Kate Adach

Multimedia Journalist

Kate Adach is a multimedia journalist with a passion for human rights issues. She holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of British Columbia and has studied on scholarships in Toronto, Hong Kong and Mexico. Kate has been reporting across the country for CBC News since 2012.

Latest from Kate Adach

'I can still clearly hear his screams': Medically assisted dying access questioned

Jan Lackie says her 84-year-old father suffered excruciating pain on his last day of life despite his pleas for a medically assisted death and new legislation giving him the right to die.

Early in Trump era, U of C sees dramatic increase in U.S. applicants

The University of Calgary says it's received more than twice as many applications this year from American students compared to last year.

Cuts to addictions funding pit prevention against recovery

The executive director of a Calgary addictions recovery agency says a recent funding cut is a symptom of a Canada-wide problem, a failure to recognize the crisis level of drug addictions like fentanyl.

Calgary's Eritrean community wants feds to open more refugee sponsorships

Calgary's Eritrean community was only allowed to sponsor 21 refugees this year, despite there being thousands of hopefuls, says community leader Mussie Yemane.

Family of Lethbridge assault victim say faith is helping her heal

He had every reason to be angry. His 25-year-old daughter-in-law lay in a hospital emergency room on life support.

Calgary woman fights to be recognized as thalidomide survivor

A Calgary woman is fighting to be recognized as a thalidomide survivor after struggling to provide medical records required by the federal government to qualify for a compensation package announced last year.

Hope for women seeking breast reconstruction after cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease among Canadian women, yet only 10 per cent of those who undergo a mastectomy choose replacement.

Mothers accuse Liberals of broken promises as sick leave lawsuit drags on

A group of mothers is calling out the federal Liberal government for not delivering on a campaign promise. They say they were wrongly denied employment insurance benefits when they were ill, and the Liberals still haven't ended the nearly five-year legal battle after promising they would.

New rules could put home ownership out of reach for some Calgarians, say mortgage brokers

Some Calgary-area mortgage brokers are upset about Ottawa's new real estate rules around qualifying for financing.

Missing Calgary teen located after 48-hour search

A Calgary father says he is "overwhelmed with gratitude" after his teenage daughter was found safe and sound, 48 hours after she went missing in southwest Calgary.

Calgary thunderstorms have some dogs suffering extreme anxiety

This year's thunderstorms have caused extreme anxiety in some dogs, leading some concerned pet owners to seek out anti-anxiety medication.

Banff-area hotels hope busing workers from Calgary a solution to staff shortages

Hotels in the Banff area are having such a hard time finding staff they are looking at creative ways to address the shortfall, including busing them in from Calgary to cover weekend shifts.

AHS reviewing what led to suicide at Peter Lougheed Centre

Two weeks after a psychiatric patient died by suicide at the Peter Lougheed Centre, Alberta Health Services said there is a delicate balancing act between freedom and treatment when it comes to mental illness.

Calgary gets into Rio 2016 Olympic Games spirit

Some Calgarians are feeling the spirit of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games more than others, especially those close to some competing athletes.

Calgary baker laments butter price increase

The Canadian Dairy Commission is churning out yet another price increase, this time to butter and skim milk powder. It’s the second price hike this year and one Calgary bakery is finding it hard to stomach.

now