Influenza has killed 3 unvaccinated Sask. preschoolers so far this season: public health officials

Health officials are pleading with families to get flu shots, with hospitalization rates for the flu this season highest for children under age nine. Only one in three Saskatchewan toddlers has had the vaccine, the provincial health authority says.

After watching their dog die ‘a painful death,’ owners want ban on strychnine used by Sask., Alta. farmers

Strychnine is used by farmers under provincial oversight to control the ground squirrel and northern pocket gopher population. But dog owners and others want them to ban strychnine for use on gophers due to the effect it has on other animals — something Health Canada is considering.

Sask. apologizes after 1 Humboldt player believed alive is dead, other pronounced dead is alive

Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry has issued an apology after two players on the bus that crashed while taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game were misidentified — one who was pronounced to be dead is alive, and the other said to have been alive is dead. Xavier Labelle, in fact, survived the crash. […]