Wildfires News

Energy analyst Roger McKnight is predicting a gradual increase in the price of gas due to production cuts caused by the Fort McMurray wildfire

Gas prices to rise gradually due to fires: analyst

By 650 CKOM May 9, 2016 - 5:06pm Updated: May 9, 2016 - 5:06pm

The wildfire around Fort McMurray may contribute to higher gas prices this summer -- but  they shouldn't cause any immediate spikes.   Rather, in an appearance on Saskatoon...

Red marks extremely high risk areas for fires.

Fire risk remains extremely high across most of Saskatchewan

By Adriana Christianson May 6, 2016 - 4:25pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 4:45pm

The risk of wildfire remains extremely high in Saskatchewan, but so far there are only seven active fires burning in the north and all of them are under control and do not pose...

Wildfires in Saskatchewan in the summer of 2015.

Saskatchewan issues fire ban for some provincial parks and northern region

By Kevin Martel May 5, 2016 - 5:27pm Updated: May 5, 2016 - 5:30pm

Due to extreme fire hazards in Saskatchewan, the province is issuing a ban on all open fires in several provincial parks.

Those include Blackstrap, Buffalo Pound,...

Saskatchewan Day of Caring for Fort McMurray raises $747,618

By 650 CKOM May 4, 2016 - 5:01pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 10:10am

The generous spirit of Saskatchewan people came shining through as the Saskatchewan Day of Caring for Fort McMurray raised $747,618 as of Friday morning.

As the Alberta...

An areal view of Fort McMurray surrounded by wildfire taken Wednesday May 4, 2016.

Saskatchewan offers aid to combat Fort McMurray wildfire

By Sarah Mills, Lasia Kretzel May 4, 2016 - 4:42pm Updated: May 4, 2016 - 4:42pm

The Saskatchewan government has yet to receive an official request from neighbouring Alberta to help combat the wildfire that struck the northern city of Fort McMurray, despite...

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...

The Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina.

Sask. finance minister looks at efficiences ahead of financial update

By Sarah Mills November 10, 2015 - 4:20pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 6:36am

The province's financial hole could be growing larger.

At the end of August the government released the first financial update of the year and it showed a deficit of $...

Firefighters work on a blaze near La Ronge on Jul. 7, 2015.

Survey shows wildfires' impact on northern businesses

By Khang Nguyen August 31, 2015 - 6:47am Updated: August 31, 2015 - 6:47am

In cooperation with the province’s Ministry of Economy, Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC) conducted a survey on the impact of this year's wildfires on La Ronge and...

Fire crews in Washington State.

U.S. fire smoke prompts air quality advisories in Saskatchewan

By Brent Bosker August 25, 2015 - 9:55am Updated: August 25, 2015 - 5:34pm

A month ago we were dealing with smoke from wildfires in Saskatchewan today smoke from the U.S. pacific northwest has drifted into Saskatchewan.   The haze prompted Environment...