Elissa Carpenter

Elissa Carpenter is a reporter with CBC Calgary.

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'Nicholas was the bond that held my family': Murder victim's family seeks justice

The Calgary man who killed a nursing student in an unprovoked attack on a CTrain platform will be sentenced next month, but ahead of learning his fate — the victim's family had their say.

How Calgary charities are faring during second holiday season amid a global pandemic

Since the pandemic was declared 21 months ago, more people than ever are seeking services through non-profit and charitable organizations in Calgary.

After 11 years, Calgary man reunited with wife, daughter from Afghanistan

An 11-year wait to be reunited with his wife and daughter has ended for a Calgary man after early issues with his immigration form and processing delays kept them in Afghanistan. The need to bring them to Canada became urgent after the Taliban seized control of the country in August.

'It's not going to be an easy task': Former residential school sites at Piikani Nation being investigated

The Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta will begin looking for evidence of unmarked graves belonging to residential school attendees.

Restarting Calgary's performing arts scene a careful balancing act

As the province continues its recovery after more than a year of shut downs and restrictions, one sector that’s taking it slow is the performing arts.

Longtime Calgary Stampede food vendors happy to be back despite smaller crowds

Big summer events like the Calgary Stampede are the bread and butter for many food service businesses, but with fewer visitors on the grounds this year it’s a bit of a gamble for the vendors who came to set up shop.

Bow Valley residents say they can't afford recreation in their 'own backyard' 

Bow Valley residents ask Canmore to expand parking exemption, before a new parking fee takes effect.

Alberta businesses lining up for grant program as revenues plummet

Roughly 5,000 more Alberta businesses are now eligible for the provincial relaunch grant. The province announced Thursday that small- and medium-sized businesses that began operating between March 1 and Oct. 31, 2020 can receive up to $15,000.

Reconsider the rake: Nature Conservancy asks Canadians to keep leaves on their lawn

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking us to reconsider raking this fall, and instead leaving the leaves on the ground.

National study says 'our children are not alright' under mounting stress of pandemic

A report released Tuesday argues that the COVID-19 pandemic is making a bad situation worse as far as the mental and physical health of Canadian kids.