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 two-time national RTDNA Award recipient.
The panel will be chaired by former Edmonton Public School Board Superintendent Angus McBeath, and include members from post secondary institutions and career development organizations. Continue reading →
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Goldsmiths University in London, England will remove all beef products from sale at campus food outlets. Continue reading →
If you’re a city or town of over 5,000, you’re responsible to pay for your own police. If you’re any other municipality, then the province is responsible for your policing costs. Continue reading →
Struggling natural gas producers in rural Alberta will see some property tax relief this year, in an effort to stabilize an industry struggling to make ends meet due to low commodity prices. Continue reading →
The current unit, which treated 670 children in 2018, features beds only separated by curtains, and a lack of furniture for families to spend the nights comfortably. Continue reading →
During the Alberta election campaign, Jason Kenney pledged to slash the corporate tax rate and reduce red tape to speed up project approvals, while taking a more aggressive approach with Ottawa. Continue reading →
“The just make you feel so guilty, because they can’t even tell you what they want, they never tell you what they want.” Continue reading →
Still reeling from the recession that hit the province in 2015, the NDP government is currently running a $7.5-billion deficit, with a plan to return to balance by 2023. Continue reading →
The Alberta government is taking the first steps to twin Highway 60 between highways 16 and 16A, and building an overpass to cross the CN mainline along the busy route. Continue reading →
Some Albertans in the pot business say early cannabis sales figures are encouraging. Continue reading →
Premier Rachel Notley has committed to holding the vote in the period laid out in legislation, meaning election day will fall sometime between March 1 and May 31. Continue reading →
The community’s population has gone from 4,319 in 2012 to 3,571 in 2017, leaving the town’s tax base unable to keep up with costs. Continue reading →
“We have a challenge in getting rail cars at the moment, the rail system in Canada is maxed out,” said Paul Whittaker, the CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association. Continue reading →
When Joe Ceci tabled his first budget in October 2015, total revenue stood at $42.5 billion, down $7 billion from the year before, almost all of that due to lost royalty revenue. Continue reading →
Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced via Twitter Tuesday morning he will seek the nomination in Calgary-Buffalo, while Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley looks to Calgary-Mountain View. Continue reading →