North Saskatchewan Oil Spill News

Oil is seen in the North Saskatchewan River by Prince Albert following a Husky Energy pipeline spill on July 21, 2016.

Husky Energy pegs Sask. oil spill cost at $107 million

By 980 CJME February 24, 2017 - 9:27am Updated: February 24, 2017 - 1:29pm

The July 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River has cost $107 million.

Husky Energy released the figure, detailing the costs of the spill up to Dec. 31, 2016,...

A Husky Energy pipeline spilled oil into the North Saskatchewan River.

Sask. poll: 47 per cent approve of handling of Husky Energy oil spill

By 980 CJME August 30, 2016 - 7:01am Updated: August 30, 2016 - 7:01am

What do you think of the government's response after thousands of litres of oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan last month?

Mainstreet Analytics polled people in the...

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 - 11:11am Updated: August 15, 2016 - 11:13am

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...

Oil spilled from a pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River.

Pipe at the centre of Husky Energy oil spill taken away for testing

By Sarah Mills August 11, 2016 - 12:05pm Updated: August 11, 2016 - 1:07pm

We are getting closer to knowing how 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River.

Pieces of the Husky pipeline in question have now been sectioned,...

Water line connedting North Battleford to Battleford.

Temporary water line to flow between Battleford and North Battleford

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

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 - 2:00pm

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...

Local businesses in Prince Albert have reopened after commercial water restrictions were lifted by the city on Aug. 4, 2016.

Business owners relieved after water restrictions lifted in P.A.

By Shane O'Neill, paNOW August 5, 2016 - 7:23am Updated: August 5, 2016 - 7:30am

Businesses in Prince Albert are getting back to normal after the city announced emergency restrictions on water use by commercial businesses had been lifted as of 9 a.m....

A water pipeline runs along Rotary Trail in Prince Albert.

Second pipeline ready, water restrictions to be lifted in P.A.

By Spencer Sterritt, paNOW August 3, 2016 - 6:34am Updated: August 3, 2016 - 6:55am

After more than a week, Prince Albert will soon be free of any water restrictions.

Jeff Da Silva, manager of engineering services, said as of Tuesday afternoon the city...

Dr. Ed Owens is a specialist brought in by Husky Energy to help with the oil spill cleanup.

Oil spill specialist says timeline for cleanup depends on weather

By Greg Higgins, battlefordsNOW staff August 2, 2016 - 7:15am Updated: August 2, 2016 - 10:48am

Northern Saskatchewan will make a full recovery from the oil spill, according to an expert, but the timeline will depend on the weather.

Husky Energy has brought in oil...

A goldeneye duck goes through the washing process at a makeshift facility in Maidstone July 31, 2016..

Oil-covered wildlife receiving TLC in Maidstone

By Geoff Smith, battlefordsNOW staff August 2, 2016 - 6:52am Updated: August 2, 2016 - 10:51am

A shop building in Maidstone’s industrial area now more closely resembles a hospital for wild animals.

Canada geese, Goldeneye ducks, beavers, and garter snakes are...

Oil spills from a pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River

Pipeline safety, environmental assessment questioned in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills July 29, 2016 - 1:20pm Updated: July 29, 2016 - 1:20pm

It is now more than a week since Husky oil spilled in to the North Saskatchewan River.

Major questions are being asked not only about the safety of pipelines but also...

Workers at the Lend-a-Paw shelter in North Battleford clean up a bird covered in oil from a recent spill in the North Saskatchewan River.

Animal death toll rises in wake of oil spill

By paNOW staff July 28, 2016 - 9:58am Updated: July 28, 2016 - 10:00am

The number of animals dead as a result of last week’s oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River has reached double digits.

Wes Kotyk, executive director of the...