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‘No basis in reality’: NDP decries Saskatchewan premier’s COVID-19 response

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The Opposition says Premier Scott Moe‘s response to Saskatchewan’s current spread of COVID-19 has “no basis in reality.” The NDP said national data shows that Saskatchewan has had the worst rate of deaths over the last seven days in the entire country as well as the highest rate of …

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Private gatherings in Saskatchewan now limited to immediate family members

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New public health measures are now in force in Saskatchewan. Private gatherings in homes are restricted to immediate family members as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. People living on their own are allowed to meet with one, consistent household of fewer than five individuals. Read more: Coronavirus — Holiday restrictions …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan restricting indoor gatherings to immediate household members

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Saskatchewan is bringing in more measures to further reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. “We know that much of the community transmission continues to occur in our household settings,” Premier Scott Moe said Monday at a briefing. “As a result, this needs to be a different kind of Christmas. …

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Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan can avert sector-wide shutdowns as it continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe asserted Saturday as new daily case figures in the province reached an all-time high. Moe’s comments came on Saturday shortly before the province reported 78 new cases of the virus, a …

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Sask. Party leader draws criticism for shopping without a mask in campaign photo-op

Sask. Party leader draws criticism for shopping without a mask in campaign photo-op

Saskatchewan Party leader Scott Moe faced public criticism after he went shopping without a mask on during a campaign photo-op, Tuesday. In the photo posted on Moe’s Twitter account, the leader is seen smiling while buying a new winter coat at Cowtown in Regina as he promoted small business …

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Saskatchewan NDP releases plan to address teachers’, parents’ back-to-school woes

Saskatchewan NDP releases plan to address teachers’, parents’ back-to-school woes

With schools opening in about a month, the Saskatchewan NDP has released a back-to-school plan that aims to ease parents’ and teachers’ anxiety over in-class learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-step plan was developed following weeks of consultation with 200 Saskatchewan teachers over Zoom. “I know parents right across …

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Saskatchewan NDP blames government for hallway medicine during coronavirus pandemic

Saskatchewan NDP blames government for hallway medicine during coronavirus pandemic

A recently reported instance of hallway medicine highlights the Saskatchewan government’s unpreparedness for coronavirus pressures in hospitals, according to the province’s NDP. Angela McLean joined members of Saskatchewan’s official opposition Tuesday to decry her immunocompromised friend’s experience at Pasqua Hospital in Regina. McLean said her friend, who did not want …

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‘Unacceptable’: Saskatchewan premier says wait times for COVID-19 testing need to change

Dustin Gill poses with his 7-year-old daughter.

Dustin Gill hasn’t seen his seven-year-old daughter in a week. He’s self-isolating while he waits to get tested for COVID-19. “It’s been pretty rough. I’ve never gone this long without seeing her,” Gill said. After coming home from a trip to Cypress Hills, Gill started feeling congested, sluggish and short …

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Coronavirus: Scott Moe says reopen dates coming for nearly all Saskatchewan businesses

Coronavirus: Scott Moe says reopen dates coming for nearly all Saskatchewan businesses

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says details are coming soon on when nearly all businesses in the province will be allowed to reopen. He said many businesses are already operating again, except for some bingo halls and casinos. Related News Read more: Coronavirus: Millennials facing second financial crisis in …

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Saskatchewan NDP ask government to set minimum care standard for long-term care homes

Saskatchewan NDP ask government to set minimum care standard for long-term care homes

The Saskatchewan NDP are calling for minimum care standards to be set in place for long-term care homes in the province. This would include regulating staff to spend at least 1.4 hours on each resident per day. “We need to make sure this is a time where our most vulnerable …

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