Lydia Neufeld

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Lydia Neufeld is a journalist with CBC Edmonton.

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'We're really blessed,' says couple on 70th wedding anniversary

Shirley and Maurice Anderson belong to a fairly exclusive club. On Sept. 28, the couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Trajectory of August fireball points to central Alberta landing, scientists say

Scientists have calculated that a fireball seen in the Edmonton area on Aug. 31 ended its trajectory above Camrose, Alta.

Time for sales tax in Alberta: Parkland Institute

In order for Alberta to achieve long-term fiscal stability, the province needs to address it's "long-standing revenue problem" and consider a provincial sales tax, states a report on Alberta's finances released by the Parkland Institute on Monday.

'A huge occasion': Expansion of Winspear Centre gets $18M from federal gov't

The federal government has now joined its municipal and provincial counterparts in contributing money to the expansion of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton.

Gardeners on red alert as destructive lily beetle expands its foothold in Edmonton

The red lily beetle has been expanding its territory in Edmonton and gardeners are finding the result in their shredded flower beds.

Researchers want to help you scratch your itch to swim, without getting swimmer's itch

Researchers at the University of Alberta want to learn more about the parasite that causes swimmer's itch and educate people at the same time.

No timeline on return home for thousands of wildfire evacuees in northern Alberta

There's no timeline for when thousands of residents in Mackenzie County in northern Alberta forced out by wildfires can return home, Reeve Josh Knelsen said Friday.

City needs better rules for funding agreements, auditor finds

The city has to do a better job when it comes to tracking the work on projects that get grant money, city auditor David Wiun says.

Climbing fall claims life of 63-year-old Jasper man

Steve Stanko, 63, died after a fall while rock climbing in Jasper National Park last Thursday. He is remembered as a "timeless wonder of a man filled with talent."

Take a load off: Seats from old Northlands Coliseum now for sale

Fans of the old Northlands Coliseum now have a chance to own a little piece of history as seats from the building are available through an online sale.

Red flag warning issued on wildfire burning near High Level

More hot, dry weather with moderate winds have resulted in a red flag warning being issued in relation to the Chuckegg Creek wildfire near High Level, Alta.

Dry, windy weather making work tough for firefighters in northern Alberta

Weather conditions continue to challenge firefighters battling the gigantic Chuckegg Creek blaze a few kilometres southwest of High Level, Alta., as another northern Alberta community faces a looming wildfire threat.

Edmonton school bus crashes into retaining wall, injuring 11 students and driver

Twelve people were taken to hospital this morning after a school bus crashed into a retaining wall on one of Edmonton's busiest roads.

On the wings of hope: Luring the elusive monarch butterfly to Edmonton

Mary-Jo Gurba-Flanagan has never seen a monarch butterfly but she'd sure like to.

'Alarming rates' of syphilis and gonorrhea continue in Alberta

The numbers of sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and gonorrhea continue to rise at "alarming rates" in Alberta, health officials say.