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Fire Risk Warning – Be Prepared!

 

 

Hunting season is upon us!

Due to extremely dry conditions throughout the province, fire risk increases. Hunters are reminded to take extra precautions during hunting season:

Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.
Talk to landowners before going on their land.
Avoid unnecessary vehicle idling.
Walk whenever possible.
Stay on existing trails.

Approximately 50 per cent of all wildfires are caused by people.

Keep your vehicle out of tall grass – stick to roads and trails. Mufflers and other parts can get hot enough to start a fire.
When setting up your camp, pick an area free of tall grass.
Seek landowner permission before accessing private lands, whether they are posted or not.
Be prepared, carry a fire extinguisher, shovel, or other tools.

LEARN MORE AT saskatchewan.ca/hunting

 

Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program Deadline Extension

The Saskatchewan Agriculture Ministry made an important announcement late last week.  “With this sustained stretch of dry weather, applications to Saskatchewan’s Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) will be considered until September 30, 2017, past the original August 1 deadline”.

FRWIP projects must still be completed and claims submitted by February 15, 2018.

If producers have questions on FRWIP, please call Glenn at 306-831-6009 or visit our website at eaglecreekwatershed.ca

You can also contact the Program Design and Delivery Branch at 1-877-874-5365 or email  fpbinfo@gov.sk.ca.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Glenn Barclay PAg
Watershed Technician
Eagle Creek Watershed Group Inc.
Box 457
Biggar, Saskatchewan S0K 0M0

Phone: 306-831-6009
Email:  eaglecreekwatershed@hotmail.com
Office: 117 – 3rd Avenue West – Biggar, Sask.
Website: eaglecreekwatershed.ca

21-Day Farm Safety Challenge

Greetings from the Agricultural Health and Safety Network!

Harvest will be here before we know it.   In preparation for it we have issued a challenge for those interested in making their farm a safer place.  All farm families are invited to participate in this 1st ever challenge.

 

For more information, contact

Bonita Hus

Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
Agricultural Health and Safety Network
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5E5
(306) 966-6647