Battlefords

What is left of a burnt out neighbourhood in Fort McMurray.
What is left of a burnt out neighbourhood in Fort McMurray. Twitter/Troy Palmer

“It’s like a war zone”: firefighter describes exhausting efforts in Fort McMurray

By Dana Reynolds
May 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Burning buildings, people running for their lives and chaos. Shane Bair's descriptions are that of a war zone, but he's only one province away as he joins several other firefighters working to battle the uncontrolled blaze consuming Fort McMurray.

Smoke in Meadow Lake.
Smoke in Meadow Lake. Joanna Metz/Twitter

Air quality may lead to worsened respiratory symptoms, locals should monitor outdoor activities

By Colton Swiderski
May 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

With smoke making its way into Saskatchewan from the Alberta wildfires there are some things locals should keep in mind when outside.

Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu, medical health officer for the Prairie North Health Region (PNHR) said the smoke is something everyone should monitor.

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