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The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend.
The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend. Nelson Cook/Facebook

Southend wildfire grows to 3,000 hectares

By Glenn Hicks
June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

The wildfire burning near the northern community of Southend, forcing hundreds to flee, has quickly grown and now covers 3,000 hectares, or 30 square kilometres.

Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there.
Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Southend wildfire evacuees to temporarily call P.A. home

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 1:05pm

Evacuees from a wildfire near Southend, some 460 kilometres north of Prince Albert, are making the city their temporary home.

Prince Albert's Dr. Josias Furstenberg admitted to charges including having sex with patients and has had his license revoked by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Prince Albert's Dr. Josias Furstenberg admitted to charges including having sex with patients and has had his license revoked by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Doctor Jof/Twitter

P.A. doctor loses license after sex with patients

By Glenn Hicks
June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

A Prince Albert doctor charged with several counts of unprofessional conduct, including having sex with his patients, has lost his license to practice medicine.

The former CB Building will soon be boarded up as the owner looks to renovate it for use as student accommodations.
The former CB Building will soon be boarded up as the owner looks to renovate it for use as student accommodations. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Problem Central Ave. apartments to be converted for student accommodation

By Glenn Hicks and Tyler Marr
June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

A problematic apartment block on Central Ave. will soon be boarded up by the owner as he gets set to renovate it for use as student accommodation.

A high pressure zone over the Prairies is sucking hot air from the United States and bringing the likelihood of daily record temperatures to the Prince Albert and La Ronge areas this week.
A high pressure zone over the Prairies is sucking hot air from the United States and bringing the likelihood of daily record temperatures to the Prince Albert and La Ronge areas this week. File photo/paNOW Staff

Heat wave bringing record daily temperatures: Environment Canada

By Glenn Hicks
June 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

After a hot, dry spring we're now in for more record-breaking temperatures this week as we officially enter summer.

The temperatures are expected to be up to 12 degrees hotter than normal for this time of year and a heat warning is in effect for the La Ronge area.

Amy Killick said she hopes other mothers in Saskatchewan will not have to go through what she did.
Amy Killick said she hopes other mothers in Saskatchewan will not have to go through what she did. Submitted photo/Amy Killick

Better care needed for mothers suffering loss, Sask. mother says

By Nigel Maxwell
June 18, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: June 18, 2018 - 12:34pm

A Warman woman shared her story of personal loss in an effort to get the Saskatchewan Health Authority to address what she calls severe understaffing in hospitals.

Aliah Carpenter, Duncan Macintosh and Trystan Dupre were three of five students involved in a research project at Carlton High School testing heavy metals in the North Saskatchewan River.
Aliah Carpenter, Duncan Macintosh and Trystan Dupre were three of five students involved in a research project at Carlton High School testing heavy metals in the North Saskatchewan River. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Carlton students present findings from test for heavy metals in North Sask. River

By Tyler Marr
June 16, 2018 - 10:08am

Five students from Carlton Comprehensive Public High School presented their findings from a recent study of heavy metals in the North Saskatchewan River and the impact to water quality after the 2016 Husky oil spill.

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