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CEO Scott Livingstone (left) and board chair Dick Carter speak with media in Regina Tuesday.
CEO Scott Livingstone (left) and board chair Dick Carter speak with media in Regina Tuesday. Submitted/SHA

SHA amalgamation: one year on

By Glenn Hicks
December 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

The expansion of pediatric services at Prince Albert's Victoria Hospital is in the Saskatchewan Health Authority's (SHA) plans, especially in light of the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital opening in Saskatoon next year.

The nursery at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert is equipped with medical gases to manage only four babies at a time. On Monday, there were nine newborns needing special care and attention.
The nursery at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert is equipped with medical gases to manage only four babies at a time. On Monday, there were nine newborns needing special care and attention. Teena Monteleone/paNOW Staff

Prince Albert nursery a difficult '357-square-foot-reality'

By Teena Monteleone
December 3, 2018 - 5:16pm Updated: December 6, 2018 - 1:20pm

On Monday morning in the Victoria Hospital obstetrical unit, there was a total of 14 newborn babies.

Of those 14, nine were in the special care nursery due to increased needs or being unwell at birth.

The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people.
The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corp

Diamond mine is 'awesome' employment opportunity: Métis director

By Glenn Hicks
December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 3, 2018 - 8:24pm

This region's director for the Métis Nation says the prospect of jobs at the planned Star Orion South Diamond Project is an “awesome opportunity” for her people.

The Government of Saskatchewan wants the federal government to stick to a deal they say involves Ottawa paying half of the now estimated $278 million price tag for the remediation of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine in the North.
The Government of Saskatchewan wants the federal government to stick to a deal they say involves Ottawa paying half of the now estimated $278 million price tag for the remediation of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine in the North. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Research Council

Saskatchewan sues Ottawa over uranium mine clean-up

By Glenn Hicks
November 28, 2018 - 5:19pm

The province of Saskatchewan has filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking half of the huge costs it has and will incur for the clean-up of the defunct Gunnar Uranium Mine on Lake Athabasca. The total cost could reach around $280 million.

RCMP officers will be patrolling the construction zone near the Muskoday Bridge watching for drivers who ignore traffic safety rules.
RCMP officers will be patrolling the construction zone near the Muskoday Bridge watching for drivers who ignore traffic safety rules. Charlene Tebbutt/ paNOW Staff

Increased enforcement around Muskoday Bridge construction: RCMP

By Charlene Tebbutt
November 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

RCMP are warning drivers to be aware while travelling around the Muskoday Bridge, as police are in the area watching for speeders and those not obeying traffic safety rules.

The Neonatal intensive care team works elbow-to-elbow in the cramped space at the Victoria Hospital.
The Neonatal intensive care team works elbow-to-elbow in the cramped space at the Victoria Hospital. Twitter/Dr. Laurence Givelichian

P.A. neonatal unit compared to telephone booth amidst call for improvements

By Glenn Hicks
November 21, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: November 29, 2018 - 10:58am

The picture accompanying this article shows a team of professionals working elbow-to-elbow in the cramped 20 feet by 18 feet confines of a space that has been likened to a “telephone booth” by a local doctor.

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