Kevin Martel

Police in Saskatchewan issued 523 tickets for distracted driving, including 441 for use of a cellphone, in March 2017.

Martel on the Move: Just how common is distracted driving?

By Kevin Martel April 25, 2017 - 5:29pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Distracted driving is a problem that only seems to be getting worse in Saskatchewan.

According to SGI, it's the leading cause of crashes, and ranks second in deadly...

Regina council voted to remove the property tax exemption for airport lands while also approving a new Costco location at a council meeting on April 24, 2017.

Council removes airport tax exemption, approves new Costco

By Kevin Martel April 25, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Regina Airport Authority (RAA) will have to find ways to make up its own funding shortfall after city council finalized a plan to remove a property tax exemption on airport...

People in Regina woke up to around two inches of snow, or three to five centimetres, on April 24, 2017.

Shovels return after late winter blast in Southern Sask.

By Kevin Martel April 24, 2017 - 1:27pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Many people are being forced to take their vehicle brushes and shovels back out after a blast of winter hit southern Saskatchewan, including Regina.

Environment Canada...

Regina city council decided to raise taxes another 2.5 per cent as part of the solution to fill a $10.3 million funding shortfall at the council meeting on April 18, 2017.

Regina council hikes taxes, cuts programs to fill money gap

By Kevin Martel April 19, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 6:45am

Property taxes are going up again in Regina and some programs and services are getting cut or changed.

Faced with a funding shortfall of $10.3 million, council decided...

Regina council is expected to finalize its reopened budget on April 18, 2017 after a provincial budget left the city short $10.3 million.

Regina council expected to finalize reopened budget

By Kevin Martel April 18, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 18, 2017 - 6:45am

It's take two for Regina city council as it must again finalize its budget in light of a funding shortfall.

Council has had a week to digest what city administration...

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray addresses media on April 13, 2017 to speak about the introduction of marijuana legislation from the federal government.

Marijuana law could cost Regina police

By Kevin Martel April 13, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

While a new federal law legalizing marijuana is likely to make money for the government, it could end up costing money for Regina police.

The Trudeau government...

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty and Mayor Michael Fougere continue to disagree on how the City of Regina should make up a funding shortfall after the provincial budget was released March 22, 2017.

Regina, province still butting heads on funding shortfall

By Kevin Martel April 11, 2017 - 7:05am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 7:15am

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and provincial Finance Minister Kevin Doherty continue to disagree and butt heads on how a funding shortfall should be made up by the City of...

Members of the Regina Lawn Bowling Club address city council on April 10, 2017 to speak against the proposed closure of Leslie Lawn Bowling Greens.

Regina council delays decision to address funding shortfall

By Kevin Martel April 11, 2017 - 6:22am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 6:30am

Regina city council has decided to wait another week before making any tough decisions on how to fill a financial hole created after the provincial budget was unveiled.


Children sing 'God Save the Queen' near the beginning of the Vimy Ridge commemoration ceremony on April 9, 2017.

Vimy Ridge Battle commemorated in Regina a century later

By Kevin Martel April 9, 2017 - 8:28pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 6:44am

It may have been fought a century ago, but the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the sacrifices thousands of Canadian soldiers made or were prepared to make are still remembered and...

Robert Farrell was one of the Canadians who fought in Vimy Ridge in April 1917. His great-grandson, 15-year-old Lindon Smith of Fillmore, Sask., attended the Vimy Ridge Memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary.

'Breathtaking:' Sask. group describes National Vimy Memorial

By Kevin Martel April 9, 2017 - 7:36pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 6:56am

As thousands in attendance looked on at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, it was clear there was a distinct Canadian feel in the air.

"Patriotic" is how...

Canadian troops battle in France at Vimy Ridge in April 1917.

Indigenous veteran reflects on personal ties to Vimy Ridge

By Kevin Martel April 8, 2017 - 9:26am Updated: April 8, 2017 - 3:33pm

As the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge approaches on Sunday, many in Saskatchewan will be doing their own personal reflecting of the monumental, bloody encounter...

Robert Farrell was one of the Canadians who fought in Vimy Ridge in April 1917. His great-grandson, 15-year-old Lindon Smith of Fillmore, Sask., will be at the Vimy Ridge Memorial to commemorate the 100thanniversary.

Soldier's great-grandson visits Vimy century after battle

By Kevin Martel April 7, 2017 - 2:13pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 3:04pm

One hundred years ago from Sunday, April 9, thousands of Canadians stormed Vimy Ridge in a battle that’s often called the defining moment of Canada.

They were successful...