Chelsea Laskowski

Chelsea Laskowski is a web writer with CBC Saskatoon.

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Cameco encouraged as Trump ends fears of uranium import restrictions

Saskatoon-based uranium mining company Cameco is breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. President Donald Trump declined to put restrictions on uranium imports from other countries in a memorandum sent Friday.

'My body is great': Saskatoon residents mobilize to get comfortable in their skin

It's a hot week in Saskatoon, but not everyone is comfortable wearing fewer layers outdoors, even to the beach.

'Done some pretty wild things': Find out why Saskatoon gym-goers can't get enough of Glenn Der

He used to host strippercize classes — exercise plus stripping — at civic facilities in Saskatoon. These days, Glenn Der keeps things a little more PG with his step and cardio classes.

Small Sask. town's rainbow crosswalk brings tears to former resident

Rainbow crosswalks are an increasingly common way of marking pride month across Canada, but Jonathan Petrychyn never thought he'd see one in his hometown of Wolseley, Sask.

Jail sentence for Sask. man who capped off 7-day meth bender by lighting himself on fire

A man who led Saskatoon police on a multi-hour chase before dousing himself in gasoline and setting himself on fire has received a sentence of two years less a day.
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'Just like running thunder': La Ronge remembers the rapid rise of the Mallard Fire, 20 years later

It went from some smoke in the morning to an uncontrollable force that moved faster than any human could run by the afternoon.
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'We came close to dying': First Nations family recalls harrowing escape from house fire in northern Sask.

If not for a late night getting a five-month-old baby to sleep and a smoke before bed, members of a Waterhen Lake First Nation family fear they could have died in a fire that reduced their home to ashes.

After years of disappointment, northern Sask. boarding school survivors hope compensation on the horizon

A group of survivors from the Île-à-la-Crosse boarding school say that they will sign an agreement formalizing the process to negotiate for compensation for abuse suffered at the school within the next month. It's been a long process for those who attended the northern Saskatchewan school.

Sask. hockey player holds out on going pro amidst women's league turmoil

Saskatoon's Emily Clark was hoping to join the pro hockey world once she finished university this year. That plan is now on hold indefinitely.
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'I took it for my family': Accepting risks of multiple sclerosis drug a part of Sask. couple's love story

When Saskatchewan announced this week it has started covering the cost of a new multiple sclerosis drug, at least 50 people in the province who previously had zero Health Canada-approved treatment options were already using it.

'It helps to offer hope': Sask. drug plan now covering 1st-of-its-kind MS treatment

Saskatchewan is the third province in Canada to fully fund a new multiple sclerosis drug under the provincial drug plan.

New amphitheatre for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan coming summer 2020

Organizers of a Saskatoon theatre festival expect to unveil a whole new look next summer.

Possibility of soybeans, pork and peas facing delays getting to China 'very concerning,' says Sask. premier

Saskatchewan pork and pea producers are having mixed reactions to reports that exports of their products are facing unusual obstacles when they hit Chinese ports.

FSIN calls for trespassing charges against farmer evicted from Ochapowace land

Leaders of a reserve in the Esterhazy area say a reported trespassing incident where a gun was present, combined with alleged inaction by police, has heightened tension and fear in their community.

How First Nations are leaving their mark on the cannabis industry

Indigenous investment in the weed business is strong in Sask., but only one First Nation has been willing to open up shop on-reserve.