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5th annual Saskatoon Women’s March goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic – Saskatoon

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Saskatoon’s fifth annual Women’s March is going online this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The rally, inspired by 2017 Women’s March in Washington, will include a talk on women’s mental health, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Saskatoon branch. Read more: Saskatoon joins world as Women’s …

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Rick Zamperin: More coronavirus cases force NHL schedule changes – Hamilton

Rick Zamperin: More coronavirus cases force NHL schedule changes - Hamilton

I guess you can say that it was only a matter of time before COVID-19 impacted the National Hockey League season again. The NHL announced the postponement of the first game since the new season began on Jan. 13, when it called off Tuesday night’s game between the Carolina …

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University students eating worse, exercising less, drinking more in COVID-19 ‘isolation’: study

University students eating worse, exercising less, drinking more in COVID-19 ‘isolation’: study

University students aren’t known for their amazing diets and abstinence from alcohol. A new study from the University of Saskatchewan, however, shows in COVID-19 “isolation”, students’ diets and activity levels have gotten worse, while drinking is on the rise. The study looked at 125 undergraduate and graduate students from …

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How tracking variants of the novel coronavirus is like building a family tree – National

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Scientists around the world are digging into a family tree — but they’re not out to prepare for a family reunion. Virologists, epidemiologists, doctors and microbiologists are trying to track down the numerous variants and mutations of the virus behind the global pandemic. Variants of the novel coronavirus are …

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Northeast Saskatchewan communities distribute more than 700 COVID-19 vaccines over weekend

Northeast Saskatchewan communities distribute more than 700 COVID-19 vaccines over weekend

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have successfully been distributed in Saskatchewan’s Northeast, according to leaders. This past weekend, 712 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in La Ronge, Air Ronge and among the Lac La Ronge Indian Band according to La Ronge mayor Colin Ratushniak. Read …

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‘My mum is a health-care hero’: Family, friends mourn loss of Alberta health-care worker who died of COVID-19

Rose Vandelannoite, 63, was taken off life-support Sunday night after fighting a month-long battle with COVID-19. She was a health-care aide at a home in Sherwood Park.

A health-care aide at a retirement home east of Edmonton is being remembered by friends and family as a loving mother and devoted friend who was passionate about her job before losing her life to COVID-19. Rose Vandelannoite, 63, was taken off life-support Sunday night after fighting a month-long …

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Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus already impacts upcoming NHL season

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With the National Hockey League just a couple of days away from starting its abbreviated 56-game regular season, there’s word that COVID-19 has impacted the schedule even before the first puck is dropped. The NHL said it is “reviewing and revising” the Dallas Stars’ schedule after revealing Friday that …

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COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted

The short answer is that at this point, no decision has been made regarding when any of the current COVID-19 measures, guidelines and restrictions in Alberta will be lifted. The long answer is, it’s complicated. Like much of the world, a number of restrictions remain in place in Alberta …

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Fort Saskatchewan RCMP say COVID-19 rules to be enforced more strictly if people keep breaking rules – Edmonton

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP say COVID-19 rules to be enforced more strictly if people keep breaking rules - Edmonton

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP issued a warning on Thursday to those not taking Alberta’s COVID-19 rules seriously. “Some citizens have been breaking the outdoor gathering rules, and if they continue to do so, we will have to move to enforcement,” Insp. Mike McCauley said in a news release. “The RCMP …

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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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