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 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 →
Global News political affairs reporter Tom Vernon expects to see fireworks as he tees up the Alberta Legislature’s spring session. Continue reading →
Along with housing employees at its EIA facility, the company has acquired office space in the city’s downtown, and plans to employ more than 400 people in Edmonton this year. Continue reading →
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 →