Guy Quenneville

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Sask. Ministry of Corrections fired, then rehired, jail guard whose 'negligence' was linked to inmate's death

Cornell Henry was fatally beaten in his Saskatoon cell after a guard forgot to secure part of his criminal record and the file fell into the hands of other inmates. The guard was rehired at "an alternate location in the ministry."

Tyler Vandewater appeals 2nd-degree murder conviction in slaying of cellmate Chris Van Camp

Vandewater's defence lawyer says the trial judge misunderstood evidence about prison culture.

Judge rules convicted murderer Tyler Vandewater can't get parole for at least 16 years

Vandewater, 31, was previously found guilty of second-degree murder in the June 2017 prison stabbing of Chris Van Camp

Chief, mother say 'discriminating' travel bans make Sask. northerners feel like 'caged animals'

Residents of northern Saskatchewan say the way the provincial government has gone about its COVID-19 travel bans and highway checkpoints has led them to feel alienated and like they can't be trusted during the pandemic. 

Travel bans in northern Sask. to remain through coming May long weekend at least, Moe says

Talks with northern leaders on potentially relaxing the rules for some parts of the north could happen if the number of new cases continues to remain low, the premier said Wednesday.

Sask. Heath Authority's $2.2M order of rapid COVID-19 testing units hits a snag

The health authority says the delay "has not hindered our provincial laboratory medicine testing targets or approaches."

Oil producers, payday lender, 7-Eleven among those lobbying Sask. gov't about COVID-19 concerns

Opposition Leader Ryan Meili says he's disappointed his call for a broader COVID-19 task force has gone unheeded.

Man charged with homophobic church graffiti is same person accused of earlier pride mural defacement

Church leaders say the experience has only hardened their resolve to support members of the LGBTQ community.

Canadian cinemas mull safe returns along uncertain COVID-19 timeline

Restricted seating and staggered showtimes are among the measures planned to keep moviegoers and staff safe under any reopening strategy for cinemas.

La Loche calls on province to close SLGA liquor store due to COVID-19 outbreak

The village of La Loche is calling on the provincial government to force the closure of liquor stores in the community, which is in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

Outbreak at Prince Albert hospital declared over after virus contained to lone patient

Another outbreak, at Lloydminster Hospital, has been deemed stable enough to allow the community to belatedly join the Re-open Saskatchewan plan.

Most COVID-19 infections in La Loche area are in young people, says chief medical health officer

"We need to continue to social distance and work on minimizing risk," a local leader says. "The people are the magic wand."

Northern Sask. work camps close or slim down because of COVID-19

"We work with locals and purchase locally too. The thought of spreading the virus was not a palatable one," says one exploration company.

Funeral for COVID-19 victim in La Loche, Sask., sparks concern about public gatherings

"This video footage clearly shows why La Loche Saskatchewan won't be opening up so soon," says Rita Briggs.
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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Saputo Saskatoon milk plant after 1 worker infected

The infected employee's last shift was on April 27. Other workers are self-isolating, the company says.