Pratyush Dayal


Pratyush Dayal is a reporter with CBC Saskatoon. He has previously written for the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Tyee. He holds a Master of Journalism degree from UBC and can be reached at Twitter: @Pratyush_Dayal_

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Experts call for action to address Omicron ahead of Thursday COVID update with Sask. officials

"The numbers are not a surprise at all. It was expected and that's what we are seeing," said Nazeem Muhajarine, professor of community health and epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan's college of medicine. "We could be at the beginning of an exponential growth."

Wastewater samples in Saskatoon show massive increase in the Omicron variant

Wastewater samples in Saskatoon show the Omicron variant now accounts for about 64 per cent of the viral load.

Frigid temps to feel as low as -50 C in southern Saskatchewan for the rest of the year

An extreme cold warning is in effect for southern Saskatchewan due to an arctic airmass. While less snowfall is predicted, temperatures can feel as cold as -40 C to -50 C with windchill.

Ceramic Christmas trees make a comeback

Christmas is always a time of nostalgia and for a lot of people that nostalgia is packed into vintage ceramic tabletop Christmas trees. The tabletop ceramic Christmas trees, that became popular in the 1960s and 70s, have now made a comeback in recent years. 

These refugees are desperate to get to Canada. But for some, the wait is almost 4 years long, and growing

Some queer refugees from Afghanistan and Syria face immediate risks to their lives, but resettlement organizations and experts say the Canadian government is not being transparent with its processes.

Sask. filmmaker's first feature explores society's lack of balance with the natural world

‘Don’t say its name’ is a supernatural thriller directed and co-written by filmmaker Rueben Martell, from Saskatchewan's Waterhen First Nation. Martell said listening to news around missing and murdered Indigenous women and Wet'suwet'en protests propelled him to capture the ongoing injustices in his work. The eco-thriller explores society’s lack of balance with the natural world.

Early acceptance can help you deal with debt trauma, personal finance expert says

Debt trauma can have a dramatic effect on people's ability to manage their money. It relates to how money or lack of it can make a person feel unsafe and unworthy. Personal finance columnist Rubina Ahmed-Haq shared signs and ways to deal with debt trauma on Saskatchewan Weekend. 

Ongoing immigration-processing delays leave many in limbo in Canada and overseas

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had a backlog of nearly 1.8 million immigration applications as of Oct. 27. Many applicants told CBC News they feel stuck in limbo, with no clear way to check on their files.

Sask. Opposition calls on province to expand vaccination leave to parents taking kids to get vaccinated

Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and opposition health critic Vicki Mowat called on the province Friday afternoon to expand vaccination leave for parents who need to leave work to take their children to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Systemic barriers to housing persist for vulnerable people, says Sask. Human Rights Commission

An update released on Thursday to a 2018 report by Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission found while some progress was made, systemic barriers to housing persist.