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Kay Braget's body was found Saturday by Saskatoon police after a group of quad riders spotted her vehicle northeast of Saskatoon. She was 89 years old.

Seniors alert system 'a natural outcome' amid rising dementia rates: police chief

By Bryn Levy March 20, 2017 - 12:59pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 12:59pm

Saskatoon saw the second death of a missing senior within just a few months over the weekend.   Police put out a missing persons bulletin Friday for Kay Braget, 89.  Her body...

Dr. Denise Werker, Saskatchewan's deputy chief medical officer, confirmed the province's first case of mumps in an email to the Canadian Press.

Province confirms first Sask. mumps case of 2017

By The Canadian Press March 13, 2017 - 10:49am Updated: March 13, 2017 - 10:50am

Saskatchewan is confirming its first case of mumps this year and two further expected cases are under investigation.

A government official confirmed in an email to The...

The Saskatoon SPCA issued a media release Monday reporting a case of parovirus. The highly contagious intestinal condition can be fatal to dogs if left untreated.

Saskatoon SPCA issues warning after finding infected puppy

By 650 CKOM March 6, 2017 - 11:43am Updated: March 6, 2017 - 12:55pm

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is warning Saskatoon-area dog owners about a potentially deadly virus.

The SPCA's Saskatoon shelter took in a...

A study by researchers at the University of Alberta found that 100 per cent of 31 pools, hot tubs and diving tanks tested in 2014 contained urine.

Sweet science lets researchers measure urine levels in public pools

By 650 CKOM March 2, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: March 2, 2017 - 12:32pm

The wide use of artificial sweeteners in our food has given a team of scientists a golden opportunity to answer a horrifying question: "Just how much pee is in the pool?"  ...

Members of the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats are being kept from contact with the public following news of a mumps outbreak among other WHL players.

Blades, Pats block players from fans after mumps scare

By Brent Bosker February 27, 2017 - 1:21pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 1:21pm

A number of players in the Western Hockey League have been benched due to an outbreak of mumps.   The league sent an alert Friday to all 22 teams after several cases involving...

One of several models of Britax stroller affected by a Canada-wide recall over issues with its mounting system.

Britax baby strollers recalled after children hurt

By 650 CKOM February 17, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: February 17, 2017 - 9:10am

Health Canada has issued an advisory about a recall affecting certain models of Britax baby strollers sold in Canada between May 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2017.   All Britax B-...

A series of reports point to issues around staffing and quality of service in the province's care homes.

Lack of staff, baths a concern in long-term care homes in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press February 7, 2017 - 1:52pm Updated: February 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

REGINA - Staffing levels and a lack of baths are once again topping a list of concerns from residents of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.

The issues are identified...

Sylvia Tuckanow, 45, was forced into getting her tubes tied after the birth of her sixth child in 2001.

'I didn't want to do this': Woman remembers being forced to get tubes tied at RUH

By 650 CKOM January 26, 2017 - 6:02pm Updated: January 26, 2017 - 6:02pm

It's a bit of a blur to Sylvia Tuckanow, but she remembers being forced into getting her tubes tied at Royal University Hospital in 2001.

After she had given birth to...

Jackie Mann, the SHR vice-president of integrated health services (right), at a Saskatoon news conference addressing the tubal ligation cases on Jan. 20, 2017.

Saskatoon Health Region orders review into women pressured into tubal ligation surgery

By 650 CKOM January 20, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:07pm

The Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is set to begin a review into cases where women have reported being pressured into having their tubes tied.

The SHR changed its policy...

41 per cent of Saskatoon residents who responded to a recent Mainstreet poll opposed safe injection sites.

Poll shows divided opinion on safe injection sites in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 10:17am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:17am

Any attempt to build a safe injection site in Saskatoon could face a public relations battle, according to a new poll.

  Mainstreet surveyed 600 residents of Saskatoon...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17, 2017.

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health-funding deal

By Sarah Mills January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm

The province and federal government have reached an agreement on health transfers.

It comes after negotiations stalled last month between the health ministers who were...

Saskatchewan taxpayers could save $10 million to $20 million by 2018-19 when12 health regions authorities amalgamate into one large board.

Sask. government hopes to save $20M with move to single health authority

By Chris Carr January 10, 2017 - 1:56pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 4:47pm

The provincial government predicts it will save between $10 million to $20 million by consolidating 12 existing health regions into a single authority.   Health Minister Jim...

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