Laura Sciarpelletti


Laura is a reporter for CBC Saskatchewan. She is also the community reporter for CBC's virtual road trip series Land of Living Stories. Laura previously worked for CBC Vancouver. Some of her former work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, NYLON Magazine, VICE Canada and The Tyee. She holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of British Columbia. Follow Laura on Twitter: @MeLaura. Send her news tips at

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Regina city council stands by city manager's decision to implement vaccine passports, amid protests

Regina city council heard from delegates on an upcoming proof of vaccination system at a Wednesday afternoon meeting at City Hall.

Sask. health minister approves $1.26M for vaccination verification QR code tech

Premier Scott Moe previously said that while the province would not mandate vaccine passports like British Columbia and Quebec had at the time, it would support businesses and organizations that decide to require them.

'Desperate junkyard-style politics': Buffalo Party caucus opposes board's decision to oust interim leader

Caucus members of the Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan say the decision by its board of directors to oust Wade Sira as interim party leader is "mystifying" and "of great concern."

Wade Sira caught off guard by ousting from role as interim leader of Buffalo Party of Sask.

In a news release Wednesday, the Buffalo Party said the move was not made lightly. It claimed the decision was made in the best interest of the young party, citing "several internal factors" as well as the upcoming party leadership selection. 

Sask. doctors answer parents' pressing back-to-school COVID-19 questions in town hall

On Thursday night during a virtual physician town hall, a panel of doctors answered questions from parents about topics including masks in schools, unvaccinated students under 12 and rapid testing. 

Sask. chief medical health officer addresses vaccination rates, climbing hospitalizations

Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer says the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals right now is concerning, but he does not think restrictions are needed at this time. 

U of Sask., U of Regina expect all students, faculty, staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the fall

The University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina both now say they expect all students, faculty and staff returning to their campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

What does Buckley Belanger's resignation, run for Liberal MP nomination mean for Sask. politics?

Sask.'s longest serving MLA is stepping down. Analysts say that's a bad sign for NDP.

COVID-19 in Sask.: cases, hospitalizations continue to rise, 90 new cases Wednesday

Saskatchewan reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. That number is 25 cases higher than Tuesday.

Regina introduces garbage robot to track proper recycling among residents

Until the end of October, Regina will use a new automated technology developed by Prairie Robotics to check blue recycling carts. This new move will temporarily eliminate visual checks physically completed by staff.