Crop Report Infog May 8-14 2018

CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 8 TO 14, 2018

Thanks to good seeding conditions, Saskatchewan producers made up the time lost in previous weeks.  Thirty-five per cent of the crop is now in the ground, just ahead of the five-year (2013-2017) seeding average of 32 per cent for this time of year. Crops are starting to emerge. Read more about CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 8 TO 14, 2018

Wildfire

Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay

The fire southeast of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, called 18HB-TEARING, has now been listed as Contained, with the last surveyed area reported to be 211 hectares. Read more about Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay

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Total Fire Ban Announced Due to Dry Conditions For Nipawin and Surrounding Communities

Due to extreme Fire Weather Index and extremely dry conditions, a total fire ban is now in effect for the following areas until further notice; Read more about Total Fire Ban Announced Due to Dry Conditions For Nipawin and Surrounding Communities

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RM of Nipawin Fire Ban in Effect

The first of the 2018 fire bans have begun with a notice from the Rural Municipality of Nipawin.

May 7, 2018 – Effective Immediately: The Rural Municipality of Nipawin No. 487 has declared a ban on all burning, including outdoor fire pits and solid fuel burning appliances. Read more about RM of Nipawin Fire Ban in Effect

Grass fire Source Joanne Francis/Nipawin News

Cumberland House Fire Largest Active Fire in 2018 at 182 Hectares (Updated)

The 2018 wildland fire season is well under way with 90 fires to date as of May 7th, 2018. The largest active fire is a 50 hectare fire burning approximately 8 km south east of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan. At 90 fires to date, the season is starting quickly compared to the 5 year average of 51 fires.

UPDATE: 18HB-TEARING Fire, Cumberland House – As of 2:50 pm Monday May 7th, 2018 is reported to be 182 hectares and still not contained.

See also: Tearing Fire Near Cumberland House Contained at 211 Hectares, New Fire Under Assessment South of Hudson Bay Read more about Cumberland House Fire Largest Active Fire in 2018 at 182 Hectares (Updated)

RCMP Saskatchewan – Dore Lake Recovery of Missing Snowmobiler.

On April 30 at approximately 8:30 pm, the Green Lake RCMP received a report of a missing snowmobiler on Dore Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. A local resident was seen driving across the ice in the afternoon by a witness, who then lost sight and the sound of the snowmobile. Read more about RCMP Saskatchewan – Dore Lake Recovery of Missing Snowmobiler.