Mental health services and supports are readily available to Saskatchewan residents who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trans-Canada Highway between Brandon and the Saskatchewan border has been closed due to poor winter driving conditions.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the state of emergency in the province has been extended for another two weeks.
A quick look at some of the federal COVID-19 benefit programs and who qualifies for assistance: Canada Emergency Response Benefit The CERB pays a monthly $2,000 payment to workers who wouldn't otherwise be eligible for employment insurance. That includes wage earners, contract... Read more
Saskatchewan has recorded its third death due to complications from COVID-19.
VIDO-InterVac said it has isolated the coronavirus in its lab and generated a vaccine that it's now testing on ferrets.
There is some disappointment being expressed in regard to Tuesday’s funding announcement by the province for Saskatchewan’s shelters as they deal with the COVID-19 crisis. $171,000 was announced across ten shelters, as part of Saskatchewan’s Social Services Pandemic Response. The... Read more
UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume, as it continues to grapple with the challenge of completing competitions that have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body couldn... Read more
The Ottawa Senators say four additional members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to six. The team announced Wednesday that the people in question travelled with the team to California before the NHL suspended its season March 12 because of the novel... Read more
Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Cody Fajardo is staying positive that football will be played in 2020 and he's trying to treat this off-season like any other.
Three more correctional officers at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the facility’s total to five cases. The Ministry of Corrections confirmed the positive tests in an email Tuesday evening. The additional COVID-19 cases come after two officers... Read more
Maybe it's not all that surprising that most Canadian leaders are soaring in public opinion polls of late, largely due to their handling of the COVID-19 crisis.... Read more
LOS ANGELES - "Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped "... Read more
Scott Moe is hoping other members of the legislative assembly will follow suit.
OTTAWA - Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government might call in the army to help First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities contend with COVID-19. He said he does not believe Canada has yet seen the worst of the novel-coronavirus pandemic and that the country needs to... Read more
OTTAWA - Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajdu tells a news conference today that federal governments have been underfunding public-health... Read more
Like most people, Corey Conners is finding new and different ways to fill his time while observing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means playing as the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL 20 on his brand new XBox, reading books, cooking with his wife Mallory, exercising and... Read more
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a seven-year-old boy and the child's grandparents. Court records show an appearance was scheduled today in Prince Albert for Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier, but his attendance was waived. Carrier,... Read more
The man charged in connection with the triple homicide of a family in Prince Albert is Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier. Court documents show he was scheduled to appear at Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday morning, although that appearance was waived. Carrier, 28, has been charged with three... Read more
Premier Scott Moe says he will donate his scheduled salary increase to charities in the province.
The city of Saskatoon is “actively looking to redeploy” as many of its staff as possible, as spring and summer programs approach. City manager Jeff Jorgenson spoke about the changes Tuesday, saying more will come out in “around a week from now.” The city is expecting the... Read more
HALIFAX - For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thompson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party. The Facebook page Thompson launched less than two weeks ago has attracted almost 200,000 followers from... Read more
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the big city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared... Read more
It’s understandable, that with so many people self-isolating and with fewer overall trips to the grocery store, meal and nutritional planning is going to take a hit. Have some compassion for yourself, says Saskatoon registered dietician Brooke Bulloch. “I’m reminding families to... Read more
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the charitable efforts of Regina’s Sikh community on Wednesday morning during his daily national address.
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo is urging residents to follow public health orders closely to ensure the Queen City will host the Grey Cup in the fall.
Prince Albert police have charged 28-year-old Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier with first-degree murder in the deaths of his son, 7-year-old Bentlee, and his parents, Denis Carrier and Sandra Henry.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials keep migrants from crossing the... Read more
OTTAWA - Six planes carrying Canadians stranded in Africa and Europe are to touch down today in the government's effort to repatriate travellers stranded by COVID-19. Global Affairs Canada says the planes will arrive from Algeria, Ecuador, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hungary and Spain.... Read more
OTTAWA - The deputy minister of Health Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic will likely lead to shortages of drugs and medical devices that treat other conditions. A lack of medications to fill ordinary prescriptions is an ongoing issue in Canada, but deputy health minister Stephen Lucas,... Read more
Here is the latest information on COVID-19 for Regina and area for Tuesday, March 31.
OTTAWA - Canadian troops returning from Ukraine this month have not been told whether they will allowed to quarantine at home or be forced to spend the two weeks somewhere else. The 200 troops first deployed to Ukraine in October for a six-month mission training local forces to fight Russian-backed... Read more
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's planning to call Parliament back for another sitting to pass more measures to help the Canadian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. He says approving perhaps the biggest social program in Canadian history needs to be a team effort. Conservatives... Read more
We've saved the whales, at least some of them. Now, scientists say, we have a chance to save the rest of the life in oceans by expanding what's already happening around the globe. "A lot of us have chronicled ocean depletion over the years," said Boris Worm, a marine ecologist at Dalhousie... Read more
Here is the latest coronavirus news in Saskatchewan from Tuesday, March 31. Please send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.... Read more
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its U.S. manufacturing index fell to 49.1... Read more
Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day emergency meeting... Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Plans to get nearly 250 Canadians off the MS Zaandam and its sister ship, the MS Rotterdam, were still in doubt Wednesday morning despite assurances from U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be... Read more
Outgoing Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer says the government needs to hold off on increasing the price on carbon, and refund GST payments collected in the last six months.
Saskatchewan's classrooms are getting back up and running, albeit in a virtual way. On Friday, it was announced teachers would get back to work following a “pause” in learning due to the closures of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the framework has come from the... Read more