Taylor MacPherson

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Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons.
Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons. Office of the Correctional Investigator

B.C. solitary confinement ruling has implications in Sask

By Taylor MacPherson
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

A recent decision by British Columbia’s highest court ruled indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional could have a major effect on corrections in Saskatchewan, according to a leading advocate for inmates’ rights.

Officials with the Poundmaker Cree Nation are working to reclaim the stories and artifacts of their founder, Chief Poundmaker.
Officials with the Poundmaker Cree Nation are working to reclaim the stories and artifacts of their founder, Chief Poundmaker. (foreground) Library and Archives Canada, (background) Bryan Eneas

Cree Nation making progress reclaiming Poundmaker’s legacy

By Taylor MacPherson
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

The legacy of Cree Chief Poundmaker, tainted by his conviction for treason, is closer to being restored than ever before according to officials with the Cree Nation that bears his name.

Chief Poundmaker, as seen in the trailer for Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.
Chief Poundmaker, as seen in the trailer for Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. submitted photo/Take-Two Interactive Software

Poundmaker, Plains Cree to be featured in popular video game

By Taylor MacPherson
January 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Canada’s Plains Cree and Chief Poundmaker have been included in the newest edition of the popular Civilization video game series, but one elected official from the Poundmaker Cree Nation is calling it cultural appropriation.

Marijuana consumption among animals could increase after legalization, according to the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, but legalization may have positive effects as well.
Marijuana consumption among animals could increase after legalization, according to the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, but legalization may have positive effects as well. file photo/paNOW Staff

Keep your pot away from Spot: Sask. vets

By Taylor MacPherson
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) is cautioning cannabis users to keep their pot away from pets, but said treating animals could actually become easier after the drug becomes legal.

Victims of violence in Saskatchewan will now have access to 10 days' protected leave, in order to access services, relocate or attend court.
Victims of violence in Saskatchewan will now have access to 10 days' protected leave, in order to access services, relocate or attend court. File photo/paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan offers protected leave to violence victims

By Taylor MacPherson
December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Victims in Saskatchewan will no longer need to worry about their job security when fleeing domestic violence, seeking support services or medical treatment, or attending court.

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