Sarah Rieger, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sarah Rieger

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Calgary, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Sarah:

'Oh my God, something bit me': Scorpion stings student on Toronto to Calgary flight

A woman on an Air Transat flight from Toronto to Calgary on Feb. 26 was startled when she was stung by a scorpion shortly before the plane landed. → Read More

B.C. lawsuit against Alberta turn-off-the-taps legislation dismissed for being filed too soon

The B.C. government's legal action against Alberta legislation that could allow the province to restrict oil and gas shipments to B.C. has been struck down. → Read More

9-year-old Stamps fan announces cancer in remission at school assembly with Grey Cup

A nine-year-old Calgary Stampeders fan announced his cancer had gone into remission with a celebration fitting of any football star. → Read More

Lawyer questions Jason Kenney's Alberta residency while claiming living expenses in Ottawa

A lawyer and political activist is accusing United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney of claiming his primary residence was in Calgary while living in Ottawa, an allegation Kenney disputes. → Read More

Calgary man tracks down thief who stole his company's $15K trailer, catches arrest on dashcam video

A Calgary man tracked down a thief that stole his company's $15,000 trailer, called it in to police and recorded the whole thing on his dashcam this week. → Read More

Alberta premier officiates cabinet minister's historic same-sex wedding

Calgary-Cross MLA Ricardo Miranda, who is also the minister of culture and tourism, became the province's first cabinet minister to be married in a same-sex wedding. → Read More

100 years ago, a train carrying Spanish flu pulled into Calgary. Within weeks, Alberta was in crisis

While those in the prime of their life were victims of both the war and the flu, the war took young men. Women (mainly volunteer nurses and expecting mothers), Indigenous people, and members of the working class were hardest hit by the influenza. → Read More

Syrian hopes Canadian Blood services will ease strict language requirements for donors

Sam Nammoura of Syrian Refugee Support Group Calgary says the group had heard from Canadian Blood Services that the holidays are some of the slowest days for donors, so 23 showed up to donate. → Read More

Couple who met in front of lobster tank get married in Sobeys seafood aisle

A couple who first locked eyes in front of the lobster tank at an Alberta Sobeys got married in the store's seafood aisle on Dec. 10. → Read More

Calgary glass-blowing studio immortalizes loved ones ashes in art

A Calgary glass-blowing studio is giving people a concrete way to remember deceased loved ones by turning their ashes into pieces of art. → Read More

Canada still isn't using a leading forensic technique to solve crimes — here's why

One of the leading U.S. forensic experts says Canadian agencies are doing victims a disservice by using unproven DNA techniques instead of a surer method to identify suspects. But that method does come with some privacy risks. → Read More

Calgary's spent $1M so far to clear the 11 cm of snow that fell this weekend

Here's how the numbers break down when the city experiences a big snowfall, and why snow-clearing in Calgary is so complex. → Read More

Needle found in Strathmore, Alta., Halloween candy

RCMP are investigating after a child found a needle inside a Rice Krispies square in Strathmore, Alta. → Read More

'I didn't have time to stop': C-Train driver recounts horror of hitting pedestrian

The fear of striking a pedestrian is one that lurks in the minds of all train drivers — and the worst case came to pass this week after two people died after being hit by trains on Monday. → Read More

Calgary Zoo launches live PandaCam to celebrate cubs' 3rd birthday

People all around the globe can watch the Calgary Zoo's panda cubs celebrate their third birthday Saturday, as the zoo launches its new live, online PandaCam. → Read More

1 dead, another injured after southwest Calgary shooting

The Calgary police homicide unit is investigating after a fatal shooting Friday night. → Read More

Heavy snow delays harvest after tough season for Alberta farmers

Farmers in Alberta are racing against the clock to harvest their crops after heavy rain and snow in September left fields too wet to work. → Read More

Incumbent MLA who once compared carbon tax to Ukrainian genocide loses UCP nomination vote

Nate Horner has won the United Conservative Party nomination for Drumheller-Stettler, beating controversial incumbent Rick Strankman. → Read More

50-year-old Alberta woman killed by her own dog, toddler seriously injured

Police said a woman was killed by her own dog Saturday evening in Rocky View County, just east of Calgary. → Read More

British Airways flight from England to Calgary diverted to Iqaluit

A British Airways flight from London, U.K., to Calgary was diverted to Iqaluit Airport Wednesday night, with the company saying the flight was diverted due to a "technical fault" with the aircraft. → Read More