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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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.

Not the end of court challenges for TMX pipeline, says political science professor

The federal government has once again approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, but U of S political science professor Greg Poelzer says this isn’t the end of the challenges.

LGBTQ students at U of S to get specialized housing

LGBTQ students at the University of Saskatchewan are getting their own dedicated apartments in residence.

Abortions easier to access in Regina than anywhere else in Sask., including Saskatoon

Doctors in Saskatchewan are talking about abortion access in the wake of Alabama's near-total ban on the procedure. Abortion is allowed in Saskatchewan but Dr. Sally Mahood told CBC Radio's Blue Sky more could be done.

Uber now available in Regina

Uber launched its ride-hailing service in Regina on Wednesday.

Final Sask. Fashion Week 'just the beginning' for local designers, says host

Saskatchewan Fashion Week has been putting local designers in the limelight for the past eight years, but they hosted their last show on Saturday.

Search continues for body of Ernest Severight, believed drowned

Sunday marked the sixth day in the search for Ernest Severight, who fell into the Assiniboine River near Kamsack, Sask., and is believed to have drowned.

Erin Weir questions legality of expulsion from NDP caucus, points to Philpott

Regina MP Erin Weir is questioning the legality of his expulsion from the NDP caucus last year. This comes after MP Jane Philpott said in the House of Commons that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated her rights and the rights of Jody Wilson-Raybould when he expelled them from Liberal caucus without a full caucus vote.

'Can I door knock when I'm pregnant?': Aspiring politicians ask the hard questions

The annual Women in the Legislature program is hosted by a student club at the University of Saskatchewan. The day-long event includes a presentation from the Status of Women Office, panel sessions and a tour of the Legislative Building.

Sask. residents split on whether carbon tax will change behaviour, fight climate change

Saskatchewan residents started paying a carbon tax Monday on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels — including gasoline — but a number of people say a carbon tax will not change their day-to-day lives.

Vintage Regina on sale at Civic Museum auction

Vintage items from Regina’s past are going on auction. The Civic Museum of Regina is selling items that don’t have a clear connection to the city’s history.

Maternity, paternity and adoptive leave now available for MLAs

Babies are now allowed on the floor of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly.

'I'll get my own door!' Award-winning bellman retires after 50 years of service

If you've been by Saskatoon's Sheraton Cavalier in the last 50 years, you likely saw Dan Cardinal. He's been greeting people at that hotel for five decades but as of Tuesday, April 2, he's officially retired.