Paige Parsons

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Walk to call for justice in deaths of Little Red River Cree Nation teen, woman

A group calling for justice will walk 127 kilometres across northern Alberta over six days to draw attention to the deaths of a woman and a girl from Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta.

Less than one-third of Catholic school students opt for online class, data shows

According to data released by the Edmonton Catholic Schools this week, 27 per cent—11,663  out of 43,036 students—are enrolled in online classes rather than in person. 

New messaging service will connect Mennonites with government COVID-19 info

A conservative Mennonite Albertan is turning to technology in hopes of helping his community get easier access to public health information about COVID-19.

COVID-19 patients, families launch class-action lawsuit effort over Edmonton care home outbreak

Residents and families of residents of an Edmonton care centre where 32 people have died of COVID-19 have launched an effort to bring a $20 million class-action lawsuit against the Good Samaritan Society.

Parents keen for routine, concerned about risk as Edmonton public schools open

Edmonton public school students ventured into classrooms for the first time this school year on Thursday. It was a staggered start for the roughly 550 students at D.S. MacKenzie Junior High, with Grade 7 students arriving in the morning for orientation, Grade 8s expected in the afternoon, and Grade 9s on Friday morning.

Mixed feelings for parents as Edmonton Catholic students head back to school

As Edmonton Catholic School Division held it's first day of class, parents doing drop off said that while their kids were excited to see friends again, it certainly wasn't a typical first day back.

Edmonton's mask bylaw likely helping keep COVID-19 numbers in check: experts

Despite over 500 active COVID-19 cases in Edmonton, experts say the mandatory mask bylaw is likely helping keep infections from skyrocketing.

Coronation rec centre price tag $46 million higher than expected, council hears

The new Coronation Community Recreation Centre, which will include North America's first indoor triathlon centre, will cost $46 million more than originally budgeted, city council heard Monday.

Alberta installs Canada's 1st Muslim lieutenant-governor

Salma Lakhani was on Wednesday installed as Alberta's 19th lieutenant-governor, the first Muslim in Canadian history to serve in the vice-regal position.

Court documents e-filing system falls flat with Edmonton lawyers

Alberta lawyers say problems with a new e-filing system for court documents rolled out after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic are causing major delays and in some cases endangering access to justice.

'A bright little girl': Family remembers teen, accused has lengthy criminal record

The man charged with first degree murder in the death of a 15-year-old northern Alberta girl is a convicted sex offender with a lengthy criminal record.

AHS focused on education in northern county under COVID-19 watch

Health officials say they’ve dedicated “significant focus” to education efforts in a far northwest Alberta county that remains under a COVID-19 watch.

Francophone group files suit against U of A, province over Campus Saint-Jean funding

A group that advocates for Alberta’s French-speaking community says it is taking legal action against the University of Alberta and the province over what it alleges is the “chronic underfunding” of Campus Saint-Jean.

Cree mother alleges bias in child apprehension case

A woman whose children were apprehended by the province in March says she was the victim of racial and religious bias.

Charge against Serenity's kinship caregivers expires; mother says she holds out hope for justice

A charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life against the kinship care guardians of four-year-old Serenity expired on Thursday.