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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.

Residents should keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as thanks to a massive solar storm, northern lights are expected to be visible in most of the sky over Canada Sunday night.
Residents should keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as thanks to a massive solar storm, northern lights are expected to be visible in most of the sky over Canada Sunday night. file photo/paNOW staff

Solar storm expected to bring northern lights Sunday night

By Tyler Marr
July 16, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: July 16, 2017 - 9:24am

Residents who keep their eyes to the sky in the coming nights could be in for a spectacular display of aurora.

A van moves through a water-logged Confederation Drive after a brief storm caused flash flooding in Saskatoon July 10.
A van moves through a water-logged Confederation Drive after a brief storm caused flash flooding in Saskatoon July 10. Gregory Power/Twitter

Saskatoon streets flood after heavy rain, hail hits city

By CKOM News Staff
July 11, 2017 - 9:13am

People in Saskatoon were sent scrambling after a brief storm caused some streets to flood Monday evening.

Heavy rain swept through the city starting around 5 p.m. Some areas received hail.

A water bomber tackles a wildfire near La Ronge in July, 2015.
A water bomber tackles a wildfire near La Ronge in July, 2015. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Wildfires in province well below average, Sask. firefighters off to B.C.

By Tyler Marr
July 10, 2017 - 5:07pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 5:41pm

It is a tale of two provinces when it comes to the story of wildfires in Canada.

Saskatchewan is faring quite well this season, with only 110 fires in the province to date, well below the five-year average of 308. 

Harold Schultz along with other cabin owners at East Trout Lake have constructed a berm to prevent erosion on the lake. The erosion in question was starting to threaten their cabins, which housed over half of the residents.
Harold Schultz along with other cabin owners at East Trout Lake have constructed a berm to prevent erosion on the lake. The erosion in question was starting to threaten their cabins, which housed over half of the residents. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

East Trout Lake cabin owners winning the fight against lake erosion

By Bryan Eneas
July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

There are over 100,000 lakes in Saskatchewan and they’re gradually eating away at shorelines; sometimes this can impact cabins on the water’s edge.

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