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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...

Fan belt failure at Pasqua Hospital forces surgeries, procedures to be postponed or moved

By 980 CJME January 10, 2017 - 12:00am Updated: January 10, 2017 - 12:15am

Dozens of surgeries and procedures at Regina's Pasqua Hospital are being postponed or moved to the General Hospital Tuesday.

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) ...

Fitness trainer Brandon Wicks drags a sled at his boot camp on Jan. 8, 2017.

Saskatoon trainer encourages New Year's resolutioners to stick to their goals

By JT Marshall January 9, 2017 - 8:12am Updated: January 9, 2017 - 8:12am

The New-Year's resolutioners have once again descended on the city's gyms.   "I found a lot of people have been emailing us," said Brandon Wicks with Rise Strength Lab. "They...

Alaa Murabit, 27, was named to Forbes Magazine's annual 30-under-30 list for her achievements in the field of health.

Forbes list honours Saskatoon-raised woman

By 650 CKOM January 6, 2017 - 1:47pm Updated: January 6, 2017 - 1:47pm

A woman named to Forbes Magazine's "30-under-30" list has a Saskatoon connection.    Alaa Murabit, 27, was raised in Saskatoon, where she graduated high school at 15.   From...

The Saskatoon Health Region anticipates that flu numbers should start coming down next week.

Worst of Saskatoon flu season drawing to an end

By Chris Carr January 6, 2017 - 1:36pm Updated: January 6, 2017 - 1:36pm

People who got this year's flu shot should probably be glad they did.

Simon Kapaj, Deputy medical health officer with the Saskatoon health region, said this year's...

54-year-old Richard Gryschuk (centre) was saved by three bystanders at Lakewood Civic Centre on May. 24, 2016.

Paramedics honour 5 Saskatoon heroes

By JT Marshall December 21, 2016 - 1:50pm Updated: December 21, 2016 - 1:50pm

Two people are spending Christmas with their families this year thanks to a group of Saskatoon heroes.   Elaine Brecelj and Karen Villanoa were among five people awarded...

MD Ambulance reported receiving nearly twice its usual call volume on Tuesday.

Spike in calls keeps MD Ambulance busy

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 3:51pm Updated: December 21, 2016 - 11:29am

Saskatoon's paramedic service reported Tuesday that it was swamped by an unexpected surge in calls.   MD Ambulance said in a release that it responded to 120 calls over a 24-...

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter said he was left disappointed following a summit in Ottawa on health care funding.

Sask. minister blasts feds over health funding

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm

Saskatchewan's health minister is calling for continued negotiations on a new national health funding plan, despite a breakdown in talks this week.    Jim Reiter said Monday's...

The federal government is relaxing regulations for setting up supervised injection sites.

Chief says Saskatoon injection site 'only a matter of time'

By Chris Carr December 14, 2016 - 12:43pm Updated: December 14, 2016 - 1:29pm

A supervised injection site is a matter of when – not if – as far as the chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council is concerned.

"It'll happen in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton...