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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

More families eligible for child-care subsidy

More families eligible for child-care subsidy

Province bumps up income threshold for $125-per-month offset.
More families eligible for child-care subsidy

More families eligible for child-care subsidy

Province bumps up income threshold for $125-per-month offset.
Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

But the province is still negotiating for national child-care funding similar to programs recently announced in Nova Scotia and B.C.
'Dry and fried' crops across province wither under heat

'Dry and fried' crops across province wither under heat

“We haven’t seen hot temperatures like this in a long time."
Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

Alberta to see $290M injection of federal cash to improve child-care access

But the province is still negotiating for national child-care funding similar to programs recently announced in Nova Scotia and B.C.
Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

“Rural and remote communities are so intertwined and dependent upon the ecosystems that they live with that they’re disproportionately impacted by climate change,”
Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

Rural Alberta to deeply feel impacts of climate change: expert

“Rural and remote communities are so intertwined and dependent upon the ecosystems that they live with that they’re disproportionately impacted by climate change.”
Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The lack of seasonal rainfall and heat wave in June and July amplified problems faced by producers. Conditions have become so bad farmers have been forced to begin reducing generational herds during the height of grazing season.
Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The lack of seasonal rainfall and heat wave in June and July amplified problems faced by producers. Conditions have become so bad farmers have been forced to begin reducing generational herds during the height of grazing season.
Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Right now some 80 per cent of indigenous communities don’t have access to reliable Internet in the province, and roughly 67 per cent of rural communities can’t get a stable connection.