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Hundreds to return home after wildfire evacuation orders lifted

May 25, 2023 | 3:14pm

Hundreds of wildfire evacuees in Saskatchewan are to return home as heavy smoke in the northern region appears to have subsided. Community leaders say they have lifted most evacuation orders for Buffalo Narrows, Buffalo River Dene Nation and Île-à-la-Crosse. Air quality statements in those communities are rated as low risk as of Thursday afternoon. Buffalo Narrows Mayor […]

Cooler Weather May Help Fire Situation

May 23, 2023 | 12:32pm

The long weekend may be over, but the SPSA is reminding everyone to follow fire bans, and take extra care to prevent more wildfires in Saskatchewan. In its update on the fire situation today (Tuesday), the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency talked about the “Shaw” fire burning near Buffalo Narrows.  Marlo Pritchard says there was some […]

Be Careful with Fire During the Long Weekend

May 19, 2023 | 12:20pm

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is reporting on the wildfire situation in the province. As of 9 this morning there are 29 active fires in Saskatchewan.  12 are being assessed, 10 are contained, and one has crews protecting property. The Vermette and Shaw fires continue to burn in northern Saskatchewan, and there are two burning […]

Wildfire forces evacuation of northern Saskatchewan village

May 16, 2023 | 5:09am

A wildfire near the northern Saskatchewan community of Buffalo Narrows has forced the village to issue a state of emergency. Mayor Sandy Ericson said Monday that many residents evacuated the community because the smoke is affecting their health. She said the loss of electricity has also made it difficult for people trying to stay cool. […]

Three People Killed in ATV Crash

Jul 4, 2022 | 4:35am

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service and the RCMP are looking into a tragic accident near the northern town of Dillion. Two ATVs crashed together, killing three people and injuring another. This happened on Highway 925 just outside of Dillion, which is near Buffalo Narrows. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased and […]