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Wow. Tonight's Doctor's Town Hall. Yep, it's bad, #SK.

This 🧵 will highlight 3 of my #Saskatoon colleagues being blunt & honest.

SUMMARY: no public health measures + unideal vaccine uptake + no staffing capacity in hospitals = #SK hospitals/ICUs in big 💩.

We'll start w/ @WheatNOil below.

Delta is ++ contagious. We haven't vaccinated enough people. So hospitals ARE going to be overwhelmed, #YXE facilities already in trouble.

Don't get sick in #SK for next 2-3 months - there won't be space.


Next, @hinz_tamara below.

Community transmission MUST be lowered via:

✅ Vaccine / testing for HCWs/teachers, access to large venues, etc.
✅ Indoor mask mandates
✅ Consider passports for non-essential events.
✅ Reduced gathering sizes.


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"Homophobic cowboy gets upset about a pride crosswalk in #Saskatoon."

#skpoli #skpride #yxe

Following investigation, the 71-year-old man from Quill Lake, SK was charged with causing a disturbance and is expected to appear in court in November.

#saskatoon #skpoli
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THREAD: A concerned person sent me tonight's Saskatchewan Physician COVID-19 town hall slides. "This was a devastating, heartbreaking meeting," they said. "We need the public to know how dire the situation is."

Some highlights to follow. #skpoli
"Increased hospitalizations and deaths *will occur* [in] next 2-4 weeks." // Higher hospitlization so far in 2021 compared to pandemic months in all of 2020. #skpoli
-- Feeing impact of travel in and out of communities
-- Large outbreak at mining site
-- Low testing in some areas
-- Inconsistent mask use and distancing at play in nearly all workplace outbreaks
-- "vaccine selection anger" at clinics

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Il y a 5 ans, lors de l'une des pires crises de réfugiés au monde, le 🇨🇦 a pris des mesures pour aider 73 000 réfugiés syriens.

Cela ne s'est pas fait tout seul; il a fallu du leadership👇🏾
Nous n'avons pas accompli cela seuls; cela n'a été possible que grâce à la générosité des 🇨🇦.

Ils ont ouvert leurs portes et leurs cœurs du Cap Breton, à Montréal, à Mississauga, à Altona, à Calgary, à Kelowna. Nous avons vu le pays agit ensemble. 👏🏾
Je n'oublierai jamais la jeune fille qui s'est effondrée et m'a remercié à #Saskatoon lors d'un camp d'été, organisé par International Women of Saskatoon, qui m'a dit qu'elle se sentait enfin en sécurité dans son nouveau chez-soi.
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5 years ago during one of the world's worst refugee crisis, 🇨🇦 stepped up to resettle 73K Syrian refugees. 

This didn't happen by itself, it took leadership👇🏾

Our Govt did not accomplish this on our own, it was only made possible b/c of the generosity of Canadians in 350+ communities. 🇨🇦 

They opened their homes & hearts from Cape Breton, to Montreal, to Mississauga, to Altona, to Calgary, to Kelowna. We saw the country step up. 👏🏾
I will never forget the young girl who broke down and embraced me in #Saskatoon at a summer camp, hosted by the International Women of Saskatoon, who told me she finally felt safe in her new home.
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Follow news of tonight's vote here.

Saskatoon city council slated to vote Monday night on contentious affordable housing project…

#yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
The public hearing has started. All councillors are present. Follow along here:… #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon
"This is our last public hearing meeting of council," Mayor Charlie Clark says. Civic election is on Nov. 9 #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon
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Tonight's public hearing on Camponi Housing's rezoning request is worth following.

STORY: Some concerns about Métis-led housing project in Saskatoon reflect 'antiquated view' on inclusion: developer:…

#yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
You can stream the public hearing on the city website here:… Meeting starts at 6. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
Ward 3 councillor Ann Iwanchuk wants to put off the decision. She said she has no issues with the project itself and Camponi is a good company, but the process is moving fast and residents have many unanswered questions. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
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#Saskatoon mayoral candidate Don Atchison held a rail-line-and-BRT-themed news conference. Says his personal charisma would help convince rail companies to move lines. Critical of cost of BRT. Supports higher-frequency buses under existing system. #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes Image
Has a cheery outlook on moving the rail lines despite this abysmal recent temperature check with CP and CN:… #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes #saskatoon
Given the McCallum COVID story, I asked Atchison if he would automatically self-isolate if he was told he came in contact with a positive case and was getting tested, no matter whether Health tells him he needs to self-iso. Yes, he said #saskatoon #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
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Seems a lot of folks who haven’t been active as of yet are committing to attend the freedom rally tomorrow in Saskatoon! Hope to see many more folks down there lending their voices to protest and demonstrate against draconian,
greater agenda connected measures against those freedoms. Like freedom of speech. Like freedom to assemble peacefully. Remember folks, we have a charter of rights and freedoms that supersede local bylaws.
Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you believe to be right and exercising the rights enshrined in our charter.

See you at Vimy memorial in Kiwanis park at 2pm! #yxe #Saskatoon #Freedom #liberty
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Ward 3 candidate Chris Sicotte says his COVID-19 test came back negative and that he'll continue his campaign in the #saskatoon 2020 election. #yxe #yxevotes #yxecc
Sicotte says he was told to remain in self-isolation until midnight Wednesday as a precaution. #yxe #yxevotes #yxecc #saskatoon Image
UPDATE: Saskatoon mayoral candidate Rob Norris' COVID-19 test came back negative. Norris had been at Sept. 9 fundraiser with Metis Nation president Glen McCallum, who later tested positive. #skpoli #yxe #yxevotes #yxecc #saskatoon
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FACT CHECK: Is Norris' proposed Saskatoon library re-vote even doable?

Maybe, says former city solicitor…

#yxecc #yxe #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli Image
9 people other than *Norris said they would vote "yes," including candidates running in 7 distinct wards. 3 respondents said "no." Some people didn't say either way. Some questioned the premise of saying "yes" or "no" at this stage of uncertainty #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon #skpoli Image
My story has comments from everybody who responded. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli… Image
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I've asked all #Saskatoon election candidates, yes or no, if they'd join mayoral contender Rob Norris in voting yes to rescind the $67.5M in SPL board borrowing for a new downtown library (should they be elected, of course). I'll update the results here as I get more. #yxe #yxecc Image
The yes or no question I asked was “If you were elected, would you also vote to rescind the decision?” //// Many people elaborated; my final piece will include those elaborations //// For now, I’m just interested in the numbers #yxevotes #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon #skpoli Image
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The trial into the 2016 construction site death of 21 year old Eric Ndayishimiye resumes today after a 9 month break. I’ll be there. Catch up here:… #yxe #saskatoon #construction Image
It’s time for Banff and Pilosio to mount their defenses, though hints of a blame game already emerged in the trial so far. Here’s a quick who’s who. #yxe #saskatoon Image
The trial is taking place at the Sheraton because COVID. Image
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It was a packed day for Saskatoon's mayoral election race.

Catch up with the latest:

Clark decries 'politics of fear,' says Norris slate would cause 'political gridlock' at Saskatoon council…

#yxe #yxevotes #yxecc #saskatoon #skpoli
"If you spend your campaign trying to undermine your future colleagues, you can make whatever promises you want," Clark said. "But good luck getting them to vote for any of your proposals if you make it to the other side."
Norris, who has previously denied that he is running a slate, said the persistent claim is "nonsense" and "disappointing."
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Friday dinner, forum for Saskatoon mayoral candidates an early test of COVID-era campaigning…

#yxevotes #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon #skpoli
Here's the invite.

#yxevotes #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon #skpoli Image
Organizer Ejaz Shah says attendance will be strictly capped at 30. No buffet. Dinner to be served by staff. #yxevotes #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon #skpoli
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At his official campaign launch event just now, Mayor Charlie Clark said he’s seen “the politics of fear creep into this election” to an extent he hasn’t seen before. Also signs of a slate, which he also noted with concern. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #skpoli #saskatoon Image
Also signs of other candidates wanting to move backwards on already-approved projects, he said. #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes #skpoli
Contender Don Atchison held his own news conference earlier. Said he wants a “pause” on downtown Library project. Clark just now said that reversing council’s decision on the borrowing could entwine the city in potential financial risks, such as lawsuits. #yxevotes #yxe #yxecc
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Saskatoon Police releases draft 2021 budget of $115M, its first amid calls to 'defund' service… #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes #skpoli Image
The capital budget calls for 25 body cams to be deployed in 2021, at a cost of $491,000. #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes #skpoli
Police Chief Troy Cooper said that "in an age of surveillance and social media clips," the cameras could help "officers in the community have best evidence perspective on serious cases." #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes #skpoli
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-- FLC daycare under 50% max capacity
-- Masks mandatory for adults at daycare
-- WATCH below for Premier Scott Moe's reaction today to the 5 cases in schools/daycare

#sask #skpoli #saskatchewan
I checked in with Regina Public, Regina Catholic and Saskatoon Public schools. No positive cases recorded at any of them.
#sask #skpoli #saskatchewan #yxe #yqr #regina #saskatoon
Reminder: starting on Thursday, the province will be issuing a weekly COVID-among-youth report. #sask #skpoli #saskatchewan #yxe #yqr #regina #saskatoon Image
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CONFIRMED: Félix Le Chat daycare is closed today. In a letter obtained by CBC, parents were told a second person who regularly frequented the daycare tested positive to #COVID19. The daycare is located in the Haultain neighbourhood in #Saskatoon. #covid19sk Image
Just reached the spokesperson for the daycare. She tells me no comment for now. I will keep you updated as I learn more and as the story unfolds.
The daycare is located in the same building as the École canadiennne-française school. I was on site today and can confirm that students are in school today at ECF. #skpoli #covid19sk
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We have ourselves a tax-themed war of attrition among #Saskatoon mayoral candidates. #yxevotes #yxe #skpoli Image
There was Norris' nothing-above-1-% thing yesterday, and Charlie Clark sent an email update saying "2020 and 2021 will have the lowest tax increases in a decade, despite record investments in fixing roads, sidewalks, and waterlines." #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon #yxevotes
UPDATE: Busy day today. See below. Zielke had said he would formally launch his mayoral campaign at the end of summer. #yxevotes #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon Image
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1/ Chadwick Boseman gave us Black Panther. A masterpiece. A powerful portrayal of black excellence. A unique exploration of African history, aesthetics, diversity. An imaginary world that expanded the possibilities of black lives.
2/ I watched #BlackPanther on a winter day in a theatre in #Saskatoon. I wanted it to be an event. In the middle of the Prairie, I wore a whole African attire to go watch it. I walked out of there reassured by the beautiful imagery & the gripping #Fulani music
RIP Chadwick.
I think of black resilience and the ideals we project unto our superheros. Their humanity and ours. #BlackPanther #RipChadwickBosman
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The Lighthouse needs to be dealt with, Atchison says. The outcome of the project has “not been great” . Says it’s for the province to weigh in on location. Atchison says he’s open to moving location, doesn’t say where exactly. #yxecc #yxe
And that’s it from Archison’s very-position-heavy launch speech. #yxe #yxecc #saskatoon ImageImageImage
Next up: Rob Norris will talk at 11:15 about griming the already-settled budget for the new downtown public library project. #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon
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I’m at Rotary Park where, at 10, Don Atchison, longtime former mayor of #saskatoon, will formally announce his 2020 mayoral bid. #yxecc… ImageImage
Spotted already: A Carol Reynolds Ward 7 campaign car. #yxecc #saskatoon
Note the backdrop: Remai Modern, River Landing - both projects that Atchison’s administrations worked on. #yxecc #yxe #saskatoon Image
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