More than 2,300 people have been evacuated from their homes amid wildfires in northern Saskatchewan. Four communities – Sandy Bay, Jan Lake, Birch Portage, Pelican Narrows – have declared a state of emergency. As of Saturday morning, the government says the fire situation remains stable around Pelican Narrows and Sandy Bay. About 300 people remain in Pelican Narrows, but there is no plan to evacuate these residents from their homes at this time.
Heather Bell looked out at the street in front of her house. The road is dry now, but a few days ago, it was covered in water. That water that was hiding a significant hazard. “There was so much water you couldn't see where this hole was,” said Bell. A water main broke in front of bell's home on Wednesday. Bell called the city several times throughout the day to deal with the break.
A family that farms near Pangman, Sask. lost almost everything after a fire destroyed their home Monday night. The Yellowgrass fire department responded to a call on the Tessier farm at around 6:15 p.m. When they arrived, crews discovered fire had engulfed the north side of the home, and was spreading into the attic. The fire department said flames had taken over most of the house, so crews worked to protect surrounding buildings and haystacks on the farm.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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