Category Archives: Saskatchewan News

Should Saskatchewan close liquor stores? First Nation says yes, addictions experts disagree

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation has joined the call for the provincial government to close all liquor sales in Saskatchewan, but some experts say this could hurt people struggling with addiction. Chief Frank Roberts said they’ve seen more people drinking in his community since COVID-19 began to spread in the province. READ MORE: 13 new coronavirus cases reported in Saskatchewan,

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan Health Authority temporarily suspends paid parking

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has chosen to temporarily remove paid parking in order to support frontline workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health authority made the decision on Thursday and said its employees remain focused on delivering care. Alberta suspends hospital parking fees during COVID-19 pandemic Temporary free parking at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19 crisis SHA

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Saskatchewan students learn about music to cure the isolation blues

Musicians are banding together to teach Saskatchewan students impacted by the COVID-19-driven school closures. Saskatchewan Band Association (SBA) CEO Suzanne Gorman said they began late last fall looking into options for online delivery to band students and musicians in remote parts of the province. Junos performers in Saskatoon disappointed, but understand coronavirus cancellation University of Regina students unsatisfied with grading

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University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Dr. Carrie Bourassa. “Whether it’s population health

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Community groups ‘extremely disappointed’ with Saskatchewan’s response to COVID-19

A team of workers who are helping Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic say they are “extremely disappointed” with the government’s response to their needs. On Tuesday, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $171,000 in new funding for 10 shelters across the province to split in order to purchase cleaning supplies. But the COVID-19 Community Response team based in

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