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Black Lake First Nation irate over “negligent” Facebook recording

Black Lake First Nation irate over “negligent” Facebook recording

Statements that women and children are being forced to get the "jab" are not true, says Chief and Council
Sask. sending COVID-19 patients to Ont., extends requests for ICU staff across N.A.

Sask. sending COVID-19 patients to Ont., extends requests for ICU staff across N.A.

Six Sask. patients will be transferred to Ontario for critical care, as the province's ICU capacity reaches critical mass and help is requested from the federal government.
Saskatchewan sending COVID patients to Ontario for intensive care, asks feds for help

Saskatchewan sending COVID patients to Ontario for intensive care, asks feds for help

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it is asking the federal government for help to deal with surging COVID-19 cases as it sends six intensive care patients to Ontario to relieve overwhelmed staff.
Sask. COVID cases “plateauing” but officials still concerned, said top health officer

Sask. COVID cases “plateauing” but officials still concerned, said top health officer

“We should aspire to vaccination rates in the high nineties, because other provinces in Canada have shown that’s possible.” — chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab
Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis

Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis

REGINA — Saskatchewan is asking other provinces if they have health-care workers they could send if needed in the coming days to help its struggling intensive care units.
At-home COVID testing kits en route from province beginning next week

At-home COVID testing kits en route from province beginning next week

Beginning Monday, residents will be able to pick up a rapid testing kit for their household free of charge, to test for COVID-19.
Proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test to be required for seated dining at fast food restaurants Monday

Proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test to be required for seated dining at fast food restaurants Monday

On Oct. 15, the provincial government issued a new public health order, effective Oct. 18, that expands the requirement for a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to seated dining at fast food restaurants
Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed

Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed

REGINA — Saskatchewan is exploring the possibility of sending COVID-19 patients to Manitoba, a day after it announced plans to send those sick with the virus to Ontario.
Extendicare leaving Saskatchewan following province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

Extendicare leaving Saskatchewan following province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

REGINA — Extendicare, a national private long-term care provider, is ending its contract with the government of Saskatchewan after the province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak happened in one of its homes.
La Niña! Polar vortex to plunge down into Canadian Prairies

La Niña! Polar vortex to plunge down into Canadian Prairies

The coldest winter since 2013-2014?