Kashmala Fida Mohatarem

Kashmala Fida Mohatarem is a reporter and associate producer with CBC Edmonton.

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Edmonton eyes tougher regulations on bear spray sales following rise in incidents

Attacks involving sprays containing oleoresin capsicum — the active ingredient in bear spray and pepper spray — have risen in in Edmonton between 2015 and 2020, from 1,711 to 3,424, an Edmonton Police Service shows.

Lloydminster pilot project aims to solve cross-border regulatory quirk

A two-year pilot project in one of Canada’s only cities that straddles a border hopes to solve a quirk of federal and provincial jurisdiction when it comes to food trade.

After more than 3 decades, West Edmonton Mall's Mindbender roller-coaster closes for good

The world's largest indoor triple-loop roller-coaster thrilled thousands of riders, but its reputation was tarnished by a 1986 accident that killed three people and critically injured another.

At Maskwacis schools, a supports-first approach is helping students showing signs of autism

Schools in Maskwacis, Alta., are using an inclusive services program that provides supports for students showing learning and developmental delays before the children's challenges are officially diagnosed.

Edmonton's Chinatown community looking forward to new Harbin Gate

In December, councillors approved $6 million for the planning, design and delivery of a new Harbin Gate. The new gate will be on 97th Street, just north of Jasper Avenue.

Edmonton police charge two males after New Year's Eve community league vandalism incident

Repairs from previous vandalism were almost complete at the Riverbend community league's Brookside Hall when it was hit again on New Year's Eve.

Rise in demand for Santa Clauses in Alberta, as supply runs short across Canada

Alberta is having a harder time hiring and booking jolly old Saint Nicks despite seeing a rise in demand this Christmas season.

An Edmonton rapper asked a stranger to lend him his red convertible for a video. The answer was yes

Ntwali Kayijaho saw a red 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 droptop parked outside the Sugar Bowl restaurant and decided to leave its owner a note. To Kayijaho's surprise, owner Adam Kaminski reached out.

End gets closer for Northlands Coliseum after council approves $35M for demolition

Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi was among five council members to vote against proposal, noting "We don't have that money."

Mountain pine beetle populations down by 94 per cent in Alberta since 2019: province

Three things have contributed to this decline, according to a researcher: lack of easy-to-attack pine trees, the recent cold temperatures and control measures by the province.