Elise von Scheel

Elise von Scheel is a reporter and producer with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, currently working in Calgary. You can get in touch with her at elise.von.scheel@cbc.ca.

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Alberta takes ambulance dispatch from cities after years-long dispute with Calgary

Alberta Health Services is consolidating ambulance dispatch services across the province, pulling Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Wood Buffalo into the three existing EMS dispatch centres. 

Alberta business federation calls for changes to federal aid programs

Low uptake in the federal government’s programs for small businesses has Alberta’s chapter of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) calling for immediate changes to how that aid is handed out. 

It's time for Conservatives to learn their lesson on climate policy, O'Toole says

Conservative Party leadership candidate Erin O’Toole says the Tories need to take environmental policy seriously if they want to win the next general election.

Why Calgary is a hot spot for severe weather

Hailstorms, tornado warnings, damaged property. They're all becoming the norm for Calgary as severe summer weather ravages the city. The reason for the ominous weather is simple: location, location, location. 

Kenney speechwriter Paul Bunner meets with Indigenous leaders

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's speechwriter has met with Indigenous leaders in the province following criticism for columns he had written years ago that have been called racist. 

What the Trans Mountain challenge dismissal means for Alberta

The Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a First Nations' legal challenge to the Trans Mountain expansion project sends important signals about the viability of energy projects in Canada, experts say.

More controversial articles surface from Kenney speechwriter accused of racist, sexist and homophobic remarks

More articles with controversial remarks about transgender people, women, people of colour and the homeless community have surfaced from Paul Bunner, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's speechwriter who is already facing calls for his dismissal amid accusations of racist, sexist and homophobic remarks in past work.

Kenney speechwriter called residential schools a 'bogus genocide story'

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's speechwriter once wrote an article dismissing the "bogus genocide story" of Canada's residential school system and said Indigenous youth could be "ripe recruits" for violent insurgencies.  

Alberta explores creation of civilian corps to support police

A motion from a UCP MLA is leading the government to explore involving more civilians in law enforcement.

Alberta leads Western Canada in using Ottawa's financial help, federal minister says

A compounding pile of economic issues has Alberta leading all of Western Canada in utilizing Ottawa's financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Minister scrapped job competition for health advocate, instead appointing prominent UCP figure

Alberta's health minister discarded a ready-to-go job competition to find the province's next health advocate in favour of appointing a UCP stalwart. 

Funding dries up for oil worker transition program

Edge Up, run through Calgary Economic Development, helps displaced energy sector workers pivot from oil and gas to careers in the city's growing digital technology industry — but it's reached the end of its pilot project funding. 
In Depth

Why officials took over this Calgary seniors home with a COVID-19 outbreak (and 4 others with the same owner)

Experts say there were clues before the COVID-19 pandemic escalated that Millrise Care Centre couldn’t stay afloat without help if it were hit with an outbreak — and that the parent company’s track record shows the need to overhaul the seniors care industry.

'Death doesn't just stop': How funeral homes are coping with COVID-19

Funeral homes are listed as an essential service in Alberta. That comes with a host of new challenges as they struggle to adapt to increasing demand and fewer resources. 

Canada's plan for COVID-19 international aid just beginning, minister says

More federal money could be freed up for different countries and international NGOs in the coming months as the pandemic continues around the world. It's also possible that Canada could send protective equipment like masks and gloves overseas — though the government insists it won't do so until it's convinced Canada has enough.