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All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents.
All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents. file photo/paNOW Staff

All wildfire evacuees set to return home

By paNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 2:27pm

The chief of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has lifted the evacuation order for the remaining residents of Pelican Narrows.

Chief Peter A. Beatty told the elderly, those with chronic breathing conditions, and pregnant women on Sept. 20 they were free to return home.

Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting.
Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Flood plain plans fall flat amidst stern opposition

By Tyler Marr
September 18, 2017 - 11:39pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 8:41am

The back-and-forth between the city, province and residents over the one-in-500 year flood plain policy will continue after council defeated the proposed bylaw 6-3 Monday night.

Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan.
Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Dramatic aerial footage of wildfires near Pelican Narrows

By paNOW Staff
September 13, 2017 - 11:51am Updated: September 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

The Ministry of Environment's Wildfire Management branch has released dramatic footage of wildfires burning in northeast Saskatchewan. It shows an aerial ignition that occurred on Sept. 6. The ministry stressed the video does not indicate current wildfire behavior or conditions.

 

People take in Sandra Semchuck's "Forced Starvation" piece. Semchuck was inspired to produce this series of photographs after learning a story about a mother and daughter who eaten by wolves after being locked outside of Fort Pitt.
People take in Sandra Semchuck's "Forced Starvation" piece. Semchuck was inspired to produce this series of photographs after learning a story about a mother and daughter who eaten by wolves after being locked outside of Fort Pitt. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Love Stories gallery aims to create a discourse for reconciliation

By Bryan Eneas
September 9, 2017 - 11:39am

A new art installation in Prince Albert hopes to engage people in discussions surrounding reconciliation.

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 Night of Music is meant to benefit Pelican Narrows families like Lucy Bloomfield's (above). The event will take place at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Center between 4 P.M. and 9 P.M. tonight.
The Night of Music is meant to benefit Pelican Narrows families like Lucy Bloomfield's (above). The event will take place at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Center between 4 P.M. and 9 P.M. tonight. Rebbeca Marroquin/paNOW Staff

Night of Music aims to raise evacuees’ spirits

By Bryan Eneas
September 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Residents from Prince Albert and beyond are coming together to support wildfire evacuees tonight.

The Prince Albert Grand Council grounds hosts live entertainment this evening, all in the hopes of lifting evacuees' spirits.

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