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Government under fire over health care shortages again

Government under fire over health care shortages again

Apr 11, 2024 | 5:21am
The health care issue dominated the Legislative Assembly again Wednesday as the Opposition hammered the government on issues of shortages of health care specialists. Opposition Leader Carla Beck again raised the issue in Question Period of the lack of any pediatric gastroenterologists based in the province — an issue that has been raised more than once in the […]
Naturopathic doctors aren’t solution to primary care crisis: doctors, health experts

Naturopathic doctors aren’t solution to primary care crisis: doctors, health experts

Mar 25, 2024 | 7:52am
Vancouver naturopathic doctor Vanessa Lindsay has been treating a longtime patient’s high blood pressure through nutrition and exercise. “She’s lost weight. She’s stronger. She’s eating well. She’s hydrated. She’s sleeping better,” said Lindsay. But the patient is still on two blood pressure medications — and because naturopathic doctors in British Columbia are allowed to prescribe […]
Provinces ask Ottawa for indefinite pause on expansion of assisted dying eligibility

Provinces ask Ottawa for indefinite pause on expansion of assisted dying eligibility

Jan 30, 2024 | 8:12am
Most of the provinces and territories have signed a letter asking the federal government to indefinitely pause its plans to expand eligibility for assisted dying.  A parliamentary committee reported Monday that the health system is not ready for the assisted dying regime to include people whose only condition is a mental illness. That expansion was […]
King Charles III has been discharged from a London hospital after a prostate procedure

King Charles III has been discharged from a London hospital after a prostate procedure

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:15am
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, also recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago, was diagnosed with the benign […]
SHA releases action plan for Regina’s hospitals

SHA releases action plan for Regina’s hospitals

Dec 21, 2023 | 12:32pm
In response to mounting capacity challenges at Regina’s two hospitals, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has unveiled its comprehensive Regina Capacity Pressure Action Plan. This follows a similar initiative in Saskatoon last month, emphasizing the province’s commitment to address healthcare capacity issues. According to the SHA Vice-President of Integrated Regional Health, capacity pressures in Regina […]
Amid vaccine fatigue, doctors say the updated COVID-19 shot is important this fall

Amid vaccine fatigue, doctors say the updated COVID-19 shot is important this fall

Sep 22, 2023 | 7:56am
Public health officials say the number of COVID-19 infections is climbing again — just in time for respiratory virus season in the fall and winter, when respiratory syncytial virus and influenza also come on the scene.  Health Canada recently authorized an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna, thattargets the XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariant circulating now. The […]
Environment Canada issues special air quality statement

Environment Canada issues special air quality statement

Sep 16, 2023 | 8:28am
Residents and authorities grapple with air quality conditions as wildfires continue to burn across Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a special air quality statement for several regions of the province, mainly southeastern Saskatchewan, cautioning residents to take precautions. Conditions are expected to improve in the afternoon, but Environment Canada still warns people to […]
Smoke continues to effect air quality all around Saskatchewan

Smoke continues to effect air quality all around Saskatchewan

Sep 3, 2023 | 5:32pm
With wildfire smoke affecting most southern and central Saskatchewan, Environment Canada has issued an air quality warning in many portions of the province, including Regina. Environment Canada says the wildfire smoke is causing elevated air quality health index (AQHI) values and reduced visibility in some areas. They add that wildfire smoke can harm everyone’s health, […]
Environment Canada issues high air quality alert due to wildfire smoke

Environment Canada issues high air quality alert due to wildfire smoke

Sep 3, 2023 | 8:36am
With wildfire smoke affecting most southern and central Saskatchewan, Environment Canada has issued an air quality warning in many portions of the province, including Regina. Environment Canada says the wildfire smoke is causing elevated air quality health index (AQHI) values and reduced visibility in some areas. They add that wildfire smoke can harm everyone’s health, […]

Federal government releases new draft regulations on clean electricity

Aug 10, 2023 | 7:01pm

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault released draft regulations Thursday that are designed to clean Canada’s electricity grid in an affordable way by 2035. The regulations would drive up the cost of energy slightly, but federal officials say that would be offset by the savings expected to come from moving away from fossil fuels. The government has […]