Saskatoon mother believes son died participating in online challenge

Cash Anderson was a vivacious 13-year-old boy. His mom, Melanie, said he would wake up early all the time to get outside and skateboard, and he always had to make sure his fiery red curls were sitting just right before...

Two million Australians are in lockdown over 1 COVID-19 case. Here’s what Canada can learn from their approach

This analysis piece was written by Alicia Bridges, a former CBC Saskatoon reporter who is now working in Australia.For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. As of now, most of my home state of Western Australia is in the...

Much of Western Australia in lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19. Here’s what Canada can learn from the approach

This analysis piece was written by Alicia Bridges, a former CBC Saskatoon reporter who is now working in Australia.For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. As of now, most of my home state of Western Australia is in the...

Saskatoon doctor’s intuition leads to rescue of 29 people poisoned with carbon monoxide

A carbon monoxide leak from a boiler in a Saskatoon apartment building sent 29 people to hospital Thursday.It all began when an emergency room doctor at Royal University Hospital became concerned when assessing a patient Thursday night. "It was a very...

Racism against doctors is not rare in Canada and it hurts our entire health-care system

This Point of View piece was written by Dr. Hassan Masri, an intensive care specialist in Saskatoon.For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. "Is there a doctor from here that I can ask for a second opinion?"  The question...

Saskatchewan now has highest active case rate of COVID-19 in country: Health Canada

Despite a drop in new cases on Tuesday, Saskatchewan's rate of active COVID-19 cases is now the highest in the country.According to data from Health Canada, Saskatchewan had an active case rate of 319 per 100,000 population on Tuesday, an...

First Nations housing must be a priority for all governments in 2021, says FSIN chief

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for better housing in First Nations communities.Cameron said the treaty right to housing is not being fulfilled, with many large families crammed into drafty...

As a contact tracer, I see the challenges of self-isolation — and how we’re failing to address them

This opinion piece is by Helen Tang, a third-year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan, who is making contact tracing calls.For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Working in public health, I have seen how the financial, emotional...

Sask. woman cooped up in outbreak care home says isolation taking its toll

Judy Havers says she used to like going outside, getting coffee at Boston Pizza, watching animals in the park and, most of all, feeding the feral cats she's nourished and taken comfort from for the last six years. That's all out of reach now.  Havers,...

Sask. premier offers hope for Christmas care home visits. Why 1 lonely resident says she’d rather not risk it

Judy Havers says she used to like going outside, getting coffee at Boston Pizza, watching animals in the park and, most of all, feeding the feral cats she's nourished and taken comfort from for the last six years. That's all out of reach now.  Havers,...
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