Jordan Omstead

Jordan Omstead is a reporter with CBC Edmonton.

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Edmonton's mandatory mask bylaw to end on July 1 after city council vote

Edmonton city council voted Friday to let its current mask bylaw expire on July 1 when the Alberta government ends the province-wide mandatory masking requirement.

Red paint used to deface statue of Winston Churchill outside Edmonton city hall

The former British prime minister is lionized by Canadian politicians as one of the great statesmen of the 20th century. But his leadershipoften overshadows well-documented positions on white supremacy and British imperialism. 

Northlands to dissolve, transfer K-Days and Farmfair to Explore Edmonton

Northlands, the 142-year-old agricultural non-profit, will transfer control of K-Days and Farm Fair International to the city’s arms-length events and tourism corporation on July 5th, under the terms of a tentative agreement. 

Environmental concerns top economics in Alberta coal survey, results show

The environmental impact of coal mining was identified as the top issue when discussing a new policy to regulate development, with nearly two-thirds of survey respondents saying the economic benefits were "not important at all."

Edmonton driver pleads guilty in high-speed crash that killed 3

A 26-year-old driver admitted on Friday to killing three passengers and fleeing the scene when he lost control of his car going up to triple the speed limit and crashed into a Starbucks.

Wildfire evacuation order lifted in Parkland County but state of emergency remains in effect

Evacuees of the Parkland County wildfire could return to their homes as early as Saturday after overnight rain helped crews restrain the once fast-moving blaze, the fire chief said.

Commercial research and jobs focus of Alberta's 10-year post-secondary plan

The Alberta government released its 10-year plan for advanced education on Thursday, a vision that underscores job skills and commercial research.

As MRI and CT wait lists spike in Alberta, auditor general calls for better guidelines, scheduling

The audit tackled intake and scheduling for MRI and CT exams in Alberta as doctors warn growing wait lists are putting patients at risk.
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Rise of B117 in Alberta: What you need to know about the variant first detected in the U.K.

Alberta is at another tipping point in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the chief medical officer of health warns the B117 strain could soon become the dominant strain. Here's more information about the variant and what it means for the province.

Community associations slam cuts to Alberta program that builds parks, public-use facilities

A key grant program that helps build parks and community infrastructure has been cut by nearly 50 per cent over the past two years. Edmonton and Calgary community federations says it's a sign of the government's eroding support for civil society.