General contact details regarding the fires up north

With the fires continuing to be an issue up north, the following information was provided by MLA, Bob Bjornerud.

General Contact information for public inquires

–    Emergency situations –9-1-1should always be your first call in an emergency

–    Government of Saskatchewan website – http://www.saskatchewan.ca

–    For critical information on emergency events as they are occurring visit SaskAlert – http://www.saskalert.ca/

–    For daily wildfire reports, fire bans, air quality information visit Wildfire Management –
http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/fire or call 1-800-567-4224.

–    For smoke and air quality updates – http://www.Firesmoke.ca

–    For information on highway closures and travel visit the Highways Hotline, http://www.saskatchewan.ca/live/transportation/highway-hotline or call 1-888-335-7623.

–    For information regarding impacted campgrounds and parks visit Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport – http://www.saskparks.net

Red Cross

Inquiry Line (for evacuees or family members of evacuees)
1-888-953-3463

For information on becoming a Red Cross volunteer or to make a monetary donation.

(306) 721-1600 – Regina
(306) 668-0720– Saskatoon
http://www.redcross.ca/

Donations

The Canadian Red Cross doesn’t accept any goods, as they are not logistically set up to distribute them. Red Cross is not asking for monetary donations at this time, because they are working with the provincial government.

The Salvation Army is asking for summer clothing for all ages and sizes:

•    Shorts
•    T-shirts
•    Bathing suits
•    Sandals/flip-flops
•    Underwear
The Salvation Army will accept non-plush toys, colouring books, reading material, etc.

It will not accept food and is trying to stay away from non-urgent needs like winter clothing.

Donations can be dropped off at Salvation Army Thrift Stores.

Locations:

Prince Albert 900 Central Avenue
Regina 840 Albert Street / 1711 Dewdney Avenue East
Saskatoon 410 – 42nd A. Street East / 3000 Diefenbaker Drive

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