Sarah Lawrynuik

Sarah Lawrynuik is a freelance journalist based in Calgary who has covered news stories in Canada and around the world, including in France, Hungary and Iraq. She has worked for CBC in Halifax, Winnipeg and Calgary and is currently travelling through Central and Eastern Europe on a reporting bursary.

Latest from Sarah Lawrynuik

Poland's election features a confident right-wing ruling party despite abortion, LGBT debates

Poland, which holds a parliamentary election next Sunday, has been following in the footsteps of Hungary, turning toward conservative policies. Polls have indicated the ruling party is likely to control the government for another term.

Want to buy an EV? Slow down there, we're in Alberta

If you are one of the few Albertans itching to join the electric vehicle (or plug-in hybrid) club, you might find yourself struggling to be able to get the car you want.

Canmore plugs in first electric vehicle chargers in Peaks to Prairies network

The Canmore charging site is the first of 20 planned in southern Alberta aimed to ease drivers range anxiety.

2 dead after mid-air aircraft collision near Black Diamond, Alta.

Two people are dead after a glider and another aircraft collided in mid-air, south of Calgary on Friday. 

'Totally unacceptable,' Premier Kenney says of staying of hundreds of criminal charges

CBC News learned this week that hundreds of charges have been stayed at the Calgary Court Centre due to a shortage of prosecutors to try the cases.

Calgary Tower closes during repairs, investigation after dramatic elevator rescue

An elevator safety expert tells CBC News that if the cables did indeed snap, "something catastrophic has happened."

'We heard the cable snap': Firefighters rescue 8 in nerve-racking Calgary Tower elevator extraction

Calgary Fire says a harness was used to pull the stuck passengers up through the elevator's scuttle hatch and then lower them down through the hatch of a second elevator that was positioned parallel to the broken lift.
Opinion

This is why Christine Blasey Ford came forward — and why I would, too

I haven't named the person who raped me. But that would change if my rapist was called on for an office in which he wielded enormous power over others, and required prodigious integrity, because I know he has none.
Analysis

Hungary's anti-migrant laws mask more urgent domestic problems

It has been hard to be a humanitarian worker in Europe in recent years, as thousands of migrants and refugees have moved across the continent. But in Hungary, aid workers now face the possibility of prison terms just for doing their jobs.

Europe's millionaires have run out of room, so they're building homes into the sea

Roughly one out of every three people who live in Monaco are millionaires, but real estate is limited. So what do you do when you’re short on space and money is no object?

Calgary gym member out $1,500 after thief grabs keys from service desk, steals car

Laurie Bamford was absolutely shocked when a trip to the gym resulted in his car getting stolen, then trashed. He wants to see the gym take more responsibility for the resulting damage.

SAIT offers employees 'voluntary departure' buyouts to help squeeze budget

The technical institute is offering employees with seven years of service a financial incentive to leave the school.

MRU student alleged to have beaten professor with broomstick called 'poster child' by defence lawyer

The lawyer for a Calgary man charged with beating a university professor with a broomstick says violence is completely out of character for his client, while one of Matthew Brown's former hockey team managers says he's "flabbergasted."

'Stop moaning,' Calgary cafe owner tells fellow operators amid debates over rising labour costs

Inglewood cafe owner Andy Fennell took to Facebook this week imploring his fellow business owners to 'stop moaning' and discuss the challenges they face within a wider context.

Albertan born on a grain farm to rethink how World Food Programme's humanitarian aid is delivered

Robert Opp didn't set out to change the world but he's now tasked with reimagining how humanitarian aid is delivered by one of the world's largest aid organizations.