Paige Parsons

Paige Parsons is an Edmonton-based reporter and web editor. She can be reached at

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Social media threats force cancellation of Alberta school's holiday dance

A central Alberta elementary school cancelled a holiday family dance due to safety concerns over alleged threatening social media comments about a Grade 4 social studies lesson.

'A big relief': Driver acquitted after Alberta judge rules Paul First Nation roads private

A Paul First Nation citizen with a driving prohibition did not break the law by driving on his community's private roads, an Alberta judge has ruled.

Auditor general warns Travel Alberta to tighten cloud computing security

Travel Alberta needs to tighten up lax oversight of its cloud computing, Alberta's auditor general warned in a report released Wednesday.  

Income assistance programs for vulnerable Albertans need better oversight, audit finds

Albertans receiving income assistance may not be getting proper support from the province, says a new report issued Wednesday by Auditor General Doug Wylie.

'She's lying': Edmonton bar promoter maintains innocence in face of 13 sex assault charges

A bar promoter accused of sexually assaulting 13 women told court Monday that the complainants are mistaken or lying about the alleged assaults. 

'Smells like a party': Sylvan Lake Airbnb host believes she avoided disaster

A Sylvan Lake homeowner who rents out her property on Airbnb believes her home was targeted for a possible party.

Layoffs hit Alberta Innovates in wake of provincial budget

Layoffs were announced at provincially funded agency Alberta Innovates Monday.

'A different perspective': Nurse practitioners push to practise in community clinics

Nurse practitioners in Alberta say the province continues to trail other parts of Canada in allowing them to set up shop as an alternative to family doctors.

'It's just hurtful': Don Cherry's comments shake Edmonton hockey community

Members of the Edmonton hockey community say Don Cherry's comments are offensive and divisive.

Click-happy toddler wins parents a trip to Tokyo

When Lee Tappenden got a call from his cable company telling him he’d won a free trip to Japan, he thought it was a scam. 

Council scrambles to save Terwillegar Drive, Stadium LRT station in wake of grant cut

City council is hoping to salvage funding for turning Terwillegar Drive into an expressway after losing a provincial transit grant.

MacEwan University eyes job cuts, tuition hike in wake of grant reduction

MacEwan University says it will likely cut jobs as it braces for an anticipated $17-million reduction in provincial funding.

Trials adjourned for Anglican priest accused of multiple sexual offences

Trials for an Anglican priest accused of sexual offences against a number of teen boys will not go ahead in the new year.

Groping case prompts appeal court arguments over sexual offender registry

An Edmonton sexual assault case is at the centre of an argument about the constitutionality of Canada’s sex offender registry.

Hells Angels hopeful involved in Greek killing returns to Alberta

A Canadian Hells Angels prospect sentenced to a 15-year prison term in Greece for his involvement in the beating death of a Greek citizen has returned to Alberta after serving just a few years of his sentence.