Saskatchewan News Covid-19

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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Saskatchewan funeral homes preparing for rise in demand, ask for vaccine priority amid COVID-19

Saskatchewan funeral homes preparing for rise in demand, ask for vaccine priority amid COVID-19

With increasing COVID-19 case numbers across Saskatchewan, funeral homes said they’re ready for a surge in demand — but they’re also asking for help dealing with the deaths. Funeral homes across the province have been gearing up, preparing for a rise in demand. Read more: Saskatchewan nears 100 coronavirus-related …

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Here’s how candy canes turned Aberdeen, Sask., into a winter wonderland for Christmas

Kyle MacDonald took the candy cane theme and turned it into a candy cane pub.

Taking a drive through the town of Aberdeen, you’ll see it’s a lot more festive than usual, with more elaborate decorations popping up on people’s front lawns as they’re forced to stay home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The town has turned into a winter wonderland, and it all …

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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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