Anna McMillan


Anna McMillan is a reporter at CBC Edmonton. You can reach her at

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'We can't wait': Life-saving cystic fibrosis drugs hard to access, advocates say

Hundreds of Albertans sent letters to Health Minister Tyler Shandro earlier this month, calling on the province to make cystic fibrosis drugs more accessible, and to support the development of a federal strategy on rare diseases.

Grand opening delayed for Edmonton's 'think tank' library

Buzz has been building for Edmonton's new downtown library for months, but people will have to wait a little longer before checking out a book from the space for the first time.

2 years without answers, family of missing Edmonton woman desperate for her return

Salwa Atwi hasn’t heard from her beloved daughter Nadia Atwi in two years, and the Edmonton police officers investigating her disappearance haven’t received any tips from the public in months.

Doctors call for end of conscience rights bill up for discussion today

A controversial conscience rights bill that critics say would reduce access to health care is back up for discussion in the legislature Monday.

'This is redundant': 2 UCP members announce opposition to conscience rights bill

Airdrie-Cochrane MLA Peter Guthrie and Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer have publicly announced their opposition to Bill 207.

Alberta boy gets his birthday wish: A street full of garbage trucks

A Morinville, Alta., boy had a very specific request for his fourth birthday: 100 garbage trucks.

Homicide victim remembered as 'beautiful soul,' pillar of Edmonton's Italian community

An 83-year-old homicide victim is being remembered as a loving woman who meant a great deal to Edmonton's Italian community.

Wetaskiwin without funding to house homeless this winter

Homeless people in Wetaskiwin won’t have a warm place to sleep this winter unless the city secures funding for a shelter — and fast.

Edmonton lauded for approach to homelessness, but major hurdles remain

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness kicked off Monday at the Edmonton Convention Centre, bringing more than 1,500 front-line workers and community leaders to the Alberta capital.

'Exposed and ugly' vacant lot on Jasper Avenue an eyesore, resident says

A plot of dirt and weeds featuring exposed shoring and a pool of water has sat vacant on one of downtown Edmonton's busiest streets since 2016.

'It's our Laurie': Edmonton couple pleads for return of statue that honours late daughter

For the past 14 years, Florence Dingwall has always had someone to keep her company while gardening in the front yard of her Edmonton home — a statue of a girl playing the violin.

Keeping watch: Security cameras to monitor crime, community spaces in Drayton Valley

Come the end of September, 10 locations in Drayton Valley will be under the constant, steady watch of CCTV cameras — the eyes in the sky for the community of 7,000.

Northern Alberta community caked with mud as flood waters recede

A nightmare cleanup is underway in Marten Beach after heavy rainfall caused flooding, submerging much of the hamlet near Lesser Slave Lake last weekend.

Making hay while the sun doesn't shine: Alberta weather takes toll on farmers

For one of Alberta's largest industries, the rain in the capital region doesn't just ruin summer vacation — it has the potential to meddle with their livelihood. One Leduc County farmer is crossing her fingers for continued sunshine.

'It's horrific': Griesbach basements fill with raw sewage water as rain causes backups

Brandon Rideout had to wear fishing waders Saturday afternoon to take a walk around his basement. It’s flooded with about two feet of sewage water, and it stinks — bad.