Janet French

Janet French is a provincial affairs reporter with CBC Edmonton. She has also worked at the Edmonton Journal and Saskatoon StarPhoenix. You can reach her at janet.french@cbc.ca

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Alberta government decimates funding for parent council support organization

Some Alberta parents who serve on school councils say the provincial government is trying to circumvent them and silence their voices.

Edmonton's public school board wants province to expand COVID-19 child vaccination options

Edmonton’s public school board is pushing the provincial government to make COVID-19 vaccinations more accessible to children.

Alberta court says supervised consumption sites can ask for health ID numbers

Alberta supervised consumption sites will be required to collect the personal health numbers of clients as of Feb. 1, following a court ruling this week.

New victims of crime benefits delayed, existing Alberta program limits 'naive,' advocates say

A temporary program to compensate victims of crime in Alberta is robbing people of benefits they deserve, victims and supporters say.

RCMP union touring Alberta to build support, stave off provincial force

The union representing Mounties is now touring Alberta, hosting town hall meetings to convince the public to hang on to the RCMP.

What to watch for this year in the wild world of Alberta politics

In 2022, political pundits are watching for the future of Alberta's United Conservative Party's leadership, the impact of the pandemic and the government's willingness to charm back supporters.

Alberta child-care centres need COVID-19 supports like schools, operator says

Some child-care operators and parents say Alberta's youngest citizens have become an afterthought in the province's management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta parents set to juggle pandemic school delay with jobs once again

Another upward slope of a COVID-19 wave, and many Alberta families are presented with an all-too familiar conundrum – how to balance work with parenting while school doors are closed.

Edmonton New Year's Eve event planners frustrated by public health rules

Despite attempts to follow public health measures, some organizers say growing cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and new restrictions have kiboshed their events to welcome 2022.

Classes set to resume at Alberta's K-12 schools as Omicron cases climb

Alberta’s government is weighing whether schools should reopen in person next week as omicron case counts surge in the province.