Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Media Personality – Su-Ling Goh, Health Reporter for Global Edmonton

su-ling-gohCovering everything from medical breakthroughs to fitness trends and inspiring people, Su-Ling Goh brings a passion for health and science to Global Edmonton as its award-winning Health Matters reporter. Su-Ling began her career in 1997 as a writer and videographer at A-Channel Edmonton (now Citytv). She later moved to Calgary to become an entertainment reporter. For six years, Su-Ling hosted “Inside Entertainment”, a national entertainment show on Global. 

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Submissions Now Open for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize 2016 Until December 31

writers-guild-of-albertaIn conjunction with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA), The City of Calgary is preparing to celebrate another successful year with The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Writers from The City of Calgary and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award. The Calgary Awards recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community. 

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Alberta Book – Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country

notley-nationRachel Notley’s dramatic triumph over Alberta’s Conservative regime was an early rumble before the Trudeau landslide. Alberta has long been seen as politically paralyzed. But it has always been a cauldron of discontent, producing the Reform Party, the Wildrose movement, the modern Conservative Party of Canada, and Stephen Harper. Notley Nation tells how this pent-up energy exploded in an unexpected direction with Rachel Notley’s NDP victory. Stereotypes of redneck Alberta have long been at odds with the province’s growing progressive streak. The political upheaval that swept conservatism out of office in 2015 had shown its first tremors there five years earlier. 

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CBC Edmonton’s Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell on Investigative Journalism and Alison Redford’s “Sky Palace” Takedown

alison-redfordIn early 2014, it seems many people had heard the rumour a private penthouse apartment was being built for then-premier Alison Redford at public expense. We [Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell from CBC Edmonton’s Investigative Unit, this article’s authors] turned rumour into fact, and the story that became known as Redford’s “Skypalace” made national headlines. Under pressure from within her own caucus, Redford resigned as premier the week before the Skypalace documents were released to us. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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