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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'Tough little kitten:' Pet survives 6 weeks by itself in Banff campground

A Quebec woman's pet cat survived six weeks on its own in Banff National Park, after he ran off during a camping trip.

Calgary lunch program expands operations to community delivery

A Calgary lunch program for low income kids is adapting its services by delivering some lunches to communities and into people's homes.

1st COVID-19 outbreaks at Alberta schools confirmed in Calgary and Lethbridge

Alberta has reported its first COVID-19 outbreaks at schools, with health officials confirming that two or more people with COVID-19 had attended two public high schools in Calgary and Lethbridge while infectious.

Two Calgary authors, who are also father and son, will kick off Wordfest event

Wordfest's 25th anniversary celebrations include a number of high-profile, intriguing author pairings over the next several months.

New senior hotline ensures older population receives help during pandemic

A centre dedicated to helping the older population has launched a COVID-19 hotline to help seniors with grocery delivery, financial support and any other needs that may arise.

Carbs, cake, cookies: Dietician says comfort treats OK in stressful COVID-19 days

Many people are sitting at home all day and may be finding that the best way to mitigate any stress is to eat comfort food — but that can lead to a bit of weight gain. A registered dietician says practice self-compassion, and enjoy a treat or two, in moderation.

Banff's bells: Music teacher plays church bells daily to lift spirits

A new ritual has started in an Alberta mountain town. A music teacher is playing songs, from Amazing Grace to All My Loving by the Beatles, on church bells that ring throughout the community.

No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

The rodeo world is worried about the future of the Calgary Stampede this summer and many are wondering how the pandemic will impact their sport.

Impact to Alberta's oil and gas could put Canada on brink of recession, says Conference Board

The impact to Alberta's energy sector due to COVID-19 and oil prices could put the country on the "brink of recession," the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday in their spring outlook report.

Online learning top priority for Calgary school boards after classes cancelled due to COVID-19

The Calgary Board of Education says its top priority is gearing up to offer learning online, especially for high school students, now that the province has asked schools to cancel all K-12 classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With leagues cancelled for the season, COVID-19 is leaving some sports bars with little business

Businesses in Calgary's Red Mile are bracing for impact after several sporting leagues suspended their seasons over COVID-19.

U of C suspends in-person classes due to COVID-19

The University of Calgary will resume classes on Monday via remote learning, as school officials decide how best to cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Breakup bangs: Cute hairstyle or cry for help?

The Calgary Eyeopener's Elizabeth Withey asked Calgarians at a hair salon about the meaning of bangs. She got some mixed reactions.

'It's a labour of love': Birkenstock and futon store in Kensington goes out of business

A small family-run business in Kensington sold Birkenstock sandals and futons side by side since 1986, but the owner says they're now ready to retire. 

Gasoline prices fall after oil takes huge tumble

Drivers might be the only ones benefiting from oil prices dropping dramatically on Monday — with one analyst saying it's not clear when it will rebound.