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

Latest from Wallis Snowdon

Alberta lifts curtailment cap for new conventional oil wells

Alberta is opening a loophole for oil well operators to circumvent its oil curtailment policy.

Edmonton paddler discovers 65-million-year-old tree stump during riverbank pee break

Mike Lees has become an amateur paleontologist after an impromptu pee break in Edmonton's river valley last month led to the discovery of a petrified tree stump estimated to be from the time of the dinosaurs. 

'They're all together': Alberta family of 4 on African missionary trip killed in road crash

All four members of an Alberta family were killed in a head-on crash Sunday on the roads of South Africa.

Edmonton's lead-tainted water still safe to drink, Epcor says

Epcor is assuring Edmontonians their tap water is safe after an investigation revealed some residents have been drinking water that far exceeds federal safety guidelines for lead contamination.

Edmonton's new youth poet laureate wants to 'amplify' young people's voices

For Timiro Mohamed, poetry should be a loudspeaker. Or, perhaps, a podium. 

In Syria, he lived in secret. Now he's helping other LGBTQ refugees

Even after escaping Syria, Basel Abou Hamrah was afraid to reveal who he really was.

Alberta eases oil curtailment for operators who ship extra barrels by rail

Operators will be allowed to exceed their provincially-imposed output caps if they can ship those extra barrels by rail, Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced in a news release Thursday.

Censorship resisted: A look at the Edmonton library's shortlist of banned books

The days of book burning may long be over, but the conversation around censorship is far from extinguished. 

Once considered a pest, Alberta's official fish is now under threat

For decades, bull trout would be removed from a fishing line and left to rot in the sun.

Never built: New exhibit explores Edmonton's unrealized architecture

The Muttart Conservatory, the art gallery, the legislature - iconic architectural landmarks of Edmonton, but what about the buildings envisioned for the city skyline that died on the drafting table? 

Alberta woman unearths pieces of railway history in her backyard

Shannyn Rus was trying to plant a garden outside her home in Carbondale, about 10 kilometres north of Edmonton city limits, but kept finding old bricks buried in the dirt.

Out of this world: Restored Edmonton planetarium preparing for liftoff

After sitting vacant and neglected for years, Edmonton’s only flying saucer-shaped structure will soon be ready to give stargazers a new view of the moon and the stars. 

'Pull back the curtain': Speaker shares insider's view of legislature's inner workings

Through social media, Speaker Nathan Cooper has been pulling back the curtain on some of the legislature's secrets.

Gourd wars: Friendly rivalry forged over fat pumpkin prize

Growing large pumpkins — really, really large pumpkins — comes with oversized growing pains.
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'Very ticked off commuters': Climate protest shuts down Walterdale Bridge during rush hour

Tensions ran high Monday morning as climate action protesters shut down traffic on the Walterdale Bridge, making all three northbound lanes impassable to commuters during rush hour traffic.