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Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed

Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed

REGINA — Saskatchewan is exploring the possibility of sending COVID-19 patients to Manitoba, a day after it announced plans to send those sick with the virus to Ontario.
Former Winnipeg hockey coach accused of sexual assaults found dead: police

Former Winnipeg hockey coach accused of sexual assaults found dead: police

WINNIPEG — A former Winnipeg hockey coach accused of sexually assaulting two teens more than 25 years ago has died. Winnipeg police say they were called Wednesday to a hotel in the city where they found Robert "Bob" Dawson dead.
Extendicare leaving Saskatchewan following province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

Extendicare leaving Saskatchewan following province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

REGINA — Extendicare, a national private long-term care provider, is ending its contract with the government of Saskatchewan after the province's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak happened in one of its homes.
Appeals court rules Manitoba had the right to impose wage freeze on public sector

Appeals court rules Manitoba had the right to impose wage freeze on public sector

WINNIPEG — A court ruling that struck down the Manitoba government's public-sector wage freeze as a violation of collective bargaining rights was overturned by a higher court Wednesday.
Saskatchewan planning to send critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario

Saskatchewan planning to send critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario

REGINA — Saskatchewan is preparing to send some of its critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario as its hospitals are over capacity. Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone said Wednesday that the province is preparing air ambulance flights.
Jets sign forward Evgeny Svechnikov to one-year, two-way contract

Jets sign forward Evgeny Svechnikov to one-year, two-way contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Evgeny Svechnikov on a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal carries an average annual of US$750,000 in the NHL.
Cameco exploring nuclear partnership opportunities with Terrestrial Energy

Cameco exploring nuclear partnership opportunities with Terrestrial Energy

SASKATOON — Uranium company Cameco says it is exploring ways to partner with Terrestrial Energy on possible future deployments of nuclear power plants in North America and around the world.
'System is creaking': Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients overwhelm Saskatchewan hospitals

'System is creaking': Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients overwhelm Saskatchewan hospitals

REGINA — For the fifth time this month, Saskatchewan has set a new record for the most COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units — most of whom are unvaccinated.
Manitoba tightens more COVID-19 rules in southern region with high case counts

Manitoba tightens more COVID-19 rules in southern region with high case counts

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is once again tightening COVID-19 rules in the southern health region, where vaccination rates are low and case counts are high.
Jets bolster defence, but goaltending could prove thin behind Hellebuyck

Jets bolster defence, but goaltending could prove thin behind Hellebuyck

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets may have filled some holes on defence in the off-season, but there’s uncertainty about the team’s fortunes when all-star goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets a night off.