Christine Tell

Province to ban use of bear spray in urban areas

Province to ban use of bear spray in urban areas

Mar 12, 2024 | 11:29am
New provincial regulations in Saskatchewan aim to restrict the possession of capsaicin-containing wildlife control products, commonly known as bear spray, in public urban spaces. The regulations also prohibit altering or defacing bear spray to conceal its identity, with potential fines reaching up to $100,000 for violations. The move is driven by the increasing incidents of […]

New SK Marshal Service Without Oversight Body

Aug 16, 2023 | 5:18am

The Saskatchewan Party government has begun establishing a new provincial police service, but the minister in charge says it won’t have an oversight body until boots are on the ground. Christine Tell, minister of corrections, policing and public safety, now has authority to form the new Saskatchewan Marshals Service, said a recent order-in-council. The order […]

Saskatchewan activates provincial command for wildfire response

May 17, 2023 | 2:22pm

The province announced this afternoon that provincial command has been activated through Saskatchewan Public Safety’s Provincial Emergency Operations Centre to assist in response to wildfire across northern Saskatchewan. According to the province, there are currently 28 active wildfires burning in the province and there have been 169 wildfires so far this year, which is double the […]

Saskatchewan government may reduce RCMP funding if they assist with feds gun buyback

Dec 2, 2022 | 1:20pm

Saskatchewan says it would consider reducing its funding for the RCMP if the force was to assist the federal government with its proposed firearms buyback program. Public Safety Minister Christine Tell says all options are on the table. She says her Saskatchewan Party government funds the RCMP in the province up to 70 per cent. Tell wrote a letter earlier […]

Cabinet minister apologizes for defending Colin Thatcher at throne speech

Nov 2, 2022 | 5:31am

Saskatchewan’s policing minister has apologized for defending the attendance of a notorious convicted killer at her government’s tough-on-crime throne speech last week. Christine Tell says she shares Premier Scott Moe’s apology from Monday. She says she was wrong and she’s sorry for the words she used. Colin Thatcher, who was convicted of first-degree murder in […]

Tell writes letter to head of Saskatchewan RCMP

Sep 28, 2022 | 3:17pm

The provincial government has sent a letter to the head of the Saskatchewan RCMP, Rhonda Blackmore, regarding the prohibited gun buy-back. Minister of Corrections, policing and public safety Christine Tell said in the letter that the government does not approve of the use of provincially funded resources for any process connected to the buy-back. The […]

Debate on controversial Bill 70 continues in Saskatchewan Legislature

Dec 1, 2021 | 6:21pm

The NDP continues asking questions during Question Period on a bill aimed at overhauling the current security at the Legislature. Bill 70 would replace the current security team and replace it with one whose head would be appointed by the government.  It is a bill that confuses the opposition because they have no issue with […]

Bill 70, Extendicare debated during Question Period Thursday

Nov 25, 2021 | 3:33pm

More scathing criticism of the provincial government’s proposed Bill 70 — which would alter security on the Legislative grounds — was discussed today during Question Period. As part of the bill, a new security team would assume many duties that are currently occupied by a group overseen by the sergeant of arms. Opposition deputy leader […]

Sask. government looking at possible security changes with introduction of new bill

Nov 24, 2021 | 6:18pm

The Saskatchewan government believes it is being proactive instead of being reactive with the introduction of Bill 70. The bill would see changes to the security on the legislative grounds and the responsibilities of the sergeant of arms with the possible introduction of a new security team. Corrections Minister Christine Tell says the object of […]

Hunger strikes allegedly taking place at two Sask. correctional facilities with inadequate COVID-19 precautions to blame

Jan 5, 2021 | 8:42am

A Facebook post on the Justice for Regina Correctional Inmates page, says some inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre have begun a hunger strike, along with others at the women’s Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert. They are protesting inadequate precautions and care in regards to COVID-19, and the hunger strikers are also calling […]