Erika Stark

Reporter/Associate Producer

Erika Stark joined the CBC team in 2016 after spending the previous two years working as a reporter and digital producer in Calgary. She graduated with distinction from Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication in 2014.

Latest from Erika Stark

Avro Arrow replica could take to the skies after decades of work

It's been nearly 60 years since Canada's iconic Avro Arrow supersonic interceptor jet was cancelled and scrapped. But for years, a group of volunteers in Calgary has been attempting to build a replica that could one day take flight.

E. coli risk prompts recall of Robin Hood all-purpose flour

A popular brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada is being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

Namaste in the straw: doing the downward dog with goats in rural Alberta

It's called goat yoga, and it's exactly what it sounds like — yoga surrounded by friendly goats at the Early Dawn Goat Dairy in Water Valley, Alta., about an hour northwest of Calgary on Highway 22.

U of C scientist turned inadvertent billboard celebrity gets top Pakistani award for brain-chip work

Calgary scientist Naweed Syed was surprised to find his face plastered across billboards in Pakistan. The fame stemmed from the professor's groundbreaking work in brain-chip technology — which has also landed him one of the top awards in his birth country.

University of Calgary goes phishing to school staff on cyber security

Faculty and staff at the University of Calgary might want to be extra careful about opening email attachments next month.

Alberta students' portable pooper a much-needed amenity for ice fishing

A group of Alberta high school students has found a solution for human waste while ice fishing.

Jason Kenney, Brian Jean have history on their side as plan to unite moves ahead

More than a decade after the federal Progressive Conservatives merged with the Canadian Alliance Party to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada, two longtime Tories involved with that campaign say the conditions are ripe for a similar right-wing merger at the provincial level in Alberta.

Java and job seeking: Enterprising Alberta grads hand out resumes on coffee cups

Ben Wright and Dian Volschenk have received dozens of business cards and emails in response to their networking strategy.

City of Calgary gets on board with mobile transit payments

On Wednesday, the city's transportation and transit committee recommended city council implement a mobile ticketing and fare payment system for Calgary Transit.

Why 'dementia villages' might be the future of care for people with Alzheimer's

The future of Alzheimer's care might soon look less like a sterile hospital environment, and more like a cozy little neighbourhood.

Time changes can leave dairy cows udderly unimpressed, farmer says

There's a lot of grumbling over the switch to daylight time on Sunday — and perhaps a bit of unhappy mooing.

Calgary man turned back at Montana border due to previous, and pardoned, criminal conviction

Bill McLevin has been travelling to the U.S. on a regular basis for years now to visit his brother-in-law. But McLevin was denied entry last week because of something he did more than 40 years ago.

2 more Bridgeland homes declared derelict as residents' safety concerns persist

Three homes along McDougall Road in the inner-city Calgary community of Bridgeland-Riverside have now been boarded up and fenced off as residents continue to work with the city to combat crime and graffiti concerns in the area.

'We're doing everything we can:' Councillor says city working to calm fears after Bridgeland arson

A vacant rental house in Bridgeland declared unfit for human habitation is at the centre of community concerns about arson, vandalism and drug activity in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood.

Eddie the Eagle expected to soar again in Calgary this weekend

Underdog British ski jumper Eddie Edwards, who won the hearts of Calgarians during the 1988 Olympics, is back in the city this weekend — and he just might take another crack at the ski jump.