Sarah Rieger

Former CBC digital reporter

Sarah Rieger worked with the digital team at CBC Calgary from 2017 to 2021. She previously worked at HuffPost Canada.

Latest from Sarah Rieger

Alberta put its contact-tracing system on life support. Can it be resuscitated?

Alberta announced it would move in August toward treating the pandemic as an endemic — ending contact tracing. That didn’t last, but resuming it has been difficult, contact tracers say.
Calgary Votes 2021

Jyoti Gondek elected as Calgary's mayor — and the first woman to hold that role

Jyoti Gondek will be Calgary's next mayor — and the first female mayor in the city's history.

Cities file complaint with Alberta ombudsman over consolidated ambulance dispatch

Four cities across Alberta have jointly filed a complaint with the province's ombudsman over the UCP government's decision to allow Alberta Health Services to consolidate regional ambulance dispatch.
Calgary Votes 2021

Meet Calgary's leading mayoral candidates

The candidates spoke with CBC's Sarah Rieger about their story, their vision for Calgary and why they feel they're the right person to lead this city into its next chapter. 

$7M fine proposed for Alberta bitcoin mine that set up power plant without permission

The Alberta Utilties Commission's enforcement team has proposed a more than $7.1-million penalty for a bitcoin mining power plant that set up shop without permission at two sites in the province. 

Portpass app may have exposed hundreds of thousands of users' personal data

Private proof-of-vaccination app Portpass exposed personal information, including the driver's licences, of what might be hundreds of thousands of users by leaving its website unsecured. 

Private vaccine verification app Portpass sparks privacy, security concerns

Private proof-of-vaccination app Portpass may be easy to manipulate with fake vaccine records and may not securely protect users' personal information, experts say.

Alberta asks Ottawa for help to airlift COVID-19 patients out of the province

The UCP government has formally requested help from the federal government to lessen pressure on Alberta's health-care system, which is overburdened with COVID-19 patients.

Liberals claim lone seat in Calgary's sea of blue, CBC News projects

The Liberals have won a single seat in Calgary as the city's other nine ridings remain Conservative blue, according to CBC News projections on Monday evening.

Canada's digital divide is stark — and rural residents say fixing it must be an election priority

The Rural Municipalities of Alberta has listed rural broadband access as its first priority for federal candidates to address. It's listed as serious of a concern as implementing drought and severe weather recovery programs or addressing crumbling infrastructure.