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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Third-hand stores: Reselling vintage fashion is turning a profit

For the thrifters doing it, they say they're not only making it their full-time careers but they're introducing customers to eco-conscious shopping.

Philanthropist donates $30M to SAIT for advanced technology school

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has received the biggest private donation in its 103-year history, and it's going toward advancing students' technology skills.

Alberta doesn't have to pay $2M to out-of-province breweries but can't resurrect craft beer support program

A court has ruled Alberta will not have to pay two out-of-province breweries more than $2 million for a markup regime implemented in 2015 and 2016 that benefited local producers.

Alberta's ambulance redesign safer for paramedics, says study

Alberta's ambulances have been redesigned to make them safer for paramedics and patients, after a provincial research study came out with recommendations.

Snow angels: Calgary students lend a hand and shovel sidewalks

Students in northwest Calgary are showing their respect for seniors with mobility issues by shovelling their snowy sidewalks.

'Sock Rocket:' Trump's mispronunciation leads to sales boost for Calgary company

A verbal slip by U.S. President Donald Trump is paying big rewards for a Calgary sock company and the city's less fortunate.

Calgary digs itself out after forecast of 25 cm of snow this week

Calgarians are digging themselves out of another round of snow this week and colder temperatures means slippery sidewalks and slower commutes.

Animal shelter asks for donations to save puppies from virus

A parvovirus outbreak has one Calgary animal shelter scrambling to treat the puppies after two of the 11 recent arrivals died from the virus.

Calgary grad student helps bring internet to remote Hawaiian community

A University of Calgary student helped set up Internet service in an isolated community in Hawaii, and says the experience taught her about how much we take for granted.

Calgary's small businesses struggle with rising property taxes

As city council debates the size of this year's property tax increase, many small business owners worry their property tax bill will continue to balloon.

Don't shoot bobcats with arrows, say Calgary officials dealing with increased sightings

City officials are trying to calm the nerves of Calgarians after a bobcat was shot with an arrow in the southwest community of Mission last Thursday, prompting the need to put the wild cat down.

'Critical lifesaving project:' New mental health centre for youth to open in Calgary

The Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health broke ground on Friday after community efforts raised $50 million for the project. 

Lake O'Hara changes its booking system for busing and camping

For years, Lake O'Hara was a paradise inaccessible to thousands, but now changes are coming to how visitors make reservations.

Grey Cup boosts Calgary's economy, officials say

As the Grey Cup festivities heat up across the city in the lead up to Sunday's big game, Calgary business and tourism officials are seeing some of the economic impact associated with hosting one of the country's major sporting events.

'A day to mourn': Calgarians commemorate those murdered due to transphobia

Calgarians gathered at city hall Wednesday to remember and honour transgender individuals who have been murdered as a result of transphobia as part of this year's Trans Day of Remembrance.