Paige Parsons


Paige Parsons is a reporter with CBC Edmonton. She has specialized in justice issues and city hall, but now covers anything from politics to rural culture. She previously worked for the Edmonton Journal. She can be reached at

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Human remains found near Alberta residential school site likely children, First Nation says

A First Nation in Alberta says new archival work has helped explain numerous discoveries of human remains that it now believes are the unmarked graves of residential school students.

RCMP officer in High Level, Alta., under investigation for use of force

A northern Alberta RCMP officer has been placed on administrative duty following the circulation of videos showing the officer repeatedly striking a person on the ground during an arrest.

Anglican Church put interests of alleged abusers ahead of victims, says woman whose trust was violated

Anglicans across the country are calling for greater accountability from Anglican Church of Canada leadership after a breach of journalistic practice at the church's national newspaper.

Judge recommends drug screening for Edmonton jail staff in wake of overdose deaths

Inquiries into the overdose deaths of two inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre have prompted a recommendation that all jail staff be subject to random security checks and drug screening.

Pregnant, unvaccinated people vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes, says new study

For Canadians who were pregnant during the pandemic, those who were immunized against COVID-19 were less vulnerable to severe outcomes than those who had not gotten a vaccination, according to new research published this week. 

Alberta safe supply committee report not up to standards, experts say

A government-commissioned report examining safe supply of drugs is coming under fire from a group of addiction scientists and clinicians who say the work is deeply flawed.

Cajun joins Zebra Centre's support team providing comfort to kids reporting abuse

A new facility dog at the Zebra Centre for Child Protection will help the agency that supports children who have been abused as it manages a surging caseload.

Judge rejects class-action lawsuit attempt by alleged sexual abuse victims of Alberta priest

A group of men who allege they were sexually abused as teen inmates will not be allowed to attempt a class action lawsuit, an Alberta judge has ruled. 

Is there a skills gap in Alberta's labour market? Two economists weigh in

Budget documents released earlier this year posit that Alberta is facing a skills gap: unemployment remains a pressing concern, but employers are reporting challenges filling vacancies.

Edmonton police adopt Const. Daniel Woodall fatality inquiry recommendations on search warrants

Edmonton police have accepted a judge’s recommendations for changes to search warrant procedures following a provincial fatality inquiry into the 2015 death of Const. Daniel Woodall.