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3 COVID-19 deaths reported in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan reported three deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the overall total to 40 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the deaths were people over the age of 80 in the northwest zone and the third was a person in their 70s in Saskatoon. Read …

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Coronavirus: New Saskatchewan public health measures for restaurants, sports teams

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To help reduce growing coronavirus case numbers over the coming weeks, more public health measures are being introduced in Saskatchewan. These additional public health orders will be amended in Saskatchewan, as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, while current ones remain in effect until Dec. 17, when they will …

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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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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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More northern Saskatchewan First Nations enter lockdowns

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An alarming spike in coronavirus cases is pushing more Saskatchewan First Nations to enter community lockdowns. Implementing a two-week lockdown “won’t cure the problem, but we’re trying to flatten the curve somewhat,” said Cumberland House Cree Nation Chief Rene Chaboyer. His First Nation entered its lockdown on Monday as …

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Coronavirus hospitalizations slow in Saskatchewan, 175 new cases reported

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For the first time in over two weeks, Saskatchewan’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations saw a decrease on Tuesday. In the province, 105 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19 — 85 are receiving inpatient care and 20 are in intensive care. Hospitalizations had been steadily climbing to record highs since Nov. 9 when …

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Coronavirus: Northern Store in Fond du Lac, Sask. ordered closed; water treatment plant operational

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The water treatment plant in Fond du Lac, Sask., is operational again. However, the medical health officer for the region has ordered the Northern Store to close for in-person sales for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka from the Northern …

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Coronavirus: Canoe Lake Cree First Nation threatens evictions to stop parties

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A northern Saskatchewan First Nation is threatening serious measures to prevent large gatherings as COVID-19 cases rise. Canoe Lake Cree First Nation (CLCFN) posted a memo Sunday on Facebook stating anyone hosting a house party will be served with an eviction warning and have their utilities shut off. A …

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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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