The wildfire in the forest northeast of Prairie River, SK has been listed by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Wildfire Management as caused by lightning.Read more about Prairie River Forest Fire Was Caused by Lightning …
Monday, June 15th, 2020 – On June 14th, 2020 a wildfire was detected northeast of Prairie River, SK in the RM of Porcupine approximately 130 km southeast of Nipawin, SK and approximately 30 km west of Hudson Bay, SK.Read more about Wildfire Northeast of Prairie River, SK …
Update May 17th 2020 – 3:20 PM
Saskatchewan Wildfire Management data show the 20PA-ENGLISH wildfire is estimated to be at 28,847 hectares (71,282 acres/111 square miles)
Update May 17th 2020, 1:20 PM
“Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency crews continue to work on the English Fire. Unfavorable wind conditions have created some challenges today. People are being asked to avoid the area.” Christopher Clemett, Director, Communications for Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency stated in an emailed update to Nipawin News, “SPSA Emergency Services Officers have made contact with the RM of Torch River, the RM of Garden River, the James Smith Cree Nation and the community of Smeaton to advise them of changing fire and smoke conditions. The region has an emergency management office that is working with the SPSA to monitor conditions and keep residents of the area informed. A SaskAlert was issued for the area advising of smoke conditions. None of the communities in the area have asked for further assistance at this time or require or evacuation support.”
Clemett says the 20PA-ENGLISH fire is now approximately 15,000 hectares (37,065 acres/58 square miles) in size.
Crews continue to battle strong winds, that have changed directions a few times since the fire started on May 8th, 2020.Read more about Fort à la Corne Wildfire Breaches Forest Boundaries: Livestock Evacuated …
Saskatchewan Wildfire management has updated the status of the 20PA-ENGLISH fire, placing it back to Not Contained.
Updates to the Fort à la Corne (20PA-ENGLISH) fire can be found here: Fort à la Corne Wildfire No Longer Contained
Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest saw Saskatchewan’s largest wildfire of the 2020 season to date this week, which reached 1,275 hectares. According to Saskatchewan Wildfire Management the fire started on May 8th, 2020 is currently contained, and the cause has not yet been determined.Read more about Fort à la Corne Largest Fire to Date for Province’s 2020 Wildfire Season …
On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, Saskatchewan Premiere Scott Moe and Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, made a live video announcing “Re-Open Saskatchewan”, a plan to re-open the provincial economy.
Read more about Premiere Moe Releases the Road Map To Re-Opening Saskatchewan …
By proceeding with caution, by maintaining restrictions on high risk activities, and by continuing to maintain good physical distancing and cleanliness practices, there is a path for us to slowly lift restrictions and re-open businesses and services.Saskatchewan Premiere, Scott Moe
“Farmers need cash to be able to get their crop in the ground this spring, and after the brutal last couple of years we’ve dealt with, reduced cash flow could really break people,” – farmer and APAS President Todd Lewis
Town of Carrot River Regular Poll for the By-Election for Mayor Scheduled March 25, 2020 has been officially RESCHEDULED to Friday, May 8, 2020.
Starting on Monday, April 13th, 2020, additional work on the Nipawin Bridge on Highway 55 will commence.
Sadly, even a global pandemic and state of emergency does not hinder those who would prey on people’s fears