Jennie Russell, Charles Rusnell

Former investigative reporters

Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell were reporters with CBC Investigates, the investigative unit of CBC Edmonton. They left CBC in 2021. Their journalism in the public interest is widely credited with forcing accountability, transparency and democratic change in Alberta.

Latest from Jennie Russell, Charles Rusnell

Edmonton police officer fined $2,000 for 2019 assault on Indigenous man

A provincial court judge has fined an Edmonton police officer $2,000 for an assault on an "unsuspecting and unresisting" Indigenous man during an August 2019 arrest captured on video.

One-year suspension sought for Alberta surgeon for hospital noose incident

The complaints director for Alberta's College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking a one-year licence suspension for a white Grande Prairie surgeon who tied a noose and taped it to an operating room door. 

Witnesses blame Grande Prairie hospital noose incident on toxic work environment

A Grande Prairie nurse told a sanction hearing Tuesday a white surgeon taped a noose to an operating room door after a conversation about dysfunction in the hospital and it was neither racist nor meant to target any individual.

Tentative agreement would allow Alberta to withhold doctor pay to balance physician budget

A tentative agreement between Alberta's doctors and the provincial government would set the current physician services budget at the 2018-19 level and allow the government to withhold payments from doctors if overspending is expected.

Inquiry into anti-Alberta energy campaigns is politically motivated, unlawful: charity

Environmental law charity Ecojustice is asking a judge to shut down Alberta's controversial public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on the province's energy industry.

Police interview video of accused killer Bradley Barton reveals statements contradicted by evidence

In an initial interview with an Edmonton homicide detective, accused killer Bradley Barton made numerous statements about the events surrounding the death of Cindy Gladue that were later contradicted by evidence entered in court.

Witness testifies he urged Bradley Barton to call police about bleeding woman in bathtub

Bradley Barton had to be urged to call police after he awakened in his hotel room to find a bleeding, unresponsive woman, in the bathtub of his hotel room, a witness testified Wednesday. 

Critics denounce 'climate-change denialism' reports commissioned by Alberta inquiry

A $3.5-million Alberta government public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns has posted commissioned studies that experts say are based on junk climate-denial science, bizarre conspiracy theories and oil-industry propaganda.

Grande Prairie surgeon who taped noose to operating room door guilty of unprofessional conduct

A white Grande Prairie surgeon who tied a rope noose and taped it to the door of an operating room in June 2016 has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the regulatory body governing Alberta doctors.

Alberta planning COVID-19 field hospitals for 750 patients, internal document shows

An internal Alberta government document shows the province has been planning for more than a week to set up indoor field hospitals to treat 750 COVID-19 patients.