Colleen Underwood


Colleen Underwood has been a reporter/editor with CBC news for more than 10 years filing stories from across southern Alberta for radio, television and online. Follow her on Twitter @cbccolleen.

Latest from Colleen Underwood

Former teen vaper warns others to quit after her lung spontaneously collapses

A Calgary teen is sharing the life-threatening ordeal she believes was caused in part by vaping and smoking. She says too many teens think vaping is safer than smoking — and she hopes her story can convince others that they are both harmful.

Condo bed bug infestation a 'losing game,' says pest control company

A Calgary man says he's losing sleep over the unbearable conditions at the condo he recently vacated while the landlord tried to treat an ongoing bed bug problem.

Students discover free parking lots in northwest Calgary, displacing monthly users

Word has been spreading on campus at SAIT and the Alberta University of the Arts that there's free parking at the Jubilee Auditorium's two lots. That's led to a parking frenzy — and some frustration among its regular customers.

This Stamps superfan says some think she's half-baked but players eat up her homemade cookies

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell likes Snickerdoodles, while lineman Derek Dennis prefers M&M sugar cookies. And that's just the start of Connie Fekete's list.

Calgary foster parent wants a union to protect against false allegations, government abuse

A Calgary foster parent believes forming a union to represent foster families in Alberta, similar to Québec, would help protect foster families.

Indigenous students' haunted house spooky enough to scare Ellen's producer? They think so 

Students at the Sunchild First Nation are hoping to see The Ellen DeGeneres Show's executive producer Andy Lassner on Oct. 30 when they open their Hollywood Horror themed haunted house to the public. They've produced more than 30 videos inviting Lassner in the hopes he'll say yes. So far, no response.

Social worker alleges Alberta child welfare system aims to 'get rid' of her for defending parents' rights

Registered social worker Melani Carefoot alleges Alberta's Child Welfare System wants to shut her up by asking another agency, Legal Aid, to cut her funding. Carefoot has been advocating for parents who are at risk of having their children apprehended — standing up to a system she says is plagued with deception, fear and intimidation.

Alberta landowner accused of shooting trespasser fights back against lawsuit

A rural Alberta landowner is fighting back after being hit with a lawsuit by the trespasser he's accused of shooting early last year.

Calgary-based cannabis producer Sundial Growers facing class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors

A U.S.-based law firm is suing Calgary-based Sundial Growers Inc. for allegedly not disclosing quality control issues prior to going public on the Nasdaq. Sundial denies the allegations.

Knock, knock. Who's there? Some Calgarians question company's door-to-door fundraising effort

Some Calgarians warn they've been misled by for-profit company's non-profit appearance and pitch. They say Set ‘Em Up Canada doesn't make it clear that most of its fundraising dollars are going to start-up costs — not families in need.

Tenants sue former landlords for allegedly putting irrigation water into their drinking source

A couple from southern Alberta is suing their former landlords for allegedly contaminating their drinking water with irrigation water, making them sick. The landlords deny all allegations and say they did all they could to provide clean drinking water.

Long-delayed Stadium Shopping Centre redevelopment may soon get underway

The developer behind the Stadium Shopping Centre redevelopment project says it now aims to build it in phases starting early next year.

Campground co-owner says it's her cliff but she can't stop jumpers, drownings

On any hot summer weekend, the road that leads to Nature's Hideaway on the Highwood River can be lined with more than 50 vehicles, says the campground's co-owner, who is fed up with trying to keep trespassers off a cliff-jumping spot where three people have drowned in recent years.

Community rallies online after reports of attempted child abductions on Stoney Nakoda First Nation

A group of Stoney Nakoda parents have  launched an online neighbourhood watch group to keep the community abreast of suspicious activity, including a few recent reports of attempted child luring on the reserve west of Calgary.

67-year-old Pincher Creek woman angry at hospital for discharging her with no shoes, money, ID

A 67-year-old Alberta woma is speaking out about the way she was discharged from the Foothills hospital emergency department.