Sarah Rieger


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

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Teck withdraws application for $20B Frontier oilsands mine

Vancouver-based Teck Resources Ltd., has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta, citing the ongoing debate over climate policy in Canada.

Calgary L'Arche chapter devastated by revelation founder sexually abused at least 6 women

The Calgary chapter of a religious organization that supports people with developmental disabilities said its community is devastated by the revelation the organization's founder sexually abused at least six women.

How these 21st-century salonnières are dismantling echo chambers and building community

Event organizers in Calgary say society is feeling increasingly insular. So, Enlightenment-era salon gatherings are experiencing a bit of a renaissance (pardon the pun).

Still unclear who will investigate councillor's expenses after 4-hour closed-door meeting

A special meeting of Calgary city council was held Wednesday to address concerns with Coun. Joe Magliocca's expenses but after a four-hour closed-door session, the public still has no clear answer on who will investigate the complaint. 

Alberta Energy Regulator confirms 200 more employees laid off

The Alberta Energy Regulator has laid off 200 more employees, following dozens of layoffs earlier this year.

'We're only getting started,' Calgary company says after big Tokyo nanotech win

Calgary is home to headquarters for some of the world's top energy companies, but soon it might also be known for nanotech.

SkipTheDishes launches alcohol delivery in 3 Alberta cities

You can now order a bottle of wine to pair with your poké bowl or pizza on Skip The Dishes.

Long-term resident now homeless after fire destroys historic Pincher Creek hotel

At least one long-term resident of a southern Alberta hotel is out of a home, after the historic building burned to the ground on Saturday.

Police investigate 2nd random attack in a south Calgary park

Police are investigating a random assault that happened in Fish Creek Park but say the attack is likely not connected to a random stabbing that happened in a southwest dog park the same day.

Police shut down 11th Avenue and 12th Street S.W. intersection after limo incident

Police shut down an intersection in Calgary's Beltline on Sunday evening after an incident involving a limo sent a man to hospital.

Police 'Valencrimes' posts mock people who aren't yet convicted, criminal defence lawyer says

A criminal defence lawyer is criticizing a Valentine's Day social media campaign run by Calgary police, saying the tone of the posts run contrary to the service's stated core values.

Teen has serious internal injuries after random stabbing at Calgary dog park

Calgary police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was stabbed in a random attack at a dog park.

Fake Calgary investment firm deletes website after clients speak out

An investment company that claimed to be based in Calgary has deleted its website, after investors spoke out, saying they've lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Otters spotted in southern Alberta city for first time in about a century

Some welcome new visitors have recently appeared in a southeastern Alberta park — otters.

Judge didn't take account of sexual assault victim's psychological harm, appeal court rules

Alberta's Court of Appeal has ruled a man convicted of a sexual assault committed as a teenager must serve jail time, after he was initially sentenced to just probation.