Stephen Cook


Stephen Cook is a reporter with CBC Edmonton. He has covered stories on a wide range of topics with a focus on policy, politics, post-secondary education and labour. You can reach him via email at

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Danielle Smith leads UCP to Alberta majority government

Four years after winning its first election, the United Conservative Party will once again form Alberta's government. A victorious Premier Danielle Smith promised late Monday she will work for people of all political stripes — and said she hopes Albertans will stand together against Ottawa and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Firefighters make progress on Alberta wildfires as more evacuees return home

Rainfall has helped firefighters in Alberta as wildfire evacuation orders are lifted for some communities.

Rainy conditions continue to help firefighters in Alberta wildfire battle

Rain has pelted fires burning across Alberta, helping to dampen the danger to communities under threat. But officials indicate the wildfire season is far from over.

Rainfall could be 'turning point' in battle against Alberta wildfires, official says

A deluge of rainfall in Western Canada may provide some firefighting relief as Alberta continues to battle wildfires throughout the province.

Beyond the big cities: Alberta's mid-sized municipalities seeking recognition, collaboration

A group of mayors from Alberta’s mid-sized cities want to ensure they are not forgotten this election.

How did you get this number? The lowdown on election texts, robocalls from political parties

It’s officially election season and with it comes the expected deluge of correspondence as parties vie for votes.

With Alberta's official election season imminent, the UCP and NDP are (unofficially) out in full force

Campaign song unveilings and "Super Saturday" — Alberta's provincial election season kicked into high gear with campaign-style rallies this weekend, even though the writ won't officially be issued until Monday.

Dead wildlife found at oilsands tailings pond in northern Alberta

Dozens of bird carcasses were discovered Friday at an oilsands site near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Bargaining hits impasse over wage parity for Dynalife workers, union says

Collective bargaining for Dynalife employees has hit an impasse over wages and may enter formal mediation, says the union representing hundreds of lab workers across Alberta.

Fallen Edmonton police officers honoured at regimental funeral: 'They were loved'

Constables Travis Jordan, 35, and Brett Ryan, 30, were fatally shot on March 16 while responding to a family dispute at an apartment complex in northwest Edmonton. A regimental funeral Monday drew police officers and other first responders from across Canada.