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All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents.
All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents. file photo/paNOW Staff

All wildfire evacuees set to return home

By paNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 2:27pm

The chief of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has lifted the evacuation order for the remaining residents of Pelican Narrows.

Chief Peter A. Beatty told the elderly, those with chronic breathing conditions, and pregnant women on Sept. 20 they were free to return home.

Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting.
Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Flood plain plans fall flat amidst stern opposition

By Tyler Marr
September 18, 2017 - 11:39pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 8:41am

The back-and-forth between the city, province and residents over the one-in-500 year flood plain policy will continue after council defeated the proposed bylaw 6-3 Monday night.

Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan.
Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Dramatic aerial footage of wildfires near Pelican Narrows

By paNOW Staff
September 13, 2017 - 11:51am Updated: September 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

The Ministry of Environment's Wildfire Management branch has released dramatic footage of wildfires burning in northeast Saskatchewan. It shows an aerial ignition that occurred on Sept. 6. The ministry stressed the video does not indicate current wildfire behavior or conditions.

 

The Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a number of unauthorized fires at Little Red River Park over the long weekend.
The Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a number of unauthorized fires at Little Red River Park over the long weekend. file photo/paNOW staff

Fire crews respond to unauthorized fires over weekend

By paNOW Staff
September 4, 2017 - 12:49pm

Despite the near province wide fire ban, local fire crews responded to a number of unauthorized burnings over the long weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to unapproved fires at Little Red River Park. 

According to an update from the province late Saturday morning, the wildfire situation remains stable as crews head into the Long Weekend.
According to an update from the province late Saturday morning, the wildfire situation remains stable as crews head into the Long Weekend. submitted photo/Cheryl Morin

Wildfire situation remains stable going into Long Weekend

By paNOW Staff
September 2, 2017 - 1:19pm

Fire crews continue the battle to contain three wildfires burning around Pelican Narrows.

According to an update from the province late Saturday morning, the wildfire situation remains stable as crews head into the Long Weekend.

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