Grasshoppers could be a problem in Sask in 2023

Nov 24, 2022 | 1:08pm

After severe grasshopper infestations in drier parts of southwest and west-central Saskatchewan this past year, there are concerns about populations for 2023. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture grasshopper forecast map shows the worst problems are expected in the Milden, Elrose and Eston areas. The map is based on adult grasshopper counts at more than 1,100 […]

Second case of avian flu confirmed in Saskatchewan

Apr 19, 2022 | 9:28am

The second case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has recently been confirmed in a Saskatchewan backyard flock and a commercial poultry flock. The case was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in the RM of Loreburn just two days after the first case was confirmed in the RM of Moose Creek in […]

Yorkton Health Centre outbreak declared over

Mar 13, 2021 | 9:33am

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre has finally been declared over. Interim Director of Acute Care for the Yorkton area, Janna-Lea Yawney, says the outbreak in the 1st East and West inpatient medical units was declared over on Wednesday (Mar. 10), by the local SHA Medical Health Officer, Dr. Ashok Chhetri. “We […]

Sask. Corrections making changes to protocol after outbreak in Saskatoon

Nov 26, 2020 | 5:13pm

A COVID-19 outbreak at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre has forced the province to look at ways to limit the spread of the virus. A total of 85 positive cases have been identified at the facility, 72 offenders and 13 staff members. 72 of those cases were announced on Thursday. Noel Busse with the Ministry of […]

Beauval COVID-19 outbreak declared over by Saskatchewan Health Authority

Jun 2, 2020 | 5:10pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared to Beauval outbreak to be over. Health officials first declared the outbreak on May 1st after a general store employee tested positive for the virus and came into contact with customers between April 21st and 27th. As of Tuesday, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the community […]

Grappling with an HIV outbreak in North Battleford

Jan 10, 2020 | 2:00pm

Steps are being taken by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to tackle the HIV outbreak that has grappled the North Battleford area this year. Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu, medical health officer for the Lloydminster/North Battleford region says an outbreak response team made up of a number of SHA health professionals from across the province are working on […]

Increasing number of HIV and syphilis cases in northwest Saskatchewan

Jun 14, 2019 | 9:43am

Rising numbers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and infectious syphilis cases have been reported recently in the northwest area of the province. The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared an HIV outbreak for North Battleford, affecting people who inject drugs and share needles, and use other injection equipment for drug use. From January to the end […]