SaskPower says it will be conducting two major planned power outages next week for many communities in the north.

Starting Tuesday, crews will shut the power off to the communities of Beauval, English River First Nation, Pinehouse, Patuanak and the Surrounding rural areas from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

On the following day, power will be disconnected to La Loche, Buffalo Narrows, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Descharme Lake, Garson Lake, Turnor Lake, St. George’s Hill, Michel Village, Clearwater River Dene Nation, Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Buffalo River Dene Nation, and the surrounding rural areas from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

In the release SaskPower apologized for the disruptions and expressed thanks to customers for their patience.