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Thirty-one Saskatchewan firefighters returned home Tuesday afternoon after spending 13 days on the front line battling wildfires in British Columbia.
Thirty-one Saskatchewan firefighters returned home Tuesday afternoon after spending 13 days on the front line battling wildfires in British Columbia. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan firefighters return from battling B.C. wildfires

By Tyler Marr
August 21, 2018 - 5:22pm

Owen Price fought wildfires for 30 years and said the smoke conditions he witnessed in wildfire-stricken British Columbia is something he has never experienced in his career.

Concerns about noise, dust and trucking have been made regarding a planned saw mill operation on Pulp Haul Road but the RM's reeve figured those arguments "don't hold water."
Concerns about noise, dust and trucking have been made regarding a planned saw mill operation on Pulp Haul Road but the RM's reeve figured those arguments "don't hold water." submitted photo/Jack Daniel Ermine

Arguments against Buckland saw mill not credible: Reeve

By Glenn Hicks
August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

There's continued concern from some of the neighbours about a saw mill enterprise setting up soon on Pulp Haul Road in the RM of Buckland.

With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans.
With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans. Brady Lang/battlefordsNOW Staff

Keep your pets safe during heat warnings: Humane Society

By Brady Lang
August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

With multiple heat warnings and air quality statements issued across Saskatchewan in the last 24 hours, it’s important to look after every member of the family, including pets.

Hazy skies rolled in over Prince Albert Tuesday. They are likely to dissipate by Wednesday evening, just before a three-day heat wave descends on the region.
Hazy skies rolled in over Prince Albert Tuesday. They are likely to dissipate by Wednesday evening, just before a three-day heat wave descends on the region. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Smoke and heat: P.A. set for uncomfortable week

By Glenn Hicks
August 7, 2018 - 6:32pm

The smoky skies over Prince Albert and area are expected to linger into Wednesday evening as wind from the northwest is pushing wildfire smoke from Alberta into the region.

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