Ashleigh Mattern

Ashleigh Mattern is a web writer, reporter, and copy editor with CBC Saskatoon and CBC Saskatchewan, 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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Cause of Snowbirds crash won't be known for weeks or months, commanding officer says

Lt.-Col. Mike French, commanding officer of the Snowbirds, says the circumstances leading up to the crash on Sunday are still not known.

'We're having record sales': Some Sask. businesses are booming thanks to community support through pandemic

While many businesses are struggling to stay afloat during these difficult economic times, some Saskatchewan businesses have actually seen a boost in sales during the pandemic.

Warm weather draws Saskatoon residents to Meewasin Trail

Saskatoon’s Meewasin Trail was busy Saturday afternoon as residents enjoyed the warm weather, with temperatures hitting a high of 24 C.

Robotic telescope system Skynet helps students study the stars

Skynet is part of a global network of robotic telescopes allows users to go online, at any time of day, using a web-based program to schedule telescope observations.

La Ronge asking province to reverse decision on checkpoint exemption

While La Ronge, Sask., initially received an exemption from the travel ban blanketing the north due to COVID-19, Councillor Jordan McPhail says council is going to be asking the province to include the town in travel restrictions after all.

'Everything's gone': Fire destroys Elks Hall in Regina

The Elks Hall in Regina couldn’t be saved after a fire broke out in the building Sunday morning.

Bike repairs on the rise as people take to cycling as 'the only recreational activity that's left'

“I think a lot of people are digging their bikes out of the shed,” said Jeff Currie, owner of Outtabounds in Saskatoon. 

'It's a new frontier': Sask. opens applications for pot stores in smaller communities

Starting this month, the government of Saskatchewan will be accepting applications to open marijuana stores in communities with less than 2,500 people.

Golf lobbying to be one of the first industries to open once restrictions lifted

Professional golf associations have submitted a request to the government that golf be one of the first industries approved once pandemic restrictions are eased.

Saskatoon Cycles makes 'urgent appeal' to open up roads to cyclists, pedestrians

Saskatoon Cycles has published an open letter asking the City of Saskatoon to open up more road space to cyclists and pedestrians so people can get out and exercise while practicing safe social distancing.

Models aren't predictions, says mathematician who does COVID-19 modelling

The Saskatchewan Health Authority's pandemic modelling numbers show estimates ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 deaths. But mathematician Michael Szafron also does COVID-19 modelling and he thinks those numbers need more context.

When physical distancing restrictions are lifted, it will be in phases, says Premier Moe

Premier Scott Moe says that when the province is ready to lift restrictions, it will do so in phases — but he would not give a timeline for when that might happen.

Ness Creek Music Festival cancels annual event due to COVID-19 concerns

For the first time in its 30 year history, the Ness Creek Music Festival is cancelling its summer festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'He loved the north': La Ronge community-builder Ron Mackay dies at 85

Ron Mackay, who owned and operated Red’s Camps in La Ronge for decades, has died at the age of 85 due to complications from COVID-19.

U of S students' union asks for tuition freeze, pass/fail options

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union wants university administrators to protect students financially during the COVID-19 crisis and its fallout.