Ariel Fournier

Associate Producer

Ariel Fournier is an associate producer at CBC Edmonton.

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School on the land: Indigenous teachings get kids outside the classroom

Parents and First Nations schools are turning to education options like medicine picking and getting out on the land as outdoor options for schooling amid COVID-19.

Indigenous stroke survivor says health system repeatedly failed her

Valerie Sawdo had a stroke and went to the ER, but her doctor told her the symptoms weren't serious.

'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.

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.