Emergency News

Emergency Measures Co-ordinator Eron McCormick says residents should have a plan on where to go in the event of a natural disaster, like the 2013 floods in Calgary.

City reminds residents to have disaster plan

By 650 CKOM May 8, 2017 - 6:21pm Updated: May 8, 2017 - 6:22pm

Recent natural disasters across Canada are marking emergency preparedness week with renewed importance.   The City of Saskatoon is using the week as an education tool for...

Flooded streets in Arborfield, Saskatchewan, July 2016.

Province sets up claims centres as flooded communities clean up

By Lisa Schick July 14, 2016 - 1:33pm Updated: July 14, 2016 - 1:45pm

The worst seems to be behind us when it comes to flooding and now the hardest hit areas in Saskatchewan have started the long process of recovery.

Individual areas are...

Sandbags holding back water in Arborfield on Tuesday.

Town of Arborfield evacuated due to flooding, state of emergency remains in Carrot River

By 650 CKOM July 12, 2016 - 8:38am Updated: July 12, 2016 - 8:48pm

The Town of Arborfield  issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents on Tuesday.

The order came after an approximately 27-metre wide rupture in a holdback road...

RCMP vehicle.

Traffic blitz to catch drivers speeding past emergency vehicles

By Alex Docking June 19, 2016 - 9:59am Updated: June 19, 2016 - 10:00am

Starting on Monday RCMP across Saskatchewan will be launching a traffic safety blitz aimed at cracking down on drivers who fail to slow down to 60 km per hour when they pass...

Gilbert Le Dressay speaks at the launch of the NotifyNow system.

City of Regina launches emergency alert system

By Lisa Schick May 4, 2016 - 11:56am Updated: May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

The City of Regina is working to make it so that when there's an emergency, people in the city will know almost right away.   That's why it has launched the NotifyNow alert...

Wildfire evacuees in Montreal Lake summer 2015.

What should you pack in an emergency kit?

By Lisa Schick May 3, 2016 - 3:33pm Updated: May 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

In 2015 more than 13,000 people had to leave their homes in northern Saskatchewan - many for an extended period of time. Now, the province is taking that as a lesson, and is...

Crews battled hundreds of wildfires in Saskatchewan in the summer of 2015.

Saskatchewan on high alert as wildfire numbers rise

By Lisa Schick May 3, 2016 - 1:15pm Updated: May 3, 2016 - 1:30pm

The province is on high alert when it comes to wildfires in Saskatchewan.   As of Tuesday morning, there had been 102 wildfires this year in Saskatchewan, up from 81 in the...

Red Cross emergency preparedness kit.

Sask. Red Cross launches emergency alert and planning app

By Sarah Mills May 2, 2016 - 3:58pm Updated: May 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Summer storm season is nearly upon us and Saskatchewan can be particularly susceptible to what that can bring.

It could be flooding, tornadoes, wildfires or power...

The emergency sign at Saskatoon City Hospital.

Saskatchewan pushes back ER wait target

By The Canadian Press December 2, 2015 - 11:57am Updated: December 2, 2015 - 12:15pm

The Saskatchewan government is resuscitating a promise to eliminate emergency room waits.

Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the province is planning a 60 per cent...

The Air Canada plane that was divered to the Regina International Aiport on Sept. 23, 2015

Mystery cell phone diverts Air Canada flight to Regina International Airport

By 980 CJME September 23, 2015 - 9:53am Updated: September 23, 2015 - 2:58pm

It was an unscheduled stop in Regina for an Air Canada flight from Edmonton bound for Toronto Wednesday morning.

Regina Airport Authority President and CEO Dick Graham...