Glenn Hicks

The Preston Fire burning close to Pelican Narrows. Officials say it has grown in size but does not pose any increased threat.
The Preston Fire burning close to Pelican Narrows. Officials say it has grown in size but does not pose any increased threat. Ministry of Environment

P.A. feeling strain of wildfire evacuees

By Glenn Hicks
September 11, 2017 - 2:35pm

Crews tackling the growing wildfires burning in the Pelican Narrows area said they passed an important test of their control efforts this weekend. However, Prince Albert is now under strain with the amount of evacuees being accommodated in the city.

Officials say it's not the size of each fire near Pelican Narrows, but the combination of three burning in a relatively small area that makes things more critical.
Officials say it's not the size of each fire near Pelican Narrows, but the combination of three burning in a relatively small area that makes things more critical. Alton Michel/Facebook

Wildfires grow but threat level does not

By Glenn Hicks
September 8, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: September 8, 2017 - 2:31pm

Two of the three uncontrolled wildfires raging in the Pelican Narrows area have increased in size, but officials insist there is no increase in threat.

Solar energy generated in northern communities is at its peak March and April because of the reflection from the snow.
Solar energy generated in northern communities is at its peak March and April because of the reflection from the snow. The Canadian Press

Planning a renewable energy future for First Nations communities

By Glenn Hicks
September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

The technology of renewable energy production is now well-established, but many argue not the wider political will to put it to work - especially in remote First Nations communities.

The staff at Jan Lake Lodge have been evacuated.
The staff at Jan Lake Lodge have been evacuated. Facebook/Jan Lake Lodge

Jan Lake Lodge evacuated

By Glenn Hicks
August 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Jan Lake Lodge has been evacuated along with a handful of other local businesses at the village lake resort due to the current wildfire threat.

The co-owner of the fishing lodge said it’s fortunate the evacuation didn't take place over the Labour Day weekend.

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