Highlights / Saskatchewan

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life

The farmer vs the giant biotech multinational: Percy – the film

The story of an independent farmer in Saskatchewan in an epic legal battle against biotechnology and chemical giant Monsanto over 20 years ago is now going to the big screen. The legal battle between canola farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto »

Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Society

Manitoba government pledges $2.5 million to host 2020 CFL season

Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to host the Canadian Football League’s shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg, according to an announcement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Monday.  The bid to host the CFL is part of a larger, »

Health, Society

Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday. Dr. Walter Siqueira of »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Retail businesses open in Saskatchewan next week

The province of Saskatchewan will begin its second phase of reopening next week according to an announcement from the province’s Premier Scott Moe yesterday.  Starting on May 19, retail businesses, shopping malls, personal services, such as barbers and hair stylists, »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada invests in power line to deliver hydroelectric power to Saskatchewan

The Canadian federal government announced yesterday that it is investing $18.7 million to the construction of a transmission line that will connect Saskatchewan to Manitoba’s supply of cleaner hydroelectricity, according to a press release from the Manitoba government.  Manitoba Hydro, »

Society

Saskatchewan requires criminal record checks before name change

Criminal record checks will be required for people who want to change their name in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  According to a press release, Saskatchewan becomes the first province that can reject a name change due to certain criminal »

Society

Canadian government invests in anti-racism campaign in Saskatchewan

In an effort to promote diversity and combat racism, the Canadian government is investing $100,000 into the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s 2020 anti-racism campaign. “Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Canadian identity. It is our shared responsibility to »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Bison return to prairie cultural park

Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story. The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in »