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How wildfire crews are avoiding COVID transmission

June 11, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Changing the way firefighters eat their meals in camps, having masks on hand, and social distancing are among the precautions the Saskatchewan government has taken to ensure it responds to disasters with the ongoing pandemic. “In Saskatchewan, we have already

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Saskatchewan posts lowest number of road fatalities since records started

January 27, 2020 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Crown insurer says fewer people were killed on the province’s roads in 2019 than in any year since records started being kept in the 1950s. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says preliminary statistics indicate 71 people were killed in

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Last tanker cars to be removed from site of derailment in Saskatchewan

December 23, 2019 The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Sask. – Canadian Pacific Railway says it expects the last of its damaged cars will be removed by the end of the week from the site of a fiery derailment in Saskatchewan. It also says in an email that

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Saskatchewan more than doubles distracted driving penalties

November 20, 2019 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Fines for distracted driving are more than doubling in Saskatchewan. The government has introduced stiffer penalties for drivers caught using their cellphones, although the changes won’t apply until next February. Saskatchewan Government Insurance is increasing the cost of

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The extent of June 29 Saskatchewan tornado damage

July 3, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GOODSOIL, Sask. – Cleanup continues at a Saskatchewan campground following two tornadoes that snapped trees and caused severe damage on the Canada Day long weekend. Trevor Finlay, manager of Meadow Lake Provincial Park, says about 90 per cent of boats,

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Tornadoes strike Saskatchewan campground

July 2, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GOODSOIL, Sask. – Environment Canada confirms winds that flattened a northwest Saskatchewan campground over the weekend were the result of tornadoes. The agency says in a weather summary of the incident that a severe thunderstorm moved through the Murray Doell

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 Out of control Saskatchewan wildfire triggers state of emergency, evacuation

April 23, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

BIGGAR, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s fire commissioner is urging people across the province not to have open fires as a wildfire around the town of Biggar sparked a state of emergency and some evacuations. Duane McKay says crews are assessing what

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Risk factors at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection identified in report

December 12, 2018 Ryan McKenna - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – A consulting firm says sight lines are a safety concern at the rural intersection where the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash happened. A 70-page safety review done for the Saskatchewan government says a stand of trees, mostly on

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Training will be mandatory for semi-truck drivers in this province

December 3, 2018 Ryan McKenna - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial license will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours

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How this commercial brokerage addresses skills shortages

October 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerage owners in some regions are struggling to find staff who know commercial lines. “There are very few people (in Saskatchewan) who understand commercial insurance deeply,” said David Reidy, president and CEO of Regina-based commercial brokerage Henderson Insurance Inc. To

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Canadian hail insurance broker acquired by Hub

September 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Hub International Ltd. continues to buy Canadian property and casualty brokerages, with the acquisition of Ottawa-based Access Insurance Brokers Inc. as well as a Saskatchewan provider of farm insurance. Chicago-based Hub announced Monday it has acquired Frontier Business Centre Ltd.,

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Massive fire strikes one of Saskatchewan town’s biggest employers

July 23, 2018 The Canadian Press

ROSTHERN, Sask. – The damage estimate is expected to run into the millions of dollars after a fire tore through a large central Saskatchewan farm machinery dealership. Emergency crews were called to Cervus Equipment John Deere in Rosthern just before