Alexandra Zabjek is a journalist with CBC Edmonton.
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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.
'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.
Edmonton prison guards discussed violent sex fantasies involving female colleagues, transcripts show
Two more women have come forward alleging a culture of systematic sexual harassment and abuse at the Edmonton Institution that left them degraded and depressed and one of them suicidal.
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.
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.
Fake news. Twitter trolls. Robocalls. Here's what to expect in the Alberta election
A provincial election is coming this spring and political parties are throwing everything they've got into all forms of advertising campaigns. Here's what to expect. Brace yourself.
Women murdered by partners should be named, says women's shelter organization
The mothers of women who were victims of domestic violence comment on a policy position from the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters that states government institutions should release the name of women killed by their intimate partners.
Despite safety improvements, wood pellet plants still face risk of explosions
The investigation into an explosion this week at a wood pellet plant in Entwistle, Alta. has put the spotlight on a facility that is less than a year old and has touted its use of cutting-edge safety technology.
Bus driver who helped freezing man says it was the Edmonton thing to do
An Edmonton Transit Service driver who stopped his bus to help a freezing man who had spent the night outside as temperatures plunged is being lauded.
Letters may threaten but it's hard to prove hate crimes, experts say
The letter sent to Markaz Ul Islam in southeast Edmonton this week contained phrases such as, "We will continue watching you." But even with such threatening statements directed toward a religious community, it can be hard for police to prove a hate crime or hate-motivated crime occurred, legal experts say.
Small-town Alberta struggles with solutions to house the homeless
As overnight temperatures dip to -30 C, the homeless population in Edson, Alta., is sleeping in sheds, in cars, or perhaps on friends' couches.