Emily Rendell-Watson


Emily Rendell-Watson is an Edmonton-based journalist who shares stories for web, radio and television. She joined CBC Edmonton in 2017. You can reach her at emily.rendell-watson@cbc.ca.

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Community connection: How neighbours are supporting each other while social distancing

Community halls across the city may be closed, but many leagues are still active as they mobilize to support people in their neighborhoods.

She was excited about her transplant, but 'absolutely terrified' for donor sister

When Lexie Libby wheeled herself into her sister’s hospital room after undergoing transplant surgery, she saw how frail Emma was and couldn’t hold back her tears. Just days earlier, Emma Libby had donated her left kidney to Lexie — a gift that saved her life.

Three Alberta towns band together to prepare for climate change

Three northern Alberta towns have partnered to research how climate change affects rural areas through a program called Resilient Rurals. Bruderheim, Gibbons and Lamont, all towns northeast of Edmonton, are involved.

Exhibit immerses visitors in ideas of mortality, the end of days and sitting in tubs with strangers

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta invites visitors to take the plunge into exploring the end of the world. Nests for the End of the World presents five projects, including a hot tub which can be booked for a quick dip.

Parts of Jasper National Park could get up to 80 centimetres of snow this weekend

The Icefields Parkway is expected to get up to 80 centimetres of snow this weekend — which is around the same amount that brought Newfoundland to a standstill during it’s record-breaking blizzard earlier this month.

How furry pals at MacEwan University are reducing student stress

Pets Assisting With Student Success (PAWSS) uses pets to alleviate stress for MacEwan University students. Since it launched in 2017, has become very popular — last semester they recorded 3,600 visits.

Ma-Me-O Beach sewage system to be shut off until spring

After being plagued by problems, the new $3-million wastewater system in the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach is expected to be shut off until April. The village council announced the update to residents in an online notification dated Dec. 23. 

Seven more Alberta firefighters sent to fight Australia's fires

Seven more firefighters from Alberta Wildfire left today to help battle the intense fires in Australia. By Monday, 34 Alberta firefighters will have been deployed to help since Dec. 3. 

Daughter visits accident scene where her mom was struck by passing car

The day after Irene Demskie was struck and killed by a passing vehicle on the shoulder of an Alberta highway, her daughter visited the scene of the accident. 

The dreaded New Year's Eve hangover, and how to handle it

For some, New Year's Eve includes champagne and other cocktails, which could lead to a nasty hangover. But can you avoid that suffering?

'An atmospheric gift': Celebrating the start of a new decade

Edmonton’s weather forecast for New Year’s Eve is expected to be positively balmy, says Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips.

Teen Edmonton swimmer honoured for achievements on world stage

Emma O’Croinin, a distance specialist, was a member of the Canadian team that won bronze in the 4x200 metre freestyle event at the FINA World Championships.

After 2-year hiatus, Edmonton Ski Club carving new season on the slopes

After a two-year hiatus, the Edmonton Ski Club re-opened on Dec. 7. The club faced financial trouble, as well as a backlog of maintenance and repair issues which led the board to decide to cease operations during the 2017-18 season.

'We try to get better together': Edmonton's Beer League Band hits all the right notes

Walk by Edmonton’s Queen Elizabeth High School any Tuesday evening, and you’ll hear a band rehearsing — trumpets honking, flutes whistling, a triangle ringing. At the helm is Lindsey Kemp, weaving the sounds of the instruments together with her conductor’s baton.

Nutrition report card gives Alberta daycares a failing grade

Responses from 64 government-subsidized daycares, which are required to follow a government sanctioned food guide to be licensed, were compiled to come up with the failing grade.