The Royal Canadian Humane Association handed out 19 awards for bravery at the Government House in Regina on Monday.
The people who received those awards come from across Saskatchewan and have collectively saved 23 lives over the past few years, according to President Rudy Berghuys.
"I think they set such a great example for society and for humanity that I think it's extremely important to recognize these folks," said Berghuys.
Dozens were forced to evacuate their apartment building in Regina’s south end after a fire erupted Thursday.
The call came in just before 10:30 a.m. when fire crews were called to an apartment building near the 4000 block of Robinson Street—just off Parliament Avenue.
“What we had was a basement suite on fire, and we have it now extinguished and we have an inspector on scene,” said the fire department’s Assistant Chief David Kinvig.
Curtis Baylack was at a nearby business when he noticed flames.
There's heavy damage after a fire in downtown Moose Jaw.
There aren't many details yet, but a business on the 300 block of Main St North went up in flames just before 8 Sunday night. Fire crews put it out, but not before it did approximately 100 thousand dollars damage. Adjacent businesses on the east side of Main Street sustained smoke damage.
No word yet on the cause.
Regina's fire department says it's concerned about how many carbon monoxide calls it has gotten this year.
Fire investigators are going over the charred remains of a garage on Saskatoon's west side.
The call came in at around 5:30 Saturday morning after flames were seen shooting from the home at 406 Avenue V South.
A family living in the home next to the garage was already out and safe by the time crews arrived. Smoke detectors warned them of the danger.
Several cars, and a boat were destroyed after the garage went up in flames. An RV was also damaged.
Regina fire crews were called out to deal with an electrical fire near the SaskTel store in the Cornwall Centre mall Tuesday afternoon.
"An electrical box exploded inside an electrical room," Deputy fire chief Gerard Kay told CJME at the scene. "When crews arrived, there was still a little bit of sparking."
Firefighters brought in water hoses, but opted instead to put down the fire with extinguishers.
Meanwhile, business at the Cornwall Centre remained normal. Though power was out at the SaskTel tower, people were still allowed access to the building.
The train derailment and subsequent fire in Gainsford Alberta has some people wondering how a disaster like that would play out in Saskatchewan.
Duane McKay is the commissioner of emergency management for the province. With the memory of the Lac Megantic rail disaster still fresh in the minds of Canadians he says the most you can ever do is plan ahead for any kind of emergency.
“I don’t know if anyone can be prepared for a disaster like we saw in Quebec that is like a black swan event,” he said.
Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services and Police had to be extra careful at a Friday apartment fire at 1106 Avenue W North after they were told there was a grenade inside.
The fire started after clothes were set on fire during a domestic dispute. As the occupants evacuated the building one told police there was a grenade inside.
Police set up a safety perimetre and confirmed that the grenade was a dud with no explosive content.
No one was injured and damaged is estimated at $15,000.
Two apartments suffered extensive damage in a Saturday night fire in the city's far west.
Fire crews were called to the blaze at 4 Confederation Place around 8:21 p.m. When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were pouring from a second floor balcony and lapping at the third storey floor and roof.
Fire crews got the fire under control in ten minutes.
No one was hurt and everyone living inside got out safely.
Officials don't have a damage estimate at this time and crews are investigating the cause of the fire.
A home in Saskatoon has a lot of damage after a house fire Wednesday afternoon.
Around 2 p.m., city fire crews responded to the blaze at 724 11th Street East.
When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the front porch area of the house. The fire was able to be contained to its area of origin.
Fire and smoke damage is estimated at $100,000.
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