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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

St. Albert hits 186 active cases of COVID-19 on Friday

St. Albert hits 186 active cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Overnight St. Albert added 19 more positive COVID-19 cases, while 10 more people recovered.
County woman remembers family lost in Nova Scotia shooting

County woman remembers family lost in Nova Scotia shooting

Crystal Mendiuk, who lives in Cardiff, lost her sister, niece and brother-in-law last year during the shooting rampage that took 23 lives. Now, the Sturgeon County resident is bringing a remembrance walk held in their memory back to their home province of Alberta.
More health measures may be needed: Hinshaw

More health measures may be needed: Hinshaw

"My team is monitoring closely and if we do not see growth slowing soon, further measures may be required."
Active cases in St. Albert drop by 12 on Tuesday

Active cases in St. Albert drop by 12 on Tuesday

Another five COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the city overnight, while 17 more people recovered.
Alberta on pace to hit 300,000 immunizations a week

Alberta on pace to hit 300,000 immunizations a week

“We now have more than 1,300 pharmacies and 103 immunization sites administering the vaccine and more coming on board in the coming weeks. The province is now on pace to administer more than 300,000 life-saving vaccine shots per week."
Another 53 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in St. Albert over the weekend

Another 53 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in St. Albert over the weekend

On Monday, the province released new data showing active cases for St. Albert climbing from 141 on Friday to 159 on Monday. Thirty-five more people recovered.
Sixteen more cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert on Friday

Sixteen more cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert on Friday

Across Alberta, another 1,521 cases were diagnosed overnight.
St. Albert active COVID-19 cases jump to 141

St. Albert active COVID-19 cases jump to 141

Another 21 people have been diagnosed with the virus, while four more have recovered.
Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

Variant becomes dominant COVID strain in Alberta

"We have now reached the point where variants of concern are the dominant strains of new COVID-19 cases in our province."
'It's a real challenge': Healthcare workers stressed after a year of COVID-19

'It's a real challenge': Healthcare workers stressed after a year of COVID-19

“The best (protection) is really the collective precautions of trying to avoid contact that seems to make the difference. The classic statement is ‘we're all in this together’ and if we're not together, then I think we're going to fail.”