Jana G. Pruden, The Globe and Mail

Jana G. Pruden

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Past articles by Jana:

Wife of Alberta spiritual leader John de Ruiter also faces sexual assault charges, police say

Edmonton police say that Leigh Ann de Ruiter was arrested on Monday and charged with three counts of sexual assault → Read More

Edmonton serial rapist loses appeal, has sentence increased

‘Predatory aspect’ to assaults by Edmonton serial rapist Matthew McKnight led to Alberta Court of Appeal increasing his sentence from eight to 11 years in prison → Read More

Crown appeals sex assault sentencing of convicted Edmonton club promoter Matthew McKnight

Matthew McKnight is currently serving eight years in prison. Alberta Justice and Solicitor-General lawyer Matthew Griener is arguing the sentence should be almost doubled, to 15 → Read More

Tough-as-nails Edmonton reporter had deep compassion for crime victims

In her long career in radio and television, she covered celebrities and sports heroes, tragedies and injustices, murders and misdeeds → Read More

Alberta spiritual leader John de Ruiter set for bail hearing after sexual-assault charges

John de Ruiter, who commands a legion of followers from around the world, has been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 21 → Read More

Alberta spiritual leader John de Ruiter charged with four counts of sexual assault

Edmonton police say Johannes de Ruiter, 63, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sexually assaulting four complainants in separate incidents occurring between 2017 and 2020 → Read More

Overwhelming crush of cars prompts Parks Canada to close Banff’s Moraine Lake to personal vehicles

Last summer saw a tipping point as vehicles flooded into the area around the lake at a rate of one every two seconds, with an estimated 5,000 vehicles having to be turned away a day → Read More

Helen Naslund, Alberta woman convicted of killing abusive husband, granted first steps toward release

Parole Board grants her request for unescorted temporary absences from the Edmonton institution where she’s serving her sentence → Read More

Helen Naslund set for parole board hearing on unescorted absences from prison

Ms. Naslund, 58, was charged with first-degree murder after the remains of her husband, Miles Naslund, were found on their rural Alberta property in September of 2017 → Read More

Decades of abuse, then years in prison: Inside Helen Naslund’s fight for her life – and justice

Helen Naslund suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband on their Alberta farm, and her 18-year sentence for his death sent shock waves through the legal system. From prison, she tells her story for the first time → Read More

Edmonton’s lone roller-skating rink offers a new spin on an old pastime

When COVID-19 and social media revived interest in the hobby, Rollers Roller Rink emerged to teach it to new generations → Read More

Inquests to be held into Saskatchewan stabbings, Myles Sanderson’s death in police custody

Saskatchewan’s chief coroner, Clive Weighill, said preliminary autopsy results show Myles Sanderson did not suffer from blunt force trauma, addressing concerns that he was injured by police → Read More

How four days of horror unfolded on James Smith Cree Nation, where everyone lost someone

The tight-knit Cree community looks back in grief and ahead to forgiveness after 10 people were stabbed to death, and the suspect and his brother also died in Saskatchewan → Read More

Saskatchewan First Nation chief says healing ‘will take some time’

‘We all have to come together as a community. As Canadians. As a whole,’ said Chief Wally Burns. He was joined by Premier Scott Moe and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki at the James Smith Cree Nation press conference → Read More

Public Safety Minister promises Parole Board review after Saskatchewan stabbings

Marco Mendicino said the board’s decision-making process will be scrutinized after it found that the stabbing rampage suspect would ‘not present an undue risk’ to the public → Read More

Manhunt enters third day with suspect in Saskatchewan mass stabbing still at large

Around the province, flags flew at half-mast and will remain so for at least the week to come, with each day marking one of the victims → Read More

Parole documents reveal details of Saskatchewan suspect’s criminal past

Myles Brandon Sanderson, wanted in stabbing rampage, has a long and violent criminal history, with a total of 59 convictions as an adult → Read More

Crisis worker, mother of two, elderly widower are first victims identified in Saskatchewan stabbing attack

RCMP have released few details about the victims but said they expect to provide more information once they receive confirmation from family members → Read More

Police search continues for suspects in stabbings that killed 10 in Saskatchewan; emergency alerts still in effect

An update from Regina police and RCMP is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET) → Read More

At Lac Ste. Anne, Pope Francis tells crowd beating drums ‘echo the beating of so many hearts’

Pope marks his final public appearance in Alberta with pilgrimage to lake’s shallow waters, which Indigenous people have long considered sacred → Read More