Environment

Kids get a chance to dress up as forest firefighters as a part of the revamped Nature Center in Waskesiu
Kids get a chance to dress up as forest firefighters as a part of the revamped Nature Center in Waskesiu Submitted/Robyn Hufnagel

P.A. National Park Nature Centre to officially unveil renovations

By Sarah Wallace
June 18, 2017 - 8:49am

After three years and $1.2 million dollars in restorations and upgrades, a nationally recognized federal heritage building in Saskatchewan is ready to officially re-open. The Prince Albert National Park’s Nature Center will be hosting an event on June 24 to celebrate the renovations.

From left to right: student Stephen Gobiel; Debbie Schutte of the Prince Albert Food Coalition; Janet Carriere of the Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre; P.A. city councillor Don Cody; Keith Dodge of TreeCanada; Prince Albert-Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt.
From left to right: student Stephen Gobiel; Debbie Schutte of the Prince Albert Food Coalition; Janet Carriere of the Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre; P.A. city councillor Don Cody; Keith Dodge of TreeCanada; Prince Albert-Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt. submitted photo/City of Prince Albert

P.A. marks Canada's 150 by planting trees

By paNOW Staff
June 17, 2017 - 11:00am

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, local organizations joined forces to plant trees along the Rotary Trail.

Whether it is a young fawn, fox, duckling or small rabbit, the Ministry of Environment says it is best to leave them alone.
Whether it is a young fawn, fox, duckling or small rabbit, the Ministry of Environment says it is best to leave them alone. submitted photo/Environment and Climate Change Canada

Conservation officers urge residents to leave young animals alone

By Teena Monteleone
June 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

It’s a simple message to well-intentioned people who want to rescue what appear to be orphaned young animals this time of year  - don’t touch them. 

Lyme disease is not prevalent in Saskatchewan nor is the type of tick that carries the disease.
Lyme disease is not prevalent in Saskatchewan nor is the type of tick that carries the disease. file photo/CJME News Staff

Little concern for lyme disease in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
June 12, 2017 - 5:10pm

There appears to be little alarm over Lyme disease in Saskatchewan, although that could change.

That's because it's rare to see the black-legged tick in the province, the one that causes Lyme disease.

But much like West Nile virus 15 years ago, that could change in the future.

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