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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

'He was the best guy': Questions, grief and advocacy follow suicide deaths

'He was the best guy': Questions, grief and advocacy follow suicide deaths

Sixteen more people die by suicide for every per cent the unemployment rate increases.
'It's scary': Camp lifestyle stretches oilfield workers to the breaking point

'It's scary': Camp lifestyle stretches oilfield workers to the breaking point

“You start thinking, ‘This is not where I want to be at 50 years old.’ And I know for a fact, it’s definitely not where my husband wanted to be at 55.”
‘There were some dark nights’: Oilfield workers fight for jobs and hope as industry flounders

‘There were some dark nights’: Oilfield workers fight for jobs and hope as industry flounders

“Our industry is so volatile. You’ve got your peaks and you got your lows, and we know that. But this has been going on for five years. There are guys that haven’t worked for three years.”
COVID-19 robs rodeo stars of community, identity and income

COVID-19 robs rodeo stars of community, identity and income

"Rodeo has always felt like my home."
Farmers shed light on silent fight against mental illness

Farmers shed light on silent fight against mental illness

"I didn’t tell my friends – didn’t tell anybody. I just went inward. I hunkered down, and I just closed off to the world. My brain just went to mush. I couldn’t even make a decision to go see a doctor.”
St. Albert drunk driver pleads guilty in death of teen

St. Albert drunk driver pleads guilty in death of teen

Shane Stevenson's blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit when he struck and killed Chloe Wiwchar, 16, in Edmonton.
'It hurts': Workers grapple with the mental impacts of Alberta's recession

'It hurts': Workers grapple with the mental impacts of Alberta's recession

“I’m dealing with it. I have to be strong for my family. I shut myself into my bedroom sometimes and bawl my eyes out."
Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

"It's one thing to say, 'We're going to spend money on certain programs,' but you also have to address how you're going to pay for it over the long term," Cooper said.
Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

"It's one thing to say, 'We're going to spend money on certain programs,' but you also have to address how you're going to pay for it over the long term," Cooper said.
MP Dane Lloyd selected as part of federal Conservative shadow cabinet

MP Dane Lloyd selected as part of federal Conservative shadow cabinet

“I was tremendously honoured to be thought of and to be included."