Paige Parsons


Paige Parsons is an Edmonton-based reporter for CBC News, currently covering health. Send Paige a story tip at

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Trans teens and youth say gender-affirming care is 'life-changing.' So why is it so hard to find in Canada?

Demand for gender-affirming care is becoming more common across the country. But families of youth who want this kind of care — which can range from mental health counselling to hormone replacement therapy or even just learning what treatments are available — say the wait is too long. Doctors say more physicians and nurses are keen to help and providing this care is just a matter of training.

Short bursts of intense exercise may be fine during pregnancy, a new study suggests

Canada is one of the only countries that allows research in pregnant people working out at a maximal heart rate, which makes the findings of the small new study important.

BMI is an 'imperfect' way to measure health. But replacing it is complicated

Last month, the American Medical Association (AMA) formally recognized BMI’s shortcomings and created a new policy advising caution when using it.

Court hears Edmonton tattoo artist sexually touched 2 sisters during appointment

A Crown prosecutor urged a judge Tuesday to believe the evidence of two sisters who testified that they were each sexually assaulted during back-to-back tattoo appointments with an Edmonton tattoo artist.

Former teacher argues ex-girlfriend set him up to be charged for child porn possession

Former Spruce Grove, Alta., high school teacher Christopher Giauque argues that child pornography found on his computer may have been planted there by his ex-girlfriend.

Edmonton actor testifies relationship with teen colleague was not exploitative

An Edmonton actor is on trial for sexual assault and exploitation of a teenage castmate. Patrick Charles Howarth testified Thursday that he was concerned about the girl’s age when they began a relationship.

Jury finds woman guilty of first-degree murder of St. Albert senior

Family members of a 75-year-old St. Albert man killed in 2017 cried and embraced one another Thursday as the woman found guilty in his murder was led out of the courtroom.

Jury begins deliberating in trial for woman accused of murdering St. Albert senior

Jurors began deliberating late Wednesday about whether or not Beryl Musila planned and carried out the 2017 killing of 75-year-old Ronald Worsfold. 

Woman testifies she was sexually exploited by Edmonton actor when she was a teen

A woman was cross-examined for hours Tuesday over her allegations that a relationship she had with a 33-year-old fellow actor when she was 16 was sexually exploitive.

Alberta sheriff gets probation for domestic assault, keeps job

An Alberta man convicted of assaulting his wife remains employed as a sheriff after receiving a suspended sentence and a probation order.