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Citizens had to break out their winter jackets once again to weather through two cm of snowfall overnight in Prince Albert.
Citizens had to break out their winter jackets once again to weather through two cm of snowfall overnight in Prince Albert. Tyler Marr/paNOW News Staff

Rude Awakening: Prince Albert wakes up to spring snow

By CKOM News Staff
April 24, 2017 - 10:32am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:25am

April showers bring May flowers, but what about April snow?

Much of Saskatchewan, including Prince Albert, Regina and Moose Jaw, woke up to a blanket of it Monday morning.

It may be time to break out the snow shovel again, as a major snowstorm is forecast for the area starting Thursday evening that could see 30 centimetres of snow.
It may be time to break out the snow shovel again, as a major snowstorm is forecast for the area starting Thursday evening that could see 30 centimetres of snow. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Major snowstorm expected for the region Thursday night

By Angela Brown
April 12, 2017 - 5:03pm

This will come as a nasty surprise to the Easter Bunny making plans for a busy weekend.

Environment Canada is predicting a major storm for the area, including the Battlefords, Meadow Lake and Prince Albert.

The road which runs through the North and South portions of the JSCN. According to councillor Alvin Moostoos, an ambulance, an RCMP vehicle and a tow truck were caught in the mud trying to enter the Cree Nation.
The road which runs through the North and South portions of the JSCN. According to councillor Alvin Moostoos, an ambulance, an RCMP vehicle and a tow truck were caught in the mud trying to enter the Cree Nation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

UPDATE: JSCN evacuating residents affected by lack of services

By Bryan Eneas
April 4, 2017 - 1:45pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 8:32am

A few of the roads in the James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN) are piled high with mud brought on by the spring thaw leaving some homes inaccessible. 

Numerous houses have their cars parked at the end of driveways, which are impassable due to water and mud.

The Water Security Agency will monitor the river for hydrocarbons during the ice breakup this spring.
The Water Security Agency will monitor the river for hydrocarbons during the ice breakup this spring. File photo/paNOW Staff

Water Security Agency keeping close eye on North Saskatchewan River

By Teena Monteleone
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Water sampling continues following an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River last July.

Patrick Boyle from the Water Security Agency said recent tests monitoring the water quality have come up clean.

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