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Saskatoon mom wants sex removed from birth certificate

Renn is just like a lot of 6-year-old girls who love dancing, singing, and wearing dresses. The key difference is that her birth certificate says she is male.

"Renn had some self-destructive behaviours we noticed about two or three (years old). She didn't seem like a generally happy little human," explained Renn's mom Fran Forsberg.

"My older daughter noticed that she seemed to be lighter in spirit when she was around ... her clothes. When she dressed herself in those clothes she seemed a lot better."

2013 Touchdown for Dreams ambassador dies in Saskatoon

After spending her final year spreading her inspirational message and living life to the fullest, Tracy Doell died Monday in a Saskatoon hospital.

In November 2012, Tracy was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. At the time, doctors said she had between eight and 19 months left to live.

In April of last year, Tracy walked into the offices of Cameco. She would eventually be named as their 2013 Saskatchewan Roughrider Touchdown for Dreams ambassador.

Man isolated in Saskatoon has fever of unknown origin

Doctors say the man isolated in a Saskatoon hospital after returning home from Africa has an undiagnosed fever of unknown origin.

Rod Ogilvie remains in critical condition and is intubated with failing organs according to Denise Werker, Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer.

Late Monday night, lab tests resulted negative for the four most serious pathogens of viral hemorrhagic fever: Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Crimean-Congo virus and Lassa virus. Werker said there are other hemorrhagic fevers, like Dangue, but those are not transmissible from person to person.

Regina Home Care program visits delayed due to capacity issues

The Regina-Qu’Appelle Heath Region is warning that the Home Care program is over capacity.

An internal memo sent to staff March 20 states that, “capacity issues have prevented new service demands from being met.” That could mean delays for some people, but the Health Minister insisted Tuesday that existing clients will be prioritized.

“All the patients will be seen by Home Care, it just may be a little bit longer for the non-urgent individuals as they work through these demand issues,” said Dustin Duncan.

Regina's Pasqua Hospital returning to full surgical capacity

After more than a month of postponements, Regina's Pasqua Hospital will finally be returning to full surgical capacity after determining the cause of a stain showing up in a sterilization process.

More hospital safety issues reported with new hotline

Reports of safety issues at a Saskatoon hospital have skyrocketed since a 24-hour hotline launched, but health officials say the Safety Alert system is working as intended.

"We realized there was 14 different ways in which staff could report safety issues and we heard from staff that it was very confusing," said Petrina McGrath, vice-president of people, practices and quality with the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR).

New bed management system cutting ER wait times in half

Two Regina hospitals have cut their emergency room wait times in half, thanks to a new electronic bed management (EBM) system.

The new EBM software is designed to move patients into available hospital beds faster instead of leaving them to wait in the ER for long periods of time. The $3 million program was installed in Regina and Saskatoon in October 2013. Since then, the Regina Qu’appelle Health Region said it has cut the number of patients waiting for beds in the ER by 54 per cent at the Regina General Hospital and 51 per cent at the Pasqua Hospital.

Virologist explains hemorrhagic fever can be very deadly

A Canadian virologist is giving Saskatchewan people a better insight into hemorrhagic fevers like the Ebola virus.

Monday afternoon the province confirmed that a man with some type of hemorrhagic fever was being isolated in Saskatoon, having contracted a virus while in western Africa. While Ebola virus has been devestating people in some west African countries, tests conducted by the World Health Organization confirmed early Tuesday that the Saskatoon case is not Ebola or the other most seroius types of hemorrhagic fever.

Premier part of charity effort creating 'Rider Mustang'

The premier, an autobody shop and others are revved up about raising some money for a couple of organizations in Saskatchewan.

When a contingent went to Arizona for the Barret-Jackson car auction in January to sell a truck as a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, they didn’t stop there.

Update: Man isolated for high fever took precautions in Africa

A man remains in isolation in a Saskatoon hospital after coming down with a dangerously high fever following a trip to Africa. The World Health Organization has ruled out the ebola virus as a possible cause of the symptoms. The organization has confirmed that tests came back negative.

Chief Geologist at Global Geological Services, Ltd. George Sharpe said the patient is his business associate, Rod Ogilvie.

"He got this assignment in Africa... He wanted his own project and it was just him that was required," Sharpe explained.

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