Kelly Provost

Kelly Provost is a newsreader and reporter with CBC News in Saskatoon. Email him at

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Former mayor of Sask. town says resignation tied to conflict, stress

The Town of Craik is borrowing the mayor of Lumsden for a few months, after its previous mayor resigned in June due to stress and health issues he says were made worse by conflict.

Man serving as mayor of two Sask. towns after resignations leave one shorthanded

The resignation of the mayor and two town councillors in Craik, Sask., earlier this year prompted the province to appoint a mayor and two councillors from other municipalities to Craik's town council.

Telecommunications services restored in 7 Sask. communities after 3-day outage

Most communities in central Saskatchewan affected by a 3-day outage of cellular, landline and internet services now have them back, but Spiritwood residents are still waiting for landline and data access.

'Very sad for me': Northern Sask. chief reacts to alleged bootlegging attempt

RCMP have laid charges against four people for allegedly trying to bring alcohol into the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation for resale.

Woman, 8-year-old son rescued after spending night on northern Sask. island

A family from the Battlefords area is Saskatchewan was reunited early Tuesday morning after strong winds turned a quick canoe trip at a resort area into an overnight stay on a remote island for a woman and her eight-year-old son.

Sask. First Nation expecting land claim settlement topping $100M

Lawyers for the Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head Lean Man First Nation near Battleford, Sask., say they are confident the Specific Claims Tribunal will award the band well over $100 million for reserve land it lost in 1905.

Sask. spectator sport industry reps don't expect altered rules if hockey, football return in the fall

Three people associated with contact sports leagues that operate in Saskatchewan say they do not anticipate the rules of junior hockey or football to be changed if they return to play this fall.

Reopening date for outdoor pools, sports in Sask. met with relief and anxiety

Sports organizations in Saskatchewan are expressing approval and apprehension now that the June 22 return of outdoor sports has been announced.

Sask. lacrosse group says demand for facilities will hamper return to play

The governing body for Saskatchewan's roughly 3,500 lacrosse players says there will be less opportunities for box lacrosse players as rinks begin to install ice.

Sask. minor hockey, soccer communities anxiously awaiting word on return to play

Minor sports organizations in Saskatchewan are waiting for guidelines and dates from the provincial government and health authorities about when youth will be allowed to return to action.

Baseball Sask releases return-to-play guidelines, waiting for green light from province

Baseball Sask has released a 12-page document outlining what a potential return to training and games could look like this summer if the provincial government gives its approval.

5 Sask. university sports teams see upcoming season wiped out

A Canada West decision to not have athletic competitions in the fall means football and soccer teams at Saskatchewan's two largest universities won't play a season this year.

Sask. NDP says province should pay for extra teachers if students return to schools this fall

The NDP says cash-strapped school divisions shouldn't have to pay for additional teachers, educational assistants and cleaning services if students return to schools in the fall.

Forest fire burning in Sask.'s Duck Mountain Provincial Park largest since 1886: park manager

It has been 134 years since Saskatchewan's Duck Mountain Provincial Park saw a forest fire the size of the one it has had in recent days, according to the park manager.

Sask. government urged to make all small businesses eligible for emergency payments

Some businesses in Saskatchewan say the province needs to loosen the eligibility requirements of its Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment program in order for them to cope with pandemic-related losses.