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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Edmonton adds new patrols to LRT in bid to improve transit safety

Starting Sunday, people can expect to see more transit peace officers on foot patrolling LRT platforms from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., a new city report on transit safety shows.

City councillors propose $385M base budget for Edmonton police

At the end of a day-long debate on policing, council's executive committee agreed that the Edmonton Police Service should start with a $385 million base operating budget, starting next year — the same as this year.

Edmonton business groups call on city to mend downtown disorder

Business owners and community leaders say social disorder and crime continue to plague the areas of Edmonton even as more people return to the office to work in person. 

Edmonton ready to invest $5M to help rehabilitate WW II-era hangar

An 80-year-old airplane hangar could be the most ambitious project in Edmonton's heritage preservation history if city council agrees to the proposal later this month. 

Edmonton aims to end racism, poverty and be the safest city in Canada by 2030 with new strategy

The City of Edmonton is proposing to eliminate racism, repair relationships with Indigenous people, prevent crime, and end poverty in a community safety and well being strategy released Wednesday. 

Blatchford development needs new approach as it lags behind goals, councillor says

The City of Edmonton’s lofty plan for the Blatchford community on former City Centre Airport lands is sporting fewer than 40 homes, instead of the 2,700 residences in the original vision eight years ago. 

Hundreds flee homes in northern Alberta due to flooding

Residents in the northern Alberta community of Chateh, west of High Level, could be out of their homes for several months after flooding forced them to evacuate Sunday and Monday. 

Edmonton Police Commission, city council working together to address crime

The Edmonton Police Commission and city council say they're working together to respond to crime and violence in the city. 

Edmonton reaches goal to have infill units make up 25% of new homes

Twenty-five per cent of new housing built since 2010 are infill homes located in Edmonton's core and mature areas, reaching a goal set by the city when it embarked on its infill roadmap in that year.

Diversity, central anti-racism policy needed in Edmonton schools, non-profit report finds

Educators and administrators need more support to start tackling racism in schools in a more comprehensive way, says the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC).