Sarah Rieger
Sarah Rieger is a news editor at The Huffington Post Alberta.

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Anthony Heffernan's Family To Sue Calgary Police After Officer Cleared In Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2016 | 11:45 AM

Family of a Calgary man shot and killed by police are planning a lawsuit after the Crown announced the officer responsible would not be charged.

Anthony Heffernan, 27, was shot four times — twice in the head — in a Super 8 motel in 2015.


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Credit Card Skimmer Found At Calgary Gas Station

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2016 | 11:32 AM

Calgarian Jeremy Ensign had just finished paying for a tank of gas on August 13 when a piece of plastic fell off the pump's card reader.

He called police, who confirmed the object was actually a card skimming device.

“When I saw the chip and wires...

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Sarah Bowmar Dropped By Under Armour After Video Of Husband Spearing Bear

(57) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 4:20 PM

The wife of a hunter who killed an Alberta black bear with a spear has lost the sponsorship of an athletic wear company.

Under Armour announced on Twitter Thursday that it was no longer sponsoring Sarah Bowmar.

Bowmar's husband, Josh, sparked an outcry after he posted a...

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump's $200,000 Sign Shot

(51) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Vandals seem to keep mistaking the sign for Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump for a shooting target.

The welcome sign at the national historic site, located just west of Fort Macleod, Alta., has been riddled with bullet holes for the third time in two years.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump was...

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Fashion Calgary Apologizes For Insensitive Tweets About Female Olympians

(32) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 11:24 AM

A Calgary marketing company has apologized after a series of tweets shaming two female Olympic runners.

Fashion Calgary posted a tweet Thursday captioned, "Am I still watching women's semi-finals ???" with photos of Kenyan athlete Margaret Wambui and South African athlete Caster Semenya, competitors in the 800-metre race.

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Edmonton Police Association Boss Removed After Calling Out 'Toxic' Workplace

(3) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 4:01 PM

The president of the Edmonton Police Association (EPA) has been ousted pending an investigation.

On Thursday, CBC News reported it had received an internal memo showing that members of the association had complained about Sgt. Maurice Brodeur.

Brodeur made headlines in late July after releasing an...

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Black Pussy's Calgary Show Cut After Outrage Over Sexist, Racist Name

(101) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 3:56 PM

A Calgary music venue has cancelled a show after an outcry over the band's name.

Portland rock group Black Pussy was scheduled to play a gig at the Palomino on Sept. 17. The band, which is made up of five white men, has been accused of sexism and racism...

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Calgary Pride Asks Politicians To Think About Why They Want To March

(12) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 12:30 PM

Calgary Pride will have stricter screening for political entrants hoping to march in the organization's parade this year.

The organization tweeted on Wednesday that this year it has implemented further requirements for political entries into the parade.

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Jessica Dicks Paralyzed After Saving Her Daughters From Falling Tree

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2016 | 1:48 PM

An Alberta mom's heroic action to save her kids last month has left her paralyzed from the chest down.

Jessica Dicks was relaxing at a campground north of Edmonton on July 3 when she heard a crack.

A strong gust of wind snapped a 10-metre tree in half, causing...

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Edmonton Police Admit To Using Cellphone Surveillance And Then Take It Back

(17) Comments | Posted August 16, 2016 | 2:53 PM

Edmonton police were quick to backpedal this week after one of their members said officers may have been eavesdropping on people's cellphones as part of their investigations.

Last week, Motherboard reported that an Edmonton police spokesperson admitted the force owns and has used a StingRay device.


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Emilio Perdomo Death: Pair Accused Of Killing Grandson Also Charged With Fraud

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2016 | 12:34 PM

Calgary grandparents accused of killing their five-year-old grandson are now facing an additional charge of fraud.

Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez, 56, and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo, 49, had their lawyers appear in court on their behalf on Monday.

They are accused of defrauding the government for social...

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Alberta Police Dog Shows You Don't Need Pokeballs To Catch A Pikachu

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2016 | 2:50 PM

Here's a way to catch Pokemon — no Pokeballs necessary.

With the help of a two-year-old Belgian Malinois named Arson, an Alberta dog trainer decided to show that his canines can take on a Pikachu.

Alberta K9 is a Red Deer-based company that trains drug-detection dogs. In a video posted...

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William Hilts, Pilot Killed Fighting Cold Lake Wildfire, Was Not Formally Trained On Risks

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2016 | 12:05 PM

An Alberta pilot who died fighting a fire last year was not formally trained on the risks of the situation, a Transportation Safety Board investigation has found.

On May 22, 2015, a pilot was surprised by a "fire whirl" after he dropped water and foam on a...

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Edmonton's Best Patios To Visit This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 5:57 PM

Summer weather in Edmonton can be fleeting, so it's worthwhile to make the most of it. Whether it's brunch or cocktails — or both — there are plenty of great patios around the city to enjoy.

Here are the best patios in Edmonton to soak up the sun:


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Alberta RCMP Don't Know Who They Arrested

(9) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 12:41 PM

Northern Alberta RCMP have arrested a man and are appealing to the public for help in identifying him.

On August 4, police arrested the young, white man near Beaverlodge, Alta. They've been unable to figure out his name since.

He's been charged with breaking and entering, mischief...

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Calgary Cat Breeder Charged With Cruelty After 89 Cats Seized From Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 12:40 PM

A Calgary cat breeder is facing multiple charges after 89 cats were removed from her home.

Calgary Humane Society peace officers visited a home in the West Hillhurst neighbourhood on April 17, where they found 89 Maine Coon cats that were suffering from various medical issues.

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Calgary Is Seeing A Growing Number Of Businesses Shut Down

(76) Comments | Posted August 11, 2016 | 1:07 PM

The economic downturn is hitting Calgary companies hard as an increasing number of businesses have shut down, city data shows.

In 2016 so far, 4,114 businesses have closed, according to data provided by the city. If the trend continues, more than 7,000 businesses will have shut down by the...

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Alberta Could Turn Abandoned Oil Wells Into Green Energy Sources

(7) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 5:05 PM

Alberta's abandoned oil wells could soon be transformed into sites for green energy production.

As the province's oil industry continues to slump there's been debate over whether government or corporations should pay for the clean up of so-called orphan wells.

The Living Energy Project pilot project is working...

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Edmonton International Airport's Best Parking Spots Are Lexus-Only

(33) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 12:42 PM

Sorry, non-luxury car owners — if you're parking at the Edmonton International Airport, you'll have to walk a little farther with your luggage.

Thirty parking stalls in prime locations at the airport have been strictly reserved for Lexus owners. The stalls are painted with the luxury brand's logo and...

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Saskatchewan Oil Spill Prompts Senior To Go On Hunger Strike

(18) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 2:37 PM

A First Nations activist is on a hunger strike to protest how the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River was handled by officials.

Emil Bell is a 75-year-old Canoe Lake Cree First Nation member who is hoping to protect his community's water supply for generations to come.


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