Julia Peterson

Julia Peterson is a Saskatoon-based journalist with CBC Saskatchewan. She has a passion for arts journalism, science reporting, and social justice movements. Story ideas? Email julia.peterson@cbc.ca.

Latest from Julia Peterson

Judge dismisses province's application to remove Wascana Park teepee camp

Judge Graeme Mitchell ruled Friday that Tristen Durocher will be allowed to “complete his ceremonial fast and vigil without further incident” on the west lawn in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

Sask. university students to continue remote classes through winter 2021

Universities across Saskatchewan began largely remote fall semesters this week. Now, students at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic students have learned they will not be returning to campus in the new year.

One dead, three injured after crash near Kincaid, Sask.

A man died and three people were injured in a crash on Highway 19 near Kincaid.

Sask. unemployment rate shows improvement, now lowest in Canada, but still worse than 2019: StatsCan

Statistics Canada's latest jobs report shows this August was a mixed bag for Saskatchewan workers.

With program's popularity growing, Saskatoon Cree Bilingual School to move to new facility

Students and families at Saskatoon’s St. Frances Cree Bilingual School have been advocating for new school facilities for years, as the popularity of the program has outstripped its physical capacity.

Hot tub demand bubbling over in Saskatchewan

Hot tub business owners across Saskatchewan are reporting a steep increase in sales as families spending more time at home have felt inspired to upgrade their backyard setups.

Community gardens take root in Regina neighbourhood's schools, backyards

The North Central community association has expanded its gardening program this year with the Branch Out project, planting fruits and vegetables at schools and even in residents’ own backyards along with their existing garden boxes at the mâmawêyatitân centre, Kitchener School and Oasis Church. 

Regina women make care kits for isolated elders

Since mid-March, some Indigenous elders in the Regina area have faced heightened food insecurity, a lack of access to traditional medicines and separation from their community as they self-isolate. But the Regina COVID community response volunteer team has stepped up to help.

Sask. math teacher charts good news, bad news and trends to give context to COVID-19 data

Rory Bergermann, a math and physics teacher at Martensville High School, might not have seen the inside of a classroom since March — but that hasn't stopped him from educating. 

Regina woman turns to art to process images from Black Lives Matter protests

As an artist, Chrystene Ells is used to going out and creating new work with her neighbours in Regina. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept her indoors, glued to the news, she has started a project to make and share art based on what she’s been seeing on TV and online. 

Regina city council approves $2M grant program for city businesses

Businesses in Regina will soon be able to apply for grants to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Petition to rename Regina's Dewdney Ave., Park presented at city hall

A petition to rename Regina’s Dewdney Avenue and Dewdney Park and Pool has garnered nearly 600 signatures. The petition, organized by Decolonizing Relations and the Buffalo People Arts Institute, proposes renaming the two locations as Buffalo Avenue and Buffalo Meadows and Pool respectively.

Regina mayor, councillors propose renaming plaza for ex-mayor Pat Fiacco

The majority of Regina City Council members are considering a plan to rename City Square Plaza on 12th Avenue in honour of former mayor Pat Fiacco.

Regina city council approves McDonald's at Evraz Place

Regina city council has voted to approve the construction of a new McDonald's at Evraz Place.

Sask. premier, Opposition leader call long wait for COVID-19 tests 'unacceptable,' 'inexcusable'

Some Saskatchewan residents concerned they might have contracted COVID-19 are encountering long wait times with little information before they are able to get tested.