Paige Parsons


Paige Parsons is a reporter with CBC Edmonton. She has specialized in justice issues and city hall, but now covers anything from politics to rural culture. She previously worked for the Edmonton Journal. She can be reached at

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Family fears for their lives as deportation from Canada imminent

Luis Ubando Nolasco and his family fled to Canada after his brother was shot and killed in 2018. Now, despite attempts to secure refugee status, they are awaiting deportation back to Mexico.

Supporters plead to keep mother, 6-year-old Canadian daughter from being forced to leave country

Supporters are rallying to stop the federal government from forcing a six-year-old Canadian citizen and her mother to leave the country on July 8.

UCP leadership contestants must pay $175K to enter, party says

Candidates vying to be the next leader of the United Conservative Party will have to pay $175,000 for a chance to run, per party policy.

Calgary MLA Rajan Sawhney announces UCP leadership bid

Calgary MLA Rajan Sawhney has resigned as Alberta's transportation minister and added her name to the list of candidates vying to replace Premier Jason Kenney as the leader of the United Conservative Party.

Ermineskin residential school survivors file claims in day scholar settlement

Thousands of claims have been filed in a settlement for residential school day scholars, but a lawyer who helped organize the class-action lawsuit says thousands more may still be eligible to apply.  

Human remains found near Alberta residential school site likely children, First Nation says

A First Nation in Alberta says new archival work has helped explain numerous discoveries of human remains that it now believes are the unmarked graves of residential school students.

RCMP officer in High Level, Alta., under investigation for use of force

A northern Alberta RCMP officer has been placed on administrative duty following the circulation of videos showing the officer repeatedly striking a person on the ground during an arrest.

Anglican Church put interests of alleged abusers ahead of victims, says woman whose trust was violated

Anglicans across the country are calling for greater accountability from Anglican Church of Canada leadership after a breach of journalistic practice at the church's national newspaper.

Judge recommends drug screening for Edmonton jail staff in wake of overdose deaths

Inquiries into the overdose deaths of two inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre have prompted a recommendation that all jail staff be subject to random security checks and drug screening.

Pregnant, unvaccinated people vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes, says new study

For Canadians who were pregnant during the pandemic, those who were immunized against COVID-19 were less vulnerable to severe outcomes than those who had not gotten a vaccination, according to new research published this week.