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The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend.
The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend. Nelson Cook/Facebook

Southend wildfire grows to 3,000 hectares

By Glenn Hicks
June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

The wildfire burning near the northern community of Southend, forcing hundreds to flee, has quickly grown and now covers 3,000 hectares, or 30 square kilometres.

Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there.
Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Southend wildfire evacuees to temporarily call P.A. home

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 1:05pm

Evacuees from a wildfire near Southend, some 460 kilometres north of Prince Albert, are making the city their temporary home.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic launched a new Indigenous Student Success Strategy on June 19.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic launched a new Indigenous Student Success Strategy on June 19. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Sask. Polytech launches new Indigenous Success Strategy

By paNOW Staff
June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

To mark National Indigenous History Month, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is launching new strategy aimed at removing barriers to success.

The strategy was unveiled at a special event Tuesday, and included the renewal of relationships with Indigenous communities.

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