Alec Salloum

Journalist

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 alec.salloum@cbc.ca

Latest from Alec Salloum

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.

Federal government gives $1.2M to Sask. groups to phase out coal

The funding comes as part of the federal government's Canada Coal Transition Initiative which seeks to phase out coal by 2030. The transition pays specific consideration to renewable power sources and retraining coal workers.

Regina businesswoman found guilty of defrauding investors of $5.5M

The lengthy trial of Alena Pastuch concluded on Thursday with a guilty verdict and a denial of bail. Pastuch was charged in June 2014 with fraud, theft and money laundering.

Hill Street Beverage set to acquire Sask.-based cannabis company OneLeaf for $16M

Hill Street Beverage has acquired the Regina-based cannabis growing company OneLeaf. According to Hill Street the deal will go through when OneLeaf is granted a standard cultivation and processing licence by Health Canada.

Sask. pharmacists temporarily able to prescribe methadone

Following the suspension of several methadone-prescribing physicians, the federal government granted an exemption to a section of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

Community mourns Regina's 3rd homicide victim of 2019

Regina police have identified the victim of the city's third homicide of the year.

Roughrider Charleston Hughes pleads guilty to impaired charge

Roughrider Charleston Hughes pleaded guilty to having care and control of a vehicle while impaired.

2 Regina doctors accused of improperly prescribing methadone

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan are alleging that two Regina doctors improperly prescribed methadone to patients.