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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 Health Minister Paul Merriman points to poll for COVID-19 success

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Saskatchewan’s Health Minister says a measure of his government’s success in responding to COVID-19 is polling data. Paul Merriman was asked Thursday how the Saskatchewan Party government measures its success in dealing with the novel coronavirus. Read more: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Regina Correctional Centre He said a recent …

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe tests negative for COVID-19, remains in self-isolation

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has tested negative for COVID-19, according to a government spokesperson. Despite the negative test, the premier will remain in self-isolation until Sunday in accordance with public health requirements. Moe was tested for COVID-19 on Monday but received the results five days later on Friday. Earlier …

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Saskatchewan gives itself $260M cushion to deal with COVID-19 uncertainty

Saskatchewan gives itself $260M cushion to deal with COVID-19 uncertainty

The Saskatchewan government has inked in a $100-million cushion into its mid-year financial forecast for any pandemic-related revenue shortfalls as the province deals with a spike in infections. The Ministry of Finance says that buffer is on top of $160 million left in a $200-million contingency fund to cover …

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Sask. Party candidate Alana Ross self-isolates after a close contact tests positive for COVID-19

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The Saskatchewan Party candidate for Prince Albert Northcote, Alana Ross, is self-isolating after one of her contacts contracted COVID-19. The Sask. Party campaign made the announcement in a press release on Saturday evening. Sask. Party spokesperson Jim Billington said Ross is not experiencing any symptoms but will get a …

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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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Saskatoon care home residents able to vote despite visitation restrictions – Saskatoon

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Care home residents in Saskatoon may have limited visitors, but they’ll still be able to vote in the upcoming municipal and provincial elections. As of Wednesday morning, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is limiting visitation in Saskatoon SHA facilities and care homes to family members visiting for compassionate reasons. …

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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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