Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi is a CBC reporter based in Edmonton. She worked in newsrooms in Toronto, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yellowknife before joining CBC North in April 2017.

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City looking at turning 102nd Avenue downtown into pedestrian-focused space

City council will hear recommendations at the end of this month on banning vehicles on the stretch of street along102nd Avenue, from 99th Street to 103rd Street.  

Edmonton temporary off-leash dog parks not accessible, disability advocates say

Advocates worry temporary dog parks opened by the city are not accessible for people using mobility devices.

Albertans looking for love again after pandemic isolation

More than two years' worth of COVID-19 restrictions has made it tough for some single people to get a date, and strained many relationships. But as society moves toward normality, many are seeking new love in various ways.

Crack a cold one: Drinking allowed at more Edmonton picnic sites, starting Sunday

The City of Edmonton announced Tuesday that an expanded pilot program will allow adults to drink alcohol at 124 designated picnic sites in 18 parks this year.

Fit for all: Fashion industry urged to think big with inclusive sizing

When it comes to sizes in traditionally feminine fashion, there are big changes coming; but for many people with larger bodies, those changes aren't coming fast enough.

Edmonton volunteer tidying up for people with mental health issues, other challenges

A woman in Edmonton is volunteering to help people struggling with their mental health clean their homes, after her own struggle with anxiety.

Black community group donates books to schools, libraries in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

The Fort Black Society started a book drive to highlight stories written by Black authors, or about Black historical figures like Rosa Parks and Aretha Franklin. 

Proposed long-term care standards will improve residents' care, Alberta operator says

The head of one of the major operators of long-term care sites in Edmonton says proposed national standards for the facilities could profoundly improve the care for residents. 

Birkie nordic ski festival returns with in-person event

The annual Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival is once again happening in the Edmonton region, after the in-person races were cancelled two of the last three years. 

Yellowknife students for sober driving celebrate 25 years of service

For nearly 25 years, teachers, parents, and a slew of volunteers with St. Patrick High School have been helping curb drunk driving in Yellowknife by giving party goers a ride home.