Wallis Snowdon

Journalist

Wallis Snowdon is a digital journalist with CBC Edmonton. 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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Bitter winter and Omicron wave make 'perfect storm' for Edmonton's homeless population

A blast of cold this week came with shelters already contending with staffing shortages made worse by the Omicron variant, and capacity limits that are part of COVID-19 public health measures.

Hard-hit Edmonton restaurants face new Omicron obstacles

Since Omicron began spreading, Tony Britton no longer knows how many of his restaurant employees will be available to clock in for work each day.

Delivery of rapid test kits from Ottawa delayed, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 

An anticipated delivery of at-home rapid tests from Ottawa has been delayed, leaving pharmacy shelves bare as Alberta cuts back on the availability of lab-based testing.

​Alberta employers to determine who's essential and can work while infected with COVID-19

A new public health order that leaves it up to employers to decide which Albertans infected with COVID-19 should go to work is short on oversight and enforcement, health law experts say.

Frustration mounts as demand for Alberta's rapid test kits outstrips supply

Albertans frustrated by the search for rapid test kits will have to wait until later this month for new supplies to arrive in pharmacies.

Expect extreme cold to end as Pacific warmth breezes into Alberta

After weeks of cold weather misery, there is finally a spot of warmth in the long-term forecast.

Omicron spread puts Alberta at critical point in fight against COVID-19, experts say

Record case numbers show Alberta is at a critical point in the battle against COVID-19 while public health experts warn that the danger of Omicron infections must not be underplayed.

Hazing project aims to frighten Edmonton's urban coyotes from the streets

An Edmonton research project is enlisting new recruits to harass urban coyotes in the streets.

Alberta shivers as Arctic blast chills province to record lows

The entire province remains under an extreme cold warning with teeth-chattering temperatures well below seasonal average and wind chill values between –40 C and –55 C.

Christmas Day will kick off a prolonged Alberta cold snap

Santa Claus may want to don this warmest red suit before traversing the skies over Alberta this weekend. 

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