Thandiwe Konguavi

Journalist

Thandiwe Konguavi is an award-winning journalist, born in Zimbabwe. She is an associate producer and reporter at CBC Edmonton. Reach her at thandiwe.konguavi@cbc.ca or on Twitter @TandiwayK (https://twitter.com/TandiwayK).

Latest from Thandiwe Konguavi

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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Out of the House: a look at famous Alberta legislature ejections

At least seven other members have been escorted from the legislative assembly and forced to apologize before NDP Leader Rachel Notley's ejection Tuesday.

Edmonton University students rally against provincial funding cuts

About 200 students from MacEwan University chanted “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts!” as they descended on the Alberta Legislature grounds Monday afternoon.

Edmonton boy, 3, held hostage by armed man at Canada Border Services Agency office

A three-year-old Edmonton boy and his family have been left shaken up after the child was taken hostage by an armed man at a downtown Canada Border Services Agency office.
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Welding students tap oil country to help build Ghana's booming oil industry

It’s a long way from Ghana, but Edmonton’s cold winter is a small price to pay for five men from the west African country here to train as welders.
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Edmonton bakers rise to the occasion on The Great Canadian Baking Show

Edmonton's Chris Koo left the baking tent this week on The Great Canadian Baking Show semi-final, but local fans still have a lot of pie crust in the game.
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High Level fire chief works to ease youth anxiety months after Chuckegg Creek blaze

A northern Alberta fire chief is attempting to ease anxiety in classrooms six months after his town was menaced by a wildfire. 
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Stepping up — all 440 stairs — to tackle downtown poverty in Edmonton

About 100 people were expected to rise to the occasion on Tuesday, walking up the stairs in the downtown ATB building in support of the United Way.
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Young Cree singer gains international attention after Edmonton climate strike

Noah Simon, 9, gained international attention when he sang moments before Greta Thunberg took the stage at last Friday's climate rally in Edmonton.

Edmonton man, 60, grapples with 60 people in 60 minutes to fight child sex abuse

The feat by the black belt professor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu to take on 60 fighters in 60 minutes raised $62,000 for Little Warriors.

Chrystia Freeland rallies in closely contested Edmonton ridings 2 days before election

Chrystia Freeland joined Liberal candidates in closely contested Edmonton ridings in the final weekend before the federal election.

Family calls for apology from school after boy, 11, faces gang questions over do-rag

The family of an 11-year-old Edmonton Catholic school student is calling for an apology after the boy was questioned about gang affiliation for wearing a do-rag.
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Walk-in Pap test clinic to help fight cervical cancer in Edmonton

Doctors from the University of Alberta will hold a walk-in clinic Wednesday for women who want Pap tests.
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Little environmental backlash to semi-solid Alberta bitumen shipment despite B.C. tanker ban

News of the first shipment of semi-solid Alberta bitumen to international markets from a B.C. port is facing minimal backlash from environmental groups.