Covid-19 News

WestJet to halt all international or trans-border flights

Mar 17, 2020 | 6:15am

Canadian aircarrier WestJet says it is suspending all commercial operations for international and trans-border flights for a period of 30-days. The Calgary-based company says tickets for the period beginning March 23 will no longer be available for sale. It says in a statement online that its final commercially scheduled flight will be Sunday night. The […]

YQR airport sure to feel impact of COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020 | 5:00am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will be closing its borders to anyone who is not a Canadian citizen, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We reached out to James Bogusz, CEO of the Regina Airport Authority to see how these changes are going to affect YQR. While the impact […]

Regina businesses already feeling impact of COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020 | 3:57am

With more and more things being shut down in an attempt for Reginans to stay indoors as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the impact is already being felt on businesses. Some in the Cornwall Centre are closing temporarily and on Monday night, the Capitol Restaurant announced it would be closing its […]

Sasktel waives data charges to help people in self-isolation

Mar 17, 2020 | 3:56am

Sasktel announced Monday that starting March 17th through March 31st, there will be no data overage charges and channels will be added to maxTV packages to help people staying at home due to COVID-19. People on postpaid Wireless plans, noSTRINGS Prepaid wireless plans and fusion Internet plans will all see no additional charges for data. […]

Saskatchewan’s seventh presumptive case of COVID-19 believed to be travel related

Mar 16, 2020 | 4:09pm

The provincial government says Saskatchewan’s seventh presumptive case of COVID-19 is suspected to be travel related. The resident who tested positive is in their 60’s and was recently in Arizona. The province says the individual was tested in Regina and is currently in hospital due to unrelated health concerns. Public Health officials are following up […]

COVID-19 virus dominates Sask legislature debate

Mar 16, 2020 | 3:12pm

  The covid-19 outbreak dominated debate in Saskatchewan legislature Monday. NDP leader Ryan Meili called on the Moe government to shelve the budget scheduled for Wednesday and develop a whole new plan to battle the coronavirus outbreak. Meili called on the SaskParty government to follow Ontario and the federal government’s lead and postpone Wednesday’s budget. […]

COVID-19; Tim Horton’s closing dining rooms to avoid spread of virus

Mar 16, 2020 | 2:06pm

Hoping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Tim Horton’s has announced the closure of its dining rooms. Drive-thru, takeout and delivery service will still be available. The closures take effect across Canada Tuesday, and will remain in place until further notice. All Canadians are encouraged to engage in social distancing to help limit the spread […]

Canada announces border closures to most non-Canadian citizens to prevent COVID-19 spread

Mar 16, 2020 | 12:40pm

As efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 continue around the world, Canada has announced that its borders will be closed to most non-Canadian citizens. Exempt from this is permanent residents, immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens. Airports are also being instructed to prevent anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 […]

City enacting several measures to stop spread of COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 | 10:03am

The City of Regina is announcing several closures and cancellations effective Tuesday to help slow the rate of COVID-19 in Regina. This includes • All ice arenas including Brandt Centre and the Co-operators Centre • Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre • North West Leisure Centre • Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre • Sportplex – Fieldhouse & […]

‘It’s not the time to panic,’ financial adviser says amid COVID-19 market concerns

Mar 16, 2020 | 5:00am

Many have their eyes on the stock market which has taken a couple of major tumbles since COVID 19 started to spread. 620 CKRM’s financial analyst Brian Golly with Smart Investing Services has one tip of advice. “It’s not the time to panic,” Golly said. “We have been getting calls from clients, and basically what […]