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Investigative Reporter | Institute of Investigative Journalism | 2019 – 2020

Investigative reporter with the Institute of Investigative Journalism between 2019 and 2020.

During a summer fellowship work placement at the University of MacEwan, I worked with the Institute of Investigative Journalism to delve deep into the issue of lead in Canadian drinking water. As one of the student Investigative Reporters, I researched through town records, academic articles, as well as conducted interviews through cold calling, door to door, and source research. Partnering with universities and media organizations from across Canada And The United States, we've uncovered the truth.


If you'd like to learn more about this investigation, read more here. Throughout the investigation, we learned many things.

  • Some Edmontonians have been drinking tap water with lead levels as high as 120 times the federal health guideline over the last 11 years, according to data obtained for the first time.

  • In Edmonton, you can find your home’s year of construction by going to the city’s online property assessment map and entering your address.

  • In Calgary, you can find your home’s year of construction by going online to the myProperty portal on the city’s website and searching your home address.

  • Thousands of children in Alberta are attending daycares and schools not knowing if they are drinking water contaminated with lead.

Here are the published Investigative Reporter articles below.


If you live in Alberta, here’s what you can do to have your water tested for lead | Global News By Alannah Page, (Mount Royal University), Dylanna Fisher and Raysa Marcondes, (MacEwan University), Megan Robinson and Andrew Russell (Global News).


Edmonton residents have been drinking tap water with lead levels as high as 120 times the federal limit | The Star By Kevin Maimann (Star Edmonton), Julia Wong (Global News), and Dylanna Fisher (MacEwan University).


Some Alberta daycares and schools may contain high levels of lead in drinking water | Global News By Kevin Maimann (Star Edmonton), Julia Wong (Global News), Dylanna Fisher (MacEwan University), and Alannah Page (Mount Royal University).


What do you do if you find lead in your tap water in Canada? By Global News, and the Institute for Investigative Journalism.

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