Need to Know: Power Usage, Provincial Fire Bans, Shania Twin

NEED-TO-KNOW-POLOPOLY

SaskPower expecting extreme heat to drive record demand for power

SaskPower reported a new summer power demand record of 3,547 megawatts on June 30. The Crown corporation is expecting the incoming heatwave to drive a record demand for power again.

In order to reduce power usage and save on your power bill, SaskPower suggests customers set the air conditioning to a higher temperature and turn it off when no one is home. Residents should also keep blinds closed during the day, turn off electronics when no one is in the room and save activities that produce heat and moisture – like running the dishwasher – until the evening.

 

Number of wild-fires well above 5-year-average – Provincial Fire Bans Remain in Effect

There have been 367 wildfires in Saskatchewan since the start of the year, exceeding the province's five-year average by more than 150 fires, said officials. 

According to the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, the five-year average is 209 wildfires a year.

As of Thursday, 129 fires remain active, nine of which were reported as new. 

 

The Brandt Community Stage at Conexus Starts up Tomorrow with Shania Twin

Shania Twin is a Shania Twain Tribute act featuring Donna Huber. It is one of the most successful Tribute Acts in Canada, the United States and Europe. The show goes tomorrow night at 7:30!

For ticket details: https://www.conexusartscentre.ca/events