Weather

High winds and snow can pose a risk to you and your family's safety inside your home.
High winds and snow can pose a risk to you and your family's safety inside your home. Brady Bateman/paNOW Staff

Cold weather increases carbon monoxide risk

By Ronald Quaroni
January 10, 2019 - 12:54pm

Has your carbon monoxide detector been behaving erratically over the last couple of days?

You may have a blocked vent.

Drifting and blowing snow can potentially block your home's heating ventilation system which could cause a build-up of carbon monoxide in your home.

Special care and attention should be taken if you're heading to your local fishing hole or dugout rink.
Special care and attention should be taken if you're heading to your local fishing hole or dugout rink. File photo/paNOW Staff

Warm weather stalls ice development

By Ronald Quaroni
December 17, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:39pm

Anglers are eager to head out and start the ice fishing season, but warm temperatures have kept ice depths dangerously thin.

Communications Director for Parkland Ambulance, Lyle Karasiuk said early reports have indicated it’s going to take more time for the ice to be safe enough.

Foggy conditions may be to blame for drivers not seeing posted speed limit signs last week.
Foggy conditions may be to blame for drivers not seeing posted speed limit signs last week. File photo/paNOW Staff

Tougher laws not sole answer to slowing down drivers: RCMP and SGI

By Nigel Maxwell
December 12, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: December 13, 2018 - 3:18pm

Despite over 950 charges being laid last week in connection to reckless driving, a spokesperson for the Saskatchewan RCMP said they are not more concerned than usual.

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