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Crews working to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River.

UPDATE: Husky granted extension for investigation into northern Sask. oil spill

By Kevin Martel October 21, 2016 - 12:34pm Updated: October 21, 2016 - 3:12pm

Husky Energy now has at least another 30 days to submit its report into what caused thousands of litres of oil to spill into the North Saskatchewan River over the summer.

A Husky Energy pipeline leaked spilling oil into the North Saskatchewan River.

PA, North Battleford could see regular water intake return before winter

By Sarah Mills September 1, 2016 - 3:22pm Updated: September 1, 2016 - 3:22pm

It is hoped regular water intake will return to Prince Albert and North Battleford before winter.

Both cities have been on temporary water supply since the Husky oil...

The North Saskatchewan River near the rail bridge in Maidstone, Sask. July 2016.

Heavy rain in Alberta pushes North Saskatchewan River level higher

By battlefordsNOW August 25, 2016 - 7:07am Updated: August 25, 2016 - 7:15am

Significant rain in Alberta over the last few days is expected to push water levels higher in the North Saskatchewan River.

Stream flows on the river in Alberta are well...

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....

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Prince Albert after oil spill on North Saskatchewan River.

Provincial investigation coming after North Saskatchewan River oil spill

By Spencer Sterritt August 4, 2016 - 7:24am Updated: August 4, 2016 - 7:24am

Two weeks after a substantial amount of oil leaked into Prince Albert’s water supply, Saskatchewan’s premier said the province will conduct its own investigation.


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

All but 5 samples from Sask. oil spill meet guidelines for drinking water

By Sarah Mills August 3, 2016 - 11:55am Updated: August 3, 2016 - 11:55am

Husky Energy has released the findings of water samples taken from the North Saskatchewan River showing that the vast majority are within guidelines for drinking water.


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...

A temporary pipeline in Prince Albert.

Water starts flowing through temporary lines into Prince Albert

By Lisa Schick August 1, 2016 - 12:44pm Updated: August 1, 2016 - 12:44pm

Water is flowing again in the city of Prince Albert, about a week and a half after the Husky Energy oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

Prince Albert has been...

Efforts to clean up the oil are still ongoing.

Oil spill into North Saskatchewan River started earlier than first thought

By Sarah Mills July 26, 2016 - 1:49pm Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:18pm

New information released on Tuesday means the timeline of when the oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River began is different than first thought. 

Initial reports...

Efforts to clean up the oil are still ongoing.

P.A. and North Battleford put water plans in place for oil spill

By Geoff Smith, paNOW staff July 24, 2016 - 4:52pm Updated: July 24, 2016 - 4:52pm

Prince Albert is continuing its efforts to curb water shortages, according to provincial officials.  

The city normally relies entirely on the North Saskatchewan River...