New, permanent acute care beds to be available at RUH

Thirty-six additional permanent acute care in-patient beds are opening March 9 at Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon to accommodate patients admitted through the Emergency Department. Read the entire story – Click here


Travel guidelines to guard against COVID-19 infection

As Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is detected in new jurisdictions, Saskatchewan public health is updating recommendations to residents and health care providers related to travel to and from countries with confirmed cases. Read the entire story – Click here


Sutherland, Wiens finalists for athlete of the year awards

Savannah Sutherland of Borden and Rylan Wiens of Pike Lake are among the finalists for seven Athlete of the Year awards at the upcoming Saskatchewan Sport Awards.

Sutherland is a finalist for the Youth Female Athlete of the Year award and Wiens is a finalist for the Youth Male Athlete of the Year. Read the entire story – Click here


Private members bill aims to regulate sports betting

Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh

A Private Members Bill to regulate sports betting was introduced in the House of Commons by Kevin Waugh, MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, on Tuesday, February 25.

Waugh’s bill, entitled The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, seeks to amend the Criminal Code to legalize single-event sport wagering and allow the sports wagering industry to be properly regulated. Read the entire story – Click here


Sask teachers vote in favour of sanctions

Saskatchewan teachers have voted in favour of sanctions, with 90.2 percent of members in support.

The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) said in a news release February 24 that voter turnout was exceptionally high at 96.6 percent. Read the entire story – Click here