Sarah Rieger


Sarah Rieger joined CBC Calgary as an online journalist in 2017. You can reach her by email at

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Alberta announces one-time $561 payment for parents, as it winds down $25/day child care

The Alberta government will offer a one-time payment of $561 for parents who used child care (including licensed or unlicensed daycares, day homes, out-of-school care or pre-school) between April and December of last year. 

Alberta's legal challenge of Bill C-69 is part of a list of grievances against Ottawa

Alberta's premier says the province's legal challenge of a federal environmental assessment law is part of a broader fight against what he described as Ottawa's anti-oil policies. 

Calgary Coun. Druh Farrell not running for re-election

After 20 years serving Ward 7, Coun. Druh Farrell says she won't be running again.

Migrant workers at Red Deer slaughterhouse say they've felt unfair blame amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

When the Olymel slaughterhouse closed temporarily last week amid a growing outbreak of COVID-19 cases, many workers expressed relief.

Family devastated by hit-and-run that killed Blood Tribe man, seriously injured woman and baby

The father of a man killed in a hit-and-run by a potentially speeding, inebriated driver says the family is facing a long, tough road to heal from the tragedy.

Calgary invests $2.5M for new accessible arts building after roof collapse destroyed old centre

Three years after a roof collapse at a Calgary arena displaced Canada's largest organization for artists with disabilities, the centre has found a new home.

Alberta says it didn't close slaughterhouse because firm had been 'successful' in preventing COVID-19 spread

Alberta's chief medical officer of health says the province chose not to shut down a slaughterhouse that is the site of a growing COVID-19 outbreak that claimed the life of one worker because for months the company had been successfully keeping transmission down. 

This wearable device beeps when workers get too close to each other

It's a device that emits a high-pitched beep, buzzes and lights up if your coworker steps too close.

Alberta slaughterhouse to close temporarily amid growing COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed one life

The Olymel pork-processing plant in Red Deer, Alta., announced Monday it would temporarily shut down due to a rapidly growing COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. The news comes nearly three weeks after the death of 35-year-old Darwin Doloque, an employee at the plant.

3.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Banff, Alta.

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit Banff, Alta., on Saturday evening, according to the Geological Survey of Canada. "There's probably not any [damage] to be expected, but it was very close to Banff so we'll see, things might have been knocked off shelves," said Taimi Mulder, an earthquake seismologist.