Two judges have been appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan: the Honourable Murray Pelletier is appointed to North Battleford, while the Honourable Noah Evanchuk has been appointed in Regina. Judge Pelletier is a member of the Cowessess First Nation. He began his career with Legal Aid Saskatchewan after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2007. He later worked with Sunchild Law Office before returning to Legal Aid. At the time of his appointment, he was working for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He replaces Judge Bruce Bauer, who is moving to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon.
Judge Evanchuk received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. He started his career with Balfour Moss in Regina. For the past 12 years, he has focused on criminal law in Regina while practicing at Andrews Benko and Associates. Evanchuk has served as a board member for the Regina YMCA and the Saskatchewan Section of the Canadian Mental Health Association, as well as holding the position of vice-chair of the Regina branch of the United Canadian Ukrainians. He replaces Judge Bruce Henning who will be retiring later this year.