From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

November 22, 2017
written by Patty Ogilvie-Evans
What you can see on the surface of an abandoned mine site doesn’t always tell the full story of the mining activities that took place. In fact, the surface is a very small part of the whole remediation process. Find out how 3-D models of underground workings helps us get a better idea of risks below ground.
November 15, 2017
Old Man Winter has arrived in Saskatchewan and he's brought suitcases full of snow. It's important to be prepared for extreme winter weather events, like blizzards and extreme cold. The more we can anticipate and plan for these events, the more we can reduce their impacts and risks on us.
October 11, 2017
written by Suzanne Johnston
Archeologists are uncovering hundreds of artifacts in Saskatchewan every year. When there's a risk of development impacting heritage resources, a screening process determines whether or not an impact assessment is required. Find out how a projectile point was discovered at an abandoned mine site.
September 26, 2017
written by Mark Johnston
Most people might be surprised to know that wetlands are hot spots of biodiversity in a forested landscape. They’re also a huge reservoir of carbon. And it’s important to conserve wetlands to maintain that carbon in the ground.
September 08, 2017
written by Jeff Zimmer
As the second leading cause of lung cancer, the presence of radon in a home poses a safety issue that can be readily dealt with in many cases. As many people have not even heard of radon, the challenge lies in building awareness about the importance of testing among the general public.
August 08, 2017
Extreme summer weather can have significant impacts our economy, society and environment. We’re talking about hail, tornadoes, plow winds, no rain, hot temperatures - all of which can lead to flooding, drought, insects, diseases and forest fires. It’s important to prepare for these types of weather events, so we can reduce the impacts and become more adaptable.
July 18, 2017
written by Virginia Wittrock
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant natura...
June 15, 2017
written by Ruth Glatt
SRC's Community of Practice was a vital resource during the Lorado Remediation Project, providing resources and expertise to the project team. Find out the two important roles project management and cross-divisional support played in the successful remediation of the Lorado Mill Site.
March 13, 2017
written by Rebecca Gotto
Easy access to clean drinking water is something Canadians often take for granted because of the abundance of water sources, from coast to coast. But there’s a lot that goes into actually ensuring the water we drink is safe and clean, including testing.
January 27, 2017
written by Mark Johnston
We know that wetlands, both in Canada and globally, store huge amounts of carbon. While we understand it’s important to store carbon, reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change, we’re also aware that we need a greater understanding of how best to measure the carbon stored in wetlands.
January 24, 2017
written by SRC Communications
Did you know that Saskatchewan has some of the highest rates of elevated radon in homes and buildings in Canada? Sandy Hutchison from Health Canada guest blogs about how people can protect themselves and their families from radon.