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Bill Horbach

by Kristen McEwen

Following the tragic fire that left 27 dead in a seniors’ care home in L’Isle Verte, the topic of care home safety is front and centre.

The 52 unit seniors’ residence was only partially equipped with fire sprinklers. The cause of the fire has yet to be discovered.

Regulations in Quebec do not require private care homes to be installed with sprinklers where some residents are mobile.

Administrators of similar sized care homes in Regina say they are prepared should fire break out.

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by Penny Smoke

Danita Wahpoosewyan remembers the day the Public Health Nurse came to her door. 

 

“Your name came up as being in contact with someone who has HIV/AIDS," Wahpoosewyan recalls the nurse telling her.

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Lauren Goloskyby Lauren Golosky

For those in Saskatchewan wanting to gain basic education, get in line.

In the past year, 9,474 students accessed 7,580 rotating spots in Adult Basic Education (ABE). But that was still not enough to meet demand.

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