Alicia Bridges

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

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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.

'The very word HIV or AIDS terrifies people': Research owes debt to HIV-positive advisers, conference hears

From new scientists starting their careers to researchers working towards a cure, more than 600 people are in Saskatoon for an AIDS and HIV research conference in the city this weekend.

Unanswered questions creating 'nervousness' about new Sask. income support program

Uncertainty surrounds the provincial government's new income support program, as members of some advocacy groups say they've been left in the dark about how it will affect their clients.

La Ronge restaurant owner's killer could become 'successful individual,' psychiatrist tells court

A psychiatrist told a Saskatoon courtroom an offender involved in the brutal killing of Simon Grant is remorseful and could become a "successful individual" with the right rehabilitation.

Young HIV patients dying in Sask. despite availability of free treatment: doctors

HIV patients in some parts of Saskatchewan are not being offered treatment with free, readily available antiretroviral drugs that can save their lives and — according to new research — prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

Defence seeks youth rehab sentence for offender involved in brutal killing of Simon Grant

Cora Laich says she’s been reasonable as she’s watched the justice system decide the fate of two people who admitted to killing her husband Simon Grant in a brutal beating at his La Ronge restaurant in 2017.

New Sask. ammunition incinerator will be safer than one shut down after failing to meet standards: Defence

The Department of National Defence wants to build a new incinerator to burn ammunition at Dundurn, Sask., almost 20 years after the last one was shut down following a report that found soil contamination and "astronomically high" lead levels in an area used by workers.

Stonebridge townhouse fire under control after major firefighting response

Firefighters attacked from the ground and from above to extinguish flames pouring from the roof of a Stonebridge townhouse Saturday morning.

Pleasant Hill barbecue sparks challenge to make free meals a new tradition

In a neighbourhood recently shaken by a spate of gang-related violence, a barbecue in the park on Thursday gave Pleasant Hill residents a chance to celebrate their community.