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City hall reporter @edmontonjournal & Sun in 🐀 -free Alberta • In #yeg via Vancouver, Victoria, #SwOnt • ❤Animal stories😻• she/her 🧠#ADHD
May 20 5 tweets 1 min read
Man once rejected by a pretty horse girl / cyclist blocked me for pointing out the entire internet is not true 😆 Ok fine I also said this.
Apr 29 5 tweets 2 min read
Edmonton’s police commission needs to be more transparent & open up private meetings to foster public trust, says city councillor (& commissioner) Anne Stevenson. The police commission had its first public meeting with council today. #yeg #yegcc… Coun. Anne Stevenson, who is also a commissioner, said there needs to be a “cultural shift” so that the oversight body becomes comfortable asking difficult questions of police leadership in a public forum.
Mar 6 18 tweets 7 min read
MORE for you on the threat of wild pigs (aka boars / feral hogs) to #yeg I didn't have space for.

1. Re: idea 'predators will take care of it': here's a pig hanging out with a wolf captured on a trail camera in Alberta Image “You cannot barbecue your way out of this problem": Mike Bodenchuk, USDA.

Hunting pigs for the foodbank was tried in one Texas city. But cities that try to make it into an asset instead of full eradication failed, he said. #yeg #yegcc

📸 Barrhead trail cam Image
Nov 23, 2021 36 tweets 6 min read
Premier Jason Kenney is beginning today’s COVID-19 update #yeg #ableg #covid19ab Kenney says targeted public health measures and rising vaccination rates have helped slow the spread
Nov 23, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I'm at the Alberta legislature for today's update from Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister, Jason Copping and Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

Expecting to get details on Alberta's plans to vaccinate kids 5-11. This story will be updated #yeg #ableg #covid19ab… Here's what I reported earlier about what we know. #ableg #covid19ab…
Nov 23, 2021 14 tweets 8 min read
A protest supporting the fight against TC Energy’s Coastal Gaslink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land is marching along Jasper Ave right now from Beaver Hills House Park. #yeg @edmontonjournal A few of the signs #yeg
Nov 4, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
NEWS: Developers donated at least $58,499 to Edmonton’s incoming city councillors ahead of the election. Three councillors were also part of an infill development lobbyist group.

I analyzed all the public donor lists & this is what I found. #yeg #yegcc… Development executives, donating as individuals, gave the most to:

- Tim Cartmell ($22,450)
- Andrew Knack ($14,400)
- Ashley Salvador ($14,039)
- Anne Stevenson ($6,610)

Sarah Hamilton, Aaron Paquette, Jennifer Rice & Karen Principe haven’t shared their lists. #yeg #yegcc
Nov 3, 2021 36 tweets 8 min read
Premier Jason Kenney is here at the federal building to give an update on Covid today. I’m told Hinshaw came by earlier but she’s not in the room now. #abhealth #covid19ab #ableg #yeg Image Kenney says it doesn’t look like we had a Thanksgiving spike. He’s talking a bit about vaccines — we’re at 87.2% of first doses and 80.6% who had both.
Sep 21, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Heard about a young person who got covid but seems his family are conspiracy theorists. Mum treated him at home with ivermectin, vitamins & home remedies but symptoms wouldn’t let up. She brought him to hospital & now he’s in ICU. Misinformation is killing people 😢 Really sad to see lives threatened because of grifters peddling (and sometimes profiting from) false info on social media.

Easy to be misled when the people you trust are promoting bad info, and telling you not to trust legit sources. I get that.

This is all really sad.
Sep 21, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
Word is Tim Uppal is about to arrive and speak to his team. Excitement building here. #elxn44 #cdnpoli #yeg They’ve brought in a truck and Conservative Tim Uppal going to be standing in the back of the truck to give a speech to supporters about his win in Edmonton Mill Woods shortly. #yeg #elxn44 #cdnpoli Image
Sep 21, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
I’m at Conservative Tim Uppal’s campaign party here outside his office by Best Buy on Tamerack Way. Tim isn’t here yet but there a lively crowd here anticipating his arrival and following along with the election results. @edmontonjournal #elxn44 #cdnpoli #yeg Still too close to call, but Uppal is leading over city councillor Ben Henderson. #elxn44 #yeg #cdnpoli…
Jun 26, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
I’m at Churchill Square outside #yeg city hall where there’s a crowd growing here for a rally demanding action and to protect Muslim women after two sisters were attacked in St. Albert on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the scene
Jun 25, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
I convinced one of my best friends to get her COVID-19 vaccine, and I’m so happy! I found out why she was hesitant, and worked to help alleviate her specific worries and sent her some reliable, good info. People have different reasons for being skeptical or hesitant about vaccines. I asked and listened to her to find out why, and she listened to me because we have a good relationship and care about each other.