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Regina residents will need to find other ways to dispose of hazardous household waste which could mean taking it to the landfill.

Environmental groups concerned with program cuts

By Britton Gray April 20, 2017 - 3:56pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 11:17am

Environmental groups are worried about some of the cuts made by Regina city council.

Council approved an one year elimination of the household hazardous waste days and...

Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale. Aug 11, 2016

Ralph Goodale defends national carbon pricing

By Lisa Schick October 10, 2016 - 12:35pm Updated: October 10, 2016 - 12:35pm

Saskatchewan's only MP in the current Liberal government is explaining and defending the prime minister's announcement of a carbon pricing plan last week.

The Prime...

Affected residents will have to continue boiling their tap water until September 9, 2016

Moose Jaw drinking water advisory extended to September

By 980 CJME August 21, 2016 - 11:48am Updated: August 21, 2016 - 12:03pm

About 100 residents in the southeast area of Moose Jaw won't be able to drink water from the tap for another three weeks.

A precautionary drinking water advisory...

Prince Albert City Hall

Husky Energy delivers $5M payment to Prince Albert for oil spill costs

By paNOW staff August 16, 2016 - 7:11am Updated: August 16, 2016 - 7:15am

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.

Mayor Greg Dionne said...

Emil Bell is sacrificing his body for a hunger strike against the Husky Energy oil spill.

First Nations advocate embarks on hunger strike against oil spill

By Spencer Sterritt August 9, 2016 - 7:32pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 7:32pm

A Canoe Lake First Nation activist is embarking on a hunger strike to protest the recent, substantial Husky Energy oil spill.

Emil Bell began his strike on Friday,...

A graphic rendering of a Yancoal potash mine proposed for near Southey, Sask.

Yancoal potash mine clears environmental review

By Bryn Levy August 9, 2016 - 4:06pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 4:15pm

Officials with the Government of Saskatchewan have signed off on an environmental impact statement for a proposed Yancoal potash mine near Southey, Sask.    Environment...

Clean up efforts are ongoing after oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River.

Province says water samples closer to good than bad after oil spill

By Sarah Mills August 3, 2016 - 6:41am Updated: August 3, 2016 - 6:41am

The first test results from the water samples taken from the North Saskatchewan River are now known and being shared with the communities impacted by the oil spill.

Over...

The photo of an algae warning posted to SaskParks' Facebook page. July 22 2016

Blue-green algae found at Buffalo Pound Lake

By Lisa Schick July 28, 2016 - 11:18am Updated: July 28, 2016 - 11:18am

It's a sight that can stop long-weekend fun in its tracks, the foamy green sheen over a lake that means blue-green algae is blooming.

The province put out a warning this...

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says Regina has not been sitting idle in reducing it's emissions.

Saskatchewan Environmental Society urges cities to go carbon neutral

By Kevin Martel June 18, 2016 - 10:15am Updated: June 20, 2016 - 8:22am

Saskatchewan's two largest cities are being asked to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

That's what the Saskatchewan Environmental Society is urging for both Saskatoon and...

Architect Gary Marvin speaks to reporters at Saskatoon city hall on May 30, 2016

Futuristic, zero-carbon neighbourhood proposed near Saskatoon

By Bryn Levy May 30, 2016 - 7:25pm Updated: May 30, 2016 - 7:30pm

A new development proposed for a 90-acre parcel just outside Saskatoon would be the first of its kind in North America if it's built as planned.

The Buffalo Ranch...

Earth Day at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Saskatoon Farmers' Market prepares for Earth Day celebrations

By 650 CKOM April 22, 2016 - 11:02am Updated: April 22, 2016 - 11:15am

Celebrations for the 46th annual Earth Day will be held at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market on Saturday.

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the...

Environment report card for Canada and the provinces.

Saskatchewan last for environmental performance: report

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2016 - 8:58am Updated: April 21, 2016 - 9:00am

Saskatchewan and Alberta are in lockstep when it comes to lagging behind all other provinces for environmental performance.

According to a Conference Board of Canada...

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