Natasha Riebe

Journalist

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 natasha.riebe@cbc.ca.

Latest from Natasha Riebe

'A lack of political bravery': Edmonton council's police motion falls flat, experts say

Calls for dramatic changes to policing in Edmonton in the past few weeks fell mainly on deaf ears, two university professors told CBC News Tuesday. 

Edmonton city council votes to create community safety task force

Edmonton city council voted Monday to begin the process of re-evaluating the future of policing and community safety in the city.

Demand for e-bikes in Edmonton spikes during rebate blitz

Cycling fans are disappointed that the city cancelled an electric bike rebate program last week but shops in Edmonton say the brief blitz sparked a new interest in e-bikes and is still bringing in the customers.

Homeward Trust gets initial nod to use 4 sites for homeless housing

New permanent supportive housing complexes could be going up in four Edmonton neighbourhoods after city council this week agreed to transfer land to Homeward Trust.

Edmonton police face $11M budget cut amid calls to defund police

The Edmonton Police Service may be working with $11 million less next year after city council agreed in principal to the budget cut Tuesday. 

Edmonton backpedals on e-bike rebate program

The City of Edmonton is backpedaling on its rebate program launched in early June to help people pay for electric bicycles.  

Edmonton pitches 4 sites for permanent supportive housing

Four city-owned plots could be the new home for 150 homeless people with chronic conditions if city council agrees with recommendations in a new report. 

Another deer dies, impaled on iron fence in Cameron Heights

Residents in Cameron Heights are upset over the inaction of a developer to fix the spiked fence that's become a death bed for local wildlife.

Taking transit? Pick up a mask, City of Edmonton says

The City of Edmonton will hand out non-surgical masks to transit riders at four transit centres and three LRT stations starting Monday.

Tiny home village for homeless veterans gets nod from Edmonton council

A village of tiny homes for homeless veterans is now in the works in the Evansdale community in central-north Edmonton, after city council approved the 21-home development during a public hearing Tuesday. 

Edmonton launches first phase of recovery grant program for businesses

Edmonton businesses struggling to stay afloat during COVID-19 pandemic may apply for grants of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 from the City of Edmonton starting this week.  

Edmonton to lift state of local emergency Friday

"We feel comfortable that this is a good step," interim city manager Adam Laughlin told councillors Thursday.

Pop-up gardens sprout across Edmonton during pandemic

Aspiring green thumbs in Edmonton are getting a helping hoe this year as more people try growing their own fruits and vegetables amid uncertainty about future food supply in COVID-19 pandemic. 

Edmonton will start charging for transit again in mid-June

The city will start charging for transit again starting June 15 and will close two skateparks and two basketball courts this weekend as part of its response to the provincial relaunch.

Road to recovery: Edmonton launches $5M grant program to help business

Edmonton businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for municipal assistance through a new program approved on Wednesday. 

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