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Saskatoon family surprises 95-year-old grandmother with hugging station Christmas morning

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When the novel coronavirus hit Canada, it meant 95-year-old Lou MacDonald from Saskatoon couldn’t be around her family every day. “We have been doing everything we can to make sure that she is safe during the pandemic,” said granddaughter Becky Scharfstein-Mcgettigan, standing at a distance in her grandmother’s back …

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Saskatoon paramedics facing stress, ‘fear of the unknown’ amid coronavirus pandemic

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Some paramedics in Saskatoon are feeling the pressure of continuing as first responders amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. David Kopperud has been with Medavie Health Services West in Saskatoon for six years. He said since the pandemic hit, they’ve had to change how they do the job. Paramedics take …

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Over 100 Saskatchewan medical students call on province to increase testing, temporary closures

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Over 100 medical students in Saskatchewan have signed a letter calling for the province to do more to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. It follows a similar letter signed by more than 350 doctors asking for more action as ICUs across the province reach capacity. Saskatchewan has …

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Saskatoon high schoolers go viral with COVID-19 cover of ‘Crabbuckit’

Saskatoon high schoolers go viral with COVID-19 cover of ‘Crabbuckit’

A group of Saskatoon high-schoolers have gone viral for their band performance all about making music amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions, students at Marion Graham Collegiate didn’t have any upcoming concerts or shows to practice for; so they put together their own version of the k-os …

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Abuse, understaffing hampering contact tracing in Saskatchewan: nurses’ union

Abuse, understaffing hampering contact tracing in Saskatchewan: nurses’ union

Contact tracing is behind in Saskatchewan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses’ (SUN) — which said abuse, ever-changing procedures and understaffing are part of the reason. The union said staff are trying to keep up with the growing demand of contact tracing, but …

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Parents, teachers concerned over new school 14-day self-isolation policy in Saskatoon

Parents, teachers concerned over new school 14-day self-isolation policy in Saskatoon

A new policy could further disrupt an already difficult school year in Saskatoon’s major school divisions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said students and staff in a class with a potential case of COVID-19 must now self-isolate for 14 days. For Saskatoon mom Annette …

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Saskatchewan SPCA launches Emergency Food Bank to help feed starving pets

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With more people having a hard time making ends meet amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a new program from the Saskatchewan SPCA aims to help pet owners struggling to feed their animals. The SPCA has launched the Emergency Pet Foodbank program, which will see some foodbanks in smaller centres …

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Coronavirus: No Remembrance Day ceremony in Saskatoon, replaced by drive-by tribute – Saskatoon

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What’s been called Canada’s largest indoor Remembrance Day Ceremony won’t be happening in Saskatoon this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event usually draws thousands to the Sasktel Centre, but that isn’t possible with current rules around public gatherings. Read more: The Saskatoon Second World War veteran with …

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Saskatoon McDonalds temporarily closed after employee tests positive for novel coronavirus – Saskatoon

Saskatoon McDonalds temporarily closed after employee tests positive for novel coronavirus - Saskatoon

A Saskatoon McDonald’s has temporarily shut down after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Read more: ‘Superspreader event’: Saskatoon party linked to 21 coronavirus cases The employee was at the franchise’s 2225 22nd Street West location, according to a press release from McDonald’s Canada Friday. McDonald’s said …

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Coronavirus: Saskatoon school boards recommend students, staff wear masks this fall – Saskatoon

Coronavirus: Saskatoon school boards recommend students, staff wear masks this fall - Saskatoon

Schools districts in Saskatoon released their plans for reopening this September amid the novel coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, following the province’s release of its own plan a day earlier. Both Saskatoon Public Schools and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools divisions told Global News they are recommending that students and staff wear …

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