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Sylvia Tuckanow, 45, was forced into getting her tubes tied after the birth of her sixth child in 2001.

'I didn't want to do this': Woman remembers being forced to get tubes tied at RUH

By 650 CKOM January 26, 2017 - 6:02pm Updated: January 26, 2017 - 6:15pm

It's a bit of a blur to Sylvia Tuckanow, but she remembers being forced into getting her tubes tied at Royal University Hospital in 2001.

After she had given birth to...

Lachlan Kai Russell was born at 12:08 am Jan. 1, 2017 to mom Vanessa and dad Lachlan.

Saskatoon first born of 2017 a boy

By JT Marshall January 1, 2017 - 2:57pm Updated: January 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

It's a boy.

Lachlan Kai Russell is Saskatoon's New Year's baby.

"I'm just overwhelmed with how special he is," said mom Vanessa Russell. "He's just my bundle of...

Health officials say there's been an increase influenza cases in the Saskatoon health region signalling the peak season is right around the corner.

Saskatoon health officials warn flu season to ramp up over holidays

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 7:55am Updated: December 20, 2016 - 8:00am

It's that sneezing, coughing, feel-lousy time of year -- flu season has arrived and health officials in the Saskatoon health region are warning it's going to ramp up over the...

Report shows Saskatoon saw 55 per cent spike in new HIV infections

By Bryn Levy December 2, 2016 - 4:05pm Updated: December 2, 2016 - 4:15pm

Saskatoon's HIV numbers appear to have stabilized after a spike in new cases last year.   2015 saw a 51 people infected, according to a report from the Saskatoon Health Region...

A report presented to the Saskatoon Health Region in November is making the case for bringing back house calls.

Saskatoon Health Region eyes move to more home-based care

By 650 CKOM November 15, 2016 - 5:04pm Updated: November 15, 2016 - 5:15pm

The Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is looking to the past in an effort to cut emergency room costs.

A report presented to the region in November is making the case for...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone.

Dozens of jobs cut at the Saskatoon Health Region

By Chris Carr September 15, 2016 - 5:41pm Updated: September 15, 2016 - 5:45pm

Employees with the Saskatoon Health Region were warned that tough decisions would have to be made as administration dealt with a massive deficit. This week 70 jobs were cut....

Saskatoon Health Region posted a year-end deficit of $35.7 million and is on track for a $31.8-million shortfall in the current fiscal year.

Saskatoon Health Region approves budget, faces $30M deficit

By 650 CKOM September 8, 2016 - 8:40am Updated: September 8, 2016 - 9:00am

The CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region warned more tough decisions will be made as the organization tries to reign in its deficit.

Dan Florizone said getting the region’...

A view of the approximate area where a 21-year-old labourer died Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site.

Investigation begins into worker death at Children's Hospital construction site

By Bryn Levy July 22, 2016 - 4:25pm Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:30pm

Work on the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan will remain stopped indefinitely following the death of a 21-year-old labourer Thursday afternoon.   At a Friday press...

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Computers cause delays at Saskatoon labs

By 650 CKOM June 9, 2016 - 7:44am Updated: June 9, 2016 - 7:45am

The Saskatoon Health Region has a computer issue in their lab computer system. It means there are longer lineups at the Dynacare locations.

It started on Sunday when the...

Florizone returns as Saskatoon Health Region CEO

By 650 CKOM May 18, 2016 - 1:55pm Updated: May 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Dan Florizone is back as president and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region after taking a five-month leave for health reasons.

Florizone addressed media Wednesday; he is...

Sandra Blevins, Vice-President of Integrated Health Services, talks about overcapacity situation at RUH and SPH on Feb. 25, 2016.

Health region deems 2 Saskatoon hospitals at 'critical overcapacity'

By Bre McAdam February 25, 2016 - 5:11pm Updated: February 26, 2016 - 7:44am

People in Saskatoon are being reminded to use common sense when attending the emergency department as flu season has contributed to what the Saskatoon Health Region is calling...

Saskatoon Police Inspector Mitch Yuzdepski Jan.28, 2016

Police and crisis team helping Saskatoon’s most vulnerable

By François Biber January 28, 2016 - 3:49pm Updated: January 29, 2016 - 8:16am

It's been one year since crisis workers were paired with Saskatoon police patrol officers.

In that time, they have dealt with over 900 calls dealing with the homeless...