Ariel Fournier

Associate Producer

Ariel Fournier is an associate producer at CBC Edmonton. ariel.fournier@cbc.ca

Latest from Ariel Fournier

'We're still here to help': Meet the Alberta workers making house calls during the pandemic

Certain services require a personal house call, even during a global pandemic. 

Faith at a distance: new restrictions for Alberta places of worship

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health announced Mar. 15 places of worship are now subject to health restrictions on large gatherings.

The life-saving medicine she needs is cheap, common and unavailable in Canadian pharmacies

While doctors removed a rare parasite growing on Cassidy Armstrong's liver before it killed her, she doesn't know if she'll receive the medication she'll need for the rest of her life. Her temporary supply of the drug is running out and she's still waiting for Health Canada to provide long-term access. 

For this Alberta woman, the good news was she had contracted a rare, deadly parasite

Alberta is a "hot spot" for rare tapeworm, with 15 of Canada's documented cases.

Refining the Hula Hoop: How the oil industry sparked a global plastics boom

Plastics are big business in Canada. A 2019 study of the industry found that annual sales are worth an estimated $35 billion.

From pipelines to fibre optics: How drilling technology is reshaping the urban landscape

How technology invented to push pipelines under rivers became the standard for installing urban utility networks.
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How fertilizer made from Alberta natural gas helps feed the planet

If you buy a container of plant food or a bag of Miracle-Gro for the tomatoes in your garden, chances are the nitrogen in it was made from natural gas.

From oil to beer: How pipeline technology could change the food industry

The same technology that moves as much as 3.9 million barrels of oil from Western Canada every day is at the heart of an emerging effort around the globe to rethink how food, drinks and other products are shipped.

Riding high, Billy Ray Cyrus returns to Big Valley Jamboree

Will his new hit Old Town Road be country enough for old time country fans?

Colouring outside the lines: Edmonton kids colour in Kate Bush-inspired music video

Hundreds of Edmonton elementary school students crayoned in a colouring book to create an animated music video.

Swan song for Lillo's Music, one of Edmonton's oldest independent music stores

Lillo’s Music, an institution on Whyte Avenue for Edmonton music lovers, is set to close its store this year,

'Our own way to belong': East African women's kitchen heats up in Edmonton

Dozens of women in one small northeast kitchen are working towards their dream of opening their own restaurant.

Muslim woman funeral director honours burial traditions for grieving families

Edmonton's Al Rashid Mosque is celebrating the first Muslim woman in Alberta to become a certified funeral director.

Beware of the margarita burn: the unfortunate side effect of limes and sun

After making a round of margaritas by the lake, Amber Prepchuk said the next day she woke up with blisters so severe a doctor told her they were first degree burns.

Edmonton app wins grant to help improve health-care access in Somalia

Khalid Hashi has received $10,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.