For disabled people, social media can be both a lifeline and a drain

"I would never have called myself 'disabled' if it hadn't been for Twitter, if I hadn't realized that the umbrella of disability was much larger than my understanding of it was," says Lauren Allen.The Saskatoon-raised theatre artist and social media...

Costs to maintain cochlear implants prohibitive for those who rely on them

Seventy-year-old Rod Rossmo spent weeks planning what he would say to Saskatchewan's health minister during their private meeting Tuesday.Rossmo, who is clinically deaf and relies on cochlear implants to hear, is lobbying the provincial government to fully fund technological upgrades...

Sask. government not considering decriminalization of small amounts of illicit drugs

The Saskatchewan government will not be following their B.C. counterparts in decriminalizing small amounts of illicit drugs.On Tuesday, the federal government and B.C. government made a joint announcement — the first of its kind in Canada.Canadians 18 and older will be able to possess...

Sask. wait times for knee, hip surgeries worst in Canada in first 18 months of pandemic: report

Brenda Andrews, 62, loves hiking, biking and skiing, but in January 2021, she could barely even walk.She has severe arthritis in both her knees and has been on the wait list for knee replacement surgery for 15 months. "It's a...

Sask. government pressed to address doctor shortages in 2 rapidly expanding communities

Doctors in two of the Saskatchewan's fastest-growing communities are begging the government to address physician shortages.Physicians and patients from Warman and Martensville took their concerns directly to the Legislature on Wednesday.  "We're overrun," said Dr. Allison Adamus, who works at...

Mother’s Day visits at care homes should go ahead even if there’s an outbreak, Sask. health authority says

Seventy-five-year-old Betty Lindsay is staying on a special rehab unit at Pioneer Village, a long-term care home in Regina, while she undergoes intensive chemotherapy for Stage 3 ovarian cancer.Her daughter, Heidi Lindsay, said Betty had been looking forward to a Mother's Day...

Sask. has withdrawn nearly as many tickets issued for breaking COVID-19 rules as it has convictions

Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan has withdrawn as many tickets for violating COVID-19 restrictions as it has secured convictions. A review of ticketing data by CBC News shows that Saskatchewan has issued 712 tickets for violating orders under the...

Record 417 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Saskatchewan, 22 more deaths reported

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Saskatchewan have reached a new all-time high, with 417 people in hospital with the disease as of Wednesday, provincial figures show.The province's previous COVID hospitalization record was 410 in mid-February. Thursday's update also showed there were 39.5 COVID-like...

Wastewater samples in Sask. show COVID-19 spike in Regina, peak in Saskatoon

A scan of sewage sample in four Saskatchewan cities shows an exponential increase in COVID-19 in Regina and a decrease in some of the province's northern cities, according to wastewater analyses from the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan.The latest report from the...