Auditor calls for improvement in northern Saskatchewan suicide prevention

Northwest Saskatchewan consistently has a higher suicide rate than the rest of the province, according to the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Office. Saskatchewan’s auditor is recommending eight areas where health care providers in the north can better address patients at risk of…

‘We’re hurting’: Saskatchewan First Nation calls for long-term solution to youth suicide crisis

Indigenous leaders on Tuesday called for solutions to the youth suicide crises that have plagued several First Nations communities, weeks after a “cluster” of deaths in northern Saskatchewan. The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declared a state of emergency in November…

‘I’m scared, I can’t sleep’: northern Saskatchewan communities call for help

November 28 2019 6:41pm Northern Saskatchewan communities and the FSIN are pushing both the provincial and federal governments for funding towards suicide prevention. Brenden Purdy reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief “disappointed” about lack of long term suicide prevention plan

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief Ronald Mitsuing is leaving Regina disappointed that he doesn’t know what long-term suicide prevention options may help his northern Saskatchewan reserve. The community, about 60 kilometres west of Meadow Lake, declared a state of crisis following three…

‘Brighten their day’: suicide crisis sparks card-writing campaign to First Nation

Following three recent suicides and the declaration of a state of crisis in Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, a former resident has come up with a personal and accessible way to address the issue. Related News She’s started a Christmas-card writing…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief criticizes government response to suicide crisis

November 27 2019 6:24pm Ronald Mitsuing, Chief of Makwa Sahgaiehvan First Nation, spoke at the Saskatchewan Legislature Wednesday. He criticized what he saw a lack of a long-term suicide prevention strategy form the Saskatchewan Government. ‘ }); } else {…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declares state of crisis after 3 recent suicides

November 22 2019 7:22pm There has been a death by suicide for the past three weeks in Makwa Sahgaiehcan – two of them were youths with the other being a young adult. Ryan Kessler reports. ‘ }); } else {…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation calls state of crisis after 3 recent suicides

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation has called a state of crisis and emergency after three recent suicides, the latest involving a 10-year-old. Barry Mitsuing Chalifoux, the CEO and executive director of the nation, made the announcement in a press release…

Federal government announces funding for Saskatchewan businesses

The federal government announced new funding for Saskatchewan businesses on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale at 7shifts Employee Scheduling Software in Saskatoon. READ MORE: Goodale pitches large-scale provincial irrigation project at Prairie Water…