Saskatchewan crypto outbreak folks settle additional cases 15 years later

Make people sick, expect to pay; even after over a decade.

According to CBC, the city of North Battleford, the Saskatchewan government and the water folks have $3.3 million for minors who were ill in 2001.

A settlement agreement for minors who had water contaminated with cryptosporidium in North Battleford, Sask., 15 years ago has been given preliminary approval.glass-of-water

Thousands of people got sick in March and April 2001 when the parasite, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting, was found in the city’s drinking water.

In 2003, 700 people were paid compensation from a pool of $3.2 million depending how sick they had been.

The newest settlement applies to those in an “infant class”, people who were under 18 when they got sick. The agreement still needs final approval from the courts on Dec. 1.

No on-site public disclosure: Saskatchewan says it improves access to restaurant inspection info

Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favourite eating establishment? Saskatchewan residents can find out by going to Inspection InSite – a website that shows public health inspector reports for about 5,000 public eateries including restaurants, fast food outlets, caterers, mobile food vendors, ice cream stands, public cafeterias, dining rooms and hospital kitchens.

The province began posting restaurant inspection information online in 2009. However, a new website is more user-friendly and provides more detailed information about infractions.

Tablet technology is replacing hand-written reports by public health inspectors, which eliminates the need for time-consuming transcription, brings more consistency to reporting, and allows real-time updates to the website, Health Minister Dustin Duncan said Tuesday. Since the new electronic system began at the end of March, about 60 per cent of food service facilities have been inspected.

Man calls 911 to report undercooked chicken

Sometimes folks are complacent when they order food and it comes to their table or home not to their liking. I had an experience with my dad when I was a teenager, being the nice Canadian he is, struggling through a burger that he thought was too pink (although color isn’t an indicator).

The same can’t be said for a Saskatchewan (that’s in Canada) man who called 911 to report an undercooked piece a chicken that was delivered to his house by a local restaurant, according to CBC.images-14

A call to 911 about undercooked chicken being delivered from a restaurant in North Battleford, Sask., has led RCMP to remind people when it is — and isn’t — appropriate to call police.

An elderly man in North Battleford called 911 to report the chicken he ordered from a local restaurant Tuesday around 9 p.m. CST wasn’t fully cooked.

Police say he was frustrated the delivery driver wouldn’t come back to look at the chicken. Uncooked chicken is generally regarded as a potential health hazard.

“There (are) no laws broken with the cooking of chicken, and our advice to you would be not to shop at that location,” said Sergeant Amber Clark.

And really, the weather in Saskatchewan is probably worth a call to 911, or the CBC.