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As fire season winds down, fire officials say northern Sask. returning to normal PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:41

The summer fire season isn't quite over, but firefighting officials say activities in northern Saskatchewan are returning to normal.

At one point in July, dozens of fire departments from across the province responded to the request for help in fighting fires threatening the three communities in the La Ronge area.

They were accompanied by water bombers, helicopters, heavy machinery and even the Army.

Things have slowed down considerably since then, and the fire base set up at the La Ronge fair grounds is shut down.

John DeBruin, the senior fire manager in La Ronge, says officials are still keeping an eye on potential problem areas.

"The fires are being monitored and we have crews that are on the ground that are working areas where there has been hot spots detected and they're digging them out and extinguishing them, there are some areas inside the fire line that are continuing to smoke,” he said.

One of the jobs now is gathering up equipment left in the bush during the summer. DeBruin explained how the public can play a role in that work.

"Some of it has been moved or removed during the fire season, so if there are people out there that have taken down any of our sprinkler set-ups or know where some are located they can help us out by calling our local fire base so that we can recover those and prepare them for the next fire season," he said.

DeBruin says the number of out-of-town ground crews has dropped recently, but helicopters are still available if needed.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 14:42
Back to school backpacks for inner city students PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mervin Brass   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:12

On Thursday, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and PotashCorp helped hundreds of kids in Saskatoon get ready to go back to school next week.

The tribal council and the mining company handed out 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to inner city children at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge.

Tribal Chief Felix Thomas says next year they will have to increase the amount of backpacks especially for elementary students once word gets out about the giveaway.

“For me, I’m glad a lot of the people from the different ethnic groups do come out,” Thomas said. “This is a youth facility that’s not strictly for First Nations and Metis people – it’s for the community.”

PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde says if the tribal council sees today’s event as a priority the company will support this again next year.

“Every year we sit down with the Saskatoon Tribal Council and they prioritize the initiatives they would like to fund and support,” she explained. “We agree on those mutually beneficial programs and this is one of them.”

The backpack giveaway was held in conjunction with the tribal council's annual carnival, where SaskEnergy sponsored the barbecue.

UPDATE: Onion Lake charges say man who fired shots was drunk PDF Print E-mail
Written by mbcnews   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:52

A man from a Battlefords-area hamlet now faces charges after shots were fired in Onion Lake this week.

Todd William Rousseau, 44, was arrested after the RCMP responded to a call about a man with a gun on the First Nation. The RCMP reports he’s from Delmas.

His charges state he was drunk on a dry reserve and uttered threats.

He's scheduled to be in Lloydminster court on Monday for reckless discharge of a firearm, along with many other gun-related counts.

According to a news release, RCMP officers tracked down a man on Onion Lake First Nation early Thursday morning, hours after reports of shots fired in the community.

The reports came in around 11 p.m. near the Onion Lake Bus Shop, which is less than a kilometre away from the community’s elementary school.

Further investigation led officers to believe a man was with the gun and alone in a house on the First Nation. The house was allegedly not his own.

Many hours later, around 3 a.m., the RCMP was alerted to a man matching the suspect’s description walking on Chief Taylor Road.

A short chase on foot followed, and officers took the man into custody.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 14:37
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