Sam Samson


Sam Samson is a senior reporter for CBC News, based in Regina. She's a multimedia journalist who has also worked for CBC in Winnipeg and Sudbury. You can get in touch on Twitter @CBCSamSamson or email

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Whitecap Dakota First Nation signs historic treaty with Canada

Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan signed a modern treaty with Ottawa on Tuesday, which includes the community's inherent right to self governance.

Family wants answers after man left brain-dead following incident with Prince Albert police

The family of Boden Umpherville is still searching for answers about what led to the man getting stunned and seriously injured by members of the Prince Albert Police Service several weeks ago.

Canada's farming future in trouble unless 30,000 immigrants fill gap of retiring farmers, report says

Researchers say Canada needs 30,000 new immigrants to either start up their own farms, or take over existing ones, to avoid a looming labour crisis in the agriculture industry. Some worry, however, current programs aren't set up to attract or support that workforce.

Sask. scientists developing vaccines to protect birds and humans from avian flu

Over the last year, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has killed millions of birds across the country. It’s also recently been detected in some mammals, including a pet dog. That’s why scientists in Saskatchewan are trying to get ahead of the virus.

Humboldt Broncos crash sparked safety improvements, but some say more changes are needed

Carol Brons still goes to Humboldt Broncos games every now and then. She and her husband have season tickets, but being there brings back a lot of emotion.

Why Saskatchewan's claim that province is 'most affordable' in Canada doesn't add up

The Saskatchewan government claims in its latest budget that the province is the most affordable in Canada, but some say that math only applies to people already able to get by.

Île-à-la-Crosse, Sask. boarding school survivors push for recognition in their lifetimes

Those who suffered trauma at the Île-à-la-Crosse boarding school haven't been included in residential school settlements. They hope to see acknowledgement and compensation soon, since so many survivors are getting old and dying.

Single-use face masks get new life thanks to Regina engineer

Single-use face masks are turning into landscaping tiles in a Saskatchewan university — a project one engineer hopes keeps plastic out of the environment.

Canadian killed in Ukraine remembered as 'great son' at Kyiv funeral

Family, friends and soldiers gathered in Kyiv Friday for the funeral of 28-year-old Ukrainian-Canadian Grygorii Tsekhmistrenko, who was killed in action in Bakhmut while volunteering as a combat medic during the war in Ukraine.

Canadian volunteer medic has died in Ukraine, family says

Grygorii Tsekhmistrenko, a 28-year-old man who lived in B.C. and volunteered as a medic in Ukraine has died, according to family and friends.