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A boil water order has been lifted at Saskatoon City Hospital, but there's now a large back-log of surgeries to get caught up on.

Boil water order lifted at Saskatoon City Hospital

By 650 CKOM November 18, 2016 - 2:52pm Updated: November 18, 2016 - 2:52pm

The boil water order at Saskatoon City Hospital was lifted Friday morning after two clean water samples.

The order was issued on Monday after discoloured water was first...

Saskatoon City Hospital was placed under a boil water order on Nov. 14 after water quality issues were detected.

Corroded pipe believed to have caused yellow water at Saskatoon City Hospital

By Chris Vandenbreekel November 16, 2016 - 4:44pm Updated: November 17, 2016 - 6:13am

Saskatoon City Hospital will be under an emergency boil water order until at least Saturday at noon.   That's when a second round of test results are due back after hospital...

Saskatoon city planners looking for other drinking water sources as part of emergency planning.

Saskatoon looking for emergency water source to deal with worst-case scenario

By 650 CKOM August 18, 2016 - 8:20am Updated: August 18, 2016 - 8:44am

Planners at city hall are preparing for what they call a 'black swan' event – or worst-case scenario – if Saskatoon’s only source for drinking water ever became contaminated....

Temporary water pipeline to Prince Albert.

Husky Energy makes first payment to Prince Albert

By paNOW staff August 16, 2016 - 8:09am Updated: August 16, 2016 - 8:15am

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.

The initial payment is $5...

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...

Water in the North Saskatchewan River a few days after the oil spill.

Water Security Agency: samples from North Saskatchewan River meet guidelines

By paNOW staff August 15, 2016 - 11:13am Updated: August 15, 2016 - 11:15am

There are some fresh answers this week regarding the impact of the Husky Oil spill.

The Water Security Agency (WSA) has released the first results of its ongoing water...

Water pipeline to Prince Albert.

Prince Albert begins filing claims with Husky Energy after oil spill

By paNOW staff August 11, 2016 - 7:15am Updated: August 11, 2016 - 7:30am

The City of Prince Albert has begun the reimbursement process after allegedly losing millions of dollars due to an oil spill last month.

In a press release, the city...

The water line connecting the City of North Battleford to the Town of Battleford.

Temporary water line to flow between the Battlefords

By Matt Kelly, battlefordsNOW staff August 9, 2016 - 7:11am Updated: August 9, 2016 - 10:27am

Clean water should be on its way to North Battleford Tuesday after a temporary pipeline was delayed due to a positive bacteria test result, but officials say it's expected to...

Mayor Greg Dionne speaks at a press conference Friday at Prince Albert city hall.

P.A. resumes supplying water to rural residents cut off after oil spill

By Shane O'Neill August 5, 2016 - 1:46pm Updated: August 5, 2016 - 1:46pm

Prince Albert’s Rural Water Utility customers got some good news Friday.

City manager Jim Toye confirmed customers in the rural municipality of Prince Albert would have...

A SUV was found in the South Saskatchewan River near the Saskatoon weir on Aug. 4, 2016.

Stolen SUV found in river near Saskatoon weir

By 650 CKOM August 4, 2016 - 7:38am Updated: August 4, 2016 - 10:26am

It was a strange sight on the South Saskatchewan River Thursday morning.

Someone spotted a silver SUV in the water just north of The Weir on Spadina Crescent at 33rd...

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.