August 26, 2021

Crop Report for the Period of August 17 to 23, 2021

Rainy, cool weather throughout the province delayed combining progress this week.  Harvest progressed to 29 per cent complete, up from 20 per cent last week and well over the five-year average of 12 per cent.  An additional 21 per cent of the crop is now swathed or ready to straight-cut, ahead of the five-year average of 16 per cent.  Producers would have rather had rain during critical stages of the growing season, but were happy to receive significant amounts of it this week.

August 25, 2021

New Group Home in Wilkie Welcomes Five Residents

Today, Cut Knife-Turtleford MLA Ryan Domotor, on behalf of Social Services Minister Lori Carr, joined community members, dignitaries and group home residents in Wilkie to celebrate the grand opening of a new Prairie Branches group home.

August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update for the Week of August 24: Negative Results Confirmed for LTC Homes

The Ministry of Health and Saskatchewan Health Authority have identified an instrument error that occurred at the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory resulting in up to 255 invalid COVID-19 test results from August 18 - 22.  These samples have been retested and 206 are inconsistent with the first result.  In order to confirm that invalid tests are negative, a full reconciliation of the data is underway and should be completed by tomorrow.  Family notification is commencing immediately for LTC residents identified as false-positive that have since tested negative and for residents living in impacted facilities.