Sarah Rieger


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

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Chinatown advocate applauds developer decision to withdraw permit for high-rise condos, hotel

A parking lot in Calgary's Chinatown will stay a parking lot for now, after the developer that owns the land withdrew the permit for a controversial multi-tower development.

Calgary rap duo Cartel Madras signed to Sub-Pop record label

Sub-Pop announced Monday it has signed sisters Bhagya and Priya Ramesh, who go by the stage names Eboshi and Contra.

From birds to bees, U of C celebrates role pollinators play in biodiverse communities

Bees, butterflies, birds and even bats all play a big role in pollinating plants and maintaining biodiversity, and the University of Calgary wants to celebrate those creatures.

Historic French community in Calgary to get bilingual stop signs

A neighbourhood that was once home to hundreds of French-speaking Calgarians is getting bilingual stop signs.

1 in custody after woman stabbed at Calgary CTrain station

Calgary police say a man is in custody after a woman was stabbed at a CTrain station.

Richmond Green golf course to close after 2019 season

After several decades, 2019 will be the final season for a southwest Calgary golf course.

Councillors question spending, transparency in aftermath of scrapped Calgary Olympic bid

Calgary city council has closed the door on its scrapped bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, but some councillors were left with lingering questions.

Airdrie restaurant worker has confirmed hep A case, says AHS

An employee who prepared food at an Airdrie, Alta., restaurant in May and June has a confirmed case of hepatitis A, according to Alberta Health Services.

Community solar garden could grow profits not plants for residents

A northeast Calgary neighbourhood has received a $194,000 grant to study the feasibility of building a community solar garden.

Couple uses shopping spree win to stock up groceries for Calgary Food Bank

Chantal Leroux and her partner Ryan Warren won a contest to grab as many items, up to $500, as they could in 50 seconds from Bragg Creek Foods. 

Governments spent $17.7M on Calgary's scrapped Olympic bid: report

A total of $17.7 million was spent to explore whether or not Calgary should bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, according to the city's final report on the project.

Alberta woman charged for trying to mail puppy, kitten

An Alberta woman has been charged for allegedly attempting to mail puppies and a kitten.

Provincial energy ministers say 'cherry-picking' 99 changes to Bill C-69 isn't enough

Provincial energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are in Calgary to share their reactions to what amendments the federal government has accepted to Bill C-69.

Severe thunderstorm sweeps through Calgary, surrounding area

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Calgary on Saturday, with much of southwest Alberta also under watches or warnings.

Police ID, uniforms and body armour stolen from officer's southwest Calgary home

Calgary police say military medals as well as police body armour, uniforms, badges and ID were stolen Friday from an officer's southwest Calgary home.