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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.

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Recent Work by Jennifer

One dead in crash in Sturgeon County

One dead in crash in Sturgeon County

The cause of the collision is under investigation, however RCMP said Monday highways in the area are icy due to the recent rainfall.
Two charged after armed robbery in Morinville

Two charged after armed robbery in Morinville

Kendall Dustin Paul, 28, of Alexander First Nation, is facing multiple charges, along with Ramona Stephanie LaFleche, 50, of Morinville, who is facing two charges in the incident.
Couple 'over the moon' to be reunited after two years

Couple 'over the moon' to be reunited after two years

COVID kept pair apart, on opposite sides of the world, for 672 days.
Tough year for cattle producers, says industry expert

Tough year for cattle producers, says industry expert

After a tough year like 2021, many producers are leaving the profession altogether, said Melanie Wowk, chair of Alberta Beef Producers.
Nearly 50 fires recorded in St. Albert in 2021

Nearly 50 fires recorded in St. Albert in 2021

Often what sparks the fires in the city is cooking, said Mike Bos, fire prevention officer with the City of St. Albert, and people extinguishing cigarettes in outdoor planters.
Rural homelessness a hidden issue, expert says

Rural homelessness a hidden issue, expert says

“It's a bigger problem than people realize. People don't tend to think of homelessness as being a rural issue. But I would say, based on the data we collect, that percentage-wise it's fairly similar to the cities. You just don't see it as much,” said Dee Ann Benard, executive director for the Rural Development Network.
Provincial RCMP look to solve rural cold cases

Provincial RCMP look to solve rural cold cases

There is no set time period that must pass for a homicide to be considered by the historical unit, which focuses on investigations that are months, years, or even decades old.
As pandemic restrictions eased, impaired driving increased, report says

As pandemic restrictions eased, impaired driving increased, report says

When the pandemic first started, dangerous driving behaviours across Canada declined due to less traffic, but by 2021 those behaviours increased again.
Woman dies in highway crash near Redwater

Woman dies in highway crash near Redwater

RCMP said the cause of the collision is still being investigated, but extremely poor road conditions are believed to be a factor. 
Cold snap marked by broken furnaces, dead batteries

Cold snap marked by broken furnaces, dead batteries

Alberta Motor Association (AMA) vice-president of advocacy and operations, Jeff Kasbrick, said AMA has seen a 700-per-cent increase in call volumes since the cold snap hit the province on Sunday.