Ashleigh Mattern

Ashleigh Mattern is a reporter and copy editor with CBC Saskatoon and CBC Saskatchewan, and an associate producer with Saskatoon Morning and The Morning Edition. She has been working as a journalist since 2007 and joined CBC in 2017. Email:

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Fully vaccinated but still in lockdown, long-term care resident says she's treated 'less than human'

Chelsea Dreher, 32, is fully vaccinated after receiving her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late February, but she hasn’t been able to leave her ward, go outside or visit other residents for almost two weeks.

Saskatoon falling behind on climate action goals, progress report says

The City of Saskatoon is not on track with its plans for combating climate change, according to a progress report on the city’s Climate Action Plan.

Variants of concern suspected at 3 Saskatoon schools, all students and staff asked to get tested

Officials are concerned that COVID-19 outbreaks at Brevoort Park School, Tommy Douglas Collegiate and Bethlehem Catholic High School in Saskatoon may be more contagious variants of concern.

Eyewitness concerned about health of Moose Jaw man arrested after refusing to wear mask

The eyewitness said she was concerned for the man’s health because when he was being escorted to the cruiser, he could barely stand by himself.

Saskatoon coach says para swimmers gain 'a sense of freedom' in the water

Eric Kramer didn’t plan for Saskatoon to have the largest Para Learn to Swim program in Canada but that’s what has happened since he came to the city in 2015.

Younger people being hospitalized with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, says ICU doctor

Out of 35 ICU admissions in the past month, only one person was older than 70, and younger people are also being admitted with more serious conditions, say Saskatchewan Health Authority officials.

Meadowgreen Recycling Depot in Saskatoon 'a total disaster,' says community member

Community members have had enough of the mess at the Meadowgreen Recycling Depot in Saskatoon. The city has put in some new restrictions starting Friday to try to curb the problem, but neighbourhood resident Pat Tymchatyn says they won't work.

How this family with 11 kids managed when 4 of them got COVID-19

It started with an email about a COVID-19 case in their school. Then a headache. Then a family in Saskatoon found out four children in their household had COVID-19.

Canadian prairies and parklands 'legendary' for wetlands and waterfowl, says U.S. researcher

An avian ecologist from the U.S. is migrating up north to Saskatoon to take a position the University of Saskatchewan says is the first of its kind in Canada.

Kids and COVID-19: Illness is 'kind of like a cold' but pandemic is impacting mental health

Pediatrician Dr. Ayisha Kurji says that for most kids, COVID-19 is “kind of like a cold” but she says that doesn’t mean parents should let their guards down.