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Team sports suspended for three weeks as Sask. attempts to put brakes on COVID...

Sports will go on hold, recreational facilities receive attendance caps and mask use expanded Friday as Saskatchewan continues to introduce new measures...

Another 164 cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday

The province reported another 164 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.The current seven-day average is 214, or 17.7 cases...

P.A. art show and sale going virtual this year

A popular Prince Albert art show and sale will be going virtual this year after the pandemic prevented them from hosting an...

Classrooms in Saskatchewan Rivers must isolate for one positive COVID-19 case

Recently there has been an informal change in health directives in the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division when a student tests positive for...

Case counts continue to rise for COVID-19: SHA

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)broke down where people contracted COVID-19 last week in an update posted online Tuesday.“Saskatchewan...

City announces budget deliberation dates

City of Prince Albert budget deliberations will take place in January this year instead of the usual late November time slot.

Trailblazing NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dies days after COVID-19 diagnosis

Fred Sasakamoose, a hockey pioneer and one of the first Indigenous professional hockey players, has died just five days after being hospitalized...

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Project pandemic: mapping the outbreak

By Daily Herald / May 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
In an effort to track COVID-19 and its impact on different populations, especially the most vulnerable, journalists and journalism students at news organizations and universities from across Canada have come together to compile data from government health authorities and self-reported...

Friday COVID-19 update: Canada at 157 cases, travel not advised, Tony Cote games and other events cancelled

By Peter Lozinski / March 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
Cancellations continued to pile up Friday, as both the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and Spark Theatre announced cancellations. Spark Theatre cancelled its planned upcoming pair of shows, Gin and the Real Inspector Hound. Friday's Terry Barber performance at the E.A. Rawlinson...

‘The general public does not need to be concerned’ — First presumptive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Sask.

By Peter Lozinski / March 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
Saskatchewan's first presumptive case of COVID-19 was confirmed by the province Thursday. According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, the first case is a Saskatoon resident who is in their 60s who recently travelled to Egypt. After...

Prince Albert restaurant closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

By Daily Herald / November 22, 2020 / 0 Comments
Original Joes in Prince Albert announced on Saturday they would be temporarily closing after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. In a Facebook post, the restaurant and bar said they chose to voluntarily close to deep clean the building...

Trailblazing NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dies days after COVID-19 diagnosis

By Peter Lozinski / November 24, 2020 / 0 Comments
Fred Sasakamoose, a hockey pioneer and one of the first Indigenous professional hockey players, has died just five days after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Fred’s son Neil took to Facebook Live just 30 minutes after the passing of his father...

Healthcare union says government creating ‘dangerous powder keg situation’ with COVID-19 policies

By Jason Kerr / November 23, 2020 / 0 Comments
The union representing roughly 14,000 Saskatchewan healthcare workers says the provincial government “is creating a dangerous powder keg situation” through its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE Local 5430 took the government to task on Monday, saying rising case numbers...

James Smith Cree Nation celebrates grand opening of MRI clinic

By Kelly Skjerven / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments
James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN) celebrated the grand opening of the National Medical Imaging Clinic and Education and Research Centre on Thursday.  The clinic, located in Saskatoon, includes a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), X-rays and ultrasound technology. ...

Case counts continue to rise for COVID-19: SHA

By Michael Oleksyn / November 24, 2020 / 0 Comments
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)broke down where people contracted COVID-19 last week in an update posted online Tuesday. “Saskatchewan has high rates of community transmission. Case counts, active outbreak investigations, hospitalizations and deaths continue to increase,” the media release said....

Classrooms in Saskatchewan Rivers must isolate for one positive COVID-19 case

By Michael Oleksyn / November 24, 2020 / 0 Comments
Recently there has been an informal change in health directives in the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division when a student tests positive for COVID-19. Last weekend Saskatoon Public Schools changed their guidelines where entire classes have to isolate after a single...

Long-term forecasts show Canada could hit 20,000 new COVID-19 cases per day by end of December

By Jason Kerr / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments
Federal health authorities estimate Canada could see more than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases per day by the end of December if efforts aren’t made to reduce the virus’ spread. Canada currently has roughly 52,000 active cases to date, and more...

Cases of COVID-19 identified in several Saskatchewan Rivers schools

By Michael Oleksyn / November 23, 2020 / 0 Comments
On Sunday evening the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been identified in several schools around the division. These include one individual in Debden Public School, one individual in Ecole Arthur Pechey School...

‘We are in that echo pandemic now’

By Peter Lozinski / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments
COVID-19 isn’t the only health concern sweeping the province. As positive tests have increased, so too has uncertainty, leading to increased anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other mental health concerns. “We’re receiving a lot more calls for people just looking...

COVID-19 cases connected to three schools in Prince Albert

By Michael Oleksyn / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments
On Friday evening the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been identified in an individual at three different schools in the division. The schools are Carlton Comprehensive Public High School, Riverside Public School...