Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.


Released on July 4, 2008

In Saskatchewan, as in the rest of Canada, injuries are a leading cause of death, a fact made more poignant since about 90 per cent of injuries are preventable.

This statistic is one of many findings of a report released today by the provincial government. The first of its kind in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Comprehensive Injury Surveillance Report, 1995-2005, brings together the latest available information on injuries affecting people in Saskatchewan.

"Keeping Saskatchewan residents healthy and safe is a top priority of this government," Health Minister Don McMorris said. "This report provides key research we need in order to strengthen injury prevention programs for our residents, thereby making Saskatchewan an even safer and healthier place to live and work."

"The report fills an important gap in identifying preventable causes of disability and death in the province," Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Ross Findlater said.

The top causes of hospitalized injury in Saskatchewan include falls; motor vehicle transport incidents; suicide and self-harm; assault and homicide; poisoning; and drowning, submersion and suffocation. The attached highlights provide an overview of the key findings in the report. The full report is posted on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at

The report was developed by the provincial government, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board, Safe Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.


For more information, contact:

Karen Hill
Phone: 306-787-4083

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve