Stephen David Cook

Stephen David Cook is a journalist based in Edmonton, Alberta. You can reach him on Twitter at @stephencooked or via email at

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University of Alberta Hospital nearly doubles ICU beds as Edmonton zone hits 89% capacity

The University of Alberta Hospital has nearly doubled its intensive care capacity in recent weeks, creating surge beds to help deal with the fourth wave of COVID-19.

Driver shortage causing yellow bus delays for Edmonton schools

Some Edmonton parents of students in public and Catholic schools are having to deal with late buses because of a shortage of drivers.

The University of Alberta is undergoing a massive structural change — but for better or worse?

The University of Alberta has undertaken a massive restructuring to deal with financial shortfalls — but the changes could threaten the institution's cherished culture of collaboration, some academics warn.

Edmonton's explosion in indie game developers fuelled by culture of curiosity, support

A scene of small, independent game developers has grown in Edmonton’s fertile gaming soil, leveraging a ready talent pool and supportive community to create a space for hobbyists, full-time professionals and everything in between.

Canada's vaccination laggard: Alberta trails nation with slow uptake for 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines

According to aggregate data compiled by CBC News, as of July 27 only 75.2 per cent of Alberta’s eligible population had received a first dose of vaccine while Canada’s average sits at 80.5 per cent.

Edmonton Muslim community leaders push policy changes to combat Islamophobia

The National Council of Canadian Muslims released policy recommendations aimed at combating Islamophobia Monday with news conferences held in several cities across Canada, including Edmonton.

Alberta Aviation Museum seeking new volunteers to restore rare WWII fighter plane

Volunteers at the Alberta Aviation Museum are working to restore the Second World War Bell P-39 Airacobra, a rare fighter plane with a unique connection to Edmonton.

Alberta finance minister pushes salary rollback for nurses

The finance minister is calling for nurse wages to be rolled back as Alberta grapples with its financial situation.

Edmonton mask mandate decision moved to end of week

Edmonton city council will reconsider the timeline of its mask mandate Friday following a failed effort to align with the province.

Alberta auditor general urges province to improve tracking to prevent bail, hearing delays

The auditor general is calling on Alberta’s Crown prosecution service to improve bail and trial tracking to prevent delays.