Tag Archives: News/Canada/Saskatchewan

Public monuments should represent history and reconciliation, not celebrate Canada’s colonization

By | September 1, 2020

I have no objections to acknowledging important historical figures in public spaces, but that history — and those figures — should reflect the city and its people.  Almost as soon as the ink was dry on the Treaties, First Nations people were herded onto reserves and essentially erased from history. This lack of acknowledgement of our existence has… Read More »

Moose Jaw police arrest Winnipeg man who hit pedestrian in stolen vehicle while impaired

By | August 23, 2020

Police in Moose Jaw arrested a 23-year-old Winnipeg man after he struck a pedestrian, nearly hit numerous others and crashed a stolen vehicle into a median.  Officers received numerous calls about an erratic driver on the 1200 block of Main Street N in Moose Jaw, just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  When police arrived, the man and the… Read More »

Sask. hockey teams’ trip to Winnipeg tournament put ‘entire safe restart of the province at risk’: premier

By | July 29, 2020

Saskatchewan’s premier and chief medical health officer said Wednesday they were disappointed to learn of hockey teams travelling to Manitoba to participate in a private tournament. On Tuesday, CBC News reported that five teams had travelled from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg to participate in a private hockey tournament on the weekend of July 16 to 19. The Saskatchewan government recommends… Read More »

Sask. hockey teams attended July tournament in Winnipeg under blanket of secrecy

By | July 28, 2020

Several Saskatchewan hockey teams took extraordinary measures to hide their participation in a Winnipeg hockey tournament in July, including changing their team names, withholding player names on game rosters and forbidding parents from posting on social media. Despite the secrecy, the teams maintain they did not violate any rules.  The Saskatchewan government recommends against non-essential travel to other provinces.… Read More »

Visits, other services resume at federal correctional facilities

By | July 19, 2020

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced that inmate visits have gradually resumed across the country.  The first sites re-opened for visitation on July 9, 2020. Before being allowed into facilities, visitors are to undergo active screening including a temperature check. People are also required to wash their hands before entry, wear a mask and practise physical distancing. The… Read More »

Bear activity rising after spring hunt cancelled, outfitter says

By | July 12, 2020

If you’re planning a trip to northern Saskatchewan this summer, your chances of running into a black bear might be a bit higher than usual. Jeff Smith runs an outfitting business near Choiceland, Sask., called Kutawagan Outfitters, and he’s also the big game chairman for the Saskatchewan Commission of Professional Outfitters. He said he’s heard of more encounters… Read More »

Saskatchewan First Nation goes into ‘total lockdown’ after positive COVID-19 test

By | July 11, 2020

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation, located about 100 kilometres north of Prince Albert, has locked itself down after a person there tested positive for COVID-19.  Chief Frank Roberts and the community’s nurse manager Amanda Nelson took to Facebook on Friday night to confirm the test results and share the community’s message.  “We’ll be going into a total lockdown of… Read More »