Tag Archives: News/Canada/Saskatchewan

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 »

How to build the perfect campfire

By | May 31, 2020

Camping season is just around the corner and this year may include some first time campers.  Whether you’re in the back country, a campsite or just your backyard, building a campfire can be a little daunting, especially for first timers.  CBC Saskatchewan spoke with Joe Milligan from Saskatchewan Parks to find out how to build a successful and safe campfire.  Some… Read More »

Border towns deal with different reopening rules as Manitoba gears up faster than Saskatchewan

By | May 1, 2020

Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan plan to lift some restrictions May 4, but the details are not identical. This puts the town of Creighton, Sask., and the city of Flin Flon, Man., in an interesting situation.  The two communities are located only two kilometres apart, on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.  Manitoba is allowing restaurants to open patio services on Monday,… Read More »

Saskatchewan says 5-phase plan to reopen province will begin May 4

By | April 23, 2020

The Saskatchewan government’s five-phase plan to reopen the province is set to begin on May 4.  The plan, which was unveiled Thursday by Premier Scott Moe and Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab, will guide the province as it restarts its economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “Over the next several weeks, restrictions will be gradually lifted… Read More »

Farm families adapt as coronavirus measures impact Sask.-Man. border communities

By | April 11, 2020

Families farming along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border are having to adjust to new lifestyles and business changes as border checkpoints have been established to ward against the transmission of COVID-19.  “We weren’t sure it would happen but now we are seeing that coronavirus is here in our community and we are feeling that concern,” said Alexandra Raml, a farmer… Read More »

How may I help you — from 6 feet away? What it’s like working at a grocery store during a pandemic

By | April 7, 2020

Working in a grocery store during good times is simple. You have your daily tasks, like filling shelves, cleaning, keeping your eye on expiry dates and so on. Working in a grocery store during a pandemic, believe it or not, is largely the same, but without the air of safety. We are still doing largely the same tasks,… Read More »

13 cases of COVID-19 linked to curling bonspiel attended by doctors from across western Canada

By | March 21, 2020

Thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a curling bonspiel attended by 50 to 60 doctors from across western Canada. The bonspiel took place in Edmonton March 11-14, starting the same day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer Dr. Shaqib Shahab said 11 of those cases are “front-line health care staff and… Read More »