Sarah Rieger


Sarah Rieger joined CBC Calgary as an online journalist in 2017. You can reach her by email at

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Paintball attack at supervised consumption site has Lethbridge mayor condemning violence

Lethbridge's mayor is calling for peaceful debate around the city's supervised consumption site.

$10M first-of-its-kind geothermal pilot project underway in Alberta

A $10-million geothermal project under construction in central Alberta is being hailed as a "game-changer" because it doesn't need to use fracking or water and creates no greenhouse gas emissions.

Former Okotoks church receives town's 1st historic designation

A popular community landmark has become the first building to receive a heritage designation in Okotoks, Alta.

3 people dead in 'horrific' 10-vehicle crash in highway construction zone

Three people are confirmed dead in the fiery 10-vehicle crash in a highway construction zone that prompted an evacuation alert in southern Alberta on Tuesday.

Alberta extends oil curtailment for another year

Alberta is increasing the oil curtailment limit from 10,000 to 20,000 barrels per day, while extending the curtailment to December 2020.

Chestermere officially takes over its own utilities in end to rate hike saga

The City of Chestermere has officially taken over all of its utilities, closing the chapter on a years-long uproar over rates at the city-owned utility that saw the entire previous council resign.

Lethbridge council votes down motion to halt funding for supervised consumption site

Lethbridge council has voted down a motion that would have asked the province to immediately freeze funding for the southern Alberta city's supervised consumption site.

Oil lobby group registers as third-party election advertiser

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has registered for the first time as a third-party advertiser for a federal election. 

Calgary Peace Bridge architect fined $115K for Venice bridge that cracks under tourists' luggage

One of the world's most prominent architects, who designed Calgary's Peace Bridge, has been fined for negligence in designing an Italian bridge that also has issues with its glass panels.

Far-right Calgary candidate faces criminal, election act charges from 2015 vote

The leader of a controversial political party is facing both criminal charges and charges under the Canada Elections Act. 

Calgary pride crosswalk vandalized again, police hate crime unit investigating

Downtown Calgary's pride flag crosswalk lasted just four days since being repainted before it was vandalized for the second time in one week.

Police step in as pro-Beijing protesters show up at Calgary rally in support of Hong Kong

Police stepped in to maintain order in Calgary on Saturday as pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters faced off.

Ottawa commits money to bring men into fight for gender equality

The federal government announced more than $550,000 in funding on Friday to encourage men and boys to participate in the work for gender equality.

2 seriously injured in small plane crash near Black Diamond, Alta.

A small plane crashed near Black Diamond, Alta., Saturday morning.

Critics warn of 'totally unacceptable' risk to humans after meat from 21 tainted elk herds enters food supply

Elk meat from 21 herds where chronic wasting disease was found has been released into Canada's food supply over the last five years, CBC News has learned — a move contrary to World Health Organization recommendations that critics say creates unacceptable risk for humans.