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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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.

Unifor president livid with police, union not told about bomb threat later deemed non-credible

Warning: This story contains language some readers may find offensive.

RCMP 'had no understanding' of sun dance ceremony that was interrupted, dancer says

Members of the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation aren't happy with what they're calling interference from police and the federal government.

Cannabis firm exploring plant-based tech with VIDO-InterVac researchers in quest for COVID-19 vaccine

The Saskatoon-based pharmaceutical company Zyus Life Sciences has approached the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) about developing a plant-based antigen for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 in Sask: 4 more cases in La Loche area reported Monday

Four new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Saskatchewan Monday, bringing the total number of known cases to 568 since the virus was first detected in the province in March.

Updated 'virtual household' guidelines expanded to include recreation, like boating

The province has updated guidelines for gatherings in regions of the province where there are no outbreaks which allow households to intermingle, provided they take proper precautions — and now they've been extended to activities like boating, golfing or drive-in theatres.

COVID-19 in Sask: Top doctor announces more refined data set for hospitalizations

There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Saskatchewan on Friday. Twelve of them are in the La Loche area and one is in the north region.

Sask. craft beer brewers need relief as pandemic slashes profits, association says

Saskatchewan craft beer brewers say they need aid and relief to keep afloat as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the industry, reducing sales, customers and production.