Mental health services and supports are readily available to Saskatchewan residents who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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,... Read more
A Saskatoon restaurant owner says she’s on board with restaurateurs receiving financial help if they need it during the COVID-19 pandemic - but also believes the industry needs to adapt to a new way of operating.
TORONTO - As English rugby league faces an uncertain future due to COVID-19, the Toronto Wolfpack find themselves once again between a rock and a hard place. The team's next payday comes the 18th or 19th of the month and cheques will be smaller than they should. While talks continue... Read more
A third Saskatchewan resident has died due to complications from COVID-19. In a media release Wednesday, the provincial government said a person in the 80-to-89 age group has died. The first two deaths in the province were announced Monday. There were nine new confirmed cases Wednesday, bringing... Read more
TORONTO - Masai Ujiri would love to see the remainder of the NBA season salvaged somehow. But the Toronto Raptors president said, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the sports world to its knees, the only way that will happen is if people follow the medical community's orders about... Read more
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
The Saskatoon SPCA says it has found homes for 116 animals over the last two weeks and is encouraging more people to adopt a furry friend during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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
A 28-year-old man faces three charges of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths in Prince Albert of his seven-year-old son and the boy's grandparents.... Read more
The federal carbon tax increased from $20 to $30 per tonne Wednesday. Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall was a guest on Gormley and said opponents of the tax were not opposed to some sort of price on carbon. Wall said that, for years, the province had been using carbon capture and storage... 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.
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
The Chief and Council of Montreal Lake Cree Nation want the province to ban the sale of liquor to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Scott Moe is hoping other members of the legislative assembly will follow suit.
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.... Read more
Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) has released video of a dramatic river rescue over the weekend.
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
Ever since COVID-19 arrived in Saskatchewan, many shoppers have found empty shelves when looking for staples like flour or rice at local grocery stores.... 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
Efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have forced gyms and fitness centres to close, which means people are having to get creative to stay active.... Read more
Saskatoon retirement home resident Clara Arnason, who was born during the Spanish flu pandemic, celebrates her 101st birthday with her family — albeit at a distance.
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
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 mobilize 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
As sports fans lament the loss of the Final Four games of the March Madness tournament, one man is turning lemons into lemonade.
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.... Read more
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.
I fully support the precautions being taken for the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting vulnerable clients from evictions, but it was unnecessary to do anything different because the Office of Residential... Read more
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
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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
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. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being... Read more