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Saskatoon restaurants want free patio space to serve customers, but it’s not an easy get

Saskatoon restaurants want free patio space to serve customers, but it’s not an easy get

As Saskatoon restaurants get ready to reopen in phase 3 on June 8, there are concerns that 50-per cent capacity is not enough to pay the bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some restaurants are pushing to put more patrons outside their businesses — but it’s not as simple as it …

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New principles guarantee Saskatchewan health-care workers access to appropriate PPE

New principles guarantee Saskatchewan health-care workers access to appropriate PPE

Health-care workers in Saskatchewan who work around people who could — or do — have COVID-19 are now guaranteed access to certain personal protective equipment (PPE). It’s an agreement between the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, the Saskatchewan Health Authory and the five unions representing the province’s health-care workers. READ MORE: …

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Rick Zamperin: NHL is nearly halfway in its return-to-play plan – Hamilton

Rick Zamperin: NHL is nearly halfway in its return-to-play plan - Hamilton

With its season stuck on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Hockey League has released details of Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol. The second phase of the NHL’s four-point plan includes the opening of practice rinks and voluntary on- and off-ice workouts for up to six players …

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Coronavirus: How parents can help their kids navigate uncertainty, manage mental health

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

This summer isn’t what parents and kids were expecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many kids’ activities have been cancelled or moved online, and the disruption to daily life is taking a toll on some kids’ mental health, according to a psychologist. READ MORE: Saskatchewan parks set for busy summer. Here’s …

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Domestic violence, mental health calls up, violent crimes down amid pandemic: Saskatoon police – Saskatoon

Domestic violence, mental health calls up, violent crimes down amid pandemic: Saskatoon police - Saskatoon

Reports of domestic violence have gone up 10 per cent in Saskatoon since March after measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 came into place, according to city police. At a press conference held over Zoom Wednesday, Chief Troy Cooper said Saskatoon police have received about 125 calls in 10 …

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Rick Zamperin: When politics and sports clash, it usually doesn’t end well – Hamilton

Rick Zamperin: When politics and sports clash, it usually doesn’t end well - Hamilton

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday morning that the ban on all non-essential travel between Canada and the United States would be extended for another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you would have thought that it signalled the end of any hope that our country would play …

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Coronavirus: New adjustments as retail stores reopen in Saskatchewan

Coronavirus: New adjustments as retail stores reopen in Saskatchewan

Phase two in Saskatchewan means good news for shopaholics: malls and many stories have the green light to reopen starting Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean it’s business as usual. Stores are adjusting to customer service that’s looking less hands-on amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Small stores like Broadway Shoe Repair have …

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Rick Zamperin: Some sports return, but the clock is ticking on the NHL and NBA – Hamilton

Rick Zamperin: Some sports return, but the clock is ticking on the NHL and NBA - Hamilton

Several weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the sports world to shut its doors, I find myself with mixed emotions as some leagues and events wake up from their hibernation. The UFC started the trend with live fights in Florida without fans in attendance earlier this month, and over the …

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The New Reality: Canadian restaurants in peril, delivery apps not helping: owners

The New Reality: Canadian restaurants in peril, delivery apps not helping: owners

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to decimate the restaurant industry in Canada, according to analysts and restaurant owners who run both eat-in and take-out venues. And instead of helping restaurants survive in a crisis, some say popular delivery apps marketed to consumers to order food during the crisis are actually …

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Coronavirus: Alberta dental hygienists, assistants raising alarm over reopening

Coronavirus: Alberta dental hygienists, assistants raising alarm over reopening

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a registered dental hygienist, told Global News on Saturday. “Now we …

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