In a sombre tweet Tuesday afternoon, Premier Scott Moe announced that the MLA for Regina-Walsh Acres, Derek Meyers, had passed away at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. 

Originally from Midale, Meyers had worked in media prior to politics, having spent time working in British Columbia before joining the sports team at Global Television. He spent nearly 10 years at Global before starting his own video production business. 

In 2020, he was elected under the Saskatchewan Party banner in the riding of Regina-Walsh Acres.  

He is survived by his partner Laurie, as well as his children Dayn, Sebastian and Eisley.