Andrew Jeffrey


Andrew Jeffrey is an Edmonton-based multimedia journalist. He joined the CBC after previously working for the StarMetro Calgary and TVO. You can reach him at

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Alberta recommending face masks, but not enforcing their use as economy relaunches

As the weather heats up and businesses reopen their doors, more and more Edmontonians are forming larger groups in public. With bigger groups out, more face masks might be needed to prevent COVID-19's spread.

Rising water prompts state of local emergency and mandatory evacuations in Wood Buffalo

Mandatory evacuation notices were issued Sunday morning for some communities within the regional municipality because of rising water levels and a high risk of flash flooding.

More help needed for Edmonton's homeless during pandemic, critics say

Nearly a month has passed since Edmonton's EXPO Centre was converted into a day drop-in centre and isolation shelter for Edmonton’s homeless population in late March, but some are still hesitant to use its services.

Social vs. physical distancing: How pandemics affect our vernacular

An Edmonton writer and educator says the World Health Organization starting to use the term physical distancing in place of social distancing was an important step forward. To Tim Cusack, it's critical to ensure people use the right terminology to describe their actions.

New mental health support program available through University of Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased worries about people's mental health during the public health crisis, and a new program out of the University of Alberta looks to provide support for these concerns.

Alberta energy war room's budget slashed in response to coronavirus pandemic

Alberta's energy war room will have its budget slashed for the next three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced Monday. 

Oilers, Flames announce temporary staff layoffs linked to COVID-19 pandemic

The Oilers Entertainment Group said it's temporarily laying off 139 workers. Calgary Sports and Entertainment will lay off 150 employees for 60 days.

Critical link in the food chain: Grocery stores take measures to limit coronavirus spread

In these days of physical distancing, grocery stores exist as a place where strangers continue to gather, driven by the shared need to restock cupboards.

COVID-19 cases in Alberta rise to 226, with 31 new cases since Friday

31 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since yesterday according to Alberta’s deputy chief medical officer of health, Dr. Marcia Johnson.

Renowned chef brings taste of Newfoundland to Edmonton students

Jeremy Charles is NAIT’s 2020 Chef in Residence, which gives students the chance to learn firsthand from some of North America’s top chefs.

New book explores gross stories, gender disparity in plumbing

A new book delving into the dirty work and memorable stories shared by plumbers also explores what it's like to work as a woman in a trade that's still male-dominated.

'Sadness, tears, shock': Alberta athletes and coaches react to Arctic Winter Games cancellation

Athletes and sports organizers in northern Alberta said they’re feeling devastated after this year’s Arctic Winter Games were cancelled due to coronavirus.

Edmonton fitness trainer braved 21 days in Colombian jungle on Naked and Afraid

Michael Dietrich, an Edmonton-based personal fitness trainer, will star in an episode of the Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid.

'They just cleaned it out': Bonnyville man run over by thieves stealing from family farm

When Rob Blanchard finally arrived on his family property in time to see two strangers filling a pair of pickup trucks with their belongings, he soon found himself facing a pickup truck barrelling toward him.