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All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents.
All evacuees from the Pelican Narrows wildfires can start making their way back home, as Chief Peter A. Beatty lifted the orders on priority one and two residents. file photo/paNOW Staff

All wildfire evacuees set to return home

By paNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 2:27pm

The chief of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has lifted the evacuation order for the remaining residents of Pelican Narrows.

Chief Peter A. Beatty told the elderly, those with chronic breathing conditions, and pregnant women on Sept. 20 they were free to return home.

Ed Sheeran during a performance in Saskatoon on July 23, 2017.
Ed Sheeran during a performance in Saskatoon on July 23, 2017. submitted photo/SaskTel Centre

Ed Sheeran donates $10K to Sask. children’s hospital

By CKOM News Staff
September 19, 2017 - 10:37am

Ed Sheeran’s recent tour stop in Saskatchewan was about more than just music.

The pop musician grabbed headlines after a sold-out show at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre in July, but it was an anonymous gift that made a lasting impression.

file photo/Canadian Press

Saskatchewan takes new approach to help with machines for sleep apnea patients

By Brandon Graziano
September 16, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 16, 2017 - 10:39am

Starting Oct. 1, those with sleep apnea and need a continuous positive airway pressure — or CPAP — machine in Saskatchewan will be able to rest a little easier as the government shifts how it funds the devices.

The Ministry of Justice said inmates are placed according to their self-identified gender at provincial facilities including the Prince Albert Correctional Centre.
The Ministry of Justice said inmates are placed according to their self-identified gender at provincial facilities including the Prince Albert Correctional Centre. File photo/paNOW Staff

Transgender people face discrimination in prisons: Advocate

By Taylor MacPherson
September 14, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: September 18, 2017 - 7:57am

Going to prison or jail is rarely a stress-free experience, but advocates agree that incarceration is often truly traumatic for transgender people who find themselves behind bars.

Dr. Joanne Sivertson, the president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and local OB/GYN is travelling around Saskatchewan collecting input from physicians in the province on many upcoming changes.
Dr. Joanne Sivertson, the president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and local OB/GYN is travelling around Saskatchewan collecting input from physicians in the province on many upcoming changes. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Change coming for Sask. doctors: President of Sask. Medical Association

By Bryan Eneas
September 14, 2017 - 11:22am Updated: September 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

It’s a time of flux for physicians in the province.

Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) president, and local Prince Albert obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Joanne Sivertson is touring the province to hear from local physicians.

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