Water rates for residents and businesses in the RM of Corman Park will increase in the new year.
Corman Park Council voted at its regular meeting on Monday, December 4 to approve a 2018 utility rate increase for its five municipally-operated potable water distribution systems. Continue reading “Corman Park approves water utility rate increases”→
A fire at a salvage yard in the North Corman Industrial Park was extinguished quickly by Saskatoon firefighters on Monday, November 30.
No one was injured in the fire, which broke out around noon at Saskatoon Truck Parts. Warman Fire Rescue, Warman RCMP and Corman Park Police also responded to the incident.
Saskatoon Fire Department Battalion Chief David Nahachewsky said the fire apparently started when a salvage vehicle was being cut apart with a blowtorch.
A plume of thick black smoke could be seen for several miles as it was carried by a light westerly wind.
Firefighters arrived on scene quickly and were able to extinguish the burning vehicle before it spread to neighbouring vehicles and a nearby building. Firefighters used a combination of water with foam to suppress the blaze and prevent it from smouldering in flammable materials.
“Basically what was burning was tires,” said Nahachewsky. “That’s what created the black smoke.”
Nahachewsky said the salvage yard lost three pieces of equipment that could have been used for salvage, but added a dollar amount of the damage was not known.
“Saskatoon Fire Department has an agreement with the RM of Corman Park to mitigate fires in the North Corman Industrial Park area,” said Nahachewsky. “We also have a different agreement with the RM for fire suppression in different parts of the RM as well.”