Lucie Edwardson

Journalist

Lucie Edwardson is a reporter with CBC Calgary, currently focused on bringing you stories related to utilities in Calgary. Follow her on Twitter @LucieEdwardson or reach her by email at lucie.edwardson@cbc.ca

Latest from Lucie Edwardson

Calgary students celebrate Asian Heritage Month by raising money for mental health supports

This Asian Heritage Month students in the Anti-Racism Task Force group at Fairview School are raising money by selling handmade gold ribbons to show solidarity to Asian population; all proceeds will go towards accessible, and integrative mental health services for Asians.

Bowness High School students upset over administration's handling of firearm at school

A small group of students from Bowness High School are speaking out about what they call a big communication breakdown that left them feeling unsafe at school.

Alberta emergency room doctors demand solutions to overburdened system

The Alberta Medical Association says persistent staffing challenges are taking a toll on all facets of the province's health-care system — causing major care deficits for patients. 

Student in custody, firearm recovered at Bowness High School

One youth was arrested at Bowness High School on Wednesday after reportedly bringing a gun to school. 

'It's become gouging:' Small towns ask Alberta Utilities Commission to evaluate increased fees

Rural Alberta towns are speaking out about the impact rising utility fees are having on residents, businesses and non-profits.

As people struggle to pay rising utility bills, Enmax won't say how many have had their power cut off

With power prices up, a lot of people are finding it tough to pay the utility bill. But how many can’t pay and end up with their power cut or limited? Enmax won't say.

Mystery jump in power consumption? You might have a broken meter.

CBC Calgary's call-out to the community on utility bills turned up multiple examples of electrical meter issues. And with inflation driving up costs across the board, many folks don't have $100 or more to risk on getting the meter checked. They're frustrated.

Calgary rakes in extra $47M from access fee on power and gas bills, debates how to spend the cash

The extra cash from utility access fees is tied to the surge in energy prices last year. Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the money could be used to help those hit hardest by soaring utility bills.

Power companies pull in nearly five times the profit during winter rate spike: U of C economist

As power prices hit record highs, customers blamed everything from fees to the carbon tax. But this research shows private profits were by far the largest driver, said economist Blake Shaffer, who released the data analysis Wednesday.

Did Alberta overbuild its energy infrastructure? This critic thinks so, and it affects what you pay

Lawyer Jim Wachowich has been defending the public interest at utility hearings for nearly 30 years. He says Alberta made predictions on energy demand that never panned out; it built more than it had to and you're paying for it. 

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