Paige Parsons

Paige Parsons is an Edmonton-based reporter and web editor. She can be reached at

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No charges laid after apparent KKK hood worn to post office in Grimshaw, Alta.

No charges will be laid in relation to a complaint about a man wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood into a post office Grimshaw, Alta., in January, RCMP said in news release on Friday Feb. 26. 

Pregnant health-care workers weigh COVID-19 vaccine risks given lack of research

Pregnant health-care workers in Alberta face a dilemma between getting the COVID-19 vaccine or continuing to risk exposure to the virus and more severe possible outcomes.

Kenney, Shandro announce next steps in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

On Friday, Alberta reported 325 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths.

Jury deliberating verdict in Bradley Barton manslaughter case

The jury in Bradley Barton's manslaughter trial was sequestered late Thursday evening and will begin deliberations in the morning. The 52-year-old man is accused of killing Cindy Gladue in June 2011.

'Mom's a Medium' star engaged in unfair business practices, Service Alberta finds

An Edmonton-area psychic medium whose clients have waited years for cancelled readings to be rescheduled or refunded has admitted to failing to comply with Alberta's Consumer Protection Act. 

GraceLife Church defies closure order again, exceeding capacity: RCMP

A church in Parkland County held another service Sunday, defying a closure order imposed last month for COVID-19 health infractions.
In Depth

Vaccinated or not? Health-care system in Alberta dealing with how to deploy workers

Though Alberta's supply of COVID-19 vaccine has dwindled in recent weeks, health agencies and other employers are grappling with thorny questions about how to staff facilities when some workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 and others are not.

Anti-racist activists call for change in Grimshaw in response to apparent KKK hood

A group of anti-racist activists held a demonstration at the Canada Post in Grimshaw, Alta., Saturday in response to reports of a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan-style hood there earlier this month.

Alberta union says some continuing care staff still waiting on first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Some staff in long term care and designated supportive living facilities have yet to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, despite the premier announcing last week that all staff and residents received a first dose. 

Family doctors call on province to let them give COVID-19 vaccinations

Family doctors in Alberta want to help give COVID-19 vaccinations but say the province has yet to tap them for help.