“It’s one of those moments where we have to speak up and share what our constituents are sharing with us,” said Edmonton Public School Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks. Continue reading
Provincial Affairs Reporter
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 UCP plans to release the full text of the new elementary curriculum in the coming days for Albertans to review, it will begin to be piloted in classrooms starting in September. Continue reading →
A rebound in production paired with a rise in world oil prices has an economist estimating that the value of Alberta’s oil production has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Continue reading →
School boards across Alberta are set to receive a second wave of funding from the federal government’s Safe Return to Class Fund. Continue reading →
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government’s goal is to vaccinate 20 million Canadians by June and to offer vaccination to everyone who wants it by September. Continue reading →
Alberta’s NDP is demanding the premier tell Albertans exactly what he has planned for the restrictions put in place last month to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Continue reading →
Small- and medium-sized businesses that opened after the pandemic began currently don’t qualify for key provincial and federal support programs. Continue reading →
“It’s actually conceivable within three to five years that Alberta could be an equalization recipient province,” said Ben Eisen, a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute. Continue reading →
When Premier Jason Kenney announced a series of new pandemic restrictions across Alberta to limit the spread of COVID-19, he made it abundantly clear it wasn’t his preference. Continue reading →
The NDP claims Health Minister Tyler Shandro lied to Albertans when he said rural physicians were not signalling their intent to leave the province over his decision to terminate their master agreement. Continue reading →
With no provincial sales tax, and high personal income tax exemptions, Alberta has long charged the lowest tax rates on its citizens in the country, relying heavily on non-renewable resource revenues to fill the gap. Continue reading →
An Edmonton infectious disease physician said she could have been more clear when she wrote that it might not be possible to acquire COVID-19 by simply by being in the same room as an infected person. Continue reading →
Saskatchewan joined B.C. in delaying the return to school by a few days to allow teachers into their classrooms and get a handle on the conditions. Continue reading →
A community in northern Alberta is investigating whether one of its employees made a racist comment in a private group on Facebook. Continue reading →
The drop in power demand adds up to the amount of power used by two medium-sized Alberta cities, and just like the economy, it will take some time for demand to fully return. Continue reading →