All it took was some good old fashioned prairie ingenuity to fix a water problem that has troubled people in the Village of Creelman for nine years.
The water plant was built in 2004 but the source is an above-ground dugout. The water quality never quite met provincial testing standards and they have been under a boil water advisory ever since.
An agency that works with Regina's needy says homelessness won't be solved as long as emergency services bear the brunt of its burden.
A new report on homelessness has been issued by Carmichael Outreach, a support program that works with Regina's homeless. It says the city and province need to work together on a "housing first" model in order to find a long-term solution for what the Outreach calls a decade-old problem.
Michelle Walsh believes liberation therapy for multiple
sclerosis can work despite yet another study that questions its validity.
Walsh of Beechy, Sask. went to Bulgaria in 2010 for treatment and said her life has drastically changed for the better.
A lab at the University of Saskatchewan is using their patented technology to generate therapeutic-grade antibodies to treat breast cancer and leukemia.
An investment of $1.7 million from the federal government's Western Economic Diversification (WED) and the provincial government helped the lab buy the necessary infrastructure and tools to create the antibodies at a much larger rate.
"Anytime we can look at new treatments to ensure that this disease is combated that's a good thing," said Michelle Rempel Minister of State for WED.
Years of improper blood testing at the University of Regina has put hundreds of people at risk, according to the school.
The U of R has issued warning to more than 260 people who had "blood lactate level testing" done as part of the school's Kinesiology & Health Studies courses. A nine-month long audit found that between 2006 and 2012 an improper testing procedure was used on students during testing in second- and thired-year exercise physiology classes, on volunteers participating in research projects, and with "fee for service" clients.
It's Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada and one Saskatoon man with schizophrenia hopes it will give people a better understanding of mental illnesses.
"I have good and bad days. I may sometimes suffer with voices or thoughts that make me very depressed, sometimes angry, frustrated. On good days, I'm just like everybody else. I'm upbeat, positive, happy," said Matthew Proctor.
Proctor first started showing signs of schizophrenia when he was 17, now at 41, he has years of experience with the condition he wants to share.
Christian Shaw used to love to drum but he lost interest after his father’s death which sent him deep into depression. Now he’s back behind a drum set after trying to end his own life seven years ago.
His wheelchair barely fits behind the yellow Pearl drum set. The floor tom has been removed so Shaw’s wheels can fit under the other drums. Special straps hold the drumsticks onto Shaw’s hands since he can no longer use his fingers. And when the music starts, he hits the crash symbol and starts a steady beat.
A study published today in medical journal the Lancet, reveals that the narrowing of neck veins is an unlikely cause of multiple sclerosis.
"Using the best methods available, we were unable to confirm Dr. Zamboni's theory that MS is caused by CCSVI and our conclusion is that the narrowing of neck veins is common and a normal finding in most people," said Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of the University of British Columbia, the study's lead researcher.
People in Wolseley are still waiting for a new doctor to replace the two who left earlier this summer, but now they are worried the hospital itself may never re-open.
Randy Quintan is a town councillor in Wolseley. He says when the Regina Qu’appelle Health Region had to shut down emergency and acute care services in July, the town was told they had to wait in line.
“The plan was to stabilize Indian Head and Broadview hospitals before they would start looking for a full-time doctor in Wolseley,” he explained.