Jennie Russell

Investigative reporter

Jennie Russell is a reporter with CBC Investigates, the award-winning investigative unit of CBC Edmonton. Jennie specializes in accountability journalism and her work has been widely credited with forcing transparency and democratic change in Alberta. Contact Jennie at and follow her on Twitter @jennierussell_.

Latest from Jennie Russell

Edmonton could only allow shisha smoking again with province buy-in: report

The provincial government would have to exempt shisha from new rules if Edmonton wants to once again permit shisha smoking in lounges, a report prepared for the city has concluded.

Edmonton Police Commission report calls for better co-ordination of police, social services

A police commission report suggests the city task an entity with governing all municipal social service programs and ensuring better co-ordination with police in the wake of concerns about police funding and practices.

New bill would limit government's legal liability for joining injury lawsuits

A new bill would limit the legal costs the provincial government could pay for joining injured claimant lawsuits that ultimately fail, and would make discretionary the penalties auto insurers face for not providing information about insurance premiums.

Opposition grills Alberta health minister on looming AHS layoffs at committee meeting

Health Minister Tyler Shandro refused to say Tuesday how many layoffs will result from the UCP government's decision to move forward with an Alberta Health Services cost-cutting plan he initially said would see as many as 11,000 employees laid off, mostly through outsourcing.

Bradley Barton found guilty of manslaughter in death of Cindy Gladue

Warning: This story includes graphic and disturbing details. A jury has found Bradley Barton guilty of manslaughter in the June 2011 death of Cindy Gladue.

Alberta police watchdog at 'critical breaking point' as files languish, executive director says

Alberta's police watchdog is at a "critical breaking point" as its chronically under-resourced team continues to grapple with overdue files, its executive director told an Edmonton Police Commission meeting Thursday.

Alberta's whistleblower law should be expanded and strengthened, public interest commissioner says

Alberta's whistleblower protection law should apply to more public entities and those who contract with the province, and should be strengthened to protect complainants from being sued, the public interest commissioner told a legislative committee.

Bradley Barton appeared 'not really bothered' by dead body in bathroom, witness says

A hotel maintenance worker says the man accused of killing Cindy Gladue seemed "not really bothered" that there was a dead body in the bathroom of his hotel room.

Military reservists preparing for possible deployment in Prairies as COVID-19 rates soar

The Canadian military is preparing for possible deployment of troops in the Prairie provinces, potentially as early as Saturday in Alberta, to assist with their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBC News has learned. 

Edmonton officer pleads not guilty to assault charge stemming from violent arrest

An Edmonton police officer suspended without pay following a violent arrest in which he drove his knee into a prone man's back has pleaded not guilty to assault.