SHA activates next surge plan level due to escalating COVID-19 cases

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it is moving to its next level of surge plans due to rapidly escalating COVID-19 pressures on hospitals in the province. The SHA’s Emergency Operations … Read More

COVID-19: Saskatchewan brings mandatory masks back, proof of vaccination coming Oct. 1

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated population is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait any longer as it moves forward. Ahead of the … Read More

COVID-19: Mandatory indoor masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 briefing on … Read More

COVID-19: Mandatory masking for Saskatchewan public indoor spaces Sept. 17

Premier Scott Moe says the decision of the unvaccinated is driving the fourth wave of COVID-19 and Saskatchewan won’t wait any longer as it moves forward. Ahead of the COVID-19 … Read More

Saskatchewan research group’s COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 2 clinical trials

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, known as VIDO, at the University of Saskatchewan is moving to Phase 2 of clinical testing of a COVID-19 vaccine developed at its lab … Read More

COVID-19: Saskatchewan lays out ‘roadmap’ in reopening from pandemic

Saskatchewan laid out its three-step ReOpening Roadmap to gradually lift restrictions in the province as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19. Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday the three steps provide … Read More

Saskatoon educator created Prince Philip’s exercise program

In Prince Philip’s 99 years of life, he credited much of his physical fitness to a program called 5BX. The 11-minute exercise program received worldwide attention and was created by … Read More

Religion a source of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to USask researcher

COVID-19 vaccines can end the pandemic but they’re also causing a crisis of faith. “I have to read about vaccines every day because it’s the number one question that we … Read More

Uncertainty surrounds start date of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 mass vaccination plan

As Saskatchewan continues with Phase 1 of its COVID-19 vaccination plan, uncertainty remains on when mass immunization of the general public will start. The rollout of Phase 2 for the … Read More

Clinical trials start for VIDO’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Clinical trials have begun for another Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday. The Canadian Center for Vaccinology says the first of 108 healthy … Read More

Saskatoon man cycles 1,670 km to raise awareness for Canadian overdose crisis

Iliajah Pidskalny’s bicycle journey across Western Canada to raise money and awareness for the country’s overdose crisis began in Saskatoon on Jan 1. Twenty-nine days and 1,670 kilometres later, he … Read More

VIDO COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 1 clinical testing

VIDO says it has taken another step forward in developing a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. The Saskatoon-based science and research facility said 108 volunteers have been selected to take part in … Read More

Son of 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor urges public health compliance in Saskatchewan

After worrying about losing his 98-year-old mother in Saskatchewan’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, a Regina man is tired of people not adhering to public health orders. Brian Albert told Global News … Read More

Saskatoon lab receives Health Canada authorization for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

VIDO says it has reached a milestone in developing a coronavirus vaccine. The Saskatoon-based lab at the University of Saskatchewan received the green light from Health Canada to start Phase … Read More

Indigenous Ex-NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dead at 86

One of the first Indigenous NHLers, Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away. He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according … Read More

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe self-isolating after potential coronavirus exposure

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has gone into self-isolation after a potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. A government spokesperson said it happened on Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Prince Albert … Read More

First Indigenous NHLer, Fred Sasakamoose, hospitalized with presumed COVID-19

Fred Sasakamoose, who became the first Indigenous person to play in the NHL, is battling presumed COVID-19 in a Saskatchewan hospital, according to multiple reports on social media. His family … Read More

Saskatchewan brings in province-wide mask mandate, limits gatherings to 5

With coronavirus cases continuing to surge, Saskatchewan is expanding its mask mandate to cover the entire province and further restricting social gatherings, setting a new lower cap of five people. … Read More

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