Sask. woman had unbearable knee pain, so she paid $28k for surgery in Calgary

Betty-Lynn Nylen, 70, was physically and mentally exhausted from excruciating knee pain. "To not even be able to perform your activities of daily living or have everything that you do impacted by pain … it takes its toll on you after a while,"...

Sask. might not have counted all COVID-19 deaths, excess mortality numbers suggest

Data from Statistics Canada and confirmation from the Saskatchewan government indicate the province might have undercounted COVID-19 deaths in 2021. It's the result of a figure known as excess mortality, which happens when more deaths occur during a certain period of time than what would be typically expected. Data...

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. gov’t 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...

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 has withdrawn nearly as many tickets issued for breaking COVID-19 rules as it has convictions

Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan has withdrawn as many tickets for violating COVID-19 restrictions as it has secured convictions.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...

Sask. child vaccine rates continue to fall, COVID-19 immunizations stall as immunization awareness week ends

As National Immunization Awareness Week winds down, two Saskatchewan experts say there is more need to educate now than ever as vaccine misinformation swirls.COVID-19 vaccinations in Saskatchewan, including first, second and booster doses, have slowed dramatically since the beginning of 2022,...

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...
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