Glenn Hicks

Flooding of rivers like the North Saskatchewan and Little Red poses a potential risk to nearby properties.
Flooding of rivers like the North Saskatchewan and Little Red poses a potential risk to nearby properties. File photo/northeastNOW Staff

New flood insurance could bring assurance to property owners

By Glenn Hicks
August 29, 2018 - 5:21pm

It’s news that may offer several Prince Albert and Saskatchewan homeowners some degree of assurance given the reality of climate change, extreme weather and increasing incidents of flooding.

Some residents around Candle Lake had a few near misses after the heavy wind and rain late Monday afternoon.
Some residents around Candle Lake had a few near misses after the heavy wind and rain late Monday afternoon. Submitted photos/Scott Anderson

Powerful storm at Candle Lake sends people for cover, causes extensive tree damage

By Glenn Hicks
July 31, 2018 - 12:11pm

Village crews and the volunteer fire department have been continuing cleanup efforts after a powerful storm ripped through the Candle Lake region late Monday afternoon.

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.

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