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

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Trump's Odds Of Being Impeached Are At Evens, According To U.K. Betting Site Ladbrokes

(42) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 8:13 PM

The chance of U.S. President Donald Trump being impeached or resigning before his first term is up has reached even odds, according to U.K.-based gambling company Ladbrokes.

The betting company lists odds on different "Donald Trump Specials," including whether he will visit Russia before the end of 2017...

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'Iceberg Alley' Is Spectacular This Year For A Sad Reason

(31) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 6:38 PM

A giant iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland has drawn sightseers to the small town of Ferryland. But while "Iceberg Alley" is experiencing a tourism boom, the giant 'berg's early appearance might be cause for concern.

Icebergs break off from Baffin Island or Greenland every spring and drift down...

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63% Of Canadians Are Hoarding, Not Recycling Old Cell Phones: Survey

(6) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 4:26 PM

Canadians are being reminded to stop hanging on to their old, unused cell phones and bring them in for recycling in advance of Earth Day on Saturday.

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians are hoarding their old cell phones, according to a survey released Thursday by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications...

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Climate Change Action Can Help (Not Hinder) Economies: Study

(24) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 8:27 PM

A new study out of the U.K. suggests that cutting greenhouse gas emissions helps (or at least doesn't hinder) the economy.

Out of all G7 nations, the U.K. has been the most successful at both growing its economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, non-profit Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)...

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Shentong Express' Delivery Robots Are Mesmerizingly Efficient

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 8:22 PM

A mesmerizing video out of a factory in China shows just how fast automation might be coming for labour jobs.

These small, yellow robots work at Shentong Express, a delivery company in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

The bots, which are manufactured by Hikvision, are self-charging, can sort...

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Subway Files $210-Million Lawsuit Against The CBC

(43) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 3:47 PM

Subway has filed a $210-million lawsuit against the CBC after the broadcaster aired a report claiming the sandwich chain's chicken products are only about 50 per cent chicken.

A CBC Marketplace investigation, broadcast in February, DNA-tested poultry in various grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps available at fast...

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Mountain Lion Snatches Dog From Room Of Sleeping Child

(64) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 3:39 PM

A mountain lion reportedly entered a California bedroom and dragged away a dog that was sleeping next to a mother and her child on Monday.

Victoria Fought was asleep at her home in Pescadero, Calif., with her 12-year-old daughter by her side, when she woke up to the sound of...

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Winnipeg Landlord Doesn't Even Wait To Meet Renter To Discriminate

(147) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 2:08 PM

Sheldon Bayer was looking for a home to rent in Winnipeg last week when he texted the number from a Kijiji ad. He was floored by the landlord's response.

"How many people u r?" the landlord asked via text.

When Bayer responded that there were three people in his...

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Rapping Weathermen Drop Better Forecasts Than Beats

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 3:11 PM

Here is one way to distract viewers from a lousy forecast.

Two local weathermen in the U.S. engaged in a rap battle of sorts on Sunday, after one anchor's coworker challenged him to match the other station's flow.

"Meteorologist Paul Ossmann from CBS46 in Atlanta decided to add...

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Former NHL Players Are More Prone To Psychiatric Disorders Than The General Public: Study

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2017 | 4:15 PM

A study of former National Hockey League players has found a high rate of alumni face psychiatric disorders.

Of 33 retired NHL players tracked over a four-year period, 19 experienced psychiatric disorders, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry this...

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Ottawa Celebrates Easter By Dropping 45,000 Chocolate Eggs From A Helicopter

(9) Comments | Posted April 16, 2017 | 12:56 PM

Kids in Ottawa are unlikely to forget Easter this year.

A helicopter dropped tens-of-thousands of chocolate eggs from the sky at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, thereby creating a pretty wild and unusual Easter egg hunt.

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Jaxon Garnier, 6-Year-Old Edmonton Boy, Gets His Wish To Marry Wonder Woman

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2017 | 10:48 AM

Thor officiated and Batman served as best man as a six-year-old Alberta boy fulfilled his dream of marrying Wonder Woman on Friday.

Jaxon Garnier is one of fewer than 100 children in the world diagnosed with ROHHAD: rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation. He's in palliative...

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Greenland Glacier Rift Could Worsen Rising Sea Levels

(31) Comments | Posted April 15, 2017 | 1:21 PM

NASA scientists have captured photos of a new rift in one of Greenland's largest glaciers.

Researchers at NASA's Operation IceBridge are photographing shrinking Arctic and Antarctic ice to study the effect of climate change on the planet's polar regions.

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Researchers captured a...

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IKEA Donates Doll Beds For Cats At Etobicoke Humane Society

(83) Comments | Posted April 15, 2017 | 11:37 AM

Thanks to IKEA, felines at the Etobicoke Humane Society in Ontario are enjoying the cutest catnaps ever.

Cats at the shelter used to sleep on the "cold, hard floor" until IKEA Canada donated 10 doll beds, employees posted on Facebook this week. The company also donated $300....

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Massive Icebergs Spotted Along Newfoundland's Coast

(31) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 8:39 PM

Hundreds of massive icebergs have been spotted off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, in what could be the start of a record season.

Usually, iceberg season doesn't seriously heat up until early summer.

But there were already 481 icebergs in the region as of April 6,...

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Canadians' Weird Online Shopping Searches Are On Full Display In This Map

(13) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 6:05 PM

Online shopping has made it easier than ever to keep weird purchasing habits private. But research from real estate company Estately gives us a glimpse into Canadians' wacky shopping searches.

The site looked at Google Trends to measure Canadian Internet searches with Google Shopping, and compared the results...

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Markham, Ont. City Council Approves 10-Year-Old's Request To Own A Pet Hedgehog

(7) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 1:20 PM

A 10-year-old Ontario girl convinced her local city council to approve her request to own a pet hedgehog.

Hedgehogs as pets are prohibited in Markham, Ont., according to the city's bylaw (as are elephants, aardvarks and grizzly bears, among others).

Hedgehogs are a pretty popular pet,...

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Road Salt Is Putting Canada's Lakes At Risk: Study

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 8:31 PM

Salt might make our roads safer, but it's also threatening hundreds of lake ecosystems around North America.

Lakes near roads or parking lots are the most at-risk, but even a small amount of pavement close by increases a lake's salination, according to a study published Monday in...

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Algonquin Grandmothers File Claim Over Proposed 'Zibi' Condo Development

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 3:47 PM

Grandmothers are going to court to stop development on their community's traditional lands along the Ontario-Quebec border.

The Algonquin Grandmothers of Pikwakanagan filed a claim statement in March, according to Metro Ottawa, to stop a mixed-use development from being built on both the Gatineau and Ottawa...

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P.E.I. Wants LGBTQ Tourists To Feel Welcome

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 1:24 PM

Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's most charming tourist destinations, and a new campaign is hoping to promote the island as a safe space for LGBTQ travellers.

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