Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges is a digital and broadcast journalist at CBC Saskatoon. Email her at

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Faux paw: 1970s zoo 'dingo' in Saskatoon was actually domestic dog crossbreed

It turns out that the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo didn't actually have a dingo in the 1970s — it was a crossbred dog.

North Battleford woman is 8th person charged in relation to killing of Tiki Laverdiere

Police have charged 55-year-old Mavis Takakanew with accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the death of Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere.

Needle-vending machines are part of the response to HIV and STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan

Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing sterile needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis. 

Arrival of purebred dingo sisters in Saskatoon marks a first for Canadian zoos

Purebred dingoes have arrived at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park for what is believed to be the first time at a Canadian zoo. Maple and Euci made their public debut Friday.

'Ironic' cowshed sparks 4-year legal spat between artist and Sask. rural municipality

Jerry Kaiser painted a cow on a garage he didn't have a permit to build and called it a cowshed. He said he was making a statement against what he describes as "idiotic" local bylaws which he believes favour farmers in rural Saskatchewan.

'I thought I was the only one': Camp helps Sask. kids with heart conditions stay active

Children from across the province are attending the University of Saskatchewan’s Children’s Healthy Heart Camp — or CHAMPS — in Saskatoon this week. 

RCMP looking for 'tarp-like' material in search for Sheree Fertuck's body

Saskatchewan RCMP are looking for pieces of dark-coloured tarp-like or polyethylene material in the search for missing woman Sheree Fertuck. 

Inside the search for suspected murder victim Sheree Fertuck

On Tuesday, three-and-a-half years after Sheree Fertuck's disappearance, her estranged husband, Gregory Mitchell Fertuck, was charged with first-degree murder and causing indignity to a body.

Sask. Cancer Agency started chemotherapy drug trial without required Health Canada approval

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency says it has 'paused' a clinical trial of chemotherapy drugs to apply for Health Canada approval that it was supposed to have before the trial started.

36-bed women's shelter in Saskatoon closed, funding shortfalls blamed

More homeless women and their children will have to stay in hotels after a 36-bed women’s shelter closed in Saskatoon, according to the executive director of an organization dedicated to reducing homelessness in the city.

Police say Saskatoon officer seen shooting cat was euthanizing injured animal

The Saskatoon Police Service says one of its officers who was seen shooting a cat opposite a sports bar in the early hours of Friday morning was forced to kill the animal because it was injured and in distress.

No charges to be laid over Sask. worker suicide after workplace safety investigation

Occupational Health and Safety says no criminal charges will be laid after a workplace safety investigation into a rural municipality that was accused of bullying a worker who later took his own life.

Sask. farmer lead plaintiff in class action over Roundup cancer claim

A Saskatchewan farmer is at the centre of a class action lawsuit claiming exposure to the weedkiller Roundup has caused or contributed to the plaintiffs’ cancer.

'I didn't realize the silly person that was hiding inside of me': Women's comedy growing in Saskatoon

The creation of the Lady Bits comedy trio appears to have opened the door for a growing women’s comedy scene in the city.

Answering the call for an assisted death has 'taught me more about living my life than dying': MAID manager

Death is a big part of Michelle Fisher’s job. When a person decides to inquire about a medically assisted death, she is the one who answers the phone.