health care

Council Votes Down “Houselessness Emergency Declaration”

Council Votes Down “Houselessness Emergency Declaration”

Sep 14, 2023 | 8:19am
The subject of houselessness once again was the major topic of discussion for city council. At a tense meeting yesterday, council voted down a motion that would have seen the city declare a houslessness crisis. Mayor Sandra Masters says a motion like this sounds helpful, but it may not be. “The feedback we have received […]

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Jul 11, 2023 | 7:22am

Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues including housing, child welfare and reconciliation. David Chartrand, head of the Manitoba Métis Federation, said the premiers listened as ideas were discussed on ways to build more affordable housing. Chartrand said he pointed to the federation’s recent move to pay for 800 housing […]

Next steps on new health care deal tops agenda as premiers meet in Winnipeg

Jul 9, 2023 | 8:30am

The last time all of Canada’s premiers sat down around the same table, their attention was focused on getting Ottawa to pay more to fix the understaffed, hospitals, shuttered emergency rooms, surgical backlogs and health-worker shortages threatening the viability of their health systems. When they sit down in Winnipeg for their annual summer gathering this week, the attention […]

eHealth reminds residents to make personal information is current

Jun 10, 2023 | 10:36am

eHealth Saskatchewan reminds residents to ensure their information is up-to-date as new health card stickers are set to be sent out this fall. eHealth said that if your address or other personal information has changed – such as name change, family unit change due to marriage, divorce, or addition or removal of dependents – Health […]

‘One of the deciding issues’: Health care top of mind in Alberta election campaign

May 24, 2023 | 9:41am

It’s one of the key issues at the ballot box in the Alberta election, but the two main rivals vying to run the province’s sprawling health system can’t agree on the diagnosis, let alone the cure. The provincial election is on Monday. United Conservative Leader Danielle Smith says that on her watch as premier, surgical […]

Saskatchewan Increasing “Doctor Incentive” Dollars

Mar 15, 2023 | 11:17am

Premier Scott Moe used his address to the SARM convention in Saskatoon to announce a larger bonus for doctors who work in rural areas. Under a plan launched in 2013, new doctors would be paid a bomus of 46-thousand dollars to work in Rural areas. Now, the government is increasing that to 200 thousand dollars […]

Health care and rural crime among key topics at SARM convention this week

Mar 13, 2023 | 1:17pm

Concerns around rising rural crime and health care will be among the key issues discussed at the SARM annual meeting, which opens Tuesday in Saskatoon. President Ray Orb says the provincial government has taken steps to resolve rural crime issues but it remains a key concern. He adds rural health care will also be an […]

Saskatchewan Signs Health Deal with Federal Government

Mar 1, 2023 | 10:37am

The federal government has signed an agreement in principle with Saskatchewan to invest nearly $6 billion into the province’s health-care system over the next 10 years. This agreement provides Saskatchewan with a one-time $61 million investment to address urgent needs, especially in pediatric hospitals and emergency rooms. The province says the funding will be used […]

Another Big Year for TeleMiracle

Feb 26, 2023 | 8:11pm

TeleMiracle wrapped up its 47th broadcast with a total of $5,519,229.00. Since 1977 TeleMiracle has raised over 158 million dollars, and every cent stays in Saskatchewan. “TeleMiracle remains rooted in Saskatchewan and the generosity of Saskatchewan people really shined through once again this weekend,” says TeleMiracle 47 Chair Scott Lamb. “These donations are going to […]

The Heart and Stroke Foundation Spotlighting Gender Inequity in Health Care

Feb 16, 2023 | 7:23am

Did you know that two thirds of all research into heart and brain health that has been conducted has been focused on men? Or that every 16 minutes a woman in this country dies of a heart attack or stroke? These figures are surprising to many. In this country we have a huge inequity in […]