Natasha Riebe


Natasha Riebe landed at CBC News in Edmonton after radio, TV and print journalism gigs in Halifax, Seoul, Yellowknife and on Vancouver Island. Please send tips in confidence to

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Long-awaited Warehouse Park in downtown Edmonton hinges on $40M budget approval

An envisioned park in downtown Edmonton that's been in the works for 13 years could soon become reality after city council approved a request to rezone the area.

With an NDP sweep in Edmonton, leaders look for dialogue with UCP

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi wants Premier Danielle Smith to remember that Edmonton exists.  The NDP won all 20 Edmonton ridings in Monday’s provincial election, leaving the capital city without direct representation in the UCP-majority legislature. 

Dene Tha' First Nation building camp to cope with lengthy evacuation

Nearly 800 people from the community of Chateh, about 100 kilometres northwest of High Level, were evacuated May 13 due to the encroaching Long Lake fire.

Cannabis expo in Edmonton highlights evolving industry

The future of cannabis in Alberta could resemble the wine industry driven by smaller producers, the organizer of an upcoming conference in Edmonton says. 

Re-entry guides offer advice for Albertans returning from wildfire evacuations

Alberta officials urge residents to follow re-entry guidelines as they return home after several days, in some cases nearly two weeks, of being evacuated from raging wildfires. 

Ash pits and weak trees: Wildfire dangers to watch for when returning home

As thousands of Albertans return home to black and grey soot-covered ground and trees, experts offer their advice on the hazards to watch for.

58% of all Edmonton transit tickets in 2020 and 2021 were issued to Indigenous people

Indigenous people received 58 per cent of tickets issued on and around Edmonton transit in 2020 and 2021 compared to 27 per cent to white people, data released Tuesday shows. 

Conservationists call on city council to stop Hawrelak Park tree removal

Conservationists are urging the City of Edmonton to stop the $134 million Hawrelak Park rehabilitation project and start again, first by consulting local Indigenous communities — something it didn’t do before council approved the project. 

Tickets spike more than 800% in Edmonton's fare evasion crackdown

Edmonton's transit peace officers have issued far more tickets and warnings to people who didn't pay in the first part of the year compared to the past four years — a strategy aimed at making the system safer but that critics say targets homeless and vulnerable people.

Edmonton could maintain small encampments as part of city's strategy, research group says

City of Edmonton administrators say they're aiming to get more people housed more quickly, as part of a two-year enhanced strategy to deal with encampments.