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Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

Saskatchewan to require proof of COVID vaccination to try to increase uptake: premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan is bringing in a proof of vaccination policy to try to increase the number of people immunized against COVID-19 and to decrease pressures on hospitals. The policy is to come into effect Oct.
Roughriders QB Cody Fajardo declares himself fit to play after concussion scare

Roughriders QB Cody Fajardo declares himself fit to play after concussion scare

REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders fans can breathe easier. Quarterback Cody Fajardo has declared himself ready to play. Fajardo’s status for Friday's home game against the Toronto Argonauts was in question this week.
Manitoba to have first female premier: Two Tory leadership candidates are women

Manitoba to have first female premier: Two Tory leadership candidates are women

WINNIPEG — Manitobans will have a female premier for the first time.
School mates of COVID-positive students exempt from isolating in Saskatchewan

School mates of COVID-positive students exempt from isolating in Saskatchewan

REGINA — Aaron Genest’s Grade 10 son sat in three different classrooms at a Saskatoon high school over three days with a student who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Manitoba recommending third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people

Manitoba recommending third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people

WINNIPEG — Immunocompromised Manitobans will be able to receive a third dose of vaccine against COVID-19.
Mother of boy, 3, fatally stabbed in Winnipeg describes night her son was attacked

Mother of boy, 3, fatally stabbed in Winnipeg describes night her son was attacked

WINNIPEG — The mother of a three-year-old boy who was stabbed repeatedly in the head and neck while lying in his bed has told a trial that the accused threatened her the night her son was attacked.
Daily COVID-19 cases surpass 500 for the first time in Saskatchewan

Daily COVID-19 cases surpass 500 for the first time in Saskatchewan

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says his government remains concerned about significant pressures on health care as the province reported 506 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday for the first time in the pandemic.
Fungus that's killed millions of bats found for the first time in Saskatchewan

Fungus that's killed millions of bats found for the first time in Saskatchewan

A fungus that is destroying bat populations in eastern North America has made its first appearance on the Canadian Prairies.
Saskatchewan re-enacts emergency order to combat record COVID-19 cases

Saskatchewan re-enacts emergency order to combat record COVID-19 cases

REGINA — It was supposed to be a “great Saskatchewan summer.” But on Monday the province saw 449 new cases of COVID-19 -- its highest single-day count of new infections during the pandemic.
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard to face extradition hearing sooner than expected

Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard to face extradition hearing sooner than expected

WINNIPEG — An extradition hearing for a former Canadian fashion mogul facing sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States is being pushed up a month. Peter Nygard was to appear in court from Nov. 15 to Nov.