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Trial for ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers not about their political beliefs, Crown says

Trial for ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers not about their political beliefs, Crown says

Sep 5, 2023 | 10:37am
A Crown prosecutor said Tuesday ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are not on trial for their political beliefs, but for the means they used to achieve their goal. Tim Radcliffe delivered his opening statement as the pair’s trial got underway at a courthouse in Ottawa, nearly 20 months after police moved in […]

‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters voted The Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year

Dec 20, 2022 | 10:15am

They came to Ottawa by the thousands with different goals and grievances, but united in their disenfranchisement with the federal Liberal government and COVID-19 health restrictions. The protesters who formed the self-titled “Freedom Convoy” and similar demonstrations across the country blockaded the streets of the capital and international border crossings, marking a new form of […]

Masks mandatory at all times in SHA long-term care homes

Sep 27, 2021 | 12:24pm

Those wanting to visit loved ones in long term care homes will now need to wear a mask at all times regardless of their vaccination status. The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced the changes Monday morning as it aligns with the provincial Public Health Order. Long-term care residents will not be required to wear a mask […]

CUPE says fourth wave of COVID-19 in Sask. direct result of loosening restrictions too early

Sep 19, 2021 | 6:46am

CUPE believes the provincial government are now paying for their mistake of lifting restrictions in July. On Thursday, the Saskatchewan government announced they were reintroducing a masking policy and introducing a vaccine passport program in October. President Judy Henley feels the province provided a sense of false security when they lifted the restrictions in the […]

Sask. Chamber of Commerce welcomes new COVID-19 orders announced Thursday

Sep 17, 2021 | 7:40am

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see the new COVID-19 orders that were announced Thursday. Chamber CEO Steve McLellan says the business community is pleased to see something being done. “These are moderate actions, ones we think are very responsible,” McLellan said. “Businesses will adopt them without question, but the fact remains of […]

Saskatchewan to adopt vaccine policy Oct. 1st, reintroducing mask mandate Friday

Sep 16, 2021 | 5:06pm

Effective October 1st, Saskatchewan residents will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative test, to access a variety of services in the province. The move follows a surge in cases that has record numbers of daily new cases of COVID-19. Premier Scott Moe says numbers show the fourth wave is being driven […]

City of Regina announces mandatory vaccines and masking for employees and facility users

Aug 31, 2021 | 10:15am

The City of Regina says it’s employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 15, while users of all indoor City facilities will need to be vaccinated by September 20. Further details on how people will need to provide proof of vaccination will be announced in the coming weeks, according to […]

Regina Mayor weighs in on potential mask mandate

Jul 27, 2020 | 6:00am

The City of Calgary has moved towards making masks mandatory in all public spaces coming up this Saturday. It’s something not currently being considered by the City of Regina according to Mayor Michael Fougere. He says they are taking their direction on that topic from the Chief Medical Health Officer and Saskatchewan Health Authority. “I […]