Saskatchewan

Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park.
Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Wildfire in national park could help dwindling bison herd

By Bryan Eneas
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

While the wildfire burning in the Prince Albert National Park is putting cabin-owners on edge, it could be beneficial to a unique animal population in the area.

The National Park is home to a herd of bison, whose numbers are dwindling. In the early 2000s counts indicated the herd’s.....

The Seabee gold mine was the scene of a wildfire earlier this month.
The Seabee gold mine was the scene of a wildfire earlier this month. SSR Mining

Wildfire strikes at gold mine

By Derek Cornet
May 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Wildfire Management was called out to suppress a manmade fire at the Seabee Gold Operation May 12.

According to the Ministry of Environment, a helicopter and firefighters responded to the mine site, located about 125 kilometers northeast of La Ronge, after company officials called for assistance. Staff had been.....

Saskatchewan residents are paying the lowest prices for gas, according to one market analyst.
Saskatchewan residents are paying the lowest prices for gas, according to one market analyst. File photo/paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan has lowest gas prices in country: analyst

By Nigel Maxwell
May 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan families may have to look a bit harder for good deals on gas as they head out on the highways this weekend.

According to the price-tracking app GasBuddy, the average price of gas in the province is $1.26/litre. The lowest advertised price in the province, as of noon.....

A black-legged tick, which can transmit lyme disease.
A black-legged tick, which can transmit lyme disease. File photo/CJME News Staff

Beware of ticks this spring: parasitologist

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Ticks are most common at this time of year, so it's important to be vigilant and protect yourself from the biting pests while enjoying the outdoors.

Late May to early June is when ticks are most active, according to Brent Wagner, a parasitologist at the University of Saskatchewan. In.....

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Residents urged to develop plan for wildfires and other emergencies

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 18, 2018 - 8:00am

With wildfires burning across the province, safety advocates say it’s important to have a plan for emergencies.

Wildfires continue to burn in the Crutwell area, the southwest portion of the Prince Albert National Park, and other areas of northern and central Saskatchewan. While some communities have been evacuated, others.....

Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos, speaks during a press conference about where the money from the GoFundMe campaign will go.
Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos, speaks during a press conference about where the money from the GoFundMe campaign will go. CJME News Staff

Humboldt Broncos begin process to distribute GoFundMe money

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 4:41pm

The Humboldt Broncos have started the legislated process to deal with money from the GoFundMe campaign.

Over $15 million was raised following the fatal crash on April 6 where 16 members of the team lost their lives. Others suffered life-changing injuries.

After a deduction of fees charged by.....

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