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Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering rural Alberta matters for Great West Newspapers. Her position is funded by the Government of Canada.

Recent Work by Jennifer

COVID-19 hospitalizations three times higher in rural Alberta

COVID-19 hospitalizations three times higher in rural Alberta

"Most of the people that are in ICU that are requiring that extreme care, most of those people are unvaccinated."
City council calls special meeting for Thursday

City council calls special meeting for Thursday

St. Albert Mayor Cathy Heron tweeted on Wednesday night that she will be calling the meeting in the wake of new restrictions and the province’s declaration of a public-health state of emergency.
Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Vaccine passports brought in as Alberta declares state of public-health emergency

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney apologizes as he ushers in restrictions, including limits to social gathering to curb the fourth wave.
Kenney, Shandro, Hinshaw to address province tonight

Kenney, Shandro, Hinshaw to address province tonight

The announcement is coming during a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has Alberta seeing the highest rates of infection in the country along with hospitals and intensive care units over capacity. 
Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

The Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative through AgriRecovery will help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province.
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Communities are at a loss for how to grow the money they have into the money they need.
Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

Ranchers get $340 million to deal with drought

The Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative through AgriRecovery will help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province.
Nurses optimistic about AHS changes in negotiations

Nurses optimistic about AHS changes in negotiations

“Nobody will win if we strike. Patients will lose. No, we don’t want to strike,” said Sturgeon Hospital nurse Sharon Lloyd.
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap Series: Infrastructure shortfalls plague councils across the country

Communities are at a loss for how to grow the money they have into the money they need.
Alberta mum on further plans to curb COVID-19 spread

Alberta mum on further plans to curb COVID-19 spread

On Thursday Alberta saw another 1,510 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed after 13,800 tests, and a positivity rate of 11 per cent. There are 679 Albertans in the hospital, with 154 of those in intensive care. There have been nine new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.