Alexandra Zabjek

Journalist

Alexandra Zabjek is a journalist with CBC Edmonton.

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Farmers' love of bison ranching prompts $4M gift to agricultural college

The owners of a bison ranch near Lacombe, Alta., have donated $4 million to Lakeland College to establish a bison herd at the school that will be used to teach the next generation of farmers.

Union leaders accuse Alberta government of bargaining in the media

Leaders of some of Alberta's biggest unions are accusing the provincial government of trying to "provoke anger" amongst their members and employing "disappointing" tactics by taking negotiating numbers to the media.

'They do so much to keep us girls safe': Body rub worker calls on city to maintain licensing

City councillors are mulling the merits of an exit strategy from licensing body rub parlours, but some women who work in these businesses say a harm reduction approach helps them.

West end residents worry about safety of 170th Street pedestrian detour

Some residents near West Edmonton Mall say a plan to create a temporary crossing to the mall will leave pedestrians traversing a secluded residential alley and is a safety concern.

'Utter violation of the victims' dignity': Camrose man guilty of 3 sex assaults

An Alberta man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting three unconscious women and making video recordings of the attacks.

Crowdsourced online tool SafeCityYEG maps 'safe' and 'unsafe' areas of Edmonton

An online tool to map where people feel safe, and unsafe, in Edmonton is set to officially launch on Wednesday but it has already accumulated thousands hits from residents — and some pointed criticism from those who fear it may stigmatize certain demographic groups.

Lies to clients put residency at risk: Edmonton immigration consultant has licence revoked

An Edmonton immigration consultant has had her licence revoked due to unprofessional practice — one of seven Canadian consultants to face that sanction in recent months. It's supposed to be a sign the industry is cracking down on unprofessional conduct but critics say the efforts are too little, too late.

Baby in her arms, mom jumps from 2nd storey to escape raging fire

Baby in her arms, a Morinville, Alta., mother jumped from her second-storey bedroom window to escape a raging house fire last week.

NDP maintains Edmonton stronghold, while Mandel defeated in hometown

The NDP keeps Edmonton mostly orange, but two races are still too close to call.

Age-old lessons from the stage bring new hope for Parkinson's patient

Almost 30 years ago, Candace Cox was an actor who learned about the Alexander Technique to help improve stage presence and performance. Now, she's sharing those lessons with Parkinson's patients.

Correctional officer recruit dies during exercise at provincial training academy

A correctional officer recruit has died after participating in a training exercise at the Justice and Solicitor General Training Academy in southwest Edmonton.

Edmonton prison guard charged with sexual assault also named in two harassment lawsuits

A former guard at Edmonton’s maximum security prison recently charged with the sexual assault of a female colleague, is one of the men at the centre of a $43-million lawsuit that alleges a culture of systemic harassment and abuse at the institution.
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'Some weird gotcha game': Covert video appears to show NDP staffer leaving meeting with independent MLA

A video that shows a senior NDP staff person being surreptitiously recorded as he left the office of Independent MLA Prab Gill has caused a furor online, raising questions about party allegiances and controversial campaign tactics.
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40 years ago: Firefighter recalls explosion that rocked Mill Woods

Barry Lamb was a rookie firefighter when an excavator nicked a high-pressure pipeline in Mill Woods, prompting a gas leak, an explosion and the eventual evacuation of 19,000 people from the burgeoning Edmonton neighbourhood.

Downtown Edmonton business group loses legal fight against supervised injection sites

An Edmonton business association that took its fight against three downtown safe injection sites to court has lost its legal challenge in Federal Court.