Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges is a former CBC Saskatoon reporter who is now working in Australia.

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Australia looks to Canada as it launches inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women

An inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children will be held in Australia after the country’s Senate voted to a launch a committee to investigate systemic causes of violence.

Travel turmoil leaves Australians reluctant to go overseas as others struggle to get home

A turbulent era of travel created by COVID-19 restrictions has made some Australians reluctant to leave their country, even as others were stranded overseas and struggle to return home.

COVID-19 has delayed criminal trials across Canada. Is the justice system doing enough to address the problem?

Judges across Canada are being asked to consider whether trial delays due to COVID-19 have been entirely unavoidable - and if enough was done to reduce the impact on the families of victims and the accused.

Two million Australians are in lockdown over 1 COVID-19 case. Here's what Canada can learn from their approach

As of today, most of my home state of Western Australia, to which I returned in December after seven years in Canada, is in the midst of a five-day, full lockdown. As the debate about the merits of strict lockdowns continues in Canada, and the federal government introduces its own version of hotel quarantine, the successes and failures of those practices in other countries can be looked to for insight. 

Internal report shows surge in Saskatoon overdoses since arrival of COVID-19

The document shows the spike in the number of overdoses recorded in the city’s emergency rooms started around the time the pandemic began. 

More drive-thru testing for COVID-19 being considered in Sask.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is considering lengthening hours and opening more locations for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, with the number of new daily cases projected to rise above 560 by mid-December.

Sask. government apologizes after HIV post featuring photo of gay couple slammed as homophobic

On Wednesday morning the posts were deleted and an apology was posted to the government's Twitter account. 

Sask. contact tracing 'strained,' with thousands of cases' sources not confirmed

Modelling released by the province last week said the source of exposure for 2,190 cases of COVID-19 was still “pending.” Of those, 1,062 were for the period between Nov. 9 to 15. 

New COVID-19 restrictions suspend sports, extend mandatory masking to schools

Sports competition is suspended and gatherings at restaurants are being further limited under new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Saskatchewan on Wednesday. 

Sask. to receive 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021: health minister

The provincial government says 180,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine purchased by the federal government have been allocated to Saskatchewan.