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Residents removed from Keeseekoose Group Home on safety concerns

It’s the second time in six years that a girl’s group home on the Keeseekoose First Nation—near Kamsack—has been shut down.

Executive director of community relations for the Ministry of Social Services Wayne Phaneuf confirmed that four girls had been removed from the home on Friday on concerns for their safety.

“We need to make sure that children are safe. And if we can’t speak to the safety, we would take the kids out,” he said when asked what the impetus was behind removing the girls.

More people hospitalized with flu in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan may be on the downward slope of the peak of flu season with the Ministry of Health reporting that there have been no new flu-related deaths in the province over the last week.

The total number of deaths remains at 16. However, three more people have been admitted to hospital Intensive Care Units bringing that total number of serious cases this flu season to 63 hospitalizations.

UPDATED: Lawson Pool issues cause financial problems for Regina Dolphins

The Regina Dolphins Swim Club first started reporting problems with the air quality at the Lawson Pool last March but with no permanent solutions, the issue is still having a major impact.

Club President Nick Egarhos says Swim Saskatchewan won't sanction swim meets at the Lawson until the health problem is fixed.

“From a club perspective we’re no longer able to hold these swim meets which means we are no longer able to gain the revenue from these swim meets which is quite substantial for a club of our size,” he said.

More measles infection sites listed as cases in Regina grow

The number of confirmed cases of measles in Saskatchewan is again rising.

More Canadians survive heart attacks, but struggle to lose weight

New findings from the Heart and Stroke Foundation show that survival rates are higher than ever.

Over 90 per cent of Canadians will survive a heart attack if they make it to a hospital, that number is 80 per cent for those who suffer a stroke. 

However, more than half of survivors struggle to maintain healthy lifestyle changes.

Influenza deaths level off in Saskatchewan; ICU cases still climbing

Saskatchewan is on the downward slope of the influenza season, according to the province's health ministry.

There have been no new flu-related deaths in the province over the past week, according to Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Denise Werker. So far this flu season there have been a total of 16 who have contracted influenza and then died. Sixty have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, which means flu season is not yet over.

“Because we have ICU admissions we may still get further deaths.”

Men, women may require different treatments for Alzheimer's

We know there is a link between depression and Alzheimer's disease but exactly how they are linked and what that means for treatment is still a mystery.

Dr. Darrell Mousseau, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan, has been working to change that. He gave an update to the public and his financial backers Wednesday night.

“What we found is that there is a link between depression and Alzheimer’s but it seems to kind of fall along male and female lines,” Mousseau said.

Sask. building code requires sprinklers in all seniors' homes

The Saskatchewan government is keeping an eye on the fallout from a deadly fire at a Quebec seniors' home last week.

Crews in Quebec are continuing to search through the ice-coated rubble of a home in L'Isle-Verte, Que., continuing their effort to find the bodies of the 13 people that are still missing. The bodies of 19 others have already been found.

A sprinkler system was only installed in half of that building, which contributed to the massive damage and loss.

Saskatoon offers fitness classes for people with MS

The gym at the YWCA in Saskatoon has become part of Brenda Bork's routine as she attends special exercise classes for people with multiple sclerosis.

"I come very regularly. I strongly believe that is what's keeping me as well as I am right now," Bork said.

Bork was diagnosed with MS about five years ago and started attending these classes shortly after.

"I just wanted to feel like I was making a difference in my own life, doing what I could do to keep well. I just didn't want to sit back and feel like my life was over," she said.

Sask. considering HPV vaccine for boys

By this fall, boys in Alberta and Prince Edward Island will be getting free HPV immunizations but Saskatchewan is not ready to do the same. 

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