Lydia Neufeld

Journalist

Lydia Neufeld is a journalist with CBC Edmonton.

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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.

Crews battle hot spots in grass fire northeast of Edmonton

About 20 firefighters remain on the scene of a grass fire in the Fort Saskatchewan area.

Bubbling over Bublé: a chance encounter

The stories you hear about Michael Bublé being a nice guy are true, I now know that first-hand.

Want to record a demo? Head to the Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library is releasing a limited-edition vinyl record as a way to raise money for a unique project at the newly-renovated downtown Stanley A. Milner library when it reopens in 2020.

$1M grant for Alzheimers research at University of Alberta

An aging baby boomer population is going to create a "tsunami" in terms of the number of people with Alzheimer's disease, says Roger Dixon, U of A professor of psychology and neuroscience.

Edmonton Muslims react with horror to New Zealand mosque attacks

Sadique Pathan sat down with his nine-year-old son Friday morning to talk about Islamophobia and the attacks in New Zealand.