Lisa Johnson, Edmonton Journal

Lisa Johnson

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Recent articles by Lisa:

Strong odour in south Edmonton results in more than 50 calls to firefighters

Edmonton firefighters received more than 50 calls with reports of a strong gas smell in south Edmonton area Monday morning. → Read More

Man shot and killed by RCMP in northern Alberta was carrying a rifle: ASIRT

A man killed in a confrontation with RCMP in Calling Lake was carrying a rifle, Alberta’s police watchdog said Monday. → Read More

ASIRT says shotgun recovered after police shooting of 48-year-old man in Edmonton

The man shot and killed by Edmonton police last week had shotgun shells in his pockets and a 12-gauge shotgun was found nearby, Alberta’s police watchdog said… → Read More

Edmonton researcher gets $1 million from feds to study impact of COVID-19 on health-care workers

A university of Alberta research project will receive just over $1 million to study the impact of COVID-19 on health-care workers across Canada. → Read More

Alberta's education minister says school re-entry plan is working despite COVID-19 outbreaks, cases in schools

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the government’s back-to-school plan is working, even as 24 cases of COVID-19 and three outbreaks have been linked to… → Read More

Shandro to announce boost for palliative care, end-of-life supports in Alberta

Health Minister Tyler Shandro will make an announcement Wednesday morning on palliative care and end-of-life supports in the province. → Read More

Commissioner of inquiry into foreign campaigns against Alberta's oil industry strikes back at legal challenge

The commissioner of Alberta’s inquiry into alleged foreign-funded campaigns against the oil industry is contesting a legal challenge to pause his work, saying… → Read More

'There shouldn't be barriers to education': Edmonton belt company, community leagues donating masks to students

An Edmonton company is aiming to donate at least 25,000 cloth masks throughout September in an effort to get as many as they can to kids in need. → Read More

Education Minister to announce how Alberta will spend federal safe school funding

The Alberta government is set to announce how it will spend safe school funding from the federal government. → Read More

Physical-distancing rule in Alberta classrooms removed in weekend order signed by Hinshaw

A health order signed over the weekend by chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw removes physical distancing rules for students and staff in… → Read More

Alberta releases guidelines for how schools will respond to COVID-19 outbreaks

Outbreak protocols will kick into gear in an Alberta school if there are two or more confirmed cases linked to each other or confirmed within a 14-day period, according to a guide released by the government Thursday afternoon. → Read More

No threshold for triggering school closures as Edmonton COVID-19 cases rise

Despite rising COVID-19 case numbers in Edmonton, Alberta's top doctor said there's no hard threshold for triggering school closures. → Read More

Alberta Ministers flag ‘faux controversy' for ethics commissioner over mask contracts

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu “proactively” flagged what LaGrange called a “faux controversy” over government mask contracts in Monday letters to Alberta’s ethics commissioner. → Read More

Alberta Premier announces infrastructure funding in Camrose

Premier Jason Kenney announced $11.8 million towards infrastructure projects in Camrose as he continued his string of summer funding announcements around the province Tuesday. → Read More

Alberta to join three other provinces in exploring small-scale nuclear technology

Alberta is the fourth province to say it will help explore emerging, small-scale nuclear power technology. → Read More

Kenney to announce changes to Alberta's Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Premier Jason Kenney will unveil changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Friday morning. → Read More

Alberta inquiry into funding of foreign environmental groups alters course again

Alberta’s publicly-funded inquiry into the alleged foreign financing of environmental groups has been tweaked again, suggesting it could target even more grassroots charities. → Read More

Devon hospital to re-open emergency department in phases

Closed to patients for almost four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Devon General Hospital emergency department will reopen in phases beginning later this month. → Read More

Woman charged with second-degree murder after stabbing in northwest Edmonton

A 38-year-old Edmonton woman has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 33-year-old woman in northwest Edmonton more than two weeks ago. → Read More

Masks now mandatory in Jasper to limit the spread of COVID-19

The Town of Jasper has joined the growing list of municipalities across Alberta making masks mandatory to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in public places. → Read More