Julia Peterson

Julia Peterson is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. They are a journalist with a passion for arts journalism, science reporting, and social justice movements. They were with the CBC from 2020-2021.

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Rural municipalities want Sask. government to speed up Lake Diefenbaker irrigation project

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is calling on the provincial government to provide an update on the state of the Lake Diefenbaker irrigation project, which is expected to double the amount of irrigable land in the province.

Saskatchewan crop insurance for 2023: Premiums climb, coverage increases

The 2023 crop insurance program is getting underway for Saskatchewan producers, with some notable changes. In particular,this year the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. will set individual premiums for producers.

Two-spirit joy shines bright at New York Fashion Week as La Loche teacher models for Cree streetwear designer

Earlier this month, Jazz Moise took his love of fashion to a much bigger stage: New York Fashion Week. Moise was one of the models representing Scott Wabano, a Toronto-based streetwear designer whose genderless clothes showcase and celebrate Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ identities.

Northern Sask. schools get creative with distance learning after years of teacher shortages

Kiskahikan School’s new Grade 10 class is part of a push by the Northern Lights School Division to keep schools open and expand the educational opportunities available in northern Saskatchewan, even as it struggles to fill a persistent teacher shortage.

Humboldt Broncos' families show enduring solidarity with James Smith Cree Nation

During Sunday's hockey game against the Flin Flon Bombers, spectators wore 'James Smith Cree Nation Strong' T-shirts to show their ongoing support following the mass stabbings in September.

Proposed changes to Sask. municipal elections met with mixed reactions

After much discussion and debate, the Saskatchewan government has introduced a bill offering “a few process improvements” to the province’s local elections act, affecting municipalities and school divisions. 

Sask. 2-spirit artists bring their vision of queer Indigenous life to forefront

From sneakers to clothing to public art installations, a rising generation of two-spirit artists and designers is taking Saskatchewan by storm.

'It's gospel' to celebrate LGBTQ lives in church: Sask. minister

Building safe and supportive places for kids to grow up, where they will be able to explore and become their full selves, has been a priority for many churches throughout Saskatchewan.

Northern Sask. students learn land stewardship from a drone's-eye view

Students in Île-à-la-Crosse are becoming experts at mixing high-tech classroom education with land-based learning and ecological responsibility.

How three summers of 'pandemic Pride' fostered connections in rural Saskatchewan

As Saskatchewan moves into a new phase of the pandemic, many Pride organizers are reflecting on how celebrations have changed in the last two years.