Janani Whitfield

Janani Whitfield works on CBC Saskatchewan's Morning Edition. Contact her at janani.whitfield@cbc.ca or on Twitter, @WhitfieldJanani.

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Income support change meant to give recipients control over money may create more problems: advocates

The Ministry of Social Services says it wants to give people on a new Saskatchewan Income Support more self-sufficiency and agency over their money. But some say for those with addictions, it could be the wrong move.

Running for more than just gold: Google Doodle honours Sask.-born sprinting legend

When millions bring up their Google.ca search engine today, they’ll see the picture of a Saskatchewan-born runner who etched his name in the history books as a three-time Olympian and world record setter.

'It's not OK': Frustrated over use of N-word, Sask. mother speaks out

When she adopted her three children, originally from Ethiopia, Sandra Barker-Schmidt said she thought they would have a better life in Canada. Instead, she’s seen her son, and now her 13-year-old daughter, face racism and the cutting use of offensive language.

7 years after life-altering fire in Unity, Sask., this man returned to thank firefighters for his life

Winnipeg man Leo Rocan says he always meant to return to Unity to say thanks to the first responders who saved his life. It took him seven years, but earlier this month, he was able to return and share his gratitude.

'It just popped into my head': Roughriders fan gets team symbol painted on his prosthetic eye

A 60-year-old Saskatchewan Roughriders fan is drawing some second looks, thanks to an eye-popping tribute to the team.

'Miracle baby' whose heartbeat once stopped sees fishing wish come true

In June, Anthony Chester got a miracle of his own — a fishing boat courtesy of Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan. 

Tornadoes can strike with little warning. Here are 5 tips on how to stay safe

Families at the Meadow Lake campground got no advance warning or alerts from Environment Canada before two tornadoes hit the area, causing devastation. That's because tornadoes are tough to predict and can form quickly off-radar, says an Environment Canada meteorologist.

Rainbow crosswalk stays, and 'stays undamaged': Sask. town steps up to paint over homophobic slur

The two words were bold, black and ugly, sprayed over a rainbow crosswalk in Wolseley, Saskatchewan: No Homo. But it didn’t take long for people in the town to step up and make the ugly words disappear. 

Talk featuring former Reform MP and Sask. Party MLA asks, 'Can Confederation be fixed?'

A former Reform Party MP and Sask. Party MLA says he wants people to think about what might happen following October’s election and the potential that “the lid’s going to blow off western alienation.” 

Sask. NDP MLA announces he won't run again, gives candid look into sacrifices of politics

After nearly 19 years in the legislature, Saskatchewan NDP MLA Warren McCall is stepping back from politics — and also giving candid insight into the challenges of public life.

Friendship of Raptors, Masai Ujiri continues to inspire La Loche 3 years after deadly shooting

Staff and students in La Loche's school have a special reason to cheer the Raptors' NBA championship.

Sask. senator opposes law banning junk food marketing to kids, calling it the 'bread is bad' bill

A Saskatchewan senator is holding steady in her opposition to a bill that pediatricians want passed to help fight childhood obesity.

'We all have brown skin': Sask. woman says racism between immigrants and Indigenous people must end

Kerry Benjoe is seeing more anger and mistrust between Indigenous people by other visible minorities percolating online. There are allegations of attempted abductions. Benjoe believes the fear and mistrust are fed by Indigenous people's resentment at being mistreated and stereotyped by new Canadians.

Fathers of bride and groom killed in plane crash on way home from stag party

A weekend plane crash claimed the lives of three Moose Jaw, Sask., residents, including two fathers who expected to see their children get married this summer.

Former trustee asks why Sask. school board restricted him from taking cannabis medication

A former trustee who took cannabis oil pills and opioids during school board meetings says he wasn’t expecting intrusive questions or to have his privacy violated over his medication.