Environment

Last year, oil from the Husky oil spill made its way down the Saskatchewan River into James Smith Cree Nation territory. After one visit from clean-up crews in the fall, JSCN residents were unhappy with the final result. Things may be changing for the year 2017.
Last year, oil from the Husky oil spill made its way down the Saskatchewan River into James Smith Cree Nation territory. After one visit from clean-up crews in the fall, JSCN residents were unhappy with the final result. Things may be changing for the year 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Clean-up efforts to resume at James Smith Cree Nation

By Bryan Eneas
January 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

After a five-month long ordeal regarding clean-up on the James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN), things may start looking up for the community.

Waskesiu-P,A, National Park.
Waskesiu-P,A, National Park. Waskesiu-P.A. National Park/Facebook

P.A. National Park ready to provide free entry

By Sarah Wallace
January 20, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:48pm

The Prince Albert National Park is gearing up for the year ahead.

Brennan Bunko, promotions officer for the park, said entry into all places managed by Parks Canada will free this year.

He said that includes national parks, historical sites and marine conservation areas.

Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour.
Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Province warns against feeding deer during winter

By CJME News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 5:31pm

You may be doing more harm than good if you're feeding Saskatchewan wildlife.

It appears people might be worried about the welfare of wildlife during extreme cold, high wind chill values and snow storms.

Extreme cold warnings were issued for large swaths of Saskatchewan on Jan. 10.
Extreme cold warnings were issued for large swaths of Saskatchewan on Jan. 10. Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

Brace for even cooler temps, wind chills in Saskatchewan

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
January 11, 2017 - 6:31am

If you thought it was cold out already, brace yourself – it's about to get even colder.

The weather is expected to turn downright nasty Wednesday following a cold Tuesday across Saskatchewan that saw temperatures in the -30s C and wind chill values in the -40s C.  

Prince Albert was included in an extreme cold warning issued for central and southeast Saskatchewan on Jan. 5.
Prince Albert was included in an extreme cold warning issued for central and southeast Saskatchewan on Jan. 5. The Canadian Press

Weather warnings cancelled, cold air to linger through weekend

By CKOM News Staff
January 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

An extreme cold weather warning for Prince Albert was lifted Friday morning.  The warnings are issued when temperatures are expected to hit -40 C. As of about 7:30 a.m., Environment Canada was calling for a low Friday of -36C with wind chill. 

Oil and foam floated down river as a stark reminder of the environmental damage possible by Canada’s reliance on oil.
Oil and foam floated down river as a stark reminder of the environmental damage possible by Canada’s reliance on oil. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Yearend Coverage: Husky Energy oil spills taints North Saskatchewan River

By paNOW staff.
December 31, 2016 - 12:38pm

In our increasingly green energy focused society, the threat of oil spills from the many pipelines criss-crossing the globe was a focus in the news this year.

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