Sask. Health Authority end mask mandates at its facilities

Apr 4, 2023 | 4:44pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced that masking would no longer be required for patients, residents, staff, or visitors at its facilities. Masking will now be optional in all SHA facilities, including administrative offices, hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. The province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, supports the changes. As per SHA […]

Court dismisses Saskatchewan restaurant’s case against COVID-19 health orders

Nov 25, 2022 | 4:19pm

A Saskatchewan judge has upheld the province’s public health orders that required restaurants to track patrons during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it did not violate the charter rights of people going to get food at a restaurant linked to a significant outbreak. Shorebird Investment Ltd, which operates a hotel and restaurant in Tobin Lake, […]

Saskatchewan’s top doctor not recommending mask as respiratory virus rates rise

Nov 16, 2022 | 6:49am

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer is not recommending masks as the province deals with a trifecta of respiratory viruses. Dr. Saqib Shahab said coughs and colds are returning after a two-year hiatus and that people can expect to get sick two to four times a year. “Ultimately, it’s your personal choice to wear a mask,” […]

University of Regina returns in person learning

Mar 1, 2022 | 5:53am

The University of Regina is returning to in person learning effective March 1st. This marks the first full return to in person learning since December. University of Regina President Jeff Keshen says many are excited about the move. “We’re going to have our students back in numbers that make the campus a place of dynamism, […]

Masking mandates officially removed in Saskatchewan

Feb 28, 2022 | 12:01am

A long-time reminder of the COVID-19 pandemic will be no more in Saskatchewan starting today. Effective today the Government of Saskatchewan will have officially removed all COVID mandates as mask mandates, which have become synonymous with COVID-19, have been removed. On February 14th, the Government removed the proof of vaccination or negative mandates. The lifting […]

Proof of Vaccination no longer required in Saskatchewan

Feb 14, 2022 | 7:46am

Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 passport requirement officially came to an end at 12:01 am Monday morning. When making the announcement last week, Premier Scott Moe said now is the time for people to go back and living their lives as normal. The Premier said the vaccine passport did help with the increase of the intake of the […]

Regina council votes to end proof of vaccination and masking mandates

Feb 11, 2022 | 3:24pm

The City of Regina will follow the Provincial Governments’ health orders, removing proof of vaccination and masking mandates. In an 8-2 vote, Regina City Council has voted to remove proof of vaccination at city facilities and in a 6-4 vote, Council voted to end masking in city facilities and transit. Mayor Sandra Masters said that […]

Saskatchewan man developing a new way to communicate with masks

Jan 9, 2022 | 8:58am

With masks becoming a part of our daily lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a former Regina resident is developing a product that could aid those individuals who have developed difficulties with communication due to masks. Brian Kendall is currently developing  VoiceViewer, a mask with a LED screen built-in, that uses speech to text via […]