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 Swift Current Kiwanis club is once again putting on Spookerama, a Halloween dance for high school and middle year’s students. Secur
A new Halloween event has been brought to Swift Current in the form of a Zombie Pub Crawl. "Basically you have to go to Akropol, Louis D'
Halloween is a time for scary costumes, but also an opportunity for scary situations to occur. St. John Ambulance reminds families to be
The historic Lyric Theatre in Swift Current held a gathering Thursday afternoon to celebrate the end of Phase One of their building renova
An inaugural "Farmer Appreciation Night" will be hosted by the Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce on November 7th. The even
Today is Halloween, a great time of year if you're a kid or a kid at heart. Parents will want to make sure their little ghost or goblin h
The Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre in Shaunavon is celebrating Halloween today with their annual Monster Mash. Kids ages 12 an
Considered the best job ever, the Government of Saskatchewan is looking for a new Saskatchewanderer. This year long position, which partn
It should be a spook-tacular time at the Center in Swift Current, where all youth in the city are invited to a Halloween party. Program M
The Rock Creek Golf and Country Club are holding a fundraiser for the club this December. "We are bringing in the Las Vegas Dueling Pianos,
Saskatchewan still has no reported cases of the Ebola virus, despite a scare at a Regina hospital this week. A patient came into the emer
A Canadian wanderer will be coming through Swift Current to raise money for a project in the Philippines. Jon Postman of Niagara Fa
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be coming through Swift Current again this year. "Once again the Canadian Pacific train program is tr
The McIntyre Family Foundation will open its second intake of applications for its Prairie Healthcare Scholarship in November. The founda
Swift Current's Youth Ministries and Legionnaires will be going forth with their annual food drive this Friday. The city-wide food drive
Saskatchewan government has proclaimed the last week in October as the first ever Violence Prevention Week. Executive Director for Southw
Swift Current's own Shawn Wiskar has received the 2014 Governor General's Caring Canadian Award. Created in 1995, this award is targeted
Shaunavon RCMP are asking for the public's help in the investigation of a recent case of vandalism. Sometime between 9:00pm on Friday, Oc
Dead Prairies Productions has come out with yet another Halloween movie night for charity, as they will premiere "Sin: Volume 1 and 2" Thu
The Final Celebrations for Swift Current's Centennial Year are now underway. The Light Up the Future Event is set for N
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Swift Current's Partners in Employment is a
Last week was Waste Reduction Week and the Shaunavon Recycling Depot is applauding residents of Shaunavon and area for their recycling effor
Swift Current City Council has approved a new townhouse development for the city's northeast. The proposal for the development of 18 town
Leaking units have been found to be the cause of the faulty smart meters that caused such a headache for SaskPower and home owners this su
The Shaunavon branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding their door-to-door Poppy Drive tonight starting at 6:00pm in Shaunavon.