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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks to media in Prince Albert on Aug. 3, 3016 after oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River two weeks earlier..

Provincial investigation coming after North Saskatchewan River oil spill

By Spencer Sterritt August 4, 2016 - 7:24am Updated: August 4, 2016 - 8:12am

Two weeks after a substantial amount of oil leaked into Prince Albert’s water supply, Saskatchewan’s premier said the province will conduct its own investigation.


A Husky Energy pipeline spilled oil into the North Saskatchewan River.

All but 5 samples from Sask. oil spill meet guidelines for drinking water

By Sarah Mills August 3, 2016 - 11:55am Updated: August 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

Husky Energy has released the findings of water samples taken from the North Saskatchewan River showing that the vast majority are within guidelines for drinking water.


Clean up efforts are ongoing after oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River.

Province says water samples closer to good than bad after oil spill

By Sarah Mills August 3, 2016 - 6:41am Updated: August 3, 2016 - 7:29am

The first test results for water samples taken from the North Saskatchewan River are now known and being shared with the communities impacted by the oil spill.

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Dr. Ed Owens is a specialist brought in by Husky Energy to help with the oil spill cleanup.

Oil spill specialist says timeline for cleanup depends on weather

By Greg Higgins, battlefordsNOW staff August 2, 2016 - 7:21am Updated: August 2, 2016 - 10:50am

Northern Saskatchewan will make a full recovery from the oil spill, according to an expert, but the timeline will depend on the weather.

Husky Energy has brought in oil...

Husky Energy said between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the North Saskatchewan River Thursday morning near Maidstone, Sask.

Sask. environment ministry says cleanup work underway after Husky oil spill

By Canadian Press July 22, 2016 - 11:34am Updated: July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Environment is overseeing Husky Energy's response to a major oil spill caused by a leaking pipeline near Maidstone, Sask. Thursday.

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Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr with Regina MP and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Federal natural resources minister hails carbon capture technology at Boundary Dam

By Adriana Christianson July 6, 2016 - 5:39pm Updated: July 6, 2016 - 5:45pm

Federal Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr is the latest in a string of officials to tour the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.

He said...

There are 83 wind turbines at the Centennial wind farm in southwest Saskatchewan.

How SaskPower turns wind into power at Centennial wind farm

By Sarah Mills June 27, 2016 - 6:55am Updated: June 27, 2016 - 7:10am

You see only one or two at first, dotted on the horizon. Only after several kilometres of hills and dips do they spring up en masse silhouetted against a perfect prairie sky...

Premier Brad Wall speaks at the Saskatchewan legislative building.

Wall to focus on Energy East during Eastern Canada visit

By Sarah Mills June 9, 2016 - 1:30pm Updated: June 9, 2016 - 1:45pm

Premier Brad Wall is sticking to his word that he wants to stand up for Saskatchewan.   He is heading east June 14 to 15, to Toronto, Quebec and New Brunswick, advocating for...

Co-op refinery complex in Regina.

Regina refinery project to turn waste water into power

By Lisa Schick May 25, 2016 - 10:34am Updated: May 25, 2016 - 10:45am

The Co-op Refinery Complex is moving toward working in a more environmentally-friendly way with a waste-water improvement project.

The $200-million project will clean...

Premier Brad Wall.

Sask. premier against rumoured price on carbon emissions

By Sarah Mills February 19, 2016 - 12:52pm Updated: February 19, 2016 - 3:56pm

Rumours abound in Ottawa that the government is about to set a price on carbon emissions.   An article in The Globe and Mail states within the next six months, Ottawa plans to...

SaskPower Carbon Capture and Storage Facility.

BHP Billiton invests in carbon capture research at University of Regina

By Kevin Martel February 5, 2016 - 3:22pm Updated: February 5, 2016 - 4:25pm

One of the world's largest mining companies is making a big investment into the research of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Saskatchewan.

BHP Billiton...

Public policy school gets $2 Million for energy research

By 650 CKOM February 5, 2016 - 12:13pm Updated: February 5, 2016 - 12:13pm

The Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy is getting a big cheque for research on energy policy.   The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation is giving the...