Dayne Patterson is a journalist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Follow him on Twitter @DaynePatterCBC. Story tips? Dayne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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'Out of options': Sask. restaurants closing, scrambling due to effects of COVID-19
Some restaurants in Saskatchewan are closing or are on the brink of closure as the province enters a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sask. liquor stores can once again order stock weeks after liquor authority hack
About three weeks after the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority was targeted by a cyberattack, liquor retailers are finally able to order a full range of stock from the Crown corporation.
Saskatoon SPCA to halt animal protection enforcement 'out of necessity'
The Saskatoon SPCA will cease animal protection enforcement on April 1, 2022, due to a lack of funding.
Northern Indigenous communities in Sask. face rising COVID-19 cases
Northern Indigenous communities often have higher rates of COVID-19 than the rest of the province. There are fewer active cases now, but it's not expected to last long.
Liquor stores stuck with limited stock since Christmas cyber attack against Sask. liquor authority
A cyber attack that targeted the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority during the holidays has crippled its online services for the past several weeks and caused supply problems in liquor stores.
'We're Michif people': Storytelling project revitalizes Métis history in Sask.
Eight stories have been compiled as part of a project to reinvigorate Métis history in Saskatchewan.
Opposition calls for strategy to repair northern roads amid byelection for Athabasca seat
Saskatchewan's Opposition is calling for the government to direct its attention to highways in the province's north.
Explosive ending for old, potentially volatile chemicals at U of Regina as police carry out planned detonation
The Regina Police Service bomb squad detonated about two kilograms of chemicals that had aged to a point of volatility and could not be safely moved.
Long waits for COVID-19 testing and information frustrating, frightening, Sask. residents say
Saskatchewan residents have been struggling to get through to the provincial health phone line, or to get tested for COVID-19 — some waiting hours in their vehicle for a PCR test.
Schools set to start again in Sask., some parents have concerns
Parents are considering their options as schools are set to reopen this week: do they send their kids to school as COVID-19 cases surge in the province, or not?