Tag Archives: Saskatchewan Coronavirus

RHSAA allowing extra-curricular athletics only within individual schools – Regina

RHSAA allowing extra-curricular athletics only within individual schools - Regina

The Regina High Schools Athletic Association (RHSAA) has given the green light for student-athletes to begin a return to fall sports within their own schools. The decision was made after considering options, “especially in light of ministry and health authority COVID guidelines and student and staff safety,” read a …

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$2K fine issued as Saskatchewan adds 5 new coronavirus cases

$2K fine issued as Saskatchewan adds 5 new coronavirus cases

The Saskatchewan government gave an update on new coronavirus cases in the province on Thursday. Health officials said there were five new cases in the daily update, with the overall total for the province growing to 1,835 since the first case was reported in March. Read more: Some in North Saskatchewan …

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Saskatchewan increases support for tourism sector

Saskatchewan increases support for tourism sector

The government of Saskatchewan is expanding its Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) to include privately-owned RV parks and campgrounds, along with all licensed outfitters. According to a press release Thursday, the province estimates its tourism industry could see a decline of at least $730 million in visitor spending …

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Elections Saskatchewan recruiting up to 17K workers for pandemic vote

Elections Saskatchewan recruiting up to 17K workers for pandemic vote

Returning officers in Saskatchewan are beginning to recruit what the province’s elections agency expects to be thousands more volunteer workers needed to work the polls during October’s pandemic vote. Chief Electoral Officer Michael Boda with Elections Saskatchewan said the number of polling locations have been dramatically increased to meet …

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Saskatchewan resort providing staycation destination for locals during pandemic

Saskatchewan resort providing staycation destination for locals during pandemic

The food, bar and hospitality industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic across the province. Business at the Champetre County Resort has been greatly slowed by the pandemic. The Champetre County Wild West Saloon/Howling Coyote Resort is normally a hotspot for tourists this time of year. It …

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Hotel owner makes coronavirus safety allegations against Metis Nation-Saskatchewan president

Hotel owner makes coronavirus safety allegations against Metis Nation-Saskatchewan president

A former Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) president is calling on the current leader to step down after being accused of not following safety protocols at a hotel.  The incident stems from the organizations council meetings that took place in Waskesiu last week. Read more: Métis Nation-Saskatchewan president tests positive for …

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Mobile sites in Prince Albert to increase access to coronavirus testing: SHA

Mobile sites in Prince Albert to increase access to coronavirus testing: SHA

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says the decision to have a series of mobile sites in Prince Albert was to provide additional access to novel coronavirus testing. Seventy-five people were tested at a mobile location in the city on Tuesday, according to a statement from SHA. Read more: McClean Lake …

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Temperature screenings now mandatory at Saskatchewan’s 2 biggest airports

Temperature screenings now mandatory at Saskatchewan’s 2 biggest airports

As of Wednesday, all passengers going through security at Saskatchewan’s two biggest airports now have to go through temperature screening to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will be checking the temperature of all passengers and employees at the Regina International …

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Active coronavirus cases fall to 133 in Saskatchewan

Active coronavirus cases fall to 133 in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan health officials reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with the overall total for the province growing to 1,830 since the first case was reported in March. This is the lowest number of new infections since Sept. 10, when six were reported. Read more: McClean Lake uranium …

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McClean Lake uranium mill employee tests positive for the coronavirus

McClean Lake uranium mill employee tests positive for the coronavirus

Orano Canada confirmed on Sunday that an employee at the McClean Lake uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan has tested positive for the coronavirus. The news comes shortly after the mill restarted production mid-month, following a temporary shutdown in March because of the pandemic. “The health and safety of our …

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