COVID-19, Influenza on the decline in Saskatchewan

Jan 6, 2023 | 4:28pm

COVID-19 and flu numbers are down in the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s first CRISP report of 2023. The Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program report was delayed a day due to the holidays. Lab confirmed positive cases of COVID decreased from 703 to 628 over the reporting period of Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, while lab confirmed […]

Sask NDP again pushes for paid sick leave to avoid spread of COVID-19

Apr 29, 2021 | 3:03pm

The NDP is again hammering at the SaskParty government to implement paid sick leave to avoid transmission of Covid-19. NDP leader Ryan Meili says paid sick leave would save lives by ensuring sick workers stay home and don’t infect others at work. He is disappointed with the premier’s response, saying it is a critical way […]

SaskParty government again under attack over handling of pandemic

Apr 27, 2021 | 3:04pm

The NDP continues to condemn the Moe government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Opposition leader Ryan Meili is calling on the Premier to explain why he did not follow through on stronger measures to protect the public. Meili says the province has not taken strong enough measures to avoid the Covid-19 variants of concern. Premier […]

NDP calls on Moe government to give COVID-19 vaccine priority to educators

Apr 20, 2021 | 2:50pm

  The NDP is again calling on the Saskatchewan government to give Covid-19 vaccine priority to teachers. Opposition critic Carla Beck says Regina schools have extended the temporary remote learning for another week for safety reasons. She wants teachers to be a priority for vaccination. Education minister Dustin Duncan says the health authority has found […]

SaskParty government under fire over re-opening of schools during the pandemic

Apr 15, 2021 | 2:54pm

  The NDP is again levelling sharp criticism at the SaskParty government over the re-opening of schools during the pandemic. Education critic Carla Beck says there have been numerous coronavirus outbreaks this month in 37 schools across the province. She says over 15 thousand people have been affected by such chaos. Education minister Dustin Duncan […]

Joe Hargrave resigns as Highways Minister after backlash from California trip

Jan 4, 2021 | 3:18pm

Joe Hargrave is no longer Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways. Premier Scott Moe has accepted Hargrave’s resignation Monday, but he will continue to serve as the MLA for Prince Albert Carlton. Moe has appointed Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw as the new Highways Minister and Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency. Hargrave faced criticism […]

Bedard disappointed by WHL’s delay, but remaining hopeful

Dec 16, 2020 | 5:26pm

The first exceptional status player in the history of the WHL is reacting to the second delay of his rookie season. The WHL pushed back the start date of their season after previously announcing a January 8th start date, citing current state and provincial restrictions as a reason for the delay. The WHL has not […]

COVID-19 cases at multiple Regina schools discovered Tuesday

Dec 15, 2020 | 6:17am

Three more schools in the Regina Public School system have reported cases of COVID-19. On Monday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority advised the Regina Public School Division of one case each at George Lee School, Campbell Collegiate, Winston Knoll Collegiate, Sheldon Williams Collegiate and Ruth Pawson School. Students at all schools in the public school system […]

Saskatchewan Health Authority reports 12th death at Extendicare Parkside residence

Dec 10, 2020 | 8:41pm

A 12th person at the Extendicare Parkside long-term care home has passed away from COVID-19. The Saskatchewan Health Authority confirmed the death Thursday, and also announced 141 residents so far have tested positive, along with 30 staff members at the facility. In an effort to keep them safe, 25 residents who tested negative for COVID-19 […]

Greenall High School in Balgonie remains open after one positive COVID-19 test

Dec 10, 2020 | 3:31pm

Prairie Valley School Division has been made aware of one person connected to Greenall High School in Balgonie testing positive for COVID-19. It’s not known if that case came from a student or a staff member. Those considered close contacts to the case have been told to isolate for 14 days, but all classes will […]