CBC News journalist Janice Johnston dies at 62

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Janice Johnston

Longtime reporter remembered as caring but tenacious

by Paige ParsonsWallis Snowdon

CBC News

January 13, 2023

Janice Johnston, a CBC journalist whose decades-long career shaped justice and crime reporting in Edmonton and Alberta, died Friday. She was 62.

Johnston, who was born in London, Ont., on March 2, 1960, died of cancer after a brief illness.

Johnston covered Alberta courts and crime for more than three decades and her dedication to the beat was unmatched.

She is survived by her husband Scott Johnston, her daughter Samantha Milles, son-in-law Demetri Milles and her granddaughter Calliope (Cali).

In an interview Friday, Samantha Milles said her mother excelled as a journalist right from the start, and always had an “electric spark” that drove her work.

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