Saskatchewan News

Coronavirus: New Saskatchewan public health measures for restaurants, sports teams

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To help reduce growing coronavirus case numbers over the coming weeks, more public health measures are being introduced in Saskatchewan. These additional public health orders will be amended in Saskatchewan, as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, while current ones remain in effect until Dec. 17, when they will …

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Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

The Saskatoon Food Bank remains closed after three members of the organization contracted the novel coronavirus. A staff member tested positive over a week ago and two more staff members tested positive on Nov. 22. Read more: Saskatoon Food Bank temporarily closed following COVID-19 exposure The decision was made …

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16 COVID-19 cases reported among staff, inmates at Saskatchewan correctional centres

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At least four inmates at two provincial correction facilities in Saskatchewan currently have COVID-19. The province’s Ministry of Corrections and Policing said there are also 12 active coronavirus cases among staff at five facilities. The majority of the cases — 11 — affecting eight staff and three inmates is …

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Indigenous Ex-NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dead at 86

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One of the first Indigenous NHLers, Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away. He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according to family. Read more: Indigenous former NHLer, Fred Sasakamoose, hospitalized with presumed COVID-19 As part of his many contributions …

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More northern Saskatchewan First Nations enter lockdowns

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An alarming spike in coronavirus cases is pushing more Saskatchewan First Nations to enter community lockdowns. Implementing a two-week lockdown “won’t cure the problem, but we’re trying to flatten the curve somewhat,” said Cumberland House Cree Nation Chief Rene Chaboyer. His First Nation entered its lockdown on Monday as …

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Coronavirus hospitalizations slow in Saskatchewan, 175 new cases reported

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For the first time in over two weeks, Saskatchewan’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations saw a decrease on Tuesday. In the province, 105 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19 — 85 are receiving inpatient care and 20 are in intensive care. Hospitalizations had been steadily climbing to record highs since Nov. 9 when …

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Saskatchewan doctors explain mixed messaging, role of chief medical health officer

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As Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases continue to reach new highs, some doctors are noticing a change in the chief medical health officer’s (CMHO) messaging, which doesn’t always align with what we hear from government officials. “He is sending more urgent messages to stay home, if possible, unless you have to …

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Coronavirus: Northern Store in Fond du Lac, Sask. ordered closed; water treatment plant operational

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The water treatment plant in Fond du Lac, Sask., is operational again. However, the medical health officer for the region has ordered the Northern Store to close for in-person sales for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka from the Northern …

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Coronavirus: Canoe Lake Cree First Nation threatens evictions to stop parties

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A northern Saskatchewan First Nation is threatening serious measures to prevent large gatherings as COVID-19 cases rise. Canoe Lake Cree First Nation (CLCFN) posted a memo Sunday on Facebook stating anyone hosting a house party will be served with an eviction warning and have their utilities shut off. A …

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Coronavirus death toll in Saskatchewan rises by 4, hospitalizations over 100

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Saskatchewan reported four coronavirus-related deaths on Monday, bringing the province’s total to 37. Two of deceased who tested positive for COVID-19 were in their 60s and were from the far north east and north central zones, according to a press release. Another from the Saskatoon zone was in their …

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