Gareth Hampshire


Gareth Hampshire is an award-winning journalist who has been covering Edmonton for CBC News since 1998.

Latest from Gareth Hampshire

'Walking together': Indigenous reconciliation efforts create a new path forward

The spirit of healing is seen at the Fringe Festival, in church basements and at roundtables teaching about the treaties and what they mean.

West Edmonton Mall water park assault suspect under close surveillance after complaints, trial hears

A supervisor at the West Edmonton Mall water park testified Friday that a sexual assault suspect was closely watched by staff from the moment a group of girls raised the alarm about him.

Teen testifies about man touching her in West Edmonton Mall wave pool

The 15-year-old was the first witness at the trial of Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, 40, who is facing six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual contact with a child.

Dark family secrets: Anonymous letter uncovers child welfare records

An Alberta woman wants answers after some of her own personal child welfare files were anonymously sent to her daughter, revealing family secrets.

Alberta government cool on controversial climate change speaker

The Alberta government says it was surprised to hear a controversial climate change speaker was booked by an organization that receives provincial funding.

Alberta Indigenous leaders hope emergency summit leads to 'bringing the kids home'

Indigenous leaders from Alberta are holding out hope that a first-of-its-kind national meeting on child welfare will finally lead to changes they’ve been demanding for years.

'Tragic' youth suicide numbers laid bare in new report from Alberta's child advocate

A new report by the watchdog for Alberta’s vulnerable youth is reporting the deaths of 35 young people who took their own lives in the five year period between 2012 and 2017.

Indigenous history prominent at new Royal Alberta Museum

Indigenous history in Alberta will feature prominently throughout the new Royal Alberta Museum when it opens in 2018.

Indigenous students dazzled by surprise Christmas presents

About 120 of the Indigenous students at the University of Alberta thought they were sitting down to a Christmas lunch, but were surprised when it came with a special gift.

Group home for LGBTQ youth to open soon in Red Deer

A Red Deer organization believes the group home it's close to opening will be the first in the country specifically for LGBTQ youth in government care.

Winter warming bus for Edmonton's homeless reaches fundraising goal

The winter warming bus for Edmonton’s homeless will be back on city streets soon, after a spontaneous campaign to fund it reached its goal on Wednesday.

Winter warming bus campaign moves into high gear

A fundraising campaign to get the winter warming bus serving Edmonton's homeless back on the road is gathering speed and is now almost a third of the way towards making its target.

Giving warmth: gloves, socks, hats overflow CBC's clothing drive for homeless

Thousands of items of warm winter clothing have been donated to CBC Edmonton’s clothing drive for the homeless.

Edmonton company steps up to get winter warming bus back on the road

An Edmonton business owner has handed over a cheque for $1,000 to get the winter warming bus for the city’s homeless back on the road.

Warm winter clothes 'huge' help for Edmonton's homeless

Gloves, socks and hats that Edmontonians donated to CBC’s winter clothing drive are being handed out to people on the street.