Dennis Kovtun


Dennis Kovtun is a journalist with CBC Edmonton, covering a variety of stories in the city. Reach him at

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Alberta flying schools trying to remain sustainable amid pilot shortage

Flying schools around the country, including in the Edmonton area, have to navigate choppy skies, as mounting costs and cutthroat competition for pilots put their sustainability into question.

How Indigenous and Catholic art came together in B.C. artist's unique garments for Pope Francis

When Pope Francis celebrates mass at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Tuesday, he will wear vestments in a design created by a visual artist from the Nisga'a Nation in British Columbia.

Rural Alberta struggling with shortage of veterinarians

Alberta is facing a significant shortage of veterinarians, particularly in rural areas.

Alberta to start vaccinating small kids against COVID with Moderna by end of July

Tens of thousands of Alberta’s youngest children will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

2 Edmonton scientists excited to use James Webb telescope for their research

Two University of Alberta astrophysicists will use the telescope for their research: one to learn how stars are born, and another will study the “stellar undead.”

Alberta updates Crown prosecutor's manual to go after hate crimes

Alberta is taking steps to crack down on hate crime by changing the guidelines used by Crown prosecutors.  Activists and experts commend the development but also advocate a more comprehensive approach to combating hate.

This salt plant in northeastern Alberta is closing, taking jobs and tax revenue with it

After more than 70 years, a salt plant in northeastern Alberta is closing its doors. Local leaders worry about the impact of job losses, yet remain hopeful about the future.

Camrose swimmers to compete at International Lifesaving Sport World Championships in Italy

Five young swimmers from Camrose will be heading to Riccione, Italy for the International Lifesaving World Championships this fall. 

Space and time: Final countdown for U of A students building Ex-Alta 2 satellite

Slated to be launched in January, Ex-Alta 2 carries a student-designed and built camera to study wildfires.

Volunteers in Edmonton and Calgary organize efforts to help Ukrainians

When Kimberley Karpenko had the chance to host Ukrainian couple fleeing the war, it was an easy decision.