Sask. now screening all COVID-19 cases for variants as Omicron number climbs by 2

Saskatchewan has recorded two new COVID-19 cases stemming from the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the provincial total to seven as of Friday. The new cases come as the province confirms all COVID-19 cases will now be screened in an attempt to detect...

ICU nurse paints bleak picture of staffing worries as Saskatchewan readies new surgical plan

Worries about how the province will solve its staffing problem in the face of a new plan to cut down the backlog of thousands of surgeries continue in Saskatchewan. Health Minister Paul Merriman announced Thursday that the province will attempt to...

After she lost her hair from COVID-19, 7-year-old Regina girl excited for 1st vaccine dose

Seven-year-old Cedar Herle squeezed her eyes shut and grabbed onto the fur of a therapy dog as she received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Regina clinic over the weekend.But she never hesitated. "I want COVID to go...

New Sask. government plan for getting through surgery backlog concerns experts, unions

Saskatchewan's newly announced approach to make its way through 35,000 backlogged surgeries is garnering concern from unions, the Opposition and health policy experts. The government says it plans on privatizing certain procedures and paying for them with public funds. It's not known which...

Sask. resident hoping for kidney transplant says organ donation program resumption is bittersweet

For 25-year-old Eden Janzen, the resumption of Saskatchewan's organ donation program is bittersweet, as the Regina woman says her hope of getting a kidney transplant is becoming more distant.Janzen was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2016 and has been...

These Chinese-Canadians are looking to break the silence on mental health

You can read a version of this story in Mandarin here.如果您想阅读这篇报道的中文版,请点击此处。Warning: This story deals with mental illness, including mention of suicide. The shuffling and clacking of domino-like tiles reminds Kayla Mak Harrison of when her late grandmother and her friends...

‘Out of control’: Sask. doctors say record reported COVID-19 death toll in Oct. sign of dire situation

There were at least 156 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Saskatchewan in October, beating January 2021 for the worst month during the pandemic, despite vaccines not being widely available at that time.Saskatchewan reported one new death on Sunday, Oct. 31, bringing the total number of...

Dr. Shahab says pleas from health officers in line with his own recommendations to government

Saskatchewan's top doctor says a public request from medical health officers for more restrictions to combat COVID-19 are in line with his own recommendations to the provincial government. In a recent letter to Health Minister Paul Merriman obtained by CBC News, medical health officers...

Sask. medical health officers plead with health minister for increased COVID-19 restrictions: letter

Medical health officers (MHOs) across Saskatchewan are once again pleading with the provincial government to do more to combat COVID-19.In a recent letter to Health Minister Paul Merriman obtained by CBC News, doctors said the delay in implementing some of...

Sask. continues sending COVID-19 patients to Ont., with transfer total to hit 19 Wednesday

If everything goes as planned, Saskatchewan will have moved 19 intensive care patients to Ontario to receive treatment by Wednesday. The latest figures come from an internal memo prepared by the Ontario Critical Care COVID Command Centre and obtained by CBC...
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