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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

Rural mayors battle fourth wave, vaccine hesitancy

Rural mayors battle fourth wave, vaccine hesitancy

Misinformation, mistrust in government faulted for low rural vaccination rates.
COVID-19 cases climb in St. Albert

COVID-19 cases climb in St. Albert

Now cases have climbed again, as they have in the rest of the province. St. Albert hasn’t seen cases this high since the peak of the second wave, on Jan. 1 of this year.
Liberal minority government called by CBC

Liberal minority government called by CBC

In Alberta, Conservatives held strong in rural regions, with every riding called for the party, except for Peace River-Westlock, where Conservative incumbent Arnold Vierson is leading with 60.9 per cent of the vote with 24 per cent of polls reporting.
Conservative Dane Lloyd wins third term in Sturgeon River-Parkland

Conservative Dane Lloyd wins third term in Sturgeon River-Parkland

Just after 9 p.m. Lloyd had 59.8 per cent of the vote in the riding, with 6,538 votes cast in his favour.
Conservative Michael Cooper wins third term in St. Albert

Conservative Michael Cooper wins third term in St. Albert

Just before 9 p.m. Cooper had 45.5 per cent of the vote, with 6,156 votes cast in his favour.
CBC, Canadian Press call election for the Liberals

CBC, Canadian Press call election for the Liberals

It is unknown if the Liberals will have a majority or minority government.
Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap series: Problems on the horizon

Bridging the Municipal Funding Gap series: Problems on the horizon

With the pressure increasing to provide more services and replace aging infrastructure with a shrinking pot of cash, Paul McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, said there is every possibility rural communities will have to dissolve at a higher rate.
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."
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.