Tag Archives: News/Canada/Saskatoon

Made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine effort slowed by manufacturing delay

By | August 23, 2020

In early February, a tiny tube of yellow-tinged liquid was packed into a sealed container designed to withstand an airplane crash.  The sample was from the first Canadian case of COVID-19, and destined for the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, where research scientists were mobilizing their efforts to develop a vaccine.  At the time, the Vaccine and… Read More »

‘He did not deserve that,’ says mother of Manitoba man who was punched, Tasered during videotaped arrest

By | July 9, 2020

Sherri Penner says she would not wish what happened to her son, Evan Penner, on anyone. “He did not deserve that,” she said through tears at a news conference Thursday at the office of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) regarding the force used in her son’s arrest by Saskatoon police this past Saturday.  She travelled from Manitoba after seeing video of… Read More »

The myth of more ‘free’ time during the pandemic — and how pressure to use it productively might hurt

By | May 24, 2020

On Monday, they came for me with sourdough starters.   On Tuesday, with a body weight exercise.  On Wednesday, it was signing up for a virtual yoga class.  And on and on as the days turned into weeks and weeks into months, with jigsaw puzzles and tie-dye clothes — physical, creative and ambitious pursuits through every scroll.  Throughout the… Read More »

‘We think about our boys every single day’: Photo project marks 2nd anniversary of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

By | April 5, 2020

The ice inside Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask., is gone. This community’s central gathering place, home of its Humboldt Broncos, sits empty. Spring hockey camps have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The novel coronavirus also forced the cancellation of Monday’s public service marking the two-year anniversary of Broncos bus crash. “Hockey’s on the back burner. Everybody’s lives are… Read More »