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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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City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report – Saskatoon

City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report - Saskatoon

A report, written by the City of Saskatoon administration, projects a $20.1 million deficit for the city. The two main reasons for the financial shortfall, it states, are lack of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and expensive efforts to clean up after the recent blizzard. Administration …

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Saskatoon long-term care home outbreak reaches 34 COVID-19 cases

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A COVID-19 outbreak at a Saskatoon long-term care facility has reached more residents. On Nov. 23, Luther Special Care Home (LSCH) announced 34 residents have tested positive and 23 staff members are in self isolation. Read more: 28 people test positive for COVID-19 at Luther Special Care Home in …

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2nd charge laid by Saskatoon police for public health order violation

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The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) says they have laid another charge for violating a public health order during the pandemic. According to a press release on Friday, a 27-year-old man failed to remain in self-isolation as required under the province’s Public Health Act. Read more: Coronavirus: Regina woman fined $2,800 …

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Jury trials in Saskatchewan postponed due to worsening COVID-19 situation

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Jury trials have been postponed for the rest of the year at Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench. Chief Justice Martel Popescul said the decision was made due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the province. Read more: ‘Drastic increase’ in COVID-19 cases likely for Saskatoon — researchers “As an …

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‘Drastic increase’ in COVID-19 cases likely for Saskatoon: researchers

The graph shows the five-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases (blue line), from Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 dashboard. The orange lines are from the wastewater surveillance data, which is a normalized virus load per 100 millilitres of wastewater.

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team says an imminent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon is likely in the next seven days. Markus Brinkmann, a USask toxicologist, is expecting an average of 100 to 150 new cases daily in Saskatoon. Read more: USask researchers predicting …

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Mental health concerns rise for seniors as Saskatchewan tightens restrictions in care homes

Mental health concerns rise for seniors as Saskatchewan tightens restrictions in care homes

For the past six years, Wendy Fields has visited her mother in a long-term care facility in Regina. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, she says once-frequent visits have now become few and far between. “After a week when I go there, she says to me, ‘were you away, where …

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Enchanted Forest in Saskatoon to continue tradition through COVID-19 pandemic – Saskatoon

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The Enchanted Forest will proceed to shine through uncertain times during its 22nd season. Spokesperson Hugh Vassos said on Wednesday that organizers are really happy to be continuing the tradition of the drive-thru holiday light tour in Saskatoon amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: Coronavirus: 2020 CP Holiday Train …

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2 Saskatoon Transit employees test positive for the coronavirus

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Two Saskatoon Transit employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Transit officials said both employees were exposed to the coronavirus outside of the workplace. Read more: Saskatchewan Union of Nurses calls for two-week ‘circuit lockdown’ as Saskatoon ICU beds fill up “Neither of these cases are related and unlikely to be linked …

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