Sarah Lawrynuik

Sarah Lawrynuik reports on climate change and is now based in Winnipeg, Man. after five years of calling Calgary home. She's covered news stories across Canada and around the world, including in France, Hungary, Ukraine and Iraq. She has worked for CBC News in Halifax, Winnipeg and Calgary.

Latest from Sarah Lawrynuik

A teen activist breaks her silence on why she's suing the government over climate change

Sadie Vipond, a 14-year-old climate activist from Calgary, is one of 15 young people suing the federal government for failing to protect their future.

ANALYSIS | Fighting climate denial and the 'dragons of inaction'

Evading responsibility and prioritizing other aspects of our lives over climate action is also a form of climate denial — at least according to the experts.

Australian living in Alberta struggles, watching wildfire destruction from afar

Australians living in southern Alberta are paying close attention as the fires burn near their homes a world away.

Poland's election features a confident right-wing ruling party despite abortion, LGBT debates

Poland, which holds a parliamentary election next Sunday, has been following in the footsteps of Hungary, turning toward conservative policies. Polls have indicated the ruling party is likely to control the government for another term.

Want to buy an EV? Slow down there, we're in Alberta

If you are one of the few Albertans itching to join the electric vehicle (or plug-in hybrid) club, you might find yourself struggling to be able to get the car you want.

Canmore plugs in first electric vehicle chargers in Peaks to Prairies network

The Canmore charging site is the first of 20 planned in southern Alberta aimed to ease drivers range anxiety.

2 dead after mid-air aircraft collision near Black Diamond, Alta.

Two people are dead after a glider and another aircraft collided in mid-air, south of Calgary on Friday. 

'Totally unacceptable,' Premier Kenney says of staying of hundreds of criminal charges

CBC News learned this week that hundreds of charges have been stayed at the Calgary Court Centre due to a shortage of prosecutors to try the cases.

Calgary Tower closes during repairs, investigation after dramatic elevator rescue

An elevator safety expert tells CBC News that if the cables did indeed snap, "something catastrophic has happened."

'We heard the cable snap': Firefighters rescue 8 in nerve-racking Calgary Tower elevator extraction

Calgary Fire says a harness was used to pull the stuck passengers up through the elevator's scuttle hatch and then lower them down through the hatch of a second elevator that was positioned parallel to the broken lift.