Wallis Snowdon

Journalist

Wallis Snowdon is a digital journalist with CBC Edmonton. She has nearly a decade of experience reporting behind her. Originally from New Brunswick, her journalism career has taken her from Nova Scotia to Fort McMurray. Share your stories with Wallis at wallis.snowdon@cbc.ca

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With 55 deaths, Edmonton long-term care centre outbreak now the deadliest in Alberta

As of Thursday afternoon, the outbreak at CapitalCare Lynnwood in the West Meadowlark Park neighbourhood had claimed 55 lives, making it the deadliest outbreak to date in the province since the pandemic began.
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Brace yourself: High winds expected to continue after powerful snow squall

Edmontonians are cleaning up after a snow squall brought powerful winds to the city Tuesday night, knocking out power to thousands of homes and creating whiteout conditions on local highways. 
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Former Alberta teacher reprimanded, fined $4,000 for calling student homophobic slur

Donald Lee, 63, a former band and religion teacher at Glenmary Catholic School in Peace River, was found guilty on two charges of unprofessional conduct at a three-day Alberta Teachers’ Association disciplinary hearing last week.
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Worker missing after dozer falls through ice on tailings pond identified as New Brunswick man

A 25-year-old man missing after a dozer fell through ice Wednesday on a tailings pond at Suncor's Base Plant mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., has been identified has Patrick Poitras.

Alberta MLA mired in travel scandal ousted from caucus for absenteeism

An Alberta MLA ousted from Premier Jason Kenney's UCP caucus for holiday travelling alleged absenteeism in his constituency says he looks forward to his new freedom as an independent.

Fourth Alberta health-care worker to die of COVID-19 remembered as dedicated and selfless

Rose Vandelannoite, a healthcare aide at Summerwood Village in Sherwood Park, died of complications from the disease on Sunday. She is among 1,307 Alberta to die of COVID-19.

Alberta's warm winter weather will be a fleeting gift, climatologist says

Albertans struggling with the confinement of COVID-19 restrictions can ease their cabin fever with some time in the sunshine.

Albertans rush into the cold as winter camping 'fever' takes hold

Restrictions related to the pandemic response have inspired many Albertans to try winter camping. While COVID-19 has closed the door on many activities, the Alberta wilderness remains open.

'I know she's gone': Mother of Edmonton woman who vanished Christmas Eve fears foul play

Billie Wynell Johnson, 30, was last seen on the evening of Dec. 24 in the area of 113th Street and 107th Avenue. 

All workers on COVID-19 wards need vaccine now, Alberta doctors tell health minister in open letter

More than 200 doctors have signed an open letter calling on the province to prioritize the vaccination of all health-care workers caring for patients in Alberta's dedicated COVID-19 wards. 

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