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She says over the years similar initiatives have been created for disasters like the Fort McMurry wildfires, flooding in Alberta, even the Tsunami in Japan. Cooney says ... On April 6 a semi truck and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided on a Saskatchewan highway. Sixteen people ...
"We've hit pause on the presumed consent, but haven't ruled it out," Jim Reiter told reporters after Wednesday's question period at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Instead, he said the focus is on ... "I would hope that, you know, this spreads like wildfire," he said, adding the effect is being seen Canada-wide.

A few more details need to be worked out before crop dusters in Saskatchewan will be able to help fight wildfires in remote areas. The Saskatchewan government has spearheaded the development on a program to train 26 crop sprayers on fighting prairie fires. Yorkton aerial applicator Michael Yaholinitsky ...
A new report says Saskatchewan falls short in addressing climate change, but the good news is the province has taken some steps toward getting ... strategy does show foresight in planning for the impacts of climate change, which could cause superstorms, extreme wildfires, and long-term droughts in the ...
This snowfall is definitely good news for producers that were faced with very, very dry conditions over the last 18 months. That dry weather led to a devastating year for wildfires that destroyed lives, land, and infrastructure and feed supplies for cattle. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association's Wildfire ...
Premier Scott Moe says a new group has been trained to assist the battle against wildfires in rural Saskatchewan. Moe says Carrot River MLA Fred Bradshaw has spearheaded an effort to train 24 Saskatchewan crop dusters in fire suppression. “I'm pleased to say those pilots are now in the process of being ...

Cutting public service jobs has been a central feature of the Sask. Party's approach to governing. And, according to many of the people who work on the frontlines, has resulted in gaps in services and chronic understaffing in vital areas, like child protection, correctional services, and wildfire management.
It's late February, and the 26-year-old is walking through a field on the Red Pheasant First Nation in central Saskatchewan to find the grave of his cousin. He's forgotten his jacket, so he's wearing a “Justice for Colten” sweater with his cousin's face printed on the front. The snow is knee-deep in some spots.
CYPRESS COUNTY, AB — More provincial aid is coming for farmers and ranchers affected by the Hilda wildfire last year. Agriculture and Forestry Minister ... “It's quite a bit more than say the neighbouring province in Saskatchewan has done and they have more affected. “We are hoping it will go a long way ...
The Saskatchewan government released their third quarter financial report, and it shows some positive things. Most notably, as it regards to the deficit, which sits a $595 million, which is over $100 million less than the forecasted $696 million projected at the last budget period. Finance Minister Donna ...
Cindy Fuchs of Red Cross - Saskatchewan signs an agreement between the Red Cross and the Prince Albert Grand Counil as Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte looks on. ... Hardlotte took the time to thank the efforts of the Red Cross during past evacuations, whether due to wildfire or flooding. He also thanked ...
The Saskatchewan Government is happy to report another reduction in the deficit Friday morning as they release their third quarter financial report. ... “If you look to the changes in Agriculture, people suffering from wildfires, they're not putting that money back in Agriculture, and the same with of course ...
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) met the pasture fire coverage announcement with open arms, saying that the changes meant the province was finally recognizing the importance of cattle producers in the region. “The wildfires last fall caused tremendous damage to pastures,” SSGA ...
The pay out will be a dollar less per acre, on average, compared to last year, but some crop insurance now includes losses sustained from pasture fires. The changes, announced by the Saskatchewan government on Tuesday, also include increased compensation for livestock lost to predators. Lower crop ...
“Compensating producers at a rate more in line with the expected value of the animal is important in treating livestock similar to crop loss,” he said. “These changes, including adding wildfire coverage to pasture insurance, are all things we discussed with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. and are glad to ...
Lewis said most still bought insurance — regardless of the extra cost — for fear of natural disasters, like wildfires or drought. “In the case of crop insurance, you know, people just wanted to do the right thing and plan for their future and that shouldn't be taxed,” explained Lewis, adding many are pleased the ...
Although seed will not be available to commercial growers until the fall of 2018, trials in Saskatchewan over the past five years show Wildfire yields 16 to 17 percent higher than Buteo across all provincial soil zones. Winter survival is rated as very good and lodging ratings are good. Maturity relative to CDC ...

WATCH ABOVE: Cleanup continues in Saskatchewan from a wildfire and a wind storm. Rebekah Lesko ... Between the wind and the wildfires this week, the aftermath of the destruction has the province in recovery mode. Over the Burstall, Sask. area, a prairie fire covered more than 30,000 hectares. A fire at ...
We were very honoured to have Retired Fire Chief Darby Allen who is from the Fort McMurray wildfire fame. He has since retired and does a lot of speaking engagements. He did a great job of focusing on how they handled the situation especially such a large scale situation like that. It was very interesting ...
Producers will now be able to insure their pastureland for damages that occur as a result of wildfires. Fire insurance will be bundled with rainfall insurance resulting in more comprehensive protection for forages, in the organization's own release. “We have been working with the Saskatchewan Crop ...
For the chief, part of the caribou problem stems from the way the province of Saskatchewan handles wildfires. “We don't have the caribou around us like we did before, maybe because of climate change or because of the 'let it burn' policy,” the chief said. The region experienced a wildfire in the summer of ...
Lewis said most still bought insurance — regardless of the extra cost — for fear of natural disasters, like wildfires or drought. “In the case of crop insurance, you know, people just wanted to do the right thing and plan for their future and that shouldn't be taxed,” explained Lewis, adding many are pleased the ...
Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association chair Rick Toney says the changes, including adding wildfire coverage to pasture insurance and increased compensation for livestock loss due to predators are all welcome. SaskBarley director Keith Rueve is glad to see an enhanced price option for malt barley.
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced enhancements to the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Program. ... The wildfire insurance will run year-round from April 1 to March 31 for a one-year coverage period. ... “The wildfires last fall caused tremendous damage to pastures,” said Jahnke. “At the ...
B.C. AUTHOR PLANS BOOK ON HISTORIC WILDFIRES. Countless stories of heroism and compassion emerged from British Columbia's historic wildfire season, and one author now plans to document those experiences in a new book. Award-winning, B.C.-based author Claudia Cornwall says her family ...
The Saskatchewan government is investing an additional $340,000 to study the threatened animals north of Prince Albert. ... While the province's northernmost reaches are typically disturbed only by wildfires and other natural events, humans are a bigger threat in the southern boreal plains, where roads, ...
Some areas in the region saw those winds fuel wildfires that burned grassland, fence lines, crop land, homes, yards, livestock, wildlife and equipment. ... Saskatchewan's Provincial Disaster Assistance Program was modified to assist for wildfire loss, but still has very specific criteria that many are outside of.
However, the task force is also examining how wildfires are managed when they aren't close to a community but the land is still at stake. It will consult with communities and elders to look at how fires are fought in the North and will conduct an independent review of Saskatchewan's wildfire management ...
Saskatchewan wildfire victims recovering at Calgary hospital tell story of survival and recovery ... WATCH: Last October, several towns and villages in Alberta and Saskatchewan were evacuated because of wildfires. Now, a man badly injured by a fire near his Saskatchewan ranch is sharing his story.
Weather, natural disasters and crime stories dominated northcentral Montana headlines in 2017. Whether it was the state going up in smoke and flames this summer, drought decimating our crops or gripping stories off the cops and courts beat, there was a lot to keep up with this year. MORE: 2017 in ...
Despite the mandatory evacuation order it was not being enforced by officials because ultimately that choice was being left to individuals. An estimated 1,000 people remained in the community as wildfire crews battled the three uncontrolled blazes in the area. The southern flank of one of the fires burning ...
Stewart also announced a matching contribution to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Wildfire Relief Fund of up to $100,000 to help affected producers. That fund is now over $200,000 all of which is earmarked to help affected producers. To go along with the weather and wildfire issues, trade issues were ...
Family of father, son hurt in Sask. grass fire grateful for support ... CALGARY - Family members of two Saskatchewan men badly burned in an autumn grass fire have made Calgary their home base as the father and son slowly heal from their ... Final wildfire evacuation order lifted in Alberta's Crowsnest Pass.
“We greatly appreciate this contribution from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation,” SSGA general manager Chad MacPherson said in a press release. “These funds will go a long way towards helping those affected by the wildfires get back on their feet.” Anyone who would like to donate can contribute by ...
An aerial photo shows charred ground from a wildfire near Burstall, Sask. (Jenny ... The number of cattle left dead in the wake of wildfires — fuelled by high winds across southwest Sask. — continues to rise ... Around 750 cattle are dead after wildfires swept across southwest Saskatchewan earlier this week.
WATCH ABOVE: Cleanup continues in Saskatchewan from a wildfire and a wind storm. Rebekah Lesko ... Between the wind and the wildfires this week, the aftermath of the destruction has the province in recovery mode. Over the Burstall, Sask. area, a prairie fire covered more than 30,000 hectares. A fire at ...
Gusting, shifting winds on the weekend sustained northern Saskatchewan's dynamic wildfire situation, and the flames won't be extinguished anytime soon. "We're talking hundreds of thousands of hectares here. They're not going out any time soon," Saskatchewan Wildfire Management executive director ...
Government officials said highways 135 and 106, along with SaskPower lines, are threatened by the wildfire. Crews are focusing on the southern and western flanks to protect communities and critical infrastructure. The Preston fire, approximately three kilometres north and six kilometres west of Pelican ...
Firefighting crews are working to contain three wildfires burning near the northern Saskatchewan village of Pelican Narrows that have threatened a number of communities in the area and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. The three fires are burning more than 500 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, ...
Wildfire expert Toddi Steelman, the first permanent executive director at the University of Saskatchewan's School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), has been selected as the next Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment effective July 1, Duke President Vincent Price and Provost ...
Residents mistakenly received SaskAlert notifications just before 12 p.m. warning about a flood and wildfire in the city. The alerts were cancelled within 17-minutes with a message explaining it was issued in error. SaskAlert is the Government of Saskatchewan's emergency public alerting program used to ...
The SaskAlert app is operated by the Saskatchewan government, but municipalities can release emergency alerts. The city of North Battleford said there will be no disciplinary action against anyone, but will be “even more careful with the training and use of the system in the future.” The flood and wildfire ...
The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has distributed close to a quarter of a million dollars to cattlemen affected by wildfires last fall. Stock Growers president Shane Jahnke says the wildfire relief fund raised over $246.000, including $100,000 from the provincial government. “100% of the funds ...
Family of father, son hurt in Sask. grass fire grateful for support ... CALGARY - Family members of two Saskatchewan men badly burned in an autumn grass fire have made Calgary their home base as the father and son slowly heal from their ... Final wildfire evacuation order lifted in Alberta's Crowsnest Pass.
“We greatly appreciate this contribution from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation,” SSGA general manager Chad MacPherson said in a press release. “These funds will go a long way towards helping those affected by the wildfires get back on their feet.” Anyone who would like to donate can contribute by ...
The NDP is raising concern about support from the disaster assistance program for victims of wildfires in western Saskatchewan this fall. Opposition critic Carla Beck says some groups feel the support doesn't go far enough for livestock producers who lost critical winter feed supplies. “Producers, APAS and ...
PDAP will be providing assistance to southwestern Saskatchewan grazing land that was damaged by wildfires this fall. Supplied ... “Typically PDAP does not provide assistance for wildfire losses, because most fire losses are insurable,” Government Relations Minister Larry Doke said in a press release.
Edward Reihl is on the road to recovery after crawling through flames on his hands and knees during raging wildfires in southern Saskatchewan. According to his son, Kent, Reihl was trying to save his cattle in a pasture near Burstall during wildfires on Oct. 18, when he suffered severe burns to his hands, ...
Terri Navid described wildfires that swept through southwestern Saskatchewan on Oct. 17 as “hell on earth” while speaking Thursday at the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan (APAS) annual general meeting in Regina. Navid's brother, Ron Wedrick, and his son Evan were both severely burned while ...
Edward Reihl is on the road to recovery after crawling through flames on his hands and knees during raging wildfires in southern Saskatchewan. According to his son, Kent, Reihl was trying to save his cattle in a pasture near Burstall during wildfires on Oct. 18, when he suffered severe burns to his hands, ...


 

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