Alicia Bridges


Digital and broadcast news reporter, producer and feature writer with more than 10 years of experience working in Canada and Australia. Currently works for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Saskatoon.

See my LinkedIn profile (URL below) for my full work history.



RCMP reveal new details about final hours before Bali went missing

The text message came to Shelby Hnatuk's cellphone at 10:12 a.m. CST on April 12, 2016. It was from Mekayla Bali, a classmate at Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton, Sask. Bali, who was 16 at the time, had sent the message from somewhere else in Yorkton, a quiet prairie town.

At least 29 Sask. rural municipalities don't have legally required harassment policies | CBC News

At least 29 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan have failed to meet the legal requirement to have workplace harassment policies in place for employees. CBC News asked hundreds of rural municipalities across Saskatchewan if they have a harassment policy, which is required underSection 36 of the province's Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Saskatchewan Employment Act.

CBC News
Crystal Wreck: How Saskatchewan's meth problem became a crisis

By ALICIA BRIDGESMay 30, 2017 With one push on the piston of a syringe, crystal methamphetamine made Debbie Roberts's world a darker place. She thought she was taking another drug, Ritalin, the day she went blind. But someone must have swapped it out while she was in the washroom.

CBC News
STC offered taxi rides in place of 48 cancelled bus routes during budget closure

Taxi rides spanning hundreds of kilometres were offered to passengers on more than 40 cancelled bus routes after the Saskatchewan Transportation Company shut down temporarily on Wednesday. The service stopped operating temporarily Wednesday afternoon when the provincial government announced it was winding down the service as part of the provincial budget spending cuts.

Smithers Interior News
First Nations dance group sharing culture with a beat - Smithers Interior News

Adults and children in elaborate button blankets and striking masks danced to the drumbeat of Wet'suwet'en songs at the Stories in the Snow fundraiser in Smithers last week. Traditional songs and stories were shared in a public showcase of Wet'suwet'en culture presented by the Ewk Hiyah Hozdli Dance Group on Friday.

Probe into health service 'irregularities'

The West Australian An Aboriginal health service chief executive and his board of directors have been accused of collaborating in an elaborate ruse to hide his resignation and subsequent reinstatement. The alleged collusion was one of a string of financial irregularities highlighted in a report compiled by accountants Fong Richards.

Shire sues Facebook user

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is suing a member of the public who allegedly claimed on a Kununurra-based Facebook page that public servants were stealing money. Shire chief executive Gary Gaffney confirmed last week the authority was taking legal action against a woman he claims defamed three council employees by suggesting they were pocketing money from a Kununurra council facility.


Finch Rescue

Scientists are using innovative research to save a tiny bird with a cult following and some fascinating genetic quirks.

What Facebook photos don't tell you about living abroad

Most of us have experienced the longing feeling (and a depressing kind of jealousy) that comes from seeing their social media feeds saturated with pictures of friends living it up abroad. There they are, browsing the Brooklyn flea market; exploring ancient ruins; perched proudly on mountain peaks with smiles as vast as the valleys below them.

A winter beach holiday in Oregon's heart of glass

At 8 a.m. on the Oregon coast, a thick fog rests over the beaches that draw a line between the Pacific Ocean and the town of Lincoln City. From the shore of Siletz Bay, a lone fisherman in a boat is visible through the mist and, behind him, a few dozing sea lions are heaped on a sand bank.

STM Entertainment
Black Humour

An interview with comedian Dylan Moran

First lady

IT was a fascination with the horizon, where "the heavens meet the earth", that first attracted Victorian artist Gemma Lynch-Memory to a book, which led her to retrace the steps of Australia's first female explorer. Two years ago in her hometown of Warburton, Victoria, the artist was browsing in a second-hand bookshop when a cover caught her eye.

Hair raising

GRIZZLY bears and bad hair might not seem to have much in common, but Perth artist Sean Morris seeks intricacy in his subject matter, and he sees it in both. Since completing a media degree at Curtin University, Morris has found his niche in "stripped back" but intricate illustration.

Vancity Buzz
Swedish band Holograms returns to Vancouver

A little over a year ago, Swedish rock band Holograms were gathering momentum at rapid speed. In a matter of months, the Stockholm four-piece were signed by Brooklyn independent label Captured Tracks, they recorded their self-titled debut and scheduled their first major tour, which would take place in Canada and the U.S.A.

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