Laura Sciarpelletti


Laura is a journalist for CBC Saskatchewan. Some of her previous work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, NYLON Magazine, VICE Canada, The Georgia Straight and The Tyee. Follow Laura on Twitter: @MeLaura. Send her news tips at

Latest from Laura Sciarpelletti

Biggar, Sask., has big heart and community pride

'New York is big. But this is Biggar.' That's what the sign reads when you drive into the town of Biggar, Sask. While the size of the town is anything but big, the heart of the community certainly is. 

Craven, Sask., is more than just Country Thunder, it's a scenic natural wonderland

For many Saskatchewan residents, the word "Craven" is synonymous with the Country Thunder Festival. But locals say that part of the Qu'Appelle Valley is home to so much more.

Cabin flooding at Meeting Lake needs long-term solution: residents

Several cabins at Meeting Lake Regional Park, 90 kilometres northeast of North Battleford, were flooded last Wednesday in a storm. Now cabin-owners are hoping for a permanent solution.

Camping in Saskatchewan parks is now open

Saskatchewan campers can rejoice and pack up their tents and barbecues. Campground visitors are now permitted to stay in parks overnight, but many amenities will stay closed.

'It's taking a toll': former Sask. resident volunteers as nurse in NYC hospital during pandemic

A former Saskatchewan resident has volunteered to be a nurse in New York City—the epicentre of COVID-19 in the United States. He knew it would be tough, but didn't know just how much of a toll it would take on him. 

Camping during COVID: What first timers need to know in Saskatchewan

People in Saskatchewan appear to be keen to camp this summer, despite the season looking a little different with COVID-19 restrictions. 

Golfers happy to hit the links on 1st day of reopening for Sask. courses

Saskatchewan golf courses were permitted to reopen Friday, as part of the first phase of the province's reopening plan. Golfers eagerly packed their clubs and took to the courses. 

Climbing overdose numbers in Sask. compounded by COVID-19: experts

Regina police have reported 11 drug deaths and more than 200 drug overdoses so far in 2020.

'It's been a scramble': Child-care services, parents face financial strain as Sask. returns to work

Parents headed back to work during Phases 1 and 2 of Saskatchewan's reopening plan will have access to licensed child care services located in schools starting on May 4, but some are struggling financially as they face having to pay for full-time child care.

Reopening differences in Sask. and Man. put border towns in interesting positions

Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan plan to lift some restrictions May 4, but the details are not identical. This puts the town of Creighton, Sask., and the city of Flin Flon, Man., in an interesting situation.

Study on survivors of sexual violence in Sask. finds low satisfaction with law enforcement

Less than one-third of the sexual violence primary survivors in Saskatchewan who took part in a new study made a formal incident report to police.

Canadian Western Agribition holding out hope for November event

Saskatchewan's agriculture community has had to cancel many farming exhibitions and fairs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Canadian Western Agribition is still making plans to hold its 50th exhibition in November.

Love in the time of COVID-19: how the pandemic has changed dating

Practising isolation amidst the threat of COVID-19 is, well, isolating. It can be lonely. It has caused many to take a closer look at what they want out of life, including love. 

RCMP say Canadian Armed Forces helped rescue girl held against will in northern Sask. cabin

Île-à-la-Crosse RCMP say they engaged the help of the Canadian Armed Forces Friday morning in the rescue of a girl being held against her will.

What camping in Sask. will look like under the reopening plan

Saskatchewan residents will soon get to trade in being stuck at home for being in the great outdoors. Campgrounds are permitted to open to the public in June as part of the province's reopening plan.