Based in Edmonton, Tom Vernon is the Provincial Affairs reporter for Global News in Alberta.
Tom started his broadcasting career in the radio industry, first as a creative writer/producer for Big Country 93.1 FM in Grande Prairie, moving into the newsroom there in 2004. In 2008, Tom moved to Regina and worked as a reporter for 620 CKRM before joining Global Regina that September.
In January 2013, Tom travelled to Sierra Leone as part of the Shaw Africa Project with Journalists for Human Rights. The trip gave him a chance to mentor young radio journalists in the capital Freetown, while reporting on economic development challenges facing the country for Global News. Tom joined the team at Global Edmonton in August 2013. He is a three-time regional and two-time national RTDNA award winner.
Tom’s favourite band is U2. He and his wife love to travel, and he’s doing his best to turn her into an Oilers fan.
Premier Rachel Notley says this move serves two roles – helping the project receive the commercial support needed to get in the ground, and getting Albertans fair value for the product. Continue reading →
Coal has long been the backbone of Alberta’s grid, currently providing nearly 40 per cent of the provinces power. Analysts believe removing it will come with a cost to consumers. Continue reading →
Legislation passed by the Alberta NDP mandates up to five days of job-protected unpaid sick leave, three days of bereavement leave for the loss of a family member and up to 16 weeks for long-term illness or injury Continue reading →
With the calendar about to turn over to 2018, the City of Edmonton’s chief economist predicts the city’s economy is about to see an acceleration of growth. Continue reading →
The increased access is expected to boost exports of pork products by $100 million over the next five years, and $125 million for beef producers over the same time frame. Continue reading →
The Alberta carbon tax is due to increase 50 per cent in the New Year. But how much will the hike actually increase your heating bill? Continue reading →
Three days after Greg Clark announced he was stepping down as leader of the Alberta Party in order to launch a leadership race, more people are weighing in on his decision. Continue reading →
Voting in the Alberta United Conservative Party leadership race will go ahead as normal, despite concerns raised about the voting process by two of the candidates vying for the party’s top spot. Continue reading →
More than $5-billion has been spent building new lines to carry power across the province, and construction has just begun on a new $1.4 billion line linking Fort McMurray to the Capital Region. Continue reading →
All of the impacted landowners have signed off, but they’re not all happy about it. Continue reading →
UCP candidate Doug Schweitzer believes Rebel Media coverage showed soft support for white nationalists is Charlottesville, Va. and he believes all conservatives should disavow the website. Continue reading →
At every at Calgary Stampede, you are bound to run into at least one politician in the crowd. Continue reading →
An area south of Sherwood Park has been frozen from development since 2001 as the county went through its planning process, and is now destined to be zoned small agriculture. Continue reading →
Around 175,000 children, or 30 per cent of all students, attend Catholic schools in the province. It’s not clear how many of them aren’t Catholic, because it’s illegal for school boards to ask for proof. Continue reading →
The government says $998 million will be put towards things like renewable energy and innovation and technology, but the details have yet to be worked out. Continue reading →