Madeleine Cummings


Madeleine Cummings is a reporter with CBC Edmonton. She covers local news for CBC Edmonton's web, radio and TV platforms. You can reach her at

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This Alberta county office was completed in 2017. Already it's slated for replacement

Lac Ste. Anne County, northwest of Edmonton, says it has decided to replace its administration building because repairing it is "not feasible."

Pizza, produce and patience: Drayton Valley businesses hold on as wildfire keeps town closed

Drayton Valley business owners are waiting for permission to return to the Alberta town and re-open their shops and stores, but in the meantime, some are keeping busy trying to serve evacuees and fire crews.

How Alberta students and schools are coping with wildfire evacuations

Alberta Education is encouraging schools to accept students who have left their homes due to wildfires.

Alberta wildfires create complex conditions for crisis communicators, experts say

Crisis communications professionals say the Alberta wildfires have created a complex, constantly changing environment for authorities trying to share information with the public.

City of St. Albert publishes report of racist comments residents made during naming discussions

Consultants who ran public engagement sessions on municipal naming in St. Albert, Alta., last year say the project drew an unprecedented level of discriminatory, racist and threatening comments from a small but vocal minority of residents.

Pets of Alberta wildfire evacuees find safety in impromptu shelters

With wildfire prompting thousands of Albertans to leave their homes, many residents have scrambled to find transportation and lodging for their dogs, cats, horses and other animals.

K-6 school with $3M repair bill, low enrolment to close in Alberta village of Andrew

Elk Island Public Schools trustees voted to close Andrew School, effective June 30, at a special board meeting on Thursday.

Tour bus company pleads guilty to 2 OHS charges in glacier bus rollover

Brewster Inc. will pay nearly half a million dollars in penalties after one of its glacier tour buses rolled over in Jasper National Park nearly three years ago.

Edmonton police release data on violent crime increase amid calls for bail reform

Data from Edmonton Police Service show recent spikes in violent crime and crime severity in the city.

Sister of Alberta man hit by speeding Mountie hopes fatality inquiry leads to lessons for RCMP

The sister of a northern Alberta man who was run over by a Mountie’s speeding car in 2016 testified Thursday at a public fatality inquiry into his death.