Josee St-Onge


Josee St-Onge is a journalist with CBC Edmonton. She has also reported in French for Radio-Canada in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Reach her at

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Liquor retailer cheered by dramatic drop in thefts at stores testing ID scanner technology

The use of technology that requires patrons to scan their ID before entering a liquor store has led to reduced thefts in the locations where it was installed, according to Alberta’s largest alcohol retailer.

Alberta to close loophole that allows sex offenders to legally change name

The province intends to modify the Vital Statistics Act so that name-change applicants over the age of 18 would be required to submit to a criminal record check.

Alberta bets on FireSmart to limit wildfire damage

Seeing massive wildfires destroy homes and businesses over the last decade has motivated more Alberta residents and communities to take part in FireSmart initiatives, experts say.

U of A researchers develop program to help teens cope with mass trauma

University of Alberta researchers have developed a program to help junior high students recover from the psychological impacts of traumatizing events, such as the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. 

Slow start to Alberta wildfire season linked to weather and COVID-19 restrictions

A combination of more rain and less human activity in Alberta’s forests due to COVID-19 restrictions has contributed to a slower start to the wildfire season this spring compared to recent years.

Non-profits worried by loss of revenue from charitable gaming

Alberta charities and non-profits are concerned about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have their ability to raise money through charitable gaming events like casinos and bingos.

One month after devastating flood, Fort Vermilion looking to start rebuild

Fort Vermilion residents and businesses owners have a lot of work and tough decisions ahead in its recovery from severe flooding in late April.

Dead bear dumped near homeowner's property sparks outrage

A rural property owner north of Lloydminster was outraged to find a dead black bear near her land Saturday afternoon.

Alberta partners with fast-food chains to offer free masks at drive-thrus

Albertans will be able to pick up free non-medical masks from the drive-thrus of A&W, McDonald's and Tim Hortons starting in early June.

Alberta NDP asks government to work with Ottawa for paid sick leave during COVID-19

The NDP opposition is asking the Alberta government to work with Ottawa to offer paid sick leave to workers who may need to miss work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Alberta MLAs return to legislature for busy session

Alberta’s MLAs will be returning to the provincial legislature Wednesday to start a busy spring and summer session in which the UCP government plans to introduce at least 10 pieces of legislation.

Edmonton library will go to court over distance between cannabis stores and branches

The Edmonton Public Library is challenging three decisions by the city’s development appeal board allowing cannabis stores to open within 200 metres of its branches.

Flood and pandemic exacerbate housing crunch in Fort Vermilion

Fort Vermilion residents whose homes have been damaged by flooding are staying in hotels, campers or with friends and relatives as clean up work continues in the northern Alberta hamlet.

Fort Vermilion residents deal with extensive flood damage

Residents are cleaning up damage to hundreds of homes and businesses caused by floods in the northern Alberta hamlet of Fort Vermilion.

Daycare operators anxiously await reopening guidelines

An Edmonton daycare owner is nervous at the idea of reopening for the first stage of Alberta’s gradual relaunch of the economy without having seen provincial guidelines.