Environment

Chief Wally Burns of the James Smith Cree Nation says the band will 'soon' file a lawsuit against Husky Energy. If filed, the lawsuit will join a lawsuit filed earlier this month against the provincial and federal governments.
Chief Wally Burns of the James Smith Cree Nation says the band will 'soon' file a lawsuit against Husky Energy. If filed, the lawsuit will join a lawsuit filed earlier this month against the provincial and federal governments. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Lawsuit against Husky Energy imminent: James Smith Chief

By Rebbeca Marroquin
July 24, 2017 - 3:55pm Updated: July 25, 2017 - 5:04pm

After filing suit against the provincial and federal governments regarding an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River, an additional lawsuit is imminent against Husky E

Jeff Matity, a 30 year angler and  Fisheries Technician at the Fort Qu’Appelle Fish Culture Station was at Emma Lake over the weekend teaching campers how to fish.
Jeff Matity, a 30 year angler and Fisheries Technician at the Fort Qu’Appelle Fish Culture Station was at Emma Lake over the weekend teaching campers how to fish. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Hook, line and sinker

By Tyler Marr
July 23, 2017 - 8:46am

The tranquil sound of waves splashing against the shore is just one of the many peaceful aspects that come with fishing.

And the sport of angling is a diverse and ever changing one, according to 30-year angler Jeff Matity.

Trees were found on top of trailers and shacks after a windstorm swept through Wadin Bay on Sunday, July 16.
Trees were found on top of trailers and shacks after a windstorm swept through Wadin Bay on Sunday, July 16. Submitted photo/Deb Bigoraj

Windstorm causes serious damage in Wadin Bay

By Rebbeca Marroquin
July 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Two years ago campsites at Wadin Bay, north of La Ronge, were closed due to forest fire. Now, almost half of them are closed down again after a windstorm, mistaken by campers for a tornado, swept through their campsites on Sunday evening.

Conservation officers say if you encounter a bear, don't play dead, instead speak calming and back away slowly.
Conservation officers say if you encounter a bear, don't play dead, instead speak calming and back away slowly. file photo/paNOW staff

Bear reports in area 'above average'

By Tyler Marr
July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Officials are reminding people to be vigilant and to keep an eye out for bears.

According to Rich Hildebrand, a conservation officer for the province, reports of bears venturing off the beaten path and coming near the public are above average this year.

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