Paramedics/Fire

High winds and snow can pose a risk to you and your family's safety inside your home.
High winds and snow can pose a risk to you and your family's safety inside your home. Brady Bateman/paNOW Staff

Cold weather increases carbon monoxide risk

By Ronald Quaroni
January 10, 2019 - 12:40pm

Has your carbon monoxide detector been behaving erratically over the last couple of days?

You may have a blocked vent.

Drifting and blowing snow can potentially block your home's heating ventilation system which could cause a build-up of carbon monoxide in your home.

The frozen river surface below the rail bridge in Prince Albert was the scene of a rescue by the fire department early Tuesday morning.
The frozen river surface below the rail bridge in Prince Albert was the scene of a rescue by the fire department early Tuesday morning. Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

UPDATED: Ice rescue on river after woman falls from rail bridge

By Glenn Hicks
January 1, 2019 - 1:35pm Updated: January 1, 2019 - 4:33pm

UPDATED:

It was a dramatic start to New Year’s for the Prince Albert Fire Department Tuesday with an ice rescue on the river in the early morning hours.

Evacuations became the order of the day for various communities during a challenging wildfire season.
Evacuations became the order of the day for various communities during a challenging wildfire season. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Year in review: Challenging wildfire season started early

By Glenn Hicks
December 21, 2018 - 8:00am

As 2018 draws to a close, paNOW is taking a look back on the most important and impactful stories of the year, as selected by our reporters and editorial staff.

The spring brought an early start to wildfire season that saw flames encroach a number of communities in the region.

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