Nicholas Frew


Nicholas Frew is an online reporter with CBC Edmonton who focuses mainly on data-driven stories. Hailing from Newfoundland and Labrador, Frew moved to Halifax to attend journalism school. He has previously worked for CBC newsrooms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Before joining CBC, he interned at the Winnipeg Free Press. You can reach him at

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Learning Filipino or Tagalog about fostering family connections, exploring heritage

Statistics Canada released data about language as part of the 2021 census of population. Data suggests a growing number of Albertans have learned Tagalog or Filipino since 2016.

Alberta to spend combined $187M for homelessness, addictions in Edmonton, Calgary

The Alberta government has committed to spend $63 million to reduce homelessness throughout the province, it announced Saturday. It will also spend more than $124 million on increasing access to addiction and mental health services in Edmonton and Calgary.

Chetamon Mountain wildfire saw 'negligible growth' Saturday despite hot, windy weather

Atco Electric is working to add another generator to further support the generator system in Jasper, Alta., while firefighters continue battling intense wildfire conditions Sunday.

Power restored to 90% of Jasper, Alta., residents Friday evening

Power has been restored to most Jasper, Alta., residents, but fire crews brace for weather that could intensify a large wildfire burning north of the community.

Alberta lieutenant-governor and premier offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth

Alberta's top political officials are in mourning following the death on Thursday of Queen Elizabeth.

4 in 5 people who died last year while receiving child welfare in Alberta were Indigenous

Advocates and researchers are calling for the Alberta government to decolonize the child welfare system after a record number of children, youth and young adults died last year — about four-in-five of whom were Indigenous.

Protests form outside Edmonton library over drag queen reading to children

A noisy scene transpired outside the public library in downtown Edmonton Saturday morning, as protesters and counter-protesters clashed over a drag queen being allowed to read to children.

Northwestern Alberta community comes together after potential tornado hits

The village of Hines Creek, about 445 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, is in recovery mode after a strong storm rolled through Friday night. Uprooted and snapped trees, roofs, and general debris littered the community Saturday.

Edmonton Riverboat sails North Saskatchewan River for first time since 2019

The Edmonton Riverboat took its first voyage along the North Saskatchewan River since 2019 this week.
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Expired chemicals found at U of A were detonated 2 months after being found

Two big bangs that shook people living in central Edmonton last fall were the culmination of concerted efforts to figure out how to destroy bottles of expired, potentially explosive chemicals discovered two months earlier in a University of Alberta lab.