Air Quality Advisories Blanket Most of Saskatchewan

Jun 13, 2023 | 12:50pm

Saskatchewan is being blanketed by smoke, and there are a number of air quality advisories. Most of the smoky conditions are north of Fort Qu’Appelle,  Last Mountain Lake, and Melville. The alerts basically run border to border, east and west across the province. South of that, Regina, Moose Jaw and the southern section of Saskatchewan […]

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 […]

Residents still displaced as wildfires burn

May 18, 2023 | 3:05pm

Thousands of residents in Western Canada and the Northwest Territories remained out of their homes Thursday as out-of-control wildfires continued to burn. The Saskatchewan Public Agency said there were 24 active wildfires in the northern part of the province as of Thursday morning. Some of the fires have spanned larger than 1,000 square kilometres and most are […]

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. […]

Evacuation Order Lifted for SK First Nations Threatened by Wildfires

May 8, 2023 | 9:53am

In a glimmer of hope for residents of La Loche and Saulteaux First Nation, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has announced that evacuation orders have been lifted, as fires that had previously forced them out are now contained. While 15 fires still rage across the province, 10 have been contained, and fire bans remain in […]

Three more Sask. firefighters sent to Australia

Jan 6, 2020 | 3:00pm

Three more Saskatchewan firefighters are being sent down south the help with the Australia wildfires. Over the weekend, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency flew three more people to the wildfire ravaged country for 38 days. They will be relieving those who were deployed in the beginning of December. “Australia is in dire need of help […]