Rachel Ward

Journalist

Rachel Ward is a journalist with CBC Calgary. You can reach her with questions or story ideas at rachel.ward@cbc.ca.

Latest from Rachel Ward

Wildfire smoke blankets Calgary to Red Deer, bringing very high-risk air quality

People in southern Alberta are being urged to stay indoors with windows closed Friday, as wildfire smoke blankets much of the region.

Cowboys Dance Hall gets approval to move party tent close to condos for Stampede

Partygoers will be dancing in a new location for this year's Calgary Stampede. Cowboys Dance Hall has received permission to move its tent to a new location, closer to apartment buildings.

Rich deposit of artifacts dug up in Calgary park

Indigenous cooking rocks, an earring and an old skate blade have been dug up in a Calgary park. 
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Take a walk down Calgary's International Avenue

Calgary's International Avenue has seen a lot of change in its long history. The hope is that as the community grows, it'll better highlight what makes it special. Take a tour down the road with CBC Radio's Calgary Eyeopener.

Deceased father only suspect in alleged domestic homicide that left daughter dead, another injured

Calgary police say the deceased father is their only suspect in a house explosion and alleged domestic homicide on the weekend.

'Don't screw it up,' mayor tells developer re-doing busy central Calgary corner

A developer that owns several dozen properties along 17th Avenue S.W. has been granted permission to redevelop one of Calgary's busiest corners.

Calgary non-profits hear ideas to tackle workplace harassment

Calgary's former police chief gave advice to non-profits Thursday on developing harassment-free workplace.

Best behaviour: Cyclist workshop stresses etiquette before big race

Cyclists taking part in a massive bike race next month are being encouraged to take part in an etiquette workshop. The race's organizer, himself a veteran cyclist, has suggested courteous cycling may build goodwill with rural homeowners and drivers.

Pink cocoa creators want treat recognized as new chocolate

A mysterious pink-hued treat made from cocoa beans is officially debuting in North America this week. But don't call it chocolate just yet.

Man seriously injured in rural gas explosion heard kilometres away in Calgary

A man has been seriously injured in an explosion south of Calgary that could be heard nearly 20 kilometres away.

Alberta beef producers carefully watch Beyond Meat veggie burger complaint

Beef producers in Alberta are carefully watching an ongoing complaint from their Quebec counterparts against a meatless burger patty.

Stampede CTrain station to be rebuilt in massive pedestrian overhaul

The aging light-rail transit station near Calgary's Stampede Park will be getting a massive remodel that will disrupt traffic and pedestrians for months, in hopes of improving CTrain access.

Victim of Hamptons homicide testified in gangster's murder trial

The victim of what police are calling a targeted homicide involving five suspects once testified against a gangster on trial for two drug-related murders.
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Dealing with magpies: Pesky birds defeat homeowner's quest against nests

Calgarian Patti Fellows decided she was done with magpies when she spotted them trying to nest in her cedar tree this spring. In the end, the magpies won.

Photos of suspects, vehicles released by police in alleged organized crime homicide

Police have released photos of suspects they believe are connected to what they're calling a targeted homicide that left a 49-year-old man dead in northwest Calgary.