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Regina-Lewvan MP Erin Weir (right) wants to see a fair share of transit funding, higher federal health transfers and extended employment insurance in Regina in the federal budget released on March 22, 2017.

With federal budget looming, Regina MP seeks measures for Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME March 21, 2017 - 10:54pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

With Ottawa set to deliver their budget Wednesday, a Regina MP is making it known what he would like to see for Saskatchewan.

The NDP's Erin Weir, the Regina-Lewvan MP,...

The hospital in Redvers, Sask., was closed just three years ago due to not having any permanent physicians.

Sask. community turns around health care, re-opens hospital

By Britton Gray March 2, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: March 3, 2017 - 11:42am

Three years after re-opening its hospital, a Saskatchewan community is celebrating the start of a third doctor later this year.

A new permanent physician is starting in ...

20 people to be laid off from mental health unit in Regina

By Lisa Schick September 28, 2016 - 2:46pm Updated: September 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

Saskatchewan's nurses' union is concerned as 20 people are being laid off from the mental health unit at Regina's General Hospital.

According to the Saskatchewan Union...

The Grenfell & District Pioneer Home. Oct 2014

Eight people to be moved from Grenfell care home after building deterioration found

By Lisa Schick August 21, 2016 - 6:06pm Updated: August 22, 2016 - 6:41am

Every evening Marilyn Parsons leaves her home and walks half a block to see her husband, Doug, at The Grenfell & District Pioneer Home – a daily tradition that could be...

Moose Jaw resident Cheryl Pakula voices concerns about Lean model at new hospital.

Moose Jaw woman concerned about cleaning and design at new hospital

By CHAB staff January 26, 2016 - 6:40pm Updated: January 26, 2016 - 6:45pm

A Moose Jaw woman is voicing major concerns about staffing levels, cleanliness and the design of the brand new Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.

Cheryl Pakula was...

Community members in La Loche grieve victims of shooting.

Sask. government ministries sending extra front-line staff to La Loche

By Kevin Martel January 25, 2016 - 2:50pm Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

All kinds of government support is being offered to help the people of La Loche recover after the devastating school shooting on Friday.

The Ministry of Education is...

Heart and Stroke Foundation volunteer ambassador Kevin Vinding at a press conference announcing the Hockey Heroes fundraising tournament in Saskatoon.

Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser to feature NHL greats

By Bryn Levy January 13, 2016 - 1:25pm Updated: January 13, 2016 - 1:25pm

Growing up, a  lot of us probably imagined oursevles flying down the ice with the likes of Wendel Clark and Paul Coffey.

With an event coming up, the Heart and Stroke...

St. Joseph's Health Facility in Macklin.

P.A. nurse in trouble over Facebook comments

By Lasia Kretzel January 12, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: January 13, 2016 - 9:58am

A Prince Albert nurse could lose her job for comments she made on Facebook about her grandfather's care.   The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) accuse Carolyn...

Sask. doctors prepare for arrival of Syrian refugees

By 650 CKOM December 18, 2015 - 1:18pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 1:24pm

Saskatchewan physicians are preparing for the arrival of Syrian refugees.   A letter from the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone.

Saskatoon Health Region CEO taking medical leave

By 650 CKOM November 30, 2015 - 12:20pm Updated: November 30, 2015 - 4:42pm

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone is taking a medical leave of absence to address personal health issues just days after announcing there would be job cuts in the...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone on Nov. 26, 2015.

Health region cutting jobs to deal with projected budget shortfall

By Bre McAdam November 26, 2015 - 1:13pm Updated: November 26, 2015 - 2:29pm

Some Saskatoon Health Region employees will lose their jobs this holiday season, but just how many positions will be cut is still up in the air.

The health region is...

Deputy Medical Officer Dr. Johnmark Opondo on Nov. 26, 2015.

Whooping cough outbreak in Saskatoon Health Region

By 650 CKOM November 26, 2015 - 11:02am Updated: November 26, 2015 - 2:01pm

The Saskatoon Health Region is urging parents to vaccinate their children after an outbreak of whooping cough in the region this year.   The disease, known as pertussis, is a...