Alec Salloum is a reporter and producer with CBC Saskatchewan. Salloum has worked at CBC Saskatchewan since 2016. Story idea? News tip? Want to say hello? Get in touch at @AlecJSalloum or firstname.lastname@example.org
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5 Saskatchewan bands who've made a splash over the last 10 years
Saskatchewan's music scene has exploded in the past decade, with artists from our province gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, touring far and wide and raking in awards.
Co-op seeks injunction against locked out workers, union wants it thrown out
Lawyers representing the Co-op Refinery and the union were in court Monday. The refinery says union members have overstepped their ability to picket and have harassed and intimated truckers and workers. The union alleges the company unnecessarily called trucks to the refinery.
Regina police officer charged with assault of prisoner says he saw pen as a weapon
Magee, a 17-year veteran of the Regina Police Service, was in court Wednesday charged with assaulting 42-year-old Lucien Gaudette on Sept. 26, 2018.
Sask. agencies get $4.5M from province to help people get out of gangs
The province has announced Saskatoon's Str8 Up and Regina Treaty Status Indian Services will get $4.5 million to fight gang violence in Saskatchewan, as part of the province's Community Intervention Model.
Federal election had little to no effect on amount of Wexit support in Sask.: survey
Surveys conducted before and after the federal election by the Social Science Research Laboratories asked, "Should Saskatchewan separate from Canada and form an independent country?" The resounding answer from respondents in both cases was "no."
Inquest into 2018 death of Elton John Heebner at Regina jail underway
A coroner's inquest into the death of an inmate at the Regina Correctional Centre is underway.
Regina police seek $3.5M budget increase in 2020 for new officers, salaries
The Regina Police Service is looking for a budget increase of $3.5 million in 2020 to pay for four new front-line officers and six civilian positions. The increase would bring the service's annual budget to $96 million.
Deanna Whitecap's cause of death 'undetermined': forensic pathologist
The forensic pathologist outlined a few possible scenarios that could have led to Whitecap's death. She ultimately found that none were conclusive but says it was most likely a natural death caused by a seizure from an unknown cause, a fatty liver or cardiac arrhythmia.
Frigid winds but warm reception from Sask. fans at Heritage Classic
With the Winnipeg Jets and the Calgary Flames set to square off at Mosaic Stadium Saturday night, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says hosting a game in Saskatchewan is a good way for the league to give back to a province that has spawned a lot of Canada's hockey talent.
When 'loyalty or death' crumbles: Leaving gangs after 15 years in the life
A former gang member reflects on her 15 years in the life, what made her join and what ultimately made her leave.
Appeal dismissed for man found guilty of importing opium in pizza ovens
Gabar Choli was first charged in August 2012 with unlawful import of opium and possession for purpose of trafficking opium. Opium was found in the false bottom of a pizza oven delivered to Choli.
Witness recalls hiding during attack that killed Blaine Katz
A Crown witness Thursday described the moments leading up to Blaine Katz's death, the fear she felt and the regret she has over playing a role in his death.
Feds announce $5.4M to combat drug-impaired driving in Sask.
The federal government announced $5.4 million to be doled out in Saskatchewan over five years to train officers and create standardised data reporting and collection.
Regina police chief sets sights on 'monster issue' of gun violence as reported crime hits 10-year high
The first half of 2019 has seen a 16.5 per cent increase in reported crime in Regina over last year, and the highest number of recorded crimes for that period in the past decade, according to a new report from the city's police service.
Hundreds of fans come out for hometown Stanley Cup heroes
Jaden Schwartz and Tyler Bozak brought a new friend to town on Saturday — the Stanley Cup. The championship St. Louis Blues players are touring the trophy through Regina today.