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Saskatchewan reports 55th COVID-19-related death

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Another coronavirus-related death is being reported in Saskatchewan. Health officials said a person over the age of 80 from the south zone who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. It brings the number of deaths in the province to 55 since the start of the pandemic. Read more: Saskatchewan …

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Think-tank finds more than 240 people died waiting for surgery in Saskatchewan

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A new report from a policy-advocacy group has found thousands of Canadians have died while waiting for surgery. The data obtained by Second Street discovered 242 people in Saskatchewan died while on a surgery waitlist between April 2018 and April 2019. The data, which was obtained by a Freedom …

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Saskatchewan redeploying 600 health-care staff to support COVID-19 surge

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As COVID-19 continues to surge across the province and intensive care units remain full, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is moving forward with a slowdown of its services. The health authority says this is required in order to redeploy 600 full-time staff to respond to the coronavirus in Saskatchewan. Read …

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Saskatchewan adds 54th coronavirus death, exceeds 9,000 total cases

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For the fourth straight day, Saskatchewan has reported a death related to the novel coronavirus. The recently deceased, who tested positive for COVID-19, was in the south zone and in their 80s, according to a press release. There have been 54 COVID-19-related deaths in Saskatchewan. Read more: RMD Engineering receives …

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Coronavirus vaccine delivery plan coming, Saskatchewan health minister says

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People in Saskatchewan can expect a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan next week, according to Health Minister Paul Merriman. Merriman said his ministry and Saskatchewan Health Authority have been getting ready to deliver vaccines and a detailed presentation is forthcoming. Read more: ‘Human experimentation’: Tory MP sponsors e-petition disputing assured …

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2 new deaths in Saskatchewan as coronavirus hospitalizations, active cases reach record highs

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Saskatchewan reported two coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the province’s total to 53. One of the deceased, from the Regina zone, was in the 60 to 79 age category, while the other was in their 80s and from the north zone, according to a press release. Health officials said there …

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Saskatchewan aims to create text alerts, automated phone system for negative COVID-19 tests

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Saskatchewan is looking at incorporating a new tool to help fight a backlog of COVID-19 tests. The province has put out a request looking for an organization to set up an automatic notification system through automated call or text to pass on negative test results. According to the request …

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Saskatchewan officials excited for World Junior Hockey Championship opportunity

Saskatchewan officials excited for World Junior Hockey Championship opportunity

The World Junior Hockey Championship can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young players, but they aren’t the only ones who dream of taking part in the tournament. The annual event is also a big deal for the officials who patrol the ice. Adam Bloski is one of 26 officials …

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Coronavirus vaccine won’t be mandatory, Saskatchewan health minister says

Coronavirus vaccine won’t be mandatory, Saskatchewan health minister says

Saskatchewan’s health minister says the coronavirus vaccine won’t be mandatory. “We would hope people would choose this because it helps us get rid of the virus quicker, but that’s their choice on whether they want to get vaccinated or not,” Paul Merriman, who holds the portfolio, said Tuesday in …

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Saskatchewan premier hopeful restrictions will loosen at Christmas despite COVID-19 caseload

Saskatchewan premier hopeful restrictions will loosen at Christmas despite COVID-19 caseload

Saskatchewan’s premier says he’s expecting the public health orders put in place last week will help curb the spread of the coronavirus in the province and hopes they can be loosened closer to Christmas to allow people to see family. “In order for that to happen, people need to …

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