Saskatchewan

A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week.
A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week. File photo/paNOW Staff

No appetite in Sask. for new diet: Beef and dairy industry

By Nigel Maxwell
January 17, 2019 - 4:47pm

A new report recommending a major overhaul to the world's diet, should be taken with a grain of salt, according to some officials within Saskatchewan's food industry.

The report organized by a Stockholm-based non-profit group, encourages people to limit their red meat intake to one serving a week, eggs.....

Blake Wheeler, 12, was selected as the 2019 Saskatchewan ambassador for the Champions Presented by Walmart program, which honours children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges.
Blake Wheeler, 12, was selected as the 2019 Saskatchewan ambassador for the Champions Presented by Walmart program, which honours children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges. submitted photo/Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

Saskatchewan Champion Child to honour late twin brother

By paNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 3:06pm

The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced the 2019 Saskatchewan Champion Child.

On Thursday, Blake Wheeler was named as the 2019 Saskatchewan ambassador for the Champions Presented by Walmart program, which honours children who triumphed despite severe medical challenges.

Blake Wheeler, 12, is making a special tribute.....

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Emotional reopening of La Loche school set for Friday

By paNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Attendees are being asked to wear purple Friday as family, friends and community members commemorate the grand reopening of Dene High School in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche.

The newly-renovated school will be officially reopened in an event in the high school's gymnasium. A shooting at the.....

The snowmobiles are decked out in pink, making them more visible as the ladies travel in the ditches beside the roads.
The snowmobiles are decked out in pink, making them more visible as the ladies travel in the ditches beside the roads. Shauna Menzel/Facebook

Prairie Women on Snowmobiles begins in Meadow Lake, ends in P.A.

By Aaron Schulze
January 16, 2019 - 5:23pm

The snowmobiling squad which raises funds for breast cancer research and promotes safe snowmobiling have mapped their route for their latest ride across Saskatchewan.

Prairie Women Snowmobiles will begin its six-day-long, 1,400 to 1,600km journey in Meadow Lake on Feb. 3 with the grand finale set on Feb. 8.....

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Young drivers steering in safer direction, according to new report

By Nigel Maxwell
January 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

While still posing the greatest risk on the roads, youth are involved in fewer crashes, according to the latest numbers from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

In 2017, there were 936 collisions involving 16-year-olds, compared to 1,323 in 2008 and 1,198 in 2012. Tyler McMurchy, a spokesperson for SGI, told.....

Nora Yeates, CEO of the new Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, at the foundation's launch. Jan. 16, 2019.
Nora Yeates, CEO of the new Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, at the foundation's launch. Jan. 16, 2019. Lisa Schick/980 CJME

New foundation aims to raise more money for cancer in Sask.

By Lisa Schick
January 16, 2019 - 3:16pm

Nearly everyone has either been touched by cancer or knows someone who has – now a new organization launched in Saskatchewan aims to raise more money for those people.

Though it’s been the official fundraising partner for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency since the beginning of the year, on Wednesday.....

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