Creeden Martell

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Creeden Martell is a Cree journalist from the Waterhen Lake First Nation. He works for CBC Saskatchewan in Regina. He has also written for the University of Regina's JSchool, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and VICE News.

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Regina mayor, city council salary raise up for discussion at Wednesday's meeting

Mayor Michael Fougere said he will not be supporting a salary raise which has been recommended by an independent council.

Woman dead after bear attack in northern Sask.

Buffalo Narrows RCMP say a 44-year-old woman is dead after a bear attack near McKie Lake on Thursday evening.

Meth-related crime continuing to rise in Saskatoon: police

Crime statistics from the Saskatoon Police Service show an increase in methamphetamine-related arrests between 2012 and 2019. Arrests for possession significantly out-paced trafficking offences during the same time.

Sask. government releases back-to-school guidelines

The guidelines include sections on students with intensive needs, eating lunches, transportation to schools and supplies, among other areas of concern related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sask. amends legislation, prevents municipalities from banning guns

The Saskatchewan government announced amendments to provincial legislation on Tuesday which place limitations on "the ability to ban firearm and handgun ownership within the province through new local municipal bylaw," a move to counter federal regulations.

STF president says 2.2% increase for schools still not enough to meet COVID-19 challenges

The president of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation says today's provincial budget leaves him disappointed as he has heard school divisions may dip into reserves to "make ends meet" during as classes resume during the COVID-19 pandemic later this fall.

Sask. students set to return to classrooms in fall, details still unclear

Saskatchewan students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 will return to in-classroom learning for the upcoming school year, the province announced Tuesday.

Cautious optimism as Sask. to ease travel restrictions for far north region

Two northern leaders are expressing cautious optimism after the Saskatchewan government announced on Tuesday that certain travel restrictions in the northwest portion of the province would be lifted June 8.

Regina has voted out plastic bags but COVID-19 is delaying their demise

The City of Regina voted this week to ban plastic bags in the city but the COVID-19 pandemic means residents and businesses will not notice any time soon.

City council approves street closure for police HQ expansion, Sobey's liquor store in Cathedral Neighbourhood

Regina city council approved the closure of a portion of Osler Street in Regina for the city police to redesign and expand its headquarters next door.

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