Elissa Carpenter

Elissa Carpenter is a reporter with CBC Calgary.

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'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.

Calgary vets seeing lots of dogs this summer due to prevalence of foxtail barley

Foxtail barley is a wild grass that has wispy ends that resemble the tail of a fox — and are full of tiny seeds that can spell big problems for dogs.

Pitbull pitfall? City survey poses breed-specific set of questions

The City of Calgary is seeking input for phase two of engagement on its responsible pet ownership bylaw — and a portion on nuisance dogs is receiving particular attention.

Parents call for alternative school re-entry plan at rally outside education minister's office

Parents and caregivers from across Alberta gathered outside Education Minister Adriana LaGrange's constituency office on Monday to ask that an alternative school re-entry plan be put in place for students with complex learning needs.