Glenn Hicks

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator.
The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator. The Canadian Press

New bus seatbelt laws will be difficult to enforce, company owner says

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

A Saskatchewan charter bus company is welcoming news of stricter seatbelt regulations from the federal government, but says enforcement will be a challenge.

The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization.
The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization. File photo/paNOW Staff

Province wants feedback on cannabis impairment in workplace, union says no need for panic

By Glenn Hicks
July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Government of Saskatchewan wants the public to have their say on how best to keep people safe in the workplace once recreational marijuana is legal in October, though a union leader believes there should be no panic about the situation.

Cooler, wetter weather in the North is expected to help wildfire crews get a handle on the 63 new fire starts that have occurred in the past five days.
Cooler, wetter weather in the North is expected to help wildfire crews get a handle on the 63 new fire starts that have occurred in the past five days. File photo/Tyler Marr

Southend wildfire threat diminishes as officials prep for evacuees' return

By Glenn Hicks
June 26, 2018 - 12:24pm

Repatriation of hundreds of people back to the northern community of Southend has begun after the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation rescinded its general evacuation order late Monday.

One of 15,000 lightning strikes in just a 24-hour period sparked a 6,000 hectare wildfire near the McArthur River uranium mine. Site personnel and wildfire crews are working to ensure key industrial infrastructure was protected.
One of 15,000 lightning strikes in just a 24-hour period sparked a 6,000 hectare wildfire near the McArthur River uranium mine. Site personnel and wildfire crews are working to ensure key industrial infrastructure was protected. Jayjay Maurice/Facebook

Wildfire burns near McArthur River mine as province hit by thousands of lightning strikes

By Glenn Hicks
June 22, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: June 22, 2018 - 4:02pm

Lightning, coupled with very dry conditions, has produced nineteen new wildfires in the province. One of those strikes sparked a significant blaze near the McArthur River uranium mine site.

The wildfire at the tip of Reindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend.
The wildfire at the tip of Reindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend. Nelson Cook/Facebook

Southend wildfire grows to 3,000 hectares

By Glenn Hicks
June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: June 21, 2018 - 9:49am

The wildfire burning near the northern community of Southend, forcing hundreds to flee, has quickly grown and now covers 3,000 hectares, or 30 square kilometres.

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