completely given up meat.

Karin Yeske paNOW Staff

A long road to reunite a Pakistani boy with his adoptive parents in Saskatoon is hitting yet another road block.

The Afridi family has been trying to get their son Ajjab permanent residency since 2010. Ajjab was born in Pakistan and adopted by Waheeda and Ashfaq after Waheeda’s sister could not care for him.

Provincial Wildfire Centre tech brings better detection
By Alex Soloducha paNOW staff

New technology at the Provincial Wildfire Centre may mean faster identification of wildfires, and even enhanced fire prediction based on weather.

This comes after the introduction of cameras on wildfire detection towers. The 42 towers, located in the forests of northern Saskatchewan, used to be manned by actual people. 

Google's Geek Street event, the second street festival the search giant has held for kids after a similar event in New York last year, featured booths from 23 partners ranging from the university math departments to private

Shellbrook teen dies in Arizona plane crash

paNOW Staff

A Shellbrook teenager is one of four people who died in a plane crash in northern Arizona on Sunday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office identified the victims Thursday as Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, Sabrina Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany, as well as Jonathan McGeary, 22, and Levi Wallace, 23, both from the United States.

A Gatineau resident believes his wife and children were on Air Algerie Flight AH5017 that is presumed to have crashed over northern Mali.

Kinistino resident gets up close and personal with SK storm

By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

It was too close for comfort for one Kinistino resident.

Newly released public opinion research suggests Canadians think it's safer to transport oil through pipelines than by ships or trains.

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its economic outlook for Canada, saying the economy will grow just 2.2 per cent in 2014 and 2.4 per cent in 2015.

An insect with huge horn-like jaws and a wingspan similar to a sparrow's has been reported by Chinese state me

Farmers challenged by rain and bugs
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

Farmers in the northeast may have an axe to grind with Mother Nature.

By Chris Carr paNOW Staff

Fire investigators are trying to identify a man who was found dead in a house that burned down in Hanley.

The local fire department said the call came in at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

It only took crews about 10 minutes for crews to arrive, but the house was fully involved by the time they got there.

"It was an older house. It had a couple of additions on it, and now basically, it's a total loss," Hanley Fire Chief Darren Grindheim said.

After many failed attempts, a false killer whale calf rescued near Tofino, B.C., earlier this month has reached a milestone and has started nursing from a bottle, according to staff at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.

Local grocers act fast on recalled fruit
By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

Summer is the perfect time to grab some fruit from the grocery store, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released a recall of several products imported from California that were sold Prince Albert.

Whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from the Sweet 2 Eat brand are being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

General manager of the Prince Albert Co-op, Dave Marchant, said they did have some of those products, but have since pulled them from the shelves.

paNOW Staff

Many severe thunderstorms warnings throughout central Saskatchewan have ended, but watches do remain in place. 

Areas under the thunderstorm watches include:

A central Newfoundland woman who captured the sudden disintegration of an arched iceberg says she has learned a lesson about getting too close to the massive structures.

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.

A statement to The Associated Press from the State Department said that the Peace Corps "has been closely monitoring the security environment in Kenya ... and has decided to officially suspend the program in Kenya." The Peace Corps will monitor the security situation and determine when volunteers can return, it said.