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There is little chance of flooding in Western Saskatchewan this year.
There is little chance of flooding in Western Saskatchewan this year. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Below-normal runoff expected this spring

By Geoff Smith
February 9, 2016 - 5:18pm Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:46am

It’s too early to say for sure, but the Water Security Agency (WSA) says western Saskatchewan can expect below normal runoff this spring.

In fact, the prediction applies to most of the province. The only exception is in the east-central region, where there was extra water in the fall.

Blaine Favel, advisor to the law firm representing the Onion Lake and Poundmaker Cree First Nations in a lawsuit against the federal government
Blaine Favel, advisor to the law firm representing the Onion Lake and Poundmaker Cree First Nations in a lawsuit against the federal government Bryn Levy/CKOM News

First Nations launch $3-billion lawsuit against Ottawa

By CKOM News
February 9, 2016 - 12:55pm Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:47am

First Nations are suing the federal government saying they are owed billions of dollars for failing to protect oil and gas rights on their traditional lands.

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