Natasha Riebe


Natasha Riebe landed at CBC News in Edmonton after radio, TV and print journalism gigs in Halifax, Seoul, Yellowknife and on Vancouver Island. Please send tips in confidence to

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As heritage fund dwindles, Edmonton council sees positive signs

The City of Edmonton risks running out of money to help preserve old buildings but councillors and history buffs see it as a good news story.

Edmonton developers seek cash from city to rehab historic buildings

Two Edmonton developers are asking the city for financial support in renovating two historic buildings.

Labour and business leaders challenge City of Edmonton's value for taxes

Labour and business leaders in Edmonton are questioning the city’s spending choices and their value for taxpayers. 

Edmonton ditches calcium chloride as anti-icing agent for this winter at least

The City of Edmonton will not use calcium chloride to keep streets free of snow and ice this winter, council decided Tuesday. 

Vegreville layoffs raise fears of further privatized health care, union says

More than 50 people working for a privately run health-care home in Vegreville being laid off are able to reapply for similar positions — for a lot less money, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says. 

Edmonton council ponders free bus and LRT access on election day

Edmonton voters heading to the polls on federal election day Oct. 21st may be able to take the bus or LRT for free if council agrees to a motion by Coun. Aaron Paquette. 

$21M safety investment puts Edmonton transit on right track, councillors say

Nearly a year after city council approved $21 million for safety upgrades to Edmonton’s transit system, councillors say there’s still a ways to go before most people feel safe taking the bus or LRT. 

Anti-icing agent could disappear from Edmonton roads this winter

The marathon debate on whether the city should use an anti-icing agent to help clear Edmonton winter roads hit a snag on Tuesday.

Bremner urban village approved by Strathcona County after 20 years of talk

Strathcona County council has approved a major, controversial urban development called Bremner, aimed at accommodating nearly 80,000 people in the future.

Demolishing Edmonton's compost facility to cost $12M, report shows

It may cost the City of Edmonton $12 million to tear down part of the existing compost facility that was closed permanently earlier this spring.

Challenges ahead to boost transit ridership, Edmonton auditor says

Fixing the city’s faltering transit system is going to be a challenge, despite ongoing efforts to improve it, city auditor David Wiun says.

Edmonton less business friendly than rest of region, survey finds

The City of Edmonton isn’t doing enough to attract and retain business, suggests a survey released by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.  

Complaints about snowy sidewalks deserve faster responses, councillor says

The city’s snow and ice strategy may be in limbo until council picks up the debate at a meeting Sept. 24 but winter is still on its way and with it, snowy and icy sidewalks. 

Edmonton's historic Rossdale may finally have a new future

Cafes, restaurants, a brewery, a market — the old Rossdale power plant could finally be home to these kinds of amenities in the near future after councillors on the urban planning committee agreed to move forward with a plan to redevelop the historic area.

Edmonton should copy Calgary 1-metre clearance rule, cyclists say

Cycling advocates in Edmonton are hoping the city will take a cue from Calgary and adopt a new rule requiring motorists to maintain a one-metre distance when passing bikes.