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. Story idea? creeden.martell@cbc.ca

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Prairie inferno: Hague fire chief recounts blaze that went from bad to worse in minutes

Dane Friesen says it only took about ten minutes for a fire that started on a tandem semi hauling manure to spread across the road, threatening a nearby farm.

Drought is driving down the total number of mosquitoes around Regina. Here's why that could be a problem

There are 12 mosquito traps within the city of Regina and they have caught two mosquitoes in total so far this year over three weeks the city has monitored the traps. So, that's good, right? Kind of. But the reason there are so few mosquitoes is because the city and the surrounding area is dry.

ER wait times in Sask. bogged down by addiction, long stays, says health minister

Saskatchewan's health minister and Opposition NDP Leader Ryan Meili sparred on Tuesday over why emergency wait times in Saskatchewan are on the rise.

Meth takes up 10x larger share of addiction treatment in Sask. than five years ago

Crystal methamphetamine — which is cheap, easy to acquire, incredibly difficult to quit — now accounts for more than 30 per cent of people seeking addiction treatment in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan premier plans to appeal carbon tax decision to Supreme Court

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Ottawa in the legal dispute between the provincial and federal governments over the constitutionality of the carbon tax.

Sask. canola hurt by China, 'but the market didn't collapse or anything,' says expert

China is not buying imports of canola seed from Canada and while the situation is a blow to Saskatchewan's canola producers, it is not a killer, according to a University of Saskatchewan professor of agricultural and resource economics.

Proper guidance and an open ear critical for runaway kids: youth worker

Amended legislation that went into effect on Friday will help Saskatchewan officers to search buildings, access information and demand records in missing persons cases where no crime is suspected. Don Meikle said youths have told him they just want to have a say in what happens to them.

Learning to live after a loss of faith: why some may back away from religion

During the last national household survey (NHS) in 2011, Saskatchewan had 246,305 residents who identified as having no religious affiliation, which was more than 23 per cent of the provincial population for that year. That's a significant jump from the 2001 NHS, when just under 16 per cent said they had no religious affiliation.

Choosing life: Paramedic uses music to help first responders access help

Project Warrior sees Moose Jaw paramedic Nicholas Hennink making music, taking pictures of first responders and raising money through donations and the sale of merchandise — 100 per cent of which goes to OSICAN to help first responders seek professional help.

Sixties Scoop sharing circles looking to shape healing journeys and government apology

Saturday marks the first step in the Saskatchewan government's effort to observe past wrongs and consider a "meaningful" apology to Sixties Scoop survivors.

Pot use policy among RCMP, Regina police will differ from banned Calgary police officers

The plan for marijuana use among Saskatchewan police officers once it's legal is still unclear.

Scheer, Sask. gov't unconvinced by report that says carbon tax could be beneficial

Politicians from Saskatchwan are steadfast in their opposition to a federally mandated carbon tax, despite a new study suggesting it could benefit people in the province.

Sask. Party hopeful who donated to federal Liberals not necessarily flip-flopping: U of R political scientist

A Saskatchewan Party hopeful in the upcoming byelection is being accused by an NDP candidate of flip-flopping on government policy and supporting a carbon tax.

Driver of semi in Humboldt Broncos bus crash faces 29 charges

Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has been charged in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury.

Sask. considering criminal record checks when applying for name change

The Saskatchewan government is looking at possible changes to policies around who is eligible to change their name in the province, according to Justice Minister Don Morgan.