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A strange sepia-tone coloured the skies around North Battleford Wednesday afternoon. Environment Canada reported an air quality alert for the area, resulting from smoke moving into the region caused by forest fires in B.C.
A strange sepia-tone coloured the skies around North Battleford Wednesday afternoon. Environment Canada reported an air quality alert for the area, resulting from smoke moving into the region caused by forest fires in B.C. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B., Meadow Lake under air quality alert due to smoke from wildfires

By Angela Brown
August 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality alert Wednesday for the North Battleford area, and across Saskatchewan including Meadow Lake, due to smoke moving into the air.

The smoke in the atmosphere is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. 

Gene Makowsky and Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison visit with Meadow Lake Provincial Park staff members.
Gene Makowsky and Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison visit with Meadow Lake Provincial Park staff members. Submitted photo/Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport

Minister pleased with upgrades at Meadow Lake Provincial Park

By Kathy Gallant
August 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

To get a closer look at the investments made at the Meadow Lake Provincial Park, Gene Makowsky, minister of parks, culture, and sport, visited some of the staff and facilities today.

With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans.
With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans. Brady Lang/battlefordsNOW Staff

Keep your pets safe during heat warnings: Humane Society

By Brady Lang
August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

With multiple heat warnings and air quality statements issued across Saskatchewan in the last 24 hours, it’s important to look after every member of the family, including pets.

Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation.
Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

More bands start legal action against Husky Energy following 2016 oil spill

By Bryan Eneas
August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Three new bands are starting to seek legal action against the energy company responsible for the 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

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