Natalie Valleau

Natalie Valleau is a journalist with CBC News. She grew up in Okotoks, Alta., and completed her undergrad at Mount Royal University and Masters of Journalism and Communications at Western University.

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How pop-up bars are bringing customers back to the nightlife scene post-pandemic

Calgary’s nightlife industry has gone under a transformation over the past few years with the industry having to change things up to keep a steady customer base and get us off our couches.

Why this Calgary coffee shop is becoming a hub for social media creators to work and gather

A Calgary coffee shop that caters to “creators” — like photographers, vloggers and those with a social media presence — has become a community hub in the city for virtual workers.

There's a vending machine for that: Why automated retail is becoming more the norm

Vending machines have taken a new, upscale form in the Canadian market, and experts say the pandemic, along with more innovative technology, have spurred this shopping trend.

Evacuation of downtown Calgary apartment has tenants displaced while building is repaired

Tenants of an apartment building in downtown Calgary that was evacuated after flooding and power outages last week are still displaced — and some say the management company will soon stop paying for their hotels.

Calgary Flames likely to pull out of new arena deal, says Calgary mayor

Calgary's mayor says the Flames intend to pull the plug on the events centre deal, meant to replace the iconic Saddledome in Victoria Park.

1,650 AHS staff put on unpaid leave for breaching vaccine mandate while others offered rapid test option

Alberta Heath Services' vaccine mandate went into effect Monday and while the vast majority of employees have adhered to the policy, 1,650 full-and part-time AHS staff not fully immunized have been put on unpaid leave.

Calgary TikToker designs Canada's new moose crossing sign 'out of boredom'

This Calgary TikTok star has designed a new moose crossing sign that will now be used on Canada's highways.

Banff Gondola offers immersive 'Nightrise' experience showcasing Stoney Nakoda stories

Banff's new nightfall gondola at Sulphur Mountain pays tribute to the stories and history of Stoney Nakoda Nation — something that isn't always at the forefront in the Alberta town.

Why more young Albertans are packing naloxone kits to save peers at bars and parties

When Jordan Knapp noticed a friend sitting pale, silent and sweaty on a couch at a Calgary house party, she instantly recognized an opiod overdose and used a naloxone kit to save him. She's far from the only young Albertan to carry the kits everywhere these days.

Alberta tourism advocates call on government to remove PCR test for travellers

Alberta's winter tourism season is underway and it has some businesses worried that international customers will be deterred due to the mandatory PCR tests for travellers — prompting the sector to call on the federal government to adjust the rules.