March 12 marked one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Saskatchewan.
Over the next week, 980 CJME and 650 CKOM will bring you stories from across the province reflecting on the past year.
Today, we hear about how businesses in Saskatchewan have weathered the storm and, in some cases, gone down in it.
When COVID-19 found Saskatchewan and the province was put on lockdown, people had to stay home, kids had to be taken out of classrooms and businesses all over — people’s livelihood and sometimes their dream — had to close their doors.
For Susan Minard, owner at Minard’s Leisure World, the first glimpse of the lockdown came weeks before it happened.
She said the business was doing an indoor sale in Regina in the first part of February, and while the company had a strong beginning, she said the crowds started to thin out as the sale went on.