Justice minister suggests mandatory minimum fine not needed for COVID freedom rallies

May 11, 2021 | 6:40am

The Saskatchewan NDP is still working to introduce increased minimum fines for organizers of COVID-19 rallies which defy Saskatchewan’s public health order. Minister of Justice and Attorney General Gord Wyant said on Monday there is no need to establish a mandatory minimum penalty with respect to these infractions. He believes it will not deter individuals […]

Health minister ‘hopeful’ by latest Sask. COVID-19 numbers

May 10, 2021 | 5:43pm

Saskatchewan’s health minister is optimistic about the province’s latest COVID-19 numbers as they hope to reach the first step of the government’s Re-opening Roadmap on May 30. Step One of the plan requires three weeks to have passed since 70 per cent of people age 40 and up received their first dose of a COVID-19 […]

Sask. gov’t to reveal vaccine plan for second doses, adolescent vaccinations Thursday

May 5, 2021 | 5:30pm

More details are set to be announced Thursday in Saskatchewan regarding the provincial government’s plan for second doses and vaccinating teenagers. Premier Scott Moe hinted at the news on Wednesday following question period after news of Health Canada approved the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12 to 15. With that particular vaccine now approved for […]

Premier Moe to reveal ‘roadmap to recovery’ plan on Tuesday

May 3, 2021 | 5:09pm

Premier Scott Moe shared on Monday afternoon after question period that the provincial government will be providing more details about Saskatchewan’s road to recovery on Tuesday. The premier said it will provide the public with a better understanding of what will need to be accomplished to moderately reduce COVID-19 restrictions in the province based on […]

Sask. vaccine demand high as new eligible groups try to get COVID-19 shots

Apr 30, 2021 | 3:12pm

New priority groups were added to the eligible COVID-19 vaccination list, but not everyone has had success so far in booking or finding an appointment. Some Saskatchewan residents in the new priority groups have voiced their problems trying to book appointments now that they are eligible as of Friday. Issues include not being able to […]

Paid sick leave debated in Sask. Legislature

Apr 27, 2021 | 4:48pm

A member of the Saskatchewan NDP brought the conservation of paid sick leave back to the house in the Saskatchewan Legislature on Tuesday. Jennifer Bowes, the NDP’s associate labour critic, suggested that the provincial government does not have the decency to consider paid sick leave in Saskatchewan during a pandemic. “We’ve seen an increase in […]

Seniors’ critic urges provincial government to eliminate for-profit care in Sask.

Apr 26, 2021 | 6:00pm

NDP Seniors’ Critic Matt Love has been challenging the government on their handling of long-term care in the province. During Monday’s question period, Love questioned why the government did not do what was required to help seniors in long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted in particular the COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare Parkside in […]