Lydia Neufeld

Journalist

Lydia Neufeld is a journalist with CBC Edmonton.

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Grade separation will give motorists relief at 50th Street rail crossing

Edmonton motorists who use 50th Street can now look forward to a day when their trip will no longer be delayed because of a Canadian Pacific Railway train.

Water bombers to tackle hot spots in wildland fire northeast of Edmonton

Water bombers are being brought in to fight one of two wildland fires burning in rural areas northeast of Edmonton.

Smokers who need emergency surgery offered alternative to withdrawal at U of A Hospital

Smokers who need trauma or emergency surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital no longer have to add nicotine withdrawal to the list of conditions they will have to deal with.

'The biggest challenge is the weather right now' as crews wrestle with Alberta wildfires

Warm, windy weather and dry conditions are making things worse for rural firefighters locked in battles with a trio of wildland fires that have been burning within 75 kilometres of Edmonton

Senegalese community raising support for daughters of slain woman

Members of the Senegalese community in Edmonton are rallying around two little girls who lost their mother this week in what police describe as a domestic violence death.

Firefighters still battling hot spots in major grass fire in Millet

Crews from the volunteer fire department in Millet were back on the scene Monday of a major grass fire, putting out hot spots

$15M class action lawsuit launched over E. coli contamination

An Edmonton law firm has filed a $15 million lawsuit against an Alberta meat shop at the centre of a recent E. coli outbreak. The outbreak is believed to be responsible for at least 36 poisonings and one death in the Edmonton area.

Thinning of trees infested by pine beetles begins Monday in Jasper National Park

Parks Canada will use machinery to thin forests in Jasper National Park devastated by pine beetles in an effort to reduce the risks of wildfires this summer. The work is scheduled to begin Monday.

McCann family frustrated by federal foot-dragging on zombie laws

Bret McCann says he's frustrated that federal legislation aimed at purging the Criminal Code of so-called zombie laws is seeing no movement in the House of Commons after it was introduced one year ago.

Police investigate threat, suspicious package at downtown Edmonton Tower

Edmonton police are trying to identify the man who made a threat and left a suspicious package at a downtown highrise Thursday morning.

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