Elizabeth Withey

Journalist/Associate Producer

Elizabeth Withey is a journalist and associate producer with CBC Calgary's The Calgary Eyeopener.

Latest from Elizabeth Withey

Why music, especially old music, can tap into our deepest, most meaningful life memories

CBC's Elizabeth Withey explores music’s superpower as a time machine, its ability to tap us into the past, connect us with the ones we love, and even bring us comfort and human connection during times of isolation and loneliness — especially during a global pandemic.

'You have no idea how devilish it makes you feel': Former opioid user talks recovery

At 17, Taylor Maxey was an Olympic swimming hopeful who trained nine times a week. By 21, he was an illicit drug user and homeless.

'They're quicker than we are': Inside the fight against the opioid crisis

They call it the opioid crisis: a rapid uptick in the use of both prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs across Canada and the United States.

On top of the grief, there's the shame: families of victims frustrated with stigma of opioid use

In 2017, 569 people in Alberta died of accidental fentanyl poisoning. Daryl Sen was one of them.

40 minutes inside the fentanyl crisis

Hundreds of Albertans are dying of accidental fentanyl poisoning every year. Here's one user's story.

How Weird Al's song Spam nearly killed my kid brother

The CBC's Elizabeth Withey tells the story of the time her younger brother was inspired to eat a canned meat sandwich and nearly died, thanks to Weird Al Yankovic.

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