Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges is a digital and broadcast journalist at CBC Saskatoon. Email her at alicia.bridges@cbc.ca.

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Bail hearing for Greg Fertuck, accused of 1st-degree murder of estranged wife, underway in Saskatoon

A bail hearing for the man accused of killing Sheree Fertuck began in Saskatoon on Thursday. 

Former MP among more northern Sask. residents denied medical services in south

More stories have emerged from northern Saskatchewan residents, including former MP Georgina Jolibois, who say they have been denied medical appointments in the southern part of the province after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the far north region.  

Doctors warn Sask. against complacency amid preparations for possible second wave

As Saskatchewan residents are praised for their success in flattening the curve of COVID-19, doctors and public health experts are reminding the public there is a new next task at hand: avoiding a second wave that could be worse than the first. 

Sask. doctor relieved to be home after months stuck in South Africa due to pandemic

Ten weeks ago PJ Vertue boarded a flight to South Africa, unaware he was about to be stranded. On Tuesday the Moose Jaw doctor finally boarded a repatriation flight back to Canada in a very different world.

Sask. faith leaders say reopening safely on June 8 is possible with careful planning

Saskatchewan churches are expected to be allowed to reopen on June 8, but officials are still considering what guidelines they will put in place to reduce transmission risks during some activities, including singing and sharing food.  

SARCAN Recycling will reopen to public next month

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Saskatchewan residents who have growing piles of bottles and cans taking up space at home, as SARCAN will reopen to the public in June.
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Businesses that violate public health orders will only be fined as 'last resort': Sask. premier

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says enforcement for businesses that do not comply with public health orders will be driven by complaints, with fines being a “last resort.” 

Concerns raised about Sask. practice of detaining COVID-19 patients who refuse or cannot self-isolate

Civil liberties concerns are being raised about the provincial government’s practice of detaining COVID-19 patients at a remand centre in Regina if they refuse or cannot self-isolate. Five patients have been held at the White Birch Remand Centre since a section of the women's facility was dedicated to housing patients. 

2 sentenced on accessory to murder charges in death of Tiki Laverdiere

Two of the eight people accused in connection with the death of Tiki Laverdiere in North Battleford were sentenced on charges of accessory to murder after the fact on Friday.

Decisions about Indigenous ceremonies lie with community leaders, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to concerns about police attending a traditional ceremony at a Saskatchewan First Nation over compliance with a public health order, for which Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions. 

Sask. Premier says no exceptions to public health order for First Nations ceremonies

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says should be no exceptions to the public health order against gatherings after members of a First Nation said the RCMP interrupted a sun dance ceremony on Sunday.

SHA amends process for COVID-19 testing after complaints of delays in Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it has added another step to its referral process for COVID-19 testing after two Saskatoon residents raised concerns about delays. 

COVID-19 in Sask: Senior medical health officer warns stigma may prevent testing

The senior medical health officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority has warned that stigma around COVID-19 is preventing some people from getting tested. 

Saskatoon woman with COVID-19-like symptoms says it took 5 days to get tested after referral

A Saskatoon woman who thinks she has COVID-19 says she waited five days to get tested after being told she would receive a call to arrange an appointment.

La Loche calls on province to close SLGA liquor store due to COVID-19 outbreak

The village of La Loche is calling on the provincial government to force the closure of liquor stores in the community, which is in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak.