Julia Peterson

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

Latest from Julia Peterson

'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.

Community says 'huge amount of progress' still needed to include LGBTQ2S+ voices in Sask.'s narrative

For this year's Spark Your Pride conference, which had its fourth annual event on Tuesday in Saskatoon, organizers wanted to bring together older LGBTQ2S+ people from all across Saskatchewan to tell their life stories, to ensure they aren't lost to history.

Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation's first Pride Week celebrates roles once sacred in Indigenous communities

Two flags were raised above Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation this week— the First Nation’s flag and, for the first time ever, the two-spirit Pride flag. The flag-raising was the start of Ahtahkakoop's first-ever Pride Week.

N.W.T. explores five options for future of the Yellowknife airport

The government of the Northwest Territories is considering retail and hotel space near the Yellowknife airport — but with five different options on the table, the plan for the airport’s future is not yet clear.

'It's really freeing to be yourself:' Whitehorse teenagers rally for LGBTQ+ student support

Yukon’s legislature is debating a bill that would shore up mental health and social supports for LGBTQ+ students.

Russian invasion of Ukraine puts 'more attention onto the needs of the Arctic'

A man whose life was upended in the name of Arctic sovereignty says Canada now needs to do more to keep his and other remote Arctic communities safe. Other northern leaders echo that thought.

'A colossal humanitarian failure': MPs hear about impacts of northern housing shortage

Northern housing leaders, including the N.W.T's housing minister, spoke to a federal committee Tuesday about the housing crisis in the N.W.T. and Nunavut, leaving many MPs expressing shock at its impact on Indigenous people.

N.W.T. doctor denies sterilizing woman without her consent

A doctor in the Northwest Territories is denying allegations that he permanently sterilized a woman from Tuktoyaktuk without her consent during a medical procedure.