Don't wait until spring and just hope that you make it through the winter. That furnace is cutting in every few minutes and working hard, but is it working like it should?
With two carbon monoxide scares this week in Saskatoon, SaskEnergy is hoping that you'll think safety. Check the furnace and chimney vents to ensure everything is in proper working order and install a carbon monoxide detector to serve as a warning system just in case something does go wrong.
With that said, Director of Media Relations Dave Burdeniuk says we also need to take a look outside the home for potential problems with the gas meter.
"Gas meters are designed to work in Saskatchewan winters but if that gas meter is under a snow bank, say you get a little bit of melting then a freezing cycle, you could have that meter encased in ice pretty quick." explained Burdeniuk. "We have had a couple of incidents over the last couple of years, even in Moose Jaw, where a gas meter froze over completely in ice and the safety mechanism tripped and the gas was venting to the outside."
Burdeniuk says if your metre is encased in ice or snow, and it's not something you can simply brush off, you can always give them a call and they'll send someone out. SaskEnergy is also suggesting yearly inspections for any natural gas appliance just to be on the safe side.
The Shaunavon Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this morning that the 2014 Citizens of the Year for Shaunavon are Ken and Merle Sha
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the month of March as Rural Women's Month. “Women take on a variety of roles in rural Sas
Local dog owners feel that our area lacks a functioning dog park and the Swift Current Dog Park Committee wants to change that. A dog par
The Norovirus outbreak at the Prairie Pioneer Lodge in Swift Current was declared over on Friday and the restricted visitation to the faci
The City of Swift Current invites everyone out to the 2014 Spring and Summer City Wide Registration Wednesday and Thursday nights this wee
A strong gas odour was detected at The Swift Current Comprehensive High School over their lunch hour which caused the evacuation of staff
Swift Current is close to being the next Kraft Hockeyville, but needs your support. The city was named one of the top 16 communities in t
A Swift Current resident has been honoured for her tireless work in the community. Betty McDougall is one of nine recipients of the Saskatc
Our local unemployment rate took a big jump over the last year, but was still among the lowest in Canada last month. The latest job numbers
Marc Butikofer, Director of Development from Great Plains College, declared the second annual Carhartts and Caviar Welding Showcase and Au
Warm weather is finally arriving in Southwest Saskatchewan and so is the end of Swift Current's outdoor rink season. The City is shutting
It's International Women's day, and to commemorate the event, the Swift Current Public Library will be showing the CBC documentary The F-W
Swift Current is one step closer to becoming Kraft Hockeyville 2014. The city was named one of 16 finalists for the contest, and the only
A recent survey released by SunSmart Saskatchewan showed 17% of teens aged 15 to 17 use tanning beds, with 1-in-4 saying they started tann
The 27th Annual Stegner House Dinner is happening this Saturday night in the Eastend Memorial Hall.
The legacy of a southwest Saskatchewan farmer is continuing to go strong, this time in local post-secondary education.
The cold and snow are still here, but spring is coming, and you can get set for it this weekend with the Step into Spring Home and Leisure T
Residents in Swift Current may be feeling healthier and stronger after this years Wellness Challenge Wrapped Up last week. "We had this y
With the lack of sunshine over the winter months, many of us head to tanning salons to get that summer glow in the colder part of the year
Some more snow is possible today in southwest Saskatchewan, but some parts of the region could get a large amount of it today. Environmen
The Town of Shaunavon held their by-election Wednesday to name a new member to Shaunavon Town Council. Town Administrator Jay Meyer says
SGI has applied for a rate increase of 5.2 percent to take effect August 31st of this year. The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel is holding
Kindergarten Registration goes March 10 to 14 in the Chinook School Division. On Tuesday, March 11 beginning at 7:00pm, registration will
This week has been proclaimed at Animal Shelter Awareness Week at the last City Council Meeting. It is important to know the valuable ser
Following a meeting with the Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee last week, the provincial government is pledging $60,000 to