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Pregnant NDP Candidate Young challenged incumbent in close race
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Pregnant NDP Candidate Young challenged incumbent in close race

Regina University candidate Aleana Young of the NDP looked to upset Sask Party incumbent Tina Beaudry-Mellor in a rematch of their 2016 Saskatchewan election showdown.  Four hours after the polls closed Monday, Beaudry-Mellor held a narrow lead in the vote counts, but a winner had not been declared.  Update: On Thursday October 29, Beaudry-Mellor  conceded...

This 2020 election will be different this year
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This 2020 election will be different this year

COVID-19 has made this Saskatchewan election different for its workers. According to Elections Saskatchewan, more people voted by mail with this election than the last one. In the 2016 election, Elections Saskatchewan said less than 5,000 people voted by mail, and this one was over 60,000. This results in fewer people coming to the polls....

Saskatchewan Health Authority leadership is lacking when it comes to the opioid crisis
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Saskatchewan Health Authority leadership is lacking when it comes to the opioid crisis

Jason Mercredi, who oversees Saskatchewan’s only safe consumption site, is disappointed in the province’s response to the unprecedented number of opioid related deaths in Saskatchewan. “I think it is pretty clear that this is not just a health care issue anymore,” said Mercredi, the Executive Director of Prairie Harm Reduction (PHR) in Saskatoon. “When you...

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Mother upset over lack of autism funding

By: Kayla Guerrette Although the Saskatchewan government has once again promised to expand funding for autism families, Amanda Hayward — a mother of two autistic sons — doesn’t believe it’s going to happen. “I quit my job to be at home so I could better support my son,” said Hayward whose seven- year-old son needs...

Suicide issues in Indigenous communities pushed aside after Sask Party majority win
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Suicide issues in Indigenous communities pushed aside after Sask Party majority win

A month ago, Tristen Durocher’s 44-day fast ended with the hope that it would spark change in the heart of Saskatchewan. Now the Sask Party, who voted against suicide prevention legislation and prompted Durocher to start Walking With Our Angels, won a majority in Monday night’s provincial election. Many Indigenous people are discouraged. “The Sask...

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Voting through the eyes of young first-time voters

Turning 18 can be an exciting time in a young person’s life as it means being able to vote in elections. Several young first-time provincial election voters have similar reasons as to why they are voting. “I’m voting because, not only is it our right, it’s a privilege,” said Jessica McDonald, who voted for the...

Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election
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Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election

The onset of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has fostered new concerns among residents in assisted living facilities and care homes — how to safely vote. Senior residents who overcame months of isolation and limited outside contact have, as high-risk voters, also had to deal with restrictions on assistance and understanding new voting...