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Thirty physicians, who treat people living with HIV in Saskatchewan, released a letter to the province on Sept. 19 asking the HIV epidemic be recognized and for action to be taken.
Thirty physicians, who treat people living with HIV in Saskatchewan, released a letter to the province on Sept. 19 asking the HIV epidemic be recognized and for action to be taken. submitted photo/UNAids

'We need a response:' Sask. doctors call on province to address high rates of HIV

By CKOM News Staff
September 19, 2016 - 6:05pm

A group of Saskatchewan doctors have called for the province's high rates of HIV to be declared a public health emergency.

Microscopic image of rabies virus.
Microscopic image of rabies virus. submitted photo/Wikipedia

More calls for protection after rabid bat bites person, dog

By CKOM News Staff
September 16, 2016 - 3:55pm

Saskatchewan has been seeing a spike in reported cases of rabiesthis year – and now we're learning about an incident involving a human.

A person was bitten by a rabid bat in Blaine Lake last week.

This after a dog was bitten at an off-leash dog park in Saskatoon.

Northern Saskatchewan has triple the suicide rate of the provincial average.
Northern Saskatchewan has triple the suicide rate of the provincial average. Colton Swiderski/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Northern MP calls for more suicide prevention services

By Colton Swiderski
September 10, 2016 - 5:29pm

To raise awareness and remember those lost to suicide, leaders and communities across northern Saskatchewan are recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day.

Georgina Jolibois, MP for Desnethe–Missinippi–Churchill River, said it’s pivotal to acknowledge the reality of suicides.

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