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Sask. healthcare workers reflect on COVID-19 vaccine experience
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Sask. healthcare workers reflect on COVID-19 vaccine experience

As Saskatchewan prepares to launch into phase two of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout program, frontline workers who have received the vaccine are discussing their experiences. Amanda Kutsak is a radiology technologist in Fort Qu’Appelle who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. She has received both doses of the vaccine. “It did sting a little bit,” said Kutsak....

Canadian Hemophilia A Patients Hoping for Access to New Therapy Treatment
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Canadian Hemophilia A Patients Hoping for Access to New Therapy Treatment

Provincial health authorities are determining whether to approve funding for a life-changing, state-of-the-art therapy for people with severe hemophilia A. The alternative subcutaneous treatment is called Hemlibra. “Right now, Hemlibra is a better therapy, hands down,” said Wendy Quinn, president of Hemophilia Saskatchewan. “It is a game-changer.

Indigenous woman finds support at The Gathering Place after being evicted from Raising Hope
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Indigenous woman finds support at The Gathering Place after being evicted from Raising Hope

Despite not feeling ready to leave her residence, Fay Munro was evicted from Raising Hope last month. “In the written eviction notice, one of the reasons they gave was that I was speaking badly about Raising Hope in the media,” said Munro. Munro has been vocal about the lack of support she felt from management...

Viral artist Tesher saves his YouTube channel after risk of being terminated
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Viral artist Tesher saves his YouTube channel after risk of being terminated

Canadian-Indian artist Tesher, who has 250,000 subscribers and over 49 million views on his YouTube channel, has successfully stopped the deletion of his account. “Everything happened really fast,” Tesher said Monday, after having his YouTube channel running again. “We were able to figure it out and save the channel which is amazing because this doesn’t...

COVID Alert app less popular than hoped
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COVID Alert app less popular than hoped

By Daniel Reech The COVID Alert app hasn’t caught on in Saskatchewan. According to an article by CBC, only 197 people logged their positive diagnoses into the app between its launch on Sept. 18, 2020, up until Nov. 19, 2020. A period in which there were over 2000 active cases in the province. For app...

New COVID variant worries officials
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New COVID variant worries officials

By: Kayla Guerrette With Saskatchewan leading all provinces in COVID-19 cases per capita, news of three new variants of the virus has health officials concerned. The first strain comes from the United Kingdom and is the variant experts like Dennis Kendel believe is the least troubling. “All viruses mutate. This is not something unique to...

Dry Feb highlights link between drinking, cancer
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Dry Feb highlights link between drinking, cancer

Danielle Mytopher started participating in the Dry Feb campaign hoping to raise $500 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Just under a week into the month of February, Mytopher had already raised more than $800. “I think within the first 24 hours I had surpassed that goal,” Mytopher said. “So now I’m just kind of excited.”...

Programs and peers help firefighters cope
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Programs and peers help firefighters cope

Firefighters across Canada turn to brothers and sisters within the fire station for peer support after tough emergency calls and high stakes. “The stigma has changed greatly. Peer to peer in the fire service is very big – it is the brotherhood sisterhood that is huge in the fire department,” said Captain Trevor Roberts in...