Environment

Oil is seen in the North Saskatchewan River by Prince Albert following a Husky Energy pipeline spill on July 21, 2016.
Oil is seen in the North Saskatchewan River by Prince Albert following a Husky Energy pipeline spill on July 21, 2016. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Husky Energy pegs Sask. oil spill cost at $107 million

By CJME News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 10:18am

The July 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River has cost $107 million.

Husky Energy released the figure, detailing the costs of the spill up to Dec. 31, 2016, in its latest management report.

The report said the company recovered $88 million from insurance.

To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend.
To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Province announces free fishing Family Day weekend

By paNOW Staff
February 17, 2017 - 6:20am

To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has announced an entire weekend of free fishing.

Starting on Saturday, Feb. 18 and ending on Monday, Feb. 20, Saskatchewan residents can fish in provincial bodies of water without a licence.

Bella Sanderson, 79, has spent her entire life in the La Ronge area. She remembers the days when the small community consisted of nothing more than tents surrounding a house.
Bella Sanderson, 79, has spent her entire life in the La Ronge area. She remembers the days when the small community consisted of nothing more than tents surrounding a house. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Growing up on the trap lines with Bella Sanderson

By Bryan Eneas
February 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

February is Indigenous story telling month. To honour this month, paNOW will speak with First Nations Elders and leaders, and share their stories with you.

Windshield wiper fluid may be in big demand this week.
Windshield wiper fluid may be in big demand this week. file photo/paNOW staff

Mid-February to bring 'mild and unseasonably warm' weather to Saskatchewan

By Lauren Golosky/CJME News Staff
February 13, 2017 - 10:18am Updated: February 13, 2017 - 4:54pm

After suffering through extreme cold temperatures and wind chills last week, Saskatchewan is finally seeing some warmer weather.

Much of the province is in for mild and unseasonably warm temperatures for the next week.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is working towards a UNESCO world heritage site designation.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is working towards a UNESCO world heritage site designation. Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

Bison to roam Wanuskewin Heritage Park as site vies for UNESCO bid

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
February 9, 2017 - 5:48pm

Plans are in the works for a bigger and better Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

A $40-million capital campaign was announced Thursday to help the park work towards UNESCO world heritage site designation.

According to Environment Canada, Saskatchewan is expected to experience
According to Environment Canada, Saskatchewan is expected to experience Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

Sask. cold snap to break for warmer weekend weather

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
February 8, 2017 - 11:04am Updated: February 15, 2017 - 6:59am

A cold snap that started the week will lead to warmer – more seasonal – temperatures in the coming days.

"Saturday we're forecasting a high of -4 C. Sunday a high of - 1 C, and it's even better as you look further south," said John Paul Cragg, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

Premier Brad Wall said he's in contact with Tundra Energy's CEO during a media availability in Saskatoon on Feb. 3, 2017.
Premier Brad Wall said he's in contact with Tundra Energy's CEO during a media availability in Saskatoon on Feb. 3, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Wall stresses need for proper pipeline regulations after second Tundra Energy spill

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 3, 2017 - 3:46pm

Premier Brad Wall says both he and Tundra Energy are concerned about the company's recent oil spills in Saskatchewan.

Wall responded Friday after the latest spill, which leaked 5,000 litres of oil at Tundra's Ingoldsby Terminal 270 kilometres southeast of Regina on Tuesday.

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