Rachel Zelniker is a current affairs radio associate producer with CBC North in Yellowknife. Find her on Twitter @rzelniker or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Meet the Trailbreaker's Employee of the Month: Thrift store supervisor Violet Walters
Violet Walters has been working at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Yellowknife since 2010. She's earned a reputation as a friendly face with a big heart.
High school politics class secure $40K for youth centre for their N.W.T. community
Teenagers fed up with the effect drugs and alcohol are having on their community are affecting change themselves, successfully fighting for $40,000 and a youth centre in Fort Providence, N.W.T.
Meet the Trailbreaker's Employee of the Month: Park manager Bruce Davidson
Bruce Davidson, park manager of Prelude Lake Territorial Park, is well-known and well-loved amongst campers.
A tree falls, a legend is born: Dene woman believes baby shares connection to sacred tree
Naittii Marlowe was born in Yellowknife on Aug. 10 — the same day a sacred Dene tree came down in a wind storm. Naittii means 'lightning' in Weledeh, the language of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
Sask. photographer's calendar features 'beautiful, caring, and unique' kids with Down syndrome
A Regina photographer is hoping a new calendar featuring the photographs and stories of 12 children living with Down syndrome will help break down stereotypes associated with the condition.
Sask. mother wants payday loan reform after son borrowed tens of thousands to fund addiction
One Regina mother is cautioning against payday loans after watching her son rack up thousands of dollars in debt to support a cocaine and crystal meth addiction.
'The woman I was truly meant to be': Gov't employee thankful for support during transition
Coming out as transgender in the workplace can lead to ostracization and isolation, but a Saskatchewan woman is crediting her employer and colleagues for making her feel supported and accepted during and after her decision to transition.
Regina mom worried about what kindergarten will bring for daughter after special needs program cuts
For many parents the first day of kindergarten is a moment of pride and excitement, but one Regina mother is also filled with anxiety and fear after funding cuts to preschool programs for children with special needs.
Reduced school bus service has Regina parents scrambling for alternatives
Students at Regina's public schools are heading back to class, but to the dismay of many parents and care providers in the city, about 1,000 fewer children will be taking the bus.
Sask. mother to compete for chance to be world's strongest woman
A Regina mother and teacher is shedding "blood, sweat and tears," to ready herself to compete in the World’s Strongest Woman Competition later this year.
Autobiography traces Sask.-born motocross rider's journey from racetrack to wheelchair
Monte Perepelkin’s new book, The Perfect Life, details his journey from the world of professional motocross racing to life as a quadriplegic.
Regina senior smashes 5 world records in track and field
Carol LaFayette-Boyd, 75, smashed five world track and field records in her age category at a recent championship in Saskatchewan.
'It gives me hope': New program uses Indigenous knowledge to help survivors of domestic violence
A pilot project in Moose Jaw, Sask., is using Indigenous cultural traditions to help women heal from domestic violence.
'There's still a person inside there': How families cope with dementia
Regina families share how a dementia diagnosis doesn't have to mean a lost relationship.
A dog's life: Sask. photographers capture hearts with pet portraiture businesses
For many people, pets are treated like children. That's why two Saskatchewan photographers are honing in on market for professional pet portraits.