COVID-19 variants

NDP urging province to prioritize teachers in vaccine plan

Apr 15, 2021 | 5:59pm

The Saskatchewan NDP are calling on the government to do more to protect students and school staff as the end of the school year approaches. NDP Education Critic Carla Beck says teachers around the province continue to push to be prioritized in the vaccine rollout. “Prioritize vaccination for school staff, this is something a growing […]

STF urging caution as students return to school

Apr 10, 2021 | 12:39pm

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) is asking resident to be extra vigilant to protect against COVID-19 variants when students return to school on Monday. In a news release issued Saturday, STF President Patrick Maze says the organization is concerned with the rise in cases since schools decided to move to remote learning before the Easter. […]

Regina City Council halts in-person meetings until end of April

Mar 17, 2021 | 4:19pm

One year after COVID-19 took hold in Saskatchewan, Regina City Councillors will once work virtually, as COVID-19 variant numbers skyrocket in the city. The emergency motion, proposed by Ward 2 Councillor Bob Hawkins, was passed unanimously after numbers showed 65 percent of Saskatchewan’s new COVID-19 cases, and 90 percent of variant cases, are in Regina. […]

98 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; Increased variant transmission in Regina

Mar 14, 2021 | 1:38pm

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  The deaths were reported in the 20-29 age group in the Regina zone and the 80+ age group in the Far North West zone. There are 98 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 30,620 cases. Of the 98 new cases, […]

COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

Feb 19, 2021 | 12:57pm

New federal forecasts project that COVID-19 variants could fuel a potential third wave that would eclipse its predecessors if Canada doesn’t double down on the strict protocols that have reduced infections. The Public Health Agency of Canada released modelling Friday suggesting that while infections continue to decline nationally, the spread of virus mutations threatens to […]

NDP calling for province to be better prepared for possible third wave

Feb 19, 2021 | 11:01am

The Saskatchewan NDP is asking the province to be transparent on how it is preparing for a possible third wave of COVID-19. NDP Health Critic Vicki Mowat says with multiple Covid variants circulating in Canada, the government needs to let Saskatchewan residents know what they’re doing to protect them. “The stakes are high,” said Mowat. […]