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The city of Prince Albert, which has closed its water intake from the North Saskatchewan River, is again supplying its rural water utility, but from a different source. (

Livestock water supplies still a concern after oil spill

While cleanup and water testing continue on the North Saskatchewan River, livestock producers with river access are still advised to find alternate water sources. Jenifer Heyden, livestock specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture in North Battleford, said ministry staffers and Husky Energy did work with a few producers who were having trouble accessing alternate water sources, to […] Read more

The Diefenbaker Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River in Prince Albert, Sask.  Photo: Carolyn Carleton / Wikimedia Commons

Husky oil spill hits Prince Albert water supply; farmers also scrambling for alternative sources for livestock

Reuters – An oil leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into a major Canadian river has forced a second city in the province of Saskatchewan to stop drawing drinking water, officials said on Monday, widening the impact and cost of the spill. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky’s Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on […] Read more