Ashleigh Mattern

Ashleigh Mattern is a web writer and reporter with CBC Saskatoon, CBC Saskatchewan, and CBC North; and an associate producer with Saskatoon Morning. She has been working as a journalist since 2007 and joined CBC in 2017. Email:

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Russell Mirasty installed as Sask.'s 23rd lieutenant-governor

Russell Mirasty, Saskatchewan’s first Indigenous lieutenant-governor, was installed in a ceremony at the Legislative Building in Regina Thursday.

'Final frontier of stigma': Senator speaks up on World Suicide Prevention Day

Senator Denise Batters says people are still uncomfortable talking about suicide but it's getting better.

German tour a dream come true for Saskatoon musician Ellen Froese

Saskatoon’s Ellen Froese is doing something she has always dreamed of: the folk singer is touring Germany.

Rain and cool weather delaying harvest

The Ministry of Agriculture reports that as of Sept. 2, 11 per cent of the crop was in the bin but that's well behind the five-year average of 28 per cent for this time of the year.

Gun range rejects PPC candidates' shooting competition

Two People's Party of Canada candidates' plan to solve an impasse with a shooting competition at a gun range hit a snag on Tuesday when the range said they wouldn't allow it.

PPC candidates to decide who attends debate by holding target shooting competition

Two candidates for the People's Party of Canada are solving a dilemma over which one of them will attend a debate on behalf of the party by holding a shootout at a Saskatchewan gun range. But some people think the event is insensitive, especially in light of the recent mass shooting in Texas.

Gold-medal win 'just incredible' for Sask. wheelchair basketball player

Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team won gold against Team USA Friday night in a tight match that saw six lead changes and the score tied 10 times. Canada won 67-64.

Saskatoon's Meewasin Valley willing to try again after failing to break longest mural world record

To break the record, the mural needed to be two metres wide for longer than 5.7 kilometres but Amy Wall with the Meewasin Valley Authority said they only made it somewhere between three to four kilometres.

Woman diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer warning people about renovating homes

Raeleen Minchuk Prokopetz was only 11 or 12 months old when she was exposed to asbestos while her father was renovating her grandparents’ house. She was diagnosed with stage four mesothelioma 35 years later.

Pleasant Hill landlords 'desperately trying to not have their properties destroyed,' says association

In July, the Pleasant Hill Community Association sent a letter to Mayor Charlie Clark, criticizing a lack of action on the neighbourhood's challenges. Their concerns included violence, gang activity and boarded-up houses.

Emergency plans in place for extreme weather, says concert organizers

The nasty storm cells that pounded Regina Friday evening had the potential to derail a couple of major concerts but organizers say a combination of well-laid emergency plans and patient fans meant both concerts wound up a huge success.  

More than 200 farmers owed payments for deliveries to export company Ilta Grain

Ilta Grain was granted creditor protection on July 8 and said in a letter to suppliers that outstanding balances prior to that date won't be paid by the company.

Bumper crop for Saskatoon berries, cherries, says plant breeder

A dry spring and the recent wet weather has been great for saskatoons and haskaps in the province, says plant breeder and University of Saskatchewan assistant professor Bob Bors.

Tattoo the pig steals the show at Pets in the Park

Willis Larson and Geraldine Crosston have five dogs, two pigs, seven sheep, two goats, yaks, donkeys, and a miniature horse — but they only brought Tattoo the pig and Star the Pomeranian to Pets in the Park on Sunday.

Indigenous Rookie League hits a home run with First Nations

Chief Anthony Cappo of Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation near Fort Qu’appelle says the Jays Care Indigenous rookie baseball league has been making a positive impact in his home community.