Need to Know: Drive-Thru test site, Cattle Shows, and Chronic Wasting

Regina drive-thru test site entrance moving to Lewvan Drive

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is alerting the public that access to the drive-thru testing site will be moving from Dewdney Avenue to the Lewvan Drive entrance of Evraz Place as of Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

 Beginning Friday, anyone seeking a COVID-19 test at the drive-thru site must enter through the 11th Avenue entrance of Evraz Place from Lewvan Drive on the west side of the complex. This will allow the SHA, the City of Regina and Evraz staff to better monitor traffic flow, keep line ups contained to the Evraz site and allow easier notification of estimated wait times and testing capacity.

Please note, if you are coming to the Evraz complex on Wednesdays or Saturdays for the SHA flu immunization clinic, please access the site from the Elphinstone entrance on the east side by Mosaic Stadium. This will ensure traffic flows efficiently for both the drive-thru testing site and the clinic. 

Read the rest of the public service announcement on the Saskatchewan Health Authority webpage:

https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2020/November/Regina-drive-thru-test-site-entrance-moving-to-Lewvan-Drive.aspx

 

Even though there’s no Canadian Western Agribition there will be one cattle show tomorrow in Moose Jaw.

The Agribition Commercial Cattle Exhibitors sale will be held in partnership with Johnstone’s auction mart in Moose Jaw on Saturday.

There will be nearly 200 cattle on offer and all rules around COVID-19 will be followed.

 

Hunters in Saskatchewan urged to get animals tested for chronic wasting disease

The Saskatchewan government says hunters should get their animals tested after identifying 84 cases of chronic wasting disease  (CWD) so far this year in the province.

CWD is a fatal, infectious central nervous system disease that affects cervid species — deer, elk, moose, and caribou. There is no known cure.

Symptoms include unusual behaviour, lack of co-ordination, listlessness, drooling, drooping ears, drastic weight loss, excessive thirst or urination and separation from other animals in the herd.

CWD can only be confirmed by testing specific tissues from an animal after it is dead, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.

The Saskatchewan government said hunters in wildlife management zones (WMZ) 2W, 9, 10, 35 and 37 should submit mule deer and white-tailed deer heads for testing. Free testing is available for all cervid species harvested in any WMZ in the province.

 

 

 

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