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Environment Canada confirms 3 tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan | CBC News

Environment Canada has confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan Wednesday afternoon. The tornadoes were near Foam Lake, Manitou Beach/Watrous and the Cymric/Govan area. Highway 16 was closed because the tornado near Foam Lake, approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Regina, toppled grain bins and pushed them onto the road. As well, power lines were down and the […]

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Confirmed tornado hits Morse, Saskatchewan | CBC News

A tornado touched down near Morse, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday,  ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. “We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morse at 5:38 p.m. CST,” ECCC […]

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‘Gustnado’ knocks out power in parts of Saskatchewan | CBC News

Strong winds are being blamed for widespread power outages in Saskatchewan. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) says severe thunderstorms brought damaging winds to the north and southeast corners of the province. Terri Lang, a meteorologist with ECCC, says the storm on Sunday was a supercell with the potential to bring a tornado. “After that tornado risk passed, […]

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For this northern Saskatchewan First Nation, the future is Indigenous tourism | CBC News

In the heart of Saskatchewan’s boreal forest lies Waters Edge Eco Lodge. The tourism destination is located on the traditional lands of the Waterhen Lake First Nation. The people of that nation just got that land back. The nation recently bought the resort, located 50 kilometres north of Meadow Lake on the west side of Greig […]

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Hundreds of snow geese expected to have been killed by avian flu in Saskatchewan | CBC News

Jen Gibson is a self-proclaimed bird geek who always looks forward to seeing snow geese in the spring. But this year when the birds passed by her property near Grand Coulee, about 20 km west of Regina, she noticed that something was wrong. “I have never seen this number of dead birds,” said Gibson, who’s lived in […]

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Rainfall warnings continue for northern Saskatchewan: Environment Canada

Environment Canada is now warning of persistent rains throughout the weekend. Severe thunderstorm watches were in effect for many communities in the southeast portion of the province during the afternoon. However, they were gradually canceled as the storm progressed. “An unstable air mass coupled with an approaching low pressure system from the United States will […]

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Thunderstorm advisory released for southeast Saskatchewan: Environment Canada

Environment Canada is currently tracking a line of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel to ping pong sized hail as well as heavy rain. Severe thunderstorm watches are currently in effect for most communities in the southeast portion of the province. “An unstable air mass coupled with an […]

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Search for missing 5-year-old Saskatchewan boy enters 16th day | CBC News

The search for a missing five-year-old Saskatchewan boy has entered its 16th day. Frank Young was last seen outside his home on the Red Earth Cree Nation, 300 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, on the afternoon of April 19. He was also seen at a playground in the northern part of the community.  At the time Young […]

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Environment Canada warns of more snow for southeast Saskatchewan

Environment Canada has issued a series of alerts Saturday morning for snow heading towards communities spanning from Assiniboia to Estevan. Not even days after the ‘Colorado low’ that caused widespread blizzard conditions, the southeast region of the province is in for more snow according to Environment Canada. The federal agency estimates that during the projected […]

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Indigenous dancer from Saskatchewan reflects on emotional Vatican experience | CBC News

Kevin Haywahe has danced for many audiences around the world over the years, but says his recent trip to the Vatican was one to remember. Haywahe, a member of the Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation in Saskatchewan, danced during the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Indigenous Peoples who had travelled from Canada to ask for an apology […]