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Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

A researcher who tracks COVID-19 in Saskatoon’s wastewater said it appears the city won’t face a post-holiday spike in cases. But a public health expert said the province-wide decrease in testing, combined with relatively stable amounts of new cases every day, likely means the rest of the province will …

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Coronavirus: Advocate says lack of masks can lead to isolation

Coronavirus: Advocate says lack of masks can lead to isolation

A woman who depends on the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program said she is struggling to afford face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that limits where she can go and when and she feels isolated as a result. An advocate, who is part of the …

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Sask. health-care system must adapt to lasting COVID-19 effects: doctor

Sask. health-care system must adapt to lasting COVID-19 effects: doctor

A doctor and a health-care policy consultant said COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on Saskatchewan’s health-care system and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will need to adapt. The system was already close to or at capacity before the coronavirus pandemic, the consultant said, and will soon have to …

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Coronavirus: 7 deaths, 559 New COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan since Christmas Day

Coronavirus: 7 deaths, 559 New COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan since Christmas Day

Seven more people in Saskatchewan have died from COVID-19 and 559 more people have contracted the disease since Christmas Day, according to the provincial government. Of those who passed away, two people were in their 70s in the north central zone and an octogenarian died in both Regina and …

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Saskatchewan families grapple with COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Saskatchewan families grapple with COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Jason Wosminity’s father Adam passed away in March from COVID-19. He knows this Christmas will be different from any other. He said the current public health orders make the holidays tough and mourning more difficult. Read more: Saskatchewan receiving first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipment before the end of the …

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Saskatchewan advocates hope progress doesn’t regress as COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

Saskatchewan advocates hope progress doesn’t regress as COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

Health-care workers across Canada are getting the first COVID-19 vaccines and Saskatchewan Health Authority estimates most residents can get theirs in the next few months. The end of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be in sight, but some advocates are hoping things don’t go back to the way they were. …

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City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report – Saskatoon

City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report - Saskatoon

A report, written by the City of Saskatoon administration, projects a $20.1 million deficit for the city. The two main reasons for the financial shortfall, it states, are lack of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and expensive efforts to clean up after the recent blizzard. Administration …

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Coronavirus: Fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during pandemic than year prior

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

There have been fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during the novel coronavirus pandemic than during the same time period in 2019. Data from the Saskatchewan government shows 37 suicides between March 1 and May 4 in 2019 and 26 people killed themselves during that time in 2020. A mental health expert from …

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