Public Health

One Measles Case in Saskatchewan, but more cases in Quebec, Ontario and BC

One Measles Case in Saskatchewan, but more cases in Quebec, Ontario and BC

Mar 5, 2024 | 1:29pm
Measles, a childhood malady with potential fatal consequences, is starting to rear its head in Canada. There was one positive case in Saskatchewan, and multiple cases in Quebec. That case was detected late last year by someone from Saskatchewan travelling internationally. While measles had been eradicated in Canada through immunizing children, its possible for […]
Saskatchewan Among Four provinces to confirm measles cases

Saskatchewan Among Four provinces to confirm measles cases

Mar 5, 2024 | 8:44am
Seventeen cases of measles have been confirmed in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia — more than half of those in the Montreal area, while one Ontario case has been linked to a high school. Quebec public health director Dr. Luc Boileau confirmed 10 cases on Monday, almost all of them involving children and making Montreal the […]
Air Quality Issues Persist in Saskatchewan

Air Quality Issues Persist in Saskatchewan

Sep 18, 2023 | 4:54pm
Environment and Climate Change Canada have issued a special statement on Air Quality. Smoke from wildfires has blanketed Saskatchewan from North to South. The extreme eastern portions of the province, and the south west are not included, but pretty much everywhere else is. Smoke from wildfires will gradually push eastward across parts of the province […]

Wildfire Smoke Making Things Hazy in Saskatchewan

Aug 25, 2022 | 11:48am

It’s the season for wildfires, and there are a number of them burning in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and the North West Territories. That smoke is being pulled south, and the closer to the north you are essentially,  the lower the air quality. Terri Lang at Environment and Climate Change Canada says air quality in southern […]

Despite COVID surge, less Canadians want public health measures

Jul 22, 2022 | 2:46pm

With COVID cases seeing a summer surge, Canadians don’t want public health measures like vaccine passports and masking mandates making a return. A study from the Angus Reid Institute found that many Canadians still worry about the risk of the virus on their own and their family’s health. Still, their want for government public health […]

Second Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in Saskatchewan

Jul 15, 2022 | 10:38am

There is a second confirmed case of ‘monkeypox” in Saskatchewan. The first case was announced July 13th. Like the first case, for privacy reasons, the health authority is not sharing the person’s gender, age, or where they are from. Monkeypox is an extremely rare disease, and it is spread through intimate, or prolonged close contact. […]

Daily COVID-19 report shows 334 new cases with three more deaths

Jan 7, 2021 | 2:00pm

The province is reporting 334 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday to go along with 278 recoveries.  That puts the active case count at 2,947. There are also three more deaths to tell you about.  Two of the three were from the Regina zone. One was in their 70`s while the other was aged 80-plus.  […]