Stephen David Cook

Stephen David Cook is a journalist based in Edmonton, Alberta. You can reach him on Twitter at @stephencooked or via email at

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Calls for U of A lecturer to be fired for denying Holodomor

Several groups are calling for the dismissal of lecturer Dougal MacDonald after images emerged of Facebook posts in which he called the Holodomor, or Ukrainian genocide, a myth.

Sketches re-envision Old Strathcona alley as welcoming space for businesses, pedestrians

Early sketches for the back alley between 103rd Street and 104th Street north of Whyte Avenue were unveiled during a stakeholder meeting last week. Upgrades could include new pavement, trees, lighting and benches.

Red tape reduction bill proposes slew of changes to 6 ministries

The Alberta government introduced a bill Monday designed to cut down on red tape and streamline approvals, but officials couldn't say how much money would be saved.

Stolen canoes leave festival organizers stranded

Three canoes meant for the annual Flying Canoë Volant festival put on by La Cité Francophone were stolen last month — only the latest of eight stolen from the non-profit since spring.

'Scared to turn on my computer': Victim describes months of harassment

The sentencing hearing of Amanda Wowk started Friday with victim impact statements read by the family she harassed for months through a campaign of phone calls, voicemails, emails, and social media.

Stalemate over historic pool hall in Alberta village leaves owner behind the 8-ball

John's Snooker Hall has stood on the main street of Holden for well over a century. In 2014, the village gave Darvyn Sen an ultimatum: fix or demolish the dilapidated building. Instead, he's taken them to court.

Edmonton eyes more robots for mowing, snow removal

Edmonton is looking at expanding its inventory of self-driving groundskeeping units, moving from lawn mowing to snow removal on pathways.

Edmonton-area counties get help from Ottawa for coal transition

The federal government is spending $3.2 million to help Alberta communities move away from coal, Energy Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced Friday.

95 names remembered at Edmonton Homeless Memorial

Those who lived their lives on the streets and died in 2018, were remembered Wednesday in a ceremony.

Newly annexed south Edmonton highway a 'dangerous roadway' says report

The urban planning committee is set to discuss Tuesday a report compiled by Edmonton police and the city’s traffic safety section outlining policing costs for the newly annexed Highway 19.

More drug-impaired drivers arrested in Edmonton since cannabis legalized

In the first six months of cannabis legalization, Edmonton police arrested 53 drug-impaired drivers compared to three in the same period the previous year.

Edmonton lawyers offer solutions to Indigenous incarceration disparity

According to Statistics Canada, while adult aboriginal persons made up only 4.1 per cent of the Canadian adult population in 2016/17 they represented nearly 30 per cent of those incarcerated.

Edmonton council puts river valley solar farm proposal on hold

Edmonton city council passed a motion Wednesday evening directing administration to work with Epcor water and the Enoch Cree Nation to continue engagement and return to public hearing activities.

'No magic bullet': city considering options for improved snow removal

Edmontonians may see better snow and ice control on neighbourhood roads this winter, with wider driving lanes and partial parking bans.

Service dog says farewell to south Edmonton high school

Students at J. Percy Page packed the school gym Monday morning to wish a happy retirement to the south-side high school’s hairiest staff member.