Trevor Howlett


Trevor Howlett is a journalist with CBC Edmonton. He previously reported in Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray and Red Deer. You can reach him at

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Risk of new fires 'significant,' as Alberta prepares for wildfire danger to escalate this weekend

Alberta officials and fire crews are preparing for a shift to hot, dry conditions that will challenge the province's firefighting efforts this weekend.
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A deadly, unstoppable fungus is likely to decimate Alberta's bat population. Here's what we know

A fungus that is responsible for the deaths of millions of bats has arrived in Alberta. The fungus causes white-nose syndrome in bats, a disease that interrupts a bat's winter hibernation, prompting the animal to waste its energy and die of starvation. How did we get here?

Series of earthquakes in northern Alberta felt in Edmonton, Grande Prairie and B.C.

Three of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Alberta rattled the province on Tuesday and aftershocks continued for hours afterward. In a statement Wednesday, the Alberta Energy Regulator said at least 14 seismic events had been detected in the Peace River region over a 24-hour period.

Demolition date for Northlands Coliseum still up in the air, almost 5 years after it closed

It’s been almost five years since Northlands Coliseum closed its doors for the final time, but there is still no timeline to demolish the former home of the Edmonton Oilers.
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Making connections: A look at Alberta's plan for universal high-speed internet access

Last week the federal government agreed to match funding announced by the province aimed at improving access to broadband internet in rural communities. The province's goal is universal connectivity by early 2027.

UCP candidate Brian Jean wins Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection

United Conservative Party candidate Brian Jean easily won the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection Tuesday night and wasted no time reiterating his goal of seeing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney ousted as party leader.

Is Alberta's newest plan to lift COVID restrictions another 'open for summer'?

Alberta lifted nearly all health restrictions last summer but the province experienced a resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall. In a few weeks, the government is going to lift restrictions again.

A wave of electric vehicles is coming at us. Are we ready?

Electric vehicles make up a very small percentage of vehicles on the road in Alberta but that is going to change.

Don't be fooled by falling case numbers, Alberta's COVID-19 situation remains precarious

Alberta is seeing its COVID-19 numbers improve, but the threat of another deadly winter still looms large.
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New COVID-19 measures are in place in Alberta. Here's what's changing.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney introduced a slew of new public-health restrictions to help slow a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by coronavirus variants