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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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.

3 people hospitalized after massive fire engulfs St. Albert seniors' residence

Three people were hospitalized —and more than 160 seniors have been displaced — after a massive fire broke out at a seniors' residence in St. Albert, northwest of Edmonton Thursday night.
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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
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What you need to know about the P1 variant in Alberta

As the B117 variant quickly becomes the dominant strain in Alberta, another variant — P1 — is now starting to spread.

Interest in municipal solar projects heating up in Alberta

The Municipal Solar Program started five years ago but 2020 was by far its biggest year: 22 projects were completed and the program saw its energy capacity almost double, from 10 to 19 megawatts.
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What we know about coronavirus variants in Alberta

Variant cases of coronavirus are on the rise in Alberta and could pose a serious threat to the province's health-care system and the government's phased plan to ease restrictions.