Alicia Asquith

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Alicia Asquith is an award winning journalist based in Edmonton. She is also the host and producer of the CBC Alberta television news on weekends. She's previously worked as a reporter and video journalist in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Venezuela.

Latest from Alicia Asquith

Fishing business hooks record customer base during COVID-19 pandemic

Starting up a brand new business during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t a common occurrence. Having that business flourish is even rarer, but that’s exactly what’s happening for Jim Waltner.
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Former head of Alberta adoption agency charged with impersonating employee

The fraud charge against Ramone Kindrat is the latest development to surface in the troubles of Adoption by Choice, which had clients across the province. ABC shut its doors in May; families paying to adopt babies through the agency feel they have been left in the lurch.

Closure of Alberta adoption agency leaves parents in limbo

Devastated prospective parents registered with an Alberta adoption agency are looking for answers after the company's sudden announcement to close its doors.

Edmonton taxi drivers shocked by insurance charges during pandemic

When Alberta health officials urged people to stay home at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, taxi driver Adbul Qureshi was more than happy to comply if it meant potentially saving lives. 

Heartbreak and anger: Public school trustees take aim at funding changes to special needs program

Supporters of young children with special needs are slamming the Alberta government over a decision to change the funding for a program that helps prepare them to enter school.

Mother denied entrance to Edmonton city pool over bottle of baby formula

An Edmonton mother who was refused entry to the Mill Creek outdoor pool unless she disposed of her baby's baby formula is speaking out.

Gondola is best transit option between downtown and Old Strathcona, advisory board says

An advisory board is setting its sights high when it comes to how to best transport residents across the city's iconic river valley.
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Costa Rican couple desperate to reunite with dogs stranded in Edmonton

A pair of dogs is recovering at a kennel south of Edmonton after spending three days in their kennels with little food or water. The pooches were denied entry to Costa Rica to be reunited with their owners and flown back to Canada alone.

Alberta Party to choose new leader amidst unprecedented growth

The Alberta Party is focused on setting itself up as a third option for voters, starting with the election of a new leader this week.
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Puppy love: Honey and Pugsley tie the knot at Edmonton animal shelter

A pair of lonely shelter dogs who found true love at the Edmonton Humane Society were joined in furry matrimony Saturday night during the organization's inaugural Valentine's celebration.

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