Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges is a former CBC Saskatoon reporter who is now working in Australia.

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Two million Australians are in lockdown over 1 COVID-19 case. Here's what Canada can learn from their approach

As of today, most of my home state of Western Australia, to which I returned in December after seven years in Canada, is in the midst of a five-day, full lockdown. As the debate about the merits of strict lockdowns continues in Canada, and the federal government introduces its own version of hotel quarantine, the successes and failures of those practices in other countries can be looked to for insight. 

Internal report shows surge in Saskatoon overdoses since arrival of COVID-19

The document shows the spike in the number of overdoses recorded in the city’s emergency rooms started around the time the pandemic began. 

More drive-thru testing for COVID-19 being considered in Sask.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is considering lengthening hours and opening more locations for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, with the number of new daily cases projected to rise above 560 by mid-December.

Sask. government apologizes after HIV post featuring photo of gay couple slammed as homophobic

On Wednesday morning the posts were deleted and an apology was posted to the government's Twitter account. 

New COVID-19 restrictions suspend sports, extend mandatory masking to schools

Sports competition is suspended and gatherings at restaurants are being further limited under new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Saskatchewan on Wednesday. 

Sask. contact tracing 'strained,' with thousands of cases' sources not confirmed

Modelling released by the province last week said the source of exposure for 2,190 cases of COVID-19 was still “pending.” Of those, 1,062 were for the period between Nov. 9 to 15. 

Sask. to receive 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021: health minister

The provincial government says 180,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine purchased by the federal government have been allocated to Saskatchewan. 

VIDO-InterVac seeking funding to establish national centre for pandemic research in Saskatchewan

The VIDO-InterVac research facility in Saskatoon is seeking funding for a proposal to upgrade its facility and become a national centre for pandemic research.

Saskatoon jail unit in quarantine after 2 staff test positive for COVID-19

One unit at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre is under quarantine after two staff tested positive for COVID-19. 

Fewer than 200 positive cases entered into COVID Alert app by Sask. residents so far

A total of 197 people have entered positive test results into the federal government’s COVID Alert phone app in Saskatchewan.