Sask NDP call Health Minister’s recent quarantine comments “dangerous”

Jul 29, 2021 | 5:18pm

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling out Provincial Health Minister Paul Merriman for comments made regarding quarantine rules in the province. In a recent interview, Merriman claimed that COVID-19 isolation should be “the responsibility of the individual” as it is no longer mandated by public health orders. NDP Leader Ryan Meili says the Minister’s comments were […]

International travel numbers drop across Canada with new restrictions in place

Mar 2, 2021 | 7:25am

Efforts to deter Canadians from international travel that include new testing and quarantine rules, appear to be making inroads. While most Canadians have been heeding the government’s plea not to travel outside the country, travel started to creep upwards over the Christmas holidays and early in the new year. After Ottawa imposed the new restrictions, […]

Those arriving in Canada by air may have to pay to quarantine for three days as of Monday

Feb 22, 2021 | 5:08am

Starting Monday, most travellers arriving in Canada by air will be required to quarantine for three days in a federally approved hotel, as Ottawa works to prevent further spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 variants. In addition to footing the bill for the mandatory hotel stay, travellers will also have to complete multiple COVID-19 tests […]

Province lowers self-isolation period for COVID-19 positive people to 10 days

Dec 17, 2020 | 4:57pm

The Government of Saskatchewan has reduced the length of quarantine for people who test positive for COVID-19 to 10 days, down from 14, effective immediately. Provincial Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says there is evidence showing that most COVID-19 positive people are not infectious 10 days after their diagnosis. “This allows people who […]

Regina Airport would welcome rapid COVID-19 testing; seeing increased demand for travel

Nov 23, 2020 | 9:15am

It’s no secret that the Canadian airport industry has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some airports have started piloting a new rapid-testing program that would all but eliminate the Government of Canada’s rule of a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon return from international travel. James Bogusz, CEO of the Regina […]