‘They call us every day’: COVID-19 case monitors are a lifeline, but provinces vary in how they use them

When Shaleen Erwin became sick with COVID-19 in November, the pregnant mother from Springside, Sask., wasn’t surprised that she had a hacking cough and slept 16 hours a day. What astonished her was... Read more »

Rage, fear, and panic attacks: An ICU nurse gets the vaccine after a rough year

When Andrea Kosloski got called in to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the intensive care nurse had to stop herself from sprinting into the Saskatoon hospital room. “I was so excited. It’s just... Read more »

106-year-old Sask. woman survives brush with COVID-19

When Beverly Smith heard that her 106-year-old mother had been diagnosed with COVID-19, she was incredibly worried. Last month, she was told that her mom, Rubena Wenzel, had contracted the coronavirus while... Read more »

University of Saskatchewan COVID-19 vaccine approved for human clinical trials

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is headed for human clinical trials. Health Canada approved VIDO’s vaccine for the trials last week. Now, the... Read more »

How much COVID-19 risk is there in these common winter activities?

As Saskatchewan’s winter continues, you may be wondering if it’s safe to partake in some classic seasonal activities during the pandemic. So which activities put you at a higher risk of contracting the virus?... Read more »

Pandemic has brought unexpected joy for some families with autism, ‘wake-up call’ for others

This time last year, five-year-old Hunter couldn’t talk. Now he’s not only talking, he’s reading books word-for-word out loud. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, his mother, Ali Mysiorek, says she was... Read more »

Sask. woman who got stomach removed to thwart cancer describes life with ‘ticking time bomb’

For years, Summer Heide didn’t eat spicy food because the slightest indigestion would trigger fears that she had stomach cancer. She would lay awake at night, terrified that she would die and leave... Read more »

Self-isolation period for people in Sask. who test positive for COVID-19 reduced to 10 days

The Saskatchewan government is reducing the self-isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19, Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab announced Thursday. Effective immediately, Saskatchewan residents who test positive for... Read more »

Early missteps made outbreak at care home worse, Extendicare workers say

Decisions made early in the COVID-19 outbreak at Regina’s Parkside care home only worsened the virus’s spread, two Extendicare employees say.   “It was a war zone,” says one male employee who has worked... Read more »

Sask. government reduces self-isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19 to 10 days

The Saskatchewan government is reducing the self-isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19, chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab announced Thursday. Effective immediately, Saskatchewan residents who test positive for... Read more »