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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

Alberta reports seven new cases of COVID-19, 6,455 tests in last 24 hours

Alberta reports seven new cases of COVID-19, 6,455 tests in last 24 hours

Restrictions ease for hospital visits
Alberta reports seven new COVID-19 diagnoses in the last 24 hours

Alberta reports seven new COVID-19 diagnoses in the last 24 hours

Hinshaw said effective tomorrow, Alberta Health Services will be releasing updated visitation guidelines for all hospital patients in both acute outpatient and inpatient settings. Existing standards and rules for continuing care remain in effect.
Baking and big breakfasts help egg farmers through pandemic

Baking and big breakfasts help egg farmers through pandemic

After restaurants closed, Sturgeon County egg farmer Paul Wurz immediately began fielding calls from grocery stores as far away as Slave Lake who were seeing an uptick in demand for eggs.
Chicken farmers adapt to pandemic with lower quotas

Chicken farmers adapt to pandemic with lower quotas

Cutting their spring and summer quotas means farmers can give processing plants some more breathing room.
Potato farmers facing mental, financial stress from production cuts

Potato farmers facing mental, financial stress from production cuts

“I’m worried about the growers, the families – the mental stress and the mental strain on the family farms. It’s hard on the spouse, it’s hard on the kids, it’s hard on the workers. That’s where the untold story is – the mental stress and the financial stress on these family farms,” Hochstein said.
Baking and big breakfasts help egg farmers through pandemic

Baking and big breakfasts help egg farmers through pandemic

After restaurants closed, Sturgeon County egg farmer Paul Wurz immediately began fielding calls from grocery stores as far away as Slave Lake who were seeing an uptick in demand for eggs.
More social supports needed for parolees: Renaud

More social supports needed for parolees: Renaud

If Bill 18 passes, the new system could be up and running by January 2021 and cost around $600,000 to operate annually, but some of those costs would be footed by the feds.
Vaping bill to prevent promotion of product to youth

Vaping bill to prevent promotion of product to youth

St. Albert school districts have been calling on the government to help curb youth vaping.
Alberta moves to set up provincial parole board

Alberta moves to set up provincial parole board

If Bill 18 passes, the new system could be up and running by January 2021 and cost around $600,000 to operate annually, but some of those costs would be footed by the feds.
Alberta cow-calf farmers harried by backlogs brought on by COVID-19

Alberta cow-calf farmers harried by backlogs brought on by COVID-19

'I think we are in a little bit of trouble,' said Chris Sloan, who runs a large cow-calf operation north of St. Paul.