Sask.’s hospitality sector has become a COVID long-hauler. We all need to work together to drive the recovery – CBC

This is not a proud Saskatchewan moment

Oct 19, 2021

The fourth wave of COVID-19 has been the worst-case scenario for Saskatchewan.

Our ICUs are overwhelmed. We have set records in both per capita infection and morbidity rates, at times leading the nation in both. Plans are being made to transport our sick neighbours and friends to Ontario for treatment. This is not a proud Saskatchewan moment.

On top of the human cost, it has been devastating for the Saskatchewan hospitality sector.

For many operators, the last 19 months have been about constructing a business model and seeing it ravaged by changes to the public health situation. The fourth wave is one of those scenarios.

9 Mile Legacy, the brewery I co-own, has been in business for more than six years and distributes throughout the province. The nature of the business provides a window into much of Saskatoon’s food and beverage industry.

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