By Alex Soloducha, CBC News, June 5, 2017 

Data from the Government of Saskatchewan shows the number of people waiting to have surgery in the province is rising.

The total number of people waiting for surgical procedures in Saskatchewan grew to 21,826 in January 2017 from 12,860 in February 2015.

More than 8,000 people are waiting longer than three months for their surgery, five times as many people as two years ago. The number of people waiting more than six months for surgery is now more than eight times greater.

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