The provincial government has announced how it plans to spend the $10 million it promised for long-term senior care.
The Urgent Action Fund was announced after troubling stories came out about senior care. Numerous complaints were heard at the Legislature during the last two sittings that staffing shortages were leaving residents to soil themselves in bed or unable to get off the toilet for hours at a time without assistance.
On Thursday the province revealed it has added another $40,000 to the fund. There will also be another $3.8 million put towards ongoing issues.
Most people probably couldn't tell you the difference between an adoption and a guardianship but the fate of a three-year-old boy hangs on just that technicality.
The boy's aunt Waheeda Afridi has been a Canadian citizen living in Saskatoon since the early 2000s.
The boy was her sister's seventh child. Recently widowed, the sister said she'd be hard-pressed to care for the child and asked if Afridi could take him.
The passing of Nelson Mandela is being marked in Saskatchewan, half a world away from his native South Africa.
The impact of the celebrated politician and revolutionary anti-segregationist was felt throughout the world during his life.
His loss is being mourned even as his legacy is celebrated by South Africans and Canadians alike.
Saskatoon doctor recalls Mandela portrayed as 'anti-Christ' by apartheid government
Johann Malan, a South African doctor living in Saskatoon, said he's never known anyone as humble as Mandela.
Former South African president and anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandella has died at 95.
Mandela had been battling health issues a severe lung infection for the last several months. He had been in and out of hospital numerous times this year. His health had kept him out of the spotlight the last few years; he hadn't appeared in public since 2010.
Premier Brad Wall is taking shots at Potash Corp for a comment Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bill Doyle made earlier this week when the company announced it will cut 440 jobs in Saskatchewan.
During interviews on Tuesday Doyle said that the company’s dividend is “sacrosanct” and insisted there are no plans to cut those payments to shareholders or alter a share buyback plan. Wall says that’s unacceptable.
A case of snooping by a Ministry of Highways employee has exposed some holes in the security of some private information.
In September 2010 an employee had an "incident" with another driver on the highway. The employee's name was not released but he is a traffic officer with the ministry's Transport Compliance branch. When he got to work he exploited his access to SGI's database to look up the other person involved in the crash.
The threat of nighttime closures at the Pasqua Hospital's emergency room in Regina is being pushed back until the end of the year.
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) announced Thursday that it has managed to find enough temporary help to avoid the closures that were announced two weeks ago.
“The balance of the hours are made up by locums,” said Dr. David McCutcheon, RQHR vice-president of Physician and Integrated Health Services.
Other shifts were filled to the end of December by currently-employed ER doctors.
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) wants the Ministry of Environment to drop a proposed project near Langham.
Fortune Minerals Ltd. (FML) is seeking approval under the Environmental Assessment Act to construct and operate a Metals Processing Plant in the RM of Corman Park near Langham. The environmental impact statement (EIS) is under public review until Dec. 6.
"We are recommending that this particular project should not be approved," said Ann Coxworth, SES board member.
Saskatchewan’s Provincial Auditor released Volume Two of the 2013 report on Wednesday, and included is some pretty strong, unflattering words to describe how the Saskatchewan Government presents part of its financial statements.
“We’re disappointed to report that the financial statements for the General Revenue Fund (GRF) are not reliable,” said acting provincial auditor Judy Ferguson.
They’ve been labouring over the legislation for the past year and now the government is introducing amendments to Saskatchewan's essential services law.
“We wanted to spend a lot of time listening to stakeholders—both on the employer and the employee side. And we think we’ve struck a good landing place,” Labour Relations Minister Don Morgan told reporters on Wednesday.