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Fishing camp hit by Black Lake fire

There's soot and snow on the ground at a northern tourist camp after a weekend fire forced people to evacuate from Black Lake.

VIDEO: Rock slide during earthquake filmed in Nepal

Videos are being shared online of the impact of another earthquake in Nepal.

The first video of a rock slide was shot by a Red Cross worker, James Shaw. He is in northern Nepal, near Dhunche. The second video shows the field hospital the Red Cross has in that area.

'Pray for Nepal': sombre Saskatoon vigil held at River Landing

It was a sombre mood at Saskatoon's River Landing Sunday evening.

About 100 people were on hand for a candlelight vigil, meant to mourn the ever-rising number of dead and injured from the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

While adults held up a plastic sheet to protect from the wind, children lit dozens of candles to illuminate a simple message: pray for Nepal.

Saskatoon volunteer in Nepal says earthquake aftermath 'apocalyptic'

A Saskatoon man volunteering and backpacking through South Asia said he crossed the India-Nepal border just minutes after a massive earthquake hit over the weekend.

Twelve hours later, Cory Coleman arrived in the capital of Kathmandu, where the highways out of the city are now closed, there's no running water and power is scarce.

"There was no power, so everything was black, dark. Everyone was camped out on the streets and sidewalks in make-shift tents," Coleman said from his guest house in Kathmandu.

Regina woman says Nepal earthquake 'sad and shocking'

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal has many here in Canada worried for their loved ones.

PHOTOS: Mountains of ice damage cabins on Last Mountain Lake

Mountains of ice sit in front of cabins at Etters Beach on Last Mountain Lake after winds Saturday night pushed the melting ice onto the shore, crushing some decks and one home in the process.

"You could hear the noise of the wind," said Cindy Wolff, describing what she heard Saturday night. "Kind of like a roar."

Wolff has had a cabin at Etters Beach since 1982, and has been living there full time since 1990. Early Sunday morning, her husband set out for a walk. That's when he saw the massive mounds of ice on the shore.

SaskAlert ready to broadcast emergencies

Saskatchewan's new emergency public alerting program has been tested and is now up and running.
SaskAlert can provide critical information about emergency situations as they develop so residents in the area can provide themselves the proper protection. People will receive updates directly from their local television and radio stations as well as online.

Saskatoon city council votes not to help with slope failure

With a vote Monday evening, Saskatoon City Council appeared to drive the final nail into the coffin for a group of homeowners impacted by a slope failure in the Nutana neighbourhood.

PHOTOS: 'Monster' storm hits South Pacific island nation

The scale of the damage from Cyclone Pam still isn't known, but the "monster" cyclone has left the island nation of Vanuatu devastated.

About 90 per cent of the buildings in the nation's capital have been destroyed or damaged by the storm that hit early Saturday with winds of 270 kilometres per hour. Officials are still struggling to contact the outlying islands to determine the full scale of damage.

3 Sask. men survive avalanche in Golden, B.C.

Two of three Saskatchewan men have been seriously injured after being caught up in an avalanche in southeast British Columbia.

Brendon Teichroeb (Yorkton), Roy Hutton (Saskatoon) and Matthew Taylor (Regina), all in their 20s, were on a snowboarding and skiing trip at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

RCMP say the men were on a backcountry run for expert skiers called Terminator 2 when they went out of bounds and were caught up in the avalanche on Tuesday afternoon.

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