Carolyn Dunn

National reporter

Carolyn Dunn is a longtime national reporter for CBC News. Her Canadian postings and assignments have taken her from St. John's to Calgary. She has reported extensively abroad including East, West and North Africa and has done several tours in Afghanistan. Have a story tip? Email

Latest from Carolyn Dunn

Alberta MLA falsely claims 'worst of COVID-19 health pandemic' over

Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin distributed a political flyer that claims the worst of the pandemic is behind us. It's in direct contradiction with the rising case counts in the province and repeated messages from Alberta Health.

Loss of rural doctors in Alberta leaves patients uncertain as contract dispute with province drags on

The Moose and Squirrel Medical Clinic in Sundre, Alta, is losing five of its eight doctors as the contract dispute between the province and its physicians drags on, leaving some patients worried about their future care.

WestJet to remove unmasked passengers from flights and ban them for a year

WestJet says it's prepared to remove passengers who refuse to wear a mask on flights. In addition, the airline will put those passengers on a year long no-fly list. They're two of the tougher COVID-19 measures the airline will take beginning in Sept. 1.

Alberta RCMP deputy commissioner denies systemic racism in policing in Canada

The RCMP's commanding officer in Alberta denies there is systemic racism in policing in Canada, amid allegations his members used excessive force against an Indigenous chief during an arrest. 

Anger, grief and exhaustion: A city is left raw after George Floyd's death

More than a week after the death of George Floyd in police custody, Minneapolis is a city raw with anger, grief and exhaustion, the CBC’s Carolyn Dunn writes.

'There's the bush': Truckers face challenges finding bathrooms, meals

Long-haul truckers are delivering essentials to keep Canadians in food and supplies during the COVID-19 crisis, but many have found it hard to get a meal or a bathroom themselves along their route. As news of their plight spreads, however, Canadians are stepping up.

Some London visitors unimpressed with 'sparse' Christmas tree gift from Norway

The Norway spruce tree in London's Trafalgar Square is getting serious side-eye from some of the thousands of visitors each day who come to see the tree that has been installed every Christmas for more than 70 years. 

Alberta farmers, workers weigh in as safety laws are rewritten

Alberta's agriculture minister is touring the province to consult farmers and workers ahead of new fall legislation. The previous NDP government brought in the first farm safety bill, but it was unpopular with many farmers.

'It gives people a direction, a purpose': Veteran survivors of sexual assault to compete at Invictus Games

MJ Batek and Donna Riguidel both suffer from PTSD after sexual assaults during military service. Now they're joining other injured service members competing at the Invictus Games in Sydney from Oct. 20 to 27.

Archeologists find treasure in aftermath of giant forest fire

A fire damaged Alberta's iconic Waterton National Park in 2017, but also cleared so much vegetation that archeologists have been able learn more about what life was like for the area's Blackfoot people there some 300 years ago and longer.