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Regina residents will need to find other ways to dispose of hazardous household waste which could mean taking it to the landfill.

Environmental groups concerned with program cuts

By Britton Gray April 20, 2017 - 3:56pm Updated: April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

Environmental groups are worried about some of the cuts made by Regina city council.

Council approved the elimination of the household hazardous waste days and the leaf...

Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale. Aug 11, 2016

Ralph Goodale defends national carbon pricing

By Lisa Schick October 10, 2016 - 12:35pm Updated: October 10, 2016 - 12:45pm

Saskatchewan's only MP in the current Liberal government is explaining and defending the prime minister's announcement of a carbon pricing plan last week.

The Prime...

Affected residents will have to continue boiling their tap water until Sept. 9, 2016

Moose Jaw drinking water advisory extended to September

By 980 CJME August 21, 2016 - 11:52am Updated: August 22, 2016 - 6:47am

About 100 residents in the southeast area of Moose Jaw won't be able to drink water from the tap for another three weeks.

A precautionary drinking water advisory...

Prince Albert City Hall

Husky Energy delivers $5M payment to Prince Albert for oil spill costs

By paNOW staff August 16, 2016 - 7:01am Updated: August 16, 2016 - 7:11am

The first of several payments by Husky Energy to the City of Prince Albert has now been made, following the oil spill almost four weeks ago.

Mayor Greg Dionne said...

Emil Bell is sacrificing his body for a hunger strike against the Husky Energy oil spill.

First Nations advocate embarks on hunger strike against oil spill

By Spencer Sterritt August 9, 2016 - 7:32pm Updated: August 10, 2016 - 6:16am

A Canoe Lake First Nation activist is embarking on a hunger strike to protest the recent, substantial Husky Energy oil spill.

Emil Bell began his strike on Friday,...

A graphic rendering of a Yancoal potash mine proposed for near Southey, Sask.

Yancoal potash mine clears environmental review

By Bryn Levy August 9, 2016 - 4:06pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 4:06pm

Officials with the Government of Saskatchewan have signed off on an environmental impact statement for a proposed Yancoal potash mine near Southey, Sask.    Environment...

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.

More than...

The photo of an algae warning posted to SaskParks' Facebook page. July 22 2016

Blue-green algae found at Buffalo Pound Lake

By Lisa Schick July 28, 2016 - 11:18am Updated: July 28, 2016 - 11:30am

It's a sight that can stop long-weekend fun in its tracks, the foamy green sheen over a lake that means blue-green algae is blooming.

The province put out a warning this...

response to the oil spill continues on the North Saskatchewan River July 24, 2016.

North Battleford imposes mandatory water ban as oil spill response continues

By battlefordsNOW staff July 24, 2016 - 4:57pm Updated: July 27, 2016 - 9:12am

The city of North Battleford has imposed a mandatory ban on outdoor water use. The move comes as workers continue to try and clean up oil that leaked into the North...

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.

Wes Kotyk...

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says Regina has not been sitting idle in reducing it's emissions.

Saskatchewan Enviornmental Society urges cities to go carbon neutral

By Kevin Martel June 18, 2016 - 10:18am Updated: June 18, 2016 - 10:30am

Saskatchewan's two largest cities are being asked to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

That's what the Saskatchewan Environmental Society is urging for both Saskatoon and...

Architect Gary Marvin speaks to reporters at Saskatoon city hall on May 30, 2016

Futuristic, zero-carbon neighbourhood proposed near Saskatoon

By Bryn Levy May 30, 2016 - 7:25pm Updated: May 30, 2016 - 7:25pm

A new development proposed for a 90-acre parcel just outside Saskatoon would be the first of its kind in North America if it's built as planned.

The Buffalo Ranch...