Following the incident that left Ian Buckwold dead and his son Alvin, who suffers from schizophrenia, charged with second-degree murder, mental health issues are on the minds of many.
What is out there to help those suffering from some form of mental illness whether it is depression or schizophrenia?
In the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, reaching out and treating those with mental illnesses is one of the top priorities.
One boat stood out at FMG’s annual dragon boat festival in support of the Heart and Stroke foundation.
In amongst the teams of 25 paddlers, a group sporting pink life jackets and maybe just a little more grey hair than average were making their presence known with loud chants and big grins as they went through their heats.
Nothing says summer quite like a glistening backyard pool or sunny day at the beach.
But like every proverbial rose, this generally relaxing experience has a deadly, preventable and well known thorn. Between 2001 and 2010 more than 570 children drowned in Canada, more than half during the summer months.
It’s a number the Life Saving Society hopes to reduce through this week’s National Drowning Prevention Week.
“Hand sanity fix” or “hand sanitized.” These are some of the terms used to describe people drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk.
It's not uncommon to see groups gathered at bus stops drinking this toxic mixture.
Regina General Hospital (RGH) has seen problems with this type of theft and has attempted to curb the situation.
"We have the Isogel in a secure container that you can't take off the walls. We had an issue of people stealing them,” said Regina Qu’ Appelle Health Region communications official Bill Connelly.
The government is in no hurry to release the results of a closer look into long term care homes ordered by the Health Minister.
Dustin Duncan sent CEOs from all of Saskatchewan's health regions to visit each long term care facilities in their region this summer. That was after concerned family members told News Talk Radio the were worried their loved ones were being put at risk because of chronic under-staffing issues.
The conditions are perfect for us; sunny days, calm breeze, but the bad news is the weather is also perfect for the development of blue-green algae.
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region today announced the bacteria were found at Katepwa, as well as Echo Lake including Bsaytah and Echo Lake Bible Camp. Rob Schuba, the Manager of Environmental Health with the Region says warning signs have been posted in those areas to let people know to not swim there; but it might be too late for some.
The NDP says they are running out of patience after waiting for a report on long term care in Saskatchewan to be issued by the government.
Health region CEOs took a tour of some of our care centres to identify issues raised earlier in the year. A series of stories by News Talk Radio and several appearances by concerned family members at the provincial legislature raised numerous issues, primarily stemming from a reported shortfall in staffing levels at care homes.
Opposition leader Cam Broten says a tour was a waste of time.
Float therapy was a popular practice in the 1980's and has recently made a comeback in Saskatoon.
The character home in Nutana doesn't look like a spa, but the smell of wafting incense greets you at the door.
Christian Zrymiak started Oceanic Experience Wellness in his home last November and has plans to expand to a new location this fall.
It’s been 35 years to the day that Louise Brown, the first ever in vitro baby, was born. Since then five million more babies have been born to mostly infertile couples using the controversial method of conception. That includes Amar and Maxine Vasani.
The condition of Aurora Sky Brandi Lepine-Ledoux, the baby delivered prematurely after her mother was injured in a July 14 car crash in Prince Albert, is improving.
Linda Walker with the Saskatoon Health Region reports that the baby’s condition has now improved from critical condition, although she will remain in the neonatal care unit for now at the Royal University Hospital to be monitored.
According to one neonatologist, babies born prematurely can have a long road ahead of them.