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Morgan Modjeski

Reporter

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Morgan Modjeski

Morgan is a reporter based in Saskatoon, Sask. He's worked as a freelance reporter for a number of publications including thetyee.ca, GawkerTV, Huffington Post Canada, VICE Canada and many others. He's held staff positions at the Fort McMurray Today, Metro Saskatoon, Metro Calgary and now works as a staff reporter with The StarPhoenix. Follow him on Twitter: @MorganM_SP

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For The Wealthy 20-Somethings Of 'Oilsands City,' Hard Times Are Hard To Understand

As young Canadians across the country struggle to find steady work and good wages, there is a group of young people living in Alberta's northern wilderness who have never had to worry about economic uncertainty. These young Canadians are long-term residents of Fort McMurray, the centre of Canada's oil sands patch, and the phrase "economic downturn" is not something that crosses their minds often.
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Badmouthing backfires | Local | News

As Wildrose MLA Guy Boutilier continues to question the ethics of municipal councillors and PC candidates Mike Allen and Don Scott's campaigning while on council, the Today has learned that Boutilier sat as mayor during his 1997 campaign. Boutilier said he had taken a leave of absence during the '97 election period, but the Today has obtained archived council agendas showing Boutilier may have chaired two council meetings as mayor during the 1997 campaign period, sitting as mayor at meetings on Feb. 11 and Feb. 25.
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Will new gang fill druglord's shoes? | Local | News

With one of the main drug dealers in Fort McMurray, Jeffrey Caines, being sentenced to 14-years of jailtime, some experts say that he will be replaced quickly by larger organizations. Caines admitted Friday to being the head of a major cocaine trafficking operation in Fort McMurray. Even though the Hells Angels don't have a chapter in Fort McMurray, they do have a support club in the area.
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About

Morgan Modjeski

Covering everything and anything for the StarPhoenix, Morgan is a journalist interested in municipal and provincial affairs, Canadian crime and Canadian politics.

Covering a variety of beats, Morgan has worked as a staff reporter for Metro Saskatoon, Metro Calgary, the Fort McMurray Today and now works as a reporter for Postmedia at the StarPhoenix in Saskatoon.

Originally from Winnipeg MB, he has worked as a freelance reporter for a number publications including the Portage la Prairie Daily Graphic, the Winnipeg Sun, Metro Winnipeg, VICE Canada, the Huffington Post and a variety of other publications.

He's also interned at the award winning Vancouver based publication, thetyee.ca where he covered the 2009 British Columbia provincial election.

Alongside writing the news he enjoys photography, reading and a great cup of coffee.