Thandiwe Konguavi

Reporter/editor

Thandiwe Konguavi is an award-winning journalist, born in Zimbabwe. She is a reporter/editor at CBC Edmonton. Reach her at thandiwe.konguavi@cbc.ca. Follow her on Twitter @cbcthandiwe.

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Alberta's Treaty 6 appoints young, urban, business-minded Grand Chief

At just 33-years-old, the new Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations is much younger than the 16 other chiefs he'll be representing in central and northern Alberta.

'Love thy neighbour': St. Albert art gallery celebrates its first Black History Month exhibition

Two Edmonton-based black artists are reflecting on neighbourly love in a first at the Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA).

MacEwan hockey player's jersey number retired on anniversary of his death

In a touching tribute to an Edmonton university student and hockey player on the anniversary of his death, the MacEwan University Griffins retired Nakehko Lamothe’s jersey number on Saturday.
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Edmonton friends open bulk refill retail business to tackle waste

Two Edmonton entrepreneurs are hoping to reduce plastic consumption with a new zero waste retail store.

Edmonton film camp aims to boost industry representation for marginalized groups

With eight participants, the first class of the film camp — a crash course in filmmaking for marginalized youth, including females, LGBTQ and young people with disabilities — is now in session. 

'He's not coming home': Wife mourns pickup driver killed in crash near Taber, Alta.

Usiel Kanguatjivi was one of four people killed Friday morning when a pickup truck and a van collided on Highway 36, south of Highway 875.
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Sealed with squirrels: Edson, Alta., has a forestry-themed new coat of arms

With paws resting on a blue and white shield, two red squirrels — each holding a pine cone and standing on a log — grace the Town of Edson's new coat of arms.
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Edmonton-area writers in residence ready to help budding storytellers

From novels to essays to short fiction and poetry — the 2020 Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries writers-in-residence are prepared to help any writer with whatever they’re working on.
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Arts group wants to improve HIV dialogue in local African, Caribbean and black communities

It's taken longer than in other communities, but Ribbon Rouge says its making ground in decreasing stigma around HIV in local African, Caribbean, and black communities. 

City replaces downtown nativity scene with augmented reality display

Two years after quietly decommissioning Edmonton's 40-year-old outdoor manger scene, the city is rolling out an augmented reality depiction of the nativity instead. 

School board lifts ban on mother in do-rag feud, denies conduct was racially motivated

A second apology offered to an Edmonton mother whose 11-year-old son’s Catholic school connected his do-rag to gang affiliation doesn’t go far enough, her supporters say.
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Alberta government drops anti-racism focus of community grant

The new grant, which went from the Anti-Racism Community Grant to the Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant program announced by the Alberta government Monday, is not quite apples to apples.
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Evansdale residents criticize proposed north Edmonton site for tiny home village for veterans

The Homes for Heroes Foundation has plans to build the village of tiny homes for veterans on a wedge of empty city-owned land in Evansdale. But not everyone is on board with the location.

Alberta child advocate calls for 'urgent response' to prevent young adult deaths

The latest report from Alberta's child advocate reignited calls Monday to reverse a controversial rollback to the cutoff age for a program that helps young adults transition out of the child intervention system.

Alberta government shortens Class 5 road tests

The Alberta government is reducing the time allotted for Class 5 basic road tests to 30 minutes from the current 45, in a bid to deliver 5,000 more tests each month.

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