EDMONTON - There's a fine line between a public health officer's duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what's science and what's politics. And no one should be under any doubt that chief... Read more
After raising concerns about going into their offices during a deluge of COVID-19 cases, employees for Saskatchewan’s Crowns and government ministries are getting the chance to go back to working from home.... Read more
Recent suicide attempts by two teenage girls at a First Nation in the Treaty 4 area have prompted its leaders to organize a support walk for its youth Friday morning.... Read more
As of Friday, you won’t be able to munch on your popcorn and sip your drink in a movie theatre. That’s because of new COVID-19 restrictions the Saskatchewan government announced on Wednesday. According to the public health order for all performance and gaming venues: “Capacity... Read more
VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who oversaw a small team based at Vancouver's airport says he dismissed a suggestion the night before Meng Wanzhou's flight landed to arrest the Huawei executive by boarding her plane. Sgt. Ross Lundie said Thursday he was concerned when the officers tasked with... Read more
OTTAWA - Canada's top central banker gave MPs a detailed defence of the Bank of Canada's buying spree of government debt Thursday, saying it is aimed at lowering borrowing costs across the country. The Bank of Canada has launched an unprecedented bond-buying program that effectively lowers... Read more
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is near 100 per cent ICU capacity as COVID-19 patients fill up hospital beds, prompting efforts to scale up its response and slow down some services to avoid being overwhelmed.... Read more
A new ski chalet was constructed on the Preeceville Lions Family trail, giving those taking advantage of winter activities a place to get away from the cold.
Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone said Thursday that nearly all intensive care units in the province are close to 100 per cent capacity. Officials say because of the explosion of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon, there are only three ICU beds available in the city.
Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone outlined on Thursday the amount of time provincial health officials are required to commit to investigate a contact trace for every positive case of COVID-19.
Responding to a question from Global’s Ryan Kessler, Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone outlined under what circumstances the province would consider opening a field hospital to relieve pressure on the province’s ICU capacity. Read more
Ontario's police watchdog says a one-year-old boy has died, his father was shot and a provincial police officer was injured in an incident in Kawartha Lakes. A spokeswoman for the Special Investigations Unit says police were investigating after a man allegedly abducted his young son. ... Read more
FREDERICTON - The Atlantic bubble that was pierced Monday when Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador left is now in tatters with New Brunswick's announcement that it is pulling out. Starting Friday, all visitors to New Brunswick - regardless of whether they live in Atlantic Canada -... Read more
We are one month from Christmas and Rick Van Duyvendyk with Dutch Growers in Saskatoon says his business has sold twice as many live Christmas trees as it did this time last year. “I am a little concerned because Christmas trees usually last about four weeks,” he said. “So when... Read more
Saskatchewan’s hockey community may have some free time on its hands following the province’s new restrictions Wednesday. Hockey will be done officially Thursday at midnight, with the exception of small practices, until 2021. With the extra time, we were wondering if you’ve taken... Read more
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says with the growth in COVID-19 cases in intensive care units in the past month, it is having to escalate its response to the pandemic. The SHA said Thursday province-wide ICU capacity is at nearly 100 per cent, and in Saskatoon there are only three... Read more
EDMONTON - Alberta's chief medical officer of health, dealing with rocketing COVID-19 case numbers, is criticizing a member of her inner circle for leaking confidential information to the media. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is to speak today on a CBC story tied to anonymous sources and audio recordings of... Read more
Temperatures rising heading into the weekend. Meteorologist Peter Quinlan with all the details in your SkyTracker weather outlook for Thursday, Nov. 26.
Three drivers were able to walk away safely after a crash on Circle Drive caused damage to each vehicle. (Saskatoon Fire Department) The Saskatoon Fire Department received a... Read more
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hoping to open its doors on Friday at the earliest after closing Monday due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Executive director Laurie O’Connor said a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week before two more employees tested... Read more
When your heart is focused on something, you won’t let anything get in your way. That’s the mindset some Regina business owners have as they have opened storefronts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners such as Nathan Probe of Nateslocker and Jimmy Schimmel of HoBo Donuts each... Read more
The Saskatchewan government has declared new outbreaks in Regina at the Paul Dojak Centre, Regina Correctional Centre and Pioneer Village.
VANCOUVER - A unique piece of hockey history is up for sale, with a rare Vancouver Millionaires sweater hitting the auction block. The cream and maroon wool cardigan is believed to have belonged to Hall of Fame goalie Hugh Lehman, who backstopped the Millionaires to a Pacific Coast Hockey... Read more
OTTAWA - The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts. Justice Michael Manson says in a decision today that a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking certification is outside... Read more
TORONTO - If the world figure skating championships do go ahead in a bubble in March in Sweden, there is a good chance Canada won't be there. The Swedish Figure Skating Association hopes to hold the March 22-28 event in a "bubble" in Stockholm, the organization said on its website. But COVID-19 has... Read more
Saskatchewan reported 299 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Three residents who tested positive for the virus have died, one in Saskatoon in the 70 to 79 age group, and two in the 80 and over age group in the north west zone.
There are 85 active coronavirus cases among offenders and staff at Saskatoon Correctional Centre.
Saskatchewan Health Authority's COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will be moving from Dewdney Avenue to the Lewvan Drive entrance of Evraz Place as of Friday.
OTTAWA - Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough says she's open to amending a bill on assisted dying to prevent health practitioners from discussing medical assistance in dying with a patient who hasn't asked for it. Qualtrough has told a Senate committee studying the bill that she has "... Read more
The Saskatchewan government reported Thursday the deaths of three residents who had tested positive for COVID-19. One of the people was in their 70s and lived in the Saskatoon... Read more
Following the latest round of care home visitor restrictions, some families worry about their loved one’s well-being, with the National Institute on Ageing saying many seniors are suffering. Read more
Saskatchewan reported three more deaths Thursday among residents who tested positive for COVID-19, as daily cases crept up toward 300 in the province.... Read more
On Thursday, the Saskatchewan government announced 299 new cases of COVID-19 in the province — with 72 of the new cases from Saskatoon's jail.
OTTAWA - A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for moving people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters. The Trudeau government says the flood-related effects of climate change are undeniable,... Read more
While children under the age of 18 are still allowed to practise, some parents and coaches say the restrictions— that players must be masked, physically distanced, and in a group of no larger than eight — will be difficult to accommodate.
Saskatchewan reported three deaths and 299 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.
HALIFAX - The Indigenous leader at the centre of a dispute over Nova Scotia lobster says the recent seizure of lobster traps in St. Marys Bay by federal officers could lead to trouble on the water next week. Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne'katik First Nation says Indigenous fishers who lost traps... Read more
The days of Saskatoon city council committee meetings dragging through the afternoon and late into the evening could be numbered.... Read more
BRUSSELS - Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. The European Union parliament on Thursday approved a mini trade deal with the United States, which includes the elimination of customs duties on U.S. lobster imports. The passage with 638 votes for, 45 against and... Read more
PARIS - France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods. The tax brought about 400 million euros to the French budget last year, but the government... Read more