2021-07-08

113 new COVID-19 cases, 17 recoveries reported in Sask

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There are 113 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 8, bringing the provincial total to 49,152 cases. The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 2; Far North Central, 3; Far North East, 58; North West, 2; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 16; Central West, 1; Central East, 2; and Regina, 12.  Fifteen […]

SaskTel reports $130.8M net income

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SaskTel recently reported a 2020-21 net income of $130.8 million and operating revenues of $1,317.7 million. The corporation also recorded a year-over-year revenue growth of $34.0 million, reflecting continued wireless adoption and increased revenue from wireline growth services. SaskTel’s revenue is composed primarily of wireless network services and equipment revenue (46.3 per cent), fixed broadband and data (20.8 per cent), […]

Provincial crops rapidly advancing due to hot temperatures

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With very little recent rainfall and a long stretch of hot temperatures, crops are rapidly advancing across the province, according to the provincial crop report issued July 8. Twenty-seven per cent of fall cereals are in the dough maturity stage while 40 per cent of spring cereals are in the heading stage.  Sixty per cent of canola and mustard are […]

Masks still need to be worn in majority of SHA facilties in Step 3 of re-opening road map

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On July 11, Saskatchewan will enter Step 3 of the provincial “re-opening roadmap” and all remaining Public Health Orders will be removed, including mandatory masking indoors. However, once Step 3 is implemented there will be no changes to the masking, screening and family presence directives in SHA facilities with the exception of Long Term Care (LTC) homes. Transmission of COVID-19 […]

2021-07-08 E-Edition

SGI reports strong financial returns

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While the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges, the Saskatchewan Auto Fund and SGI CANADA remain resilient and financially strong, according to SGI’s annual reports which were tabled today in the provincial Legislature. The Saskatchewan Auto Fund is the self-sustaining, compulsory auto insurance plan administered by SGI on behalf of the province. Exceptionally strong investment earnings and lower-than-anticipated collision claims enabled […]

Retiring educator reflects on rewarding career

After 34 years in education as a teacher and an administrator, Lori Jeschke is set to retire at the end of July. Jeschke has been the director of education for the Prairie Spirit School Division for the past four years, but she got her start in education as a classroom teacher. “I’ve had the pleasure of teaching every single grade, […]

Osler Canada Day 2021

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Corman Park Police report – June 27 to July 4, 2021

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On Sunday, July 4, Corman Park Police Service (CPPS) joined the Martensville RCMP to conduct a high visibility check stop on Highway 12 just south of Martensville. Over a thousand vehicles passed through the check stop and all drivers were found to be sober. Members of both police services would like to thank the public for enjoying the long weekend […]

SaskWater projects proceed despite pandemic

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SaskWater’s 2020-21 Annual Report highlights a number of bright spots for the Crown corporation in a year marked by significant challenges. Despite the complexities of staff working remotely and the adjustments needed to ensure safe working conditions for essential workers, SaskWater customers did not experience service interruptions attributed to the pandemic. “The past year has pushed SaskWater to adapt and […]