Province adds 16 rural physicians from SIPPA program

Province adds 16 rural physicians from SIPPA program

Sep 21, 2023 | 10:12am
The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program in June had 16 graduates begin practricing in rural Saskatchewan this summer. The province said there are 283 internationally trained family physicians assessed through SIPPA, with 77 per cent of those establishing practice in rural communities. The program assesses physicians three times a year, with an annual […]

Educator and TV host Sue Johanson, who helped destigmatize the joy of sex, dead at 93

Jun 29, 2023 | 10:10am

With her wire-rim glasses and grandmotherly demeanour, Sue Johanson seemed an unlikely candidate to be Canadian TV’s foremost sex guru. But her straight talk about anal, oral and solo sex earned her call-in advice shows a loyal following, first on the radio and later on both Canadian and American TV. Director Lisa Rideout, who made […]

Head of sexual assault centre condemns Saskatchewan judge

Jun 23, 2022 | 11:55am

The head of a sexual assault centre says she wrote a letter to the Canadian Judicial Council condemning recent comments made by a Saskatchewan judge. Last month, Justice Brian Scherman found a former Regina doctor not guilty of sexually assaulting five of his former patients. In his written decision, Scherman said the women mistook what […]

Second complaint filed against Saskatchewan judge after sexual assault trial

Jun 20, 2022 | 12:49pm

A second complaint has been lodged against a Saskatchewan judge who recently heard a sexual assault trial for a former Regina doctor. The complaint was filed Friday with the Canadian Judicial Council by a woman who accused Sylvester Ukabam of touching her inappropriately during a doctor’s visit. The woman cannot be named due to a […]

Former Regina doctor guilty of several substance abuse charges

Feb 23, 2020 | 5:00am

A doctor, who used to practice in Regina, has been found guilty of 10 charges by the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jordan Velestuk, now a doctor at a family practice in Moosomin, was fined $15,000 plus another $20,000 to cover legal costs. This comes after Velestuk was retroactively suspended for seven months. […]

Regina doctor suspended for inappropriate behavior and touching

Sep 17, 2019 | 12:50pm

A Regina doctor is being suspended for inappropriate behavior. The Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan has suspended Dr. El-fellani Mohammed for three months after finding he was behaving inappropriately and inappropriately touched two female patients in 2016. Dr. Mohammed is also now required to have a female chaperone for in-person professional encounters […]

Regina woman suing after tip of son’s penis cut off in circumcision

Aug 19, 2019 | 10:29am

REGINA — A Regina mother has filed a lawsuit alleging negligence after the tip of her baby’s penis was severed during a circumcision. In an interview, the woman says she and her husband are worried about their son’s self-esteem as he grows up. The circumcision happened last November when the boy was nine-days old. The mother has filed a statement of claim against the doctor, his […]