Campaign set to help prevent wildfires, grass fires in northern Sask.

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Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) have joined forces for an educational campaign that aims to curb the prevalence of human caused wildfires and grass fires in northern areas of the province.

In a joint press release on April 26, the agencies said the campaign follows a key recommendation by PAGC’s wildfire task force and aims to increase public awareness about wildfire prevention.

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“Human-caused fires devastate our communities, landscapes, and wildlife. We’re ensuring our prevention messages deeply resonate within our communities by integrating our languages and the voices of our local leaders into our educational efforts. This campaign is about transforming awareness into action,” said Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte of the PAGC in the release.

The campaign, scheduled to run between May and June, will include radio segments accessible in both English and any local languages, as well as social media posts and education in schools.

“Our combined efforts go a long way in helping to reduce the occurrence of wildfires and grass fires,” said SPSA President and Fire Commissioner Marlo Pritchard in the release. “Our partnership with PAGC is a testament to our shared commitment to safeguarding the people, property and resources of Saskatchewan.”

Brian Hardlotte
Prince Albert Grand Council Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte. Photo by Tina Pelletier /SUPPLIED

After the 2023 wildfire season broke records for its intensity in Canada and resulted in Canada’s first-ever evacuation of an entire capital city, Yellowknife, federal officials are once again warning Canadians to prepare for another record-breaking fire year.

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