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US West Coast Wildfire Smoke to Reach NE SK on Monday

According to smoke forecasts provided by FireSmoke Canada, the Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires, smoke from the fires burning on the US West Coast are projected to reach the Northeast region in Saskatchewan early in the morning of Monday, September 14th, 2020.

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Key Wildlife Management Zones Targeted For CWD Testing

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Released on September 9, 2020

The Ministry of Environment is once again encouraging hunters to submit the heads of deer, moose and elk harvested this hunting season for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing.  CWD is a fatal, infectious central nervous system disease in cervids that has no known cure.

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vandalism

Business sign vandalized, questionable activity at Nipawin Municipal Airport

Sometime between the evening of Thursday, June 25th 2020, and early morning on Friday June 26th, a sign for Brennan Jardine Aerial Spraying, located just west of Love, SK along Highway 55, was vandalized.

The word “SCAB”, with a homophobic slur below it, was spray painted on the sign.

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Wildfire

Fort à la Corne Largest Fire to Date for Province’s 2020 Wildfire Season

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.

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