Ishita Verma


Ishita Verma is an associate producer for CBC Edmonton, focusing on local and diverse voices in the city. Got a story?

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Edmonton couple spend 20 years transforming '60s bungalow into comfortable net-zero home

What started as a small renovation project turned into a fight against climate change for an Edmonton couple who have spent more than two decades making their bungalow in the Kilkenny neighbourhood net-zero.

Group of Indigenous climbers from Alta. trying to summit North America's highest peak

A group of mountain climbers from Alberta, most of whom are Indigenous, are preparing to tackle the highest peak in North America — and break world records doing it.

Female bighorn sheep with smaller horns are less reproductively fit, U of A study says

A new study from the University of Alberta looked at the connection between horn size and reproductive fitness in bighorn sheep, which found that female sheep with smaller horns are less reproductively fit. 

Tall beavers — and other tales — live on in new book from Alberta Métis students

In words and pictures, students from schools on Métis settlements in northern Alberta have brought together fascinating stories, many of them from elders, and packaged them into a new book.

Alberta Cree wrestler The Matriarch finds her peace inside the ring

Inside a training facility in north Edmonton, 36-year-old wrestler Sage Morin, The Matriarch, grapples with her opponent as he manages to twist out of a headlock.

Do you have webworms in your gardens?

With summer ending, it seems even trees are getting in the spooky spirit, with cloth-like netting covering their leaves and branches. 

Alberta equestrian rides across Mongolian landscape in world's toughest horse race

An Alberta woman spent a grueling 10 days trekking more than 1,000 kilometres across Mongolia on horseback.

Albertans experiencing domestic abuse can turn to a new online tool for help

Albertans experiencing domestic abuse can now find resources and additional help using a new one-stop online tool.

Alberta father searching for life-saving stem cell match for toddler

A Lac La Biche, Alta., man is desperately seeking a matching stem cell donor to save his sick son.

Planting trees in Grade 1 is an Alberta tradition. Now 2 Edmontonians are mapping their locations

Albertans who attended grade school in the province may remember planting a tree seed when they were in the first grade.