Sask. expat in U.K. taking part in human trial of COVID-19 vaccine

Tiffany Cassidy, a Saskatchewan-expat journalist living in the U.K., was feeling ill-equipped to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.   That changed when she spotted an ad asking for volunteers.   Cassidy is now on the front lines, taking part in a human trial...

Sask. mother of disabled child says tepid COVID-19 response highlights long-term issues

Margaret Kress says things were already tough before COVID-19 took away what little government support she had to help care for her 25-year-old intellectually disabled daughter Mackenzie.The single Mom and adjunct university professor had been getting 15 hours a week of...

Pandemic could block access to medically-assisted dying for some Sask. patients

Valerie Scrivener said Monday that if she could die that day, it would be a huge relief. "That would be wonderful," she said in an interview from her hospital bed.  Hours later, after a long illness, the 74-year-old took her last breath after...

‘Am I going to see anyone again?’: Hospital patients isolated from loved ones as COVID-19 stops family visits

Mary-Anne Parker says her parents are planners — they had talked about what to do if one of them got sick. But nothing could have prepared them for what happened when her 85-year-old father went to hospital with pneumonia. "When he went in to hospital,...

Health workers say Sask. system failing to protect elders, vulnerable adults from neglect and abuse

A Saskatchewan patient — unable to care for themselves due to cognitive impairment — was kicked and punched down the stairs at home. Another was left on the floor for several days with no food or medication. These are real situations...

Calls for culturally-specific care amidst concerns over mental health issues in black communities

Eight years after Fiyin Obayan suffered from a severe mental breakdown, she still remembers how terrifying it was."It was like I was a different person. I just kind of lost sight of reality. It's like I kind of go in...