Glenn Hicks

The Sask Emergency Alert app offers notice of important announcements although mobile phone users say they received the evacuation alert for Crutwell at different times to other users.
The Sask Emergency Alert app offers notice of important announcements although mobile phone users say they received the evacuation alert for Crutwell at different times to other users. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Sask Emergency Alerts: Get the app as wildfire risk continues

By Glenn Hicks
May 15, 2018 - 5:33pm

With the extreme wildfire risk and potential for more evacuations the province is recommending the public download the mobile app from Saskatchewan Emergency Alerts.

Dry conditions are not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires are hoping for.
Dry conditions are not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires are hoping for. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Weather forecast throws curve balls as extreme wildfire risk continues

By Glenn Hicks
May 15, 2018 - 11:44am Updated: May 15, 2018 - 12:24pm

As very dry conditions continue is it not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires would have been hoping for. Temperatures were expected to get to 29 Celsius Tuesday. That would be a record high for May 15.

Inspection teams like this one can detect invasive species but the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling on all boaters to help keep zebra mussels out of the province by cleaning and drying their vessels and equipment before hitting the road.
Inspection teams like this one can detect invasive species but the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling on all boaters to help keep zebra mussels out of the province by cleaning and drying their vessels and equipment before hitting the road. The Canadian Press

The fight to keep zebra mussels out of Saskatchewan

By Glenn Hicks
May 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fishing season is upon us but there’s one thing you don't want to be bringing home after a successful expedition: Zebra mussels.

P.A. Fire Dept said we need things to green up and for days of steady soaking rain to ease the extreme wildfire danger.
P.A. Fire Dept said we need things to green up and for days of steady soaking rain to ease the extreme wildfire danger. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Time and rain needed to ease danger: PAFD

By Glenn Hicks
May 8, 2018 - 5:13pm Updated: May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

As Prince Albert Fire Department crews spent Tuesday mopping up after a very busy Monday, they said the grasslands in town need some time and a proper rainfall to ease the extreme fire danger.

With no signs of a major change to the dry weather, fire crews can expect the hectic spring grass fire season to continue.
With no signs of a major change to the dry weather, fire crews can expect the hectic spring grass fire season to continue. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

No end to dry spring in sight: Environment Canada

By Glenn Hicks
May 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

It’s possible we'll see some rain this week, but there are no significant downpours on the horizon.

The dry forecast is not good news, as the wildfire danger persists and crews in Prince Albert and around the province do their best to keep grass fires in check.

So far this year 227 properties have been listed for sale on MLS in Prince Albert and more are expected to appear as the weather improves. The median home sale price in April was down 12 per cent compared to last year.
So far this year 227 properties have been listed for sale on MLS in Prince Albert and more are expected to appear as the weather improves. The median home sale price in April was down 12 per cent compared to last year. The Canadian Press

P.A. housing market in a slump

By Glenn Hicks
May 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Prince Albert’s residential housing scene remains in the doldrums, making it very much a buyer’s market.

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