Saskatoon COVID-19

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark discusses COVID-19 pandemic in year-end interview – Saskatoon

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Saskatoon voters gave Charlie Clark his second mandate as mayor. The election fell in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and was delayed due to an unprecedented snowstorm. Read more: Charlie Clark re-elected to second term as Saskatoon mayor Now that he’s returning to office, his top priority is …

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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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Saskatchewan reports 8 more deaths due to COVID-19, 252 new cases

Saskatchewan reports 8 more deaths due to COVID-19, 252 new cases

The Saskatchewan govenrment reported eight more deaths on Saturday, bringing the total amount of COVID-19-related deaths to 115. The province also announced 252 news cases in its daily COVID-19 update, bringing the total cases in Saskatchewan to 13,329 — 3,762 are considered active. Read more: Coronavirus: SHA continues to …

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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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Urgent plea made by Saskatoon leaders for people to follow COVID-19 guidelines – Saskatoon

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City leaders have issued an urgent appeal to everyone in Saskatoon to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Active coronavirus cases in Saskatoon have risen from 257 a month ago to 1,352 as of Dec. 3, with 41 people in hospital — 11 in ICU, which …

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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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