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Car submerged on flooded street on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Estevan prepares for Summer Games in wake of flash flood

By Brant Hilton July 15, 2016 - 10:27am Updated: July 15, 2016 - 10:45am

Organizers are scrambling to get the venues ready for the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Estevan after the community was hit by flash flooding.

Estevan was drenched by 125...

One million people evacuated in Chile after a magnitude 8.3 quake.

Chilean woman heads to Saskatoon just before giant earthquake

By Kelly Malone September 17, 2015 - 2:50pm Updated: September 18, 2015 - 6:56am

Cristina Vicentela was excited to fly from Chile to Saskatoon to visit the family she had stayed with as an exchange student in the prairies 28 years ago. The anticipation...

Farm equipment on a farm in Prince Albert. paNOW file photo.

Sask. farmer wishes rain fell sooner

By François Biber July 28, 2015 - 6:29pm Updated: July 28, 2015 - 6:29pm

As rain pours over Saskatchewan, some crop farmers say it’s a little too late.

In Shellbrook, about 130 kilometers north of Saskatoon...

A giant sign welcomes home evacuees to Montreal Lake.Kelly Malone/News Talk Radio

Evacuees return to Montreal Lake Cree Nation with smiles

By Kelly Malone July 17, 2015 - 6:27am Updated: July 17, 2015 - 11:33am

Ramona Ross was already hard at work at the local gas station on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Thursday morning as more than 1,000 people returned to the community after nearly...

A house burned in Weyakwin in July 2015. Kelly Malone/News Talk Radio

Sleeping in own bed like 'heaven': Weyakwin evacuees head home

By Kelly Malone July 16, 2015 - 6:26am Updated: July 16, 2015 - 10:20am

Flora Kraus sat in the little community office in Weyakwin Tuesday afternoon organizing how to get returning residents water and access to a landfill.

The administrator...

Buses taking people to Pinehouse from Regina stopped in Saskatoon to pick up another handful of Pinehouse residents on July 15, 2015 - Francois Biber/CKOM

Evacuees have been in Saskatoon for more than a month

By François Biber July 15, 2015 - 6:00pm Updated: July 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Sitting on a bench just outside the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre evacuation shelter in Saskatoon, Felix Herman watches as a handful of residents from Pinehouse...

A photo of what’s left around Nemeiben Lake after wildfires ripped through - Photo by Bill Elliot

Vigilant neighbour saves vacant cabins from raging wildfires

By François Biber July 14, 2015 - 5:42pm Updated: July 15, 2015 - 6:44am

A light shower is restoring faith for cabin owners in Nemeiben Lake who say the worst is behind them.

“It's getting better … mostly...

One of many children who attended a free carnival for forest fire evacuees at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Bryn Levy/CKOM News

Free carnival entertains Saskatoon evacuees

By Bryn Levy July 9, 2015 - 5:29pm Updated: July 9, 2015 - 5:29pm

Evacuees staying in Saskatoon were treated to a carnival at Praireland Park on Thursday.

The free event featured bouncy castles, face-painters, balloon animals and...

Wildfire evacuees take in a day at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on July 7, 2015. Francois Biber/CKOM News

Fire evacuees trying to keep busy at Saskatoon shelters

By François Biber July 7, 2015 - 6:07pm Updated: July 8, 2015 - 11:54am

As wildfires continue to burn in northern Saskatchewan over 12,000 people have been forced from their homes.

With 7,000 people registered with social services, Saskatoon...

An evacuee gets off a bus after the long journey from Prince Albert to Cold Lake Alberta. Kelly Malone/News Talk Radio

PHOTOS: Sask. fire evacuees arrive in Cold Lake, Alta.

By Kelly Malone July 5, 2015 - 10:50pm Updated: July 6, 2015 - 6:44am

Mona Bell didn’t have time to think about where she would end up as she quickly packed her belongings in La Ronge while a giant fire encroached on her community.

“I was...

Flooding in Gainsborough submitted by Mary-Anne Minshull.

1 year later, Gainsborough bride recalls soggy wedding

By Brant Hilton July 3, 2015 - 5:25pm Updated: July 3, 2015 - 5:25pm

A Saskatchewan woman's first wedding anniversary will be a much drier affair than her wedding was.

Wildfire in the La Ronge area on July 1, 2015. Government of Saskatchewan

Some in Sask. raise concerns over firefighting policy

By 650 CKOM July 3, 2015 - 3:22pm Updated: July 4, 2015 - 8:42am

There has been a lot of discussion online following a post in an evacuation group about a "let it burn" policy but Daryl Jessop with the Ministry of Environment said it is...