MANITOBA – Our waters should be spared from the massive oil spill moving through the North Saskatchewan River.
In a release, the provincial government says there’s no risk of contamination of Manitoba waterways right now – but they are watching closely because The Pas uses the Saskatchewan River for drinking water.
The oil spill, which started near Maidstone, was reported on Husky Energy line Thursday morning. But a report shows Husky discovered the leak about 14 hours before and failed to tell the Saskatchewan Government right away.
About 250-thousand liters of crude escaped, forcing Prince Albert to shut down their water intake operations and bring in strict conservation guidelines.