Trevor Howlett

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

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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. 

Here we 'R': The key metric for whether Alberta will lift COVID-19 restrictions

As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise in Alberta, there is another number Albertans should be thinking about: the R-value.
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Alberta has new COVID-19 measures on gatherings and businesses. Here's what has changed.

With a bevy on new restrictions on gatherings, church services and businesses, it can be difficult to keep track of what has changed — and what hasn’t.

Faced with financial challenges, U of A considers transformative restructuring

Alberta's oldest and largest post-secondary institution is considering one of the most transformative changes to its academic structure in its 112-year history.

Not so happy trails: Rain leads to more landslides, erosion in Edmonton's river valley

Heavy rainfall in 2019 and 2020, along with several high water events in the North Saskatchewan River, have damaged some of Edmonton's river valley trails.

Regional council delays decision on mandatory masks in Fort McMurray

The Fort McMurray region, which has been under a COVID-19 watch since last week, will not be bringing in a mandatory mask bylaw this month, after regional council opted to delay a third reading of the bylaw.

Pandemic paddling: Edmonton canoe rental companies flooded by demand

If you’re looking to rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the North Saskatchewan River on a weekend this summer, it won’t be easy.

Why Alberta continues to lose money on legal cannabis

Albertans are among the biggest consumers of legal cannabis in Canada, but it may still be several years before the provincial government turns a profit in the industry. 

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