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Aerial view of a farmyard North of the Village of Empress damaged in the wildfire on Oct. 18, 2017.
Aerial view of a farmyard North of the Village of Empress damaged in the wildfire on Oct. 18, 2017. Twitter/Jenny Hagen

Government commits $100K to help scorched farmers

By paNOW Staff
November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers impacted by wildfires in October, are receiving some good news.
 
The Government of Saskatchewan announced on Thursday it will donate up to $100,000 in matching cash donations to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association Wildfire Relief Fund.

The Dual polarization Doppler radar system like this one will offer far more accurate and quicker weather data making forecasting easier
The Dual polarization Doppler radar system like this one will offer far more accurate and quicker weather data making forecasting easier National Weather Service

New weather forecasting technology due by February

By Glenn Hicks
November 16, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

New weather forecasting technology that will offer quicker and more accurate data is coming to our region but it's still three months away. And there were signs this week that the new system is much-needed.

Research scientists were able to infect non-human primates with brain and muscle tissue from animals infected with Chronic Wasting Disease.
Research scientists were able to infect non-human primates with brain and muscle tissue from animals infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. Canadian Press

Chronic Wasting Disease could jump to humans: Research scientist

By Glenn Hicks
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am

Researchers have found fatal Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer, elk and even moose, can jump to non-human primates which means it may be able to jump to humans.

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