Sarah Rieger
Based in Calgary, Sarah Rieger is an associate news editor for HuffPost Canada.

Entries by Sarah Rieger

How To Safely Get Out Of A Crowd In An Emergency

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 5:50 PM

In a crowded emergency in a public place, every second can matter.

Once panic erupts, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and know how to quickly get out of the crush safely.

Watch our video above for safety tips

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Woman Marks Canada's 150th With This Patriotic Tattoo

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2017 | 10:24 PM

Now this is one seriously patriotic way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.

Reddit user Jess (who didn't provide her last name) decided to mark the anniversary of Canada's Confederation by getting the most Canadian tattoo.


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Donald Trump's Photo With A Weird Glowing Orb, Explained

(16) Comments | Posted May 21, 2017 | 5:41 PM

A photo of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh made the rounds online on Sunday. The photo appeared to show him holding some sort of mysterious, glowing orb along with Middle Eastern leaders.

Twitter had a few questions.

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Calgary Police Search For Suspect In Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Boy

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2017 | 4:14 PM

UPDATE — May 22, 2017: Police have charged Kenneth Hornby, 57, with sexual assault, sexual interference with a child and invitation to sexual touching. He will next appear in court on May 24, 2017.

Police are investigating after a child was allegedly sexual assaulted by a man in south Calgary.

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Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks Announce U.S. Presidential Bid On 'SNL'

(26) Comments | Posted May 21, 2017 | 11:41 AM

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the fifth time, bringing the show's memorable 42nd season to a close.

He also used the floor for a big announcement.

Johnson complimented Alec Baldwin's performance as U.S. President Donald Trump.

"You know Alec, it's funny, a lot of people...

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West Shore RCMP Investigating After Puppy Shot With Pellet Gun

(29) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 8:53 PM

B.C. RCMP are investigating after a puppy was shot by a pellet gun.

Police said in a release Thursday that they were called after the dog's owners found him injured near their home in Highlands. The 10-month-old Labrador puppy, Ozzy, was taken to a vet, who confirmed the...

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Pemberton Music Festival Cancelled After Organizers Declare Bankruptcy

(11) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 8:04 PM

One of Canada's largest music festivals has abruptly been cancelled after the organizers filed for bankruptcy.

On Thursday evening, those that visited the Pemberton Music Festival's website were greeted with a notice saying that the 2017 festival was cancelled, and that Ernst & Young Inc. have been appointed...

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Air Passenger Rights Bill Protects Airlines, Says Consumer Advocate

(27) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 1:39 PM

A newly introduced government bill that purportedly supports air passengers' rights does nothing of the sort, says one consumer rights advocate.

On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Marc Garneau introduced a passenger bill of rights as part of a package of amendments to the Canada Transportation Act. The bill follows...

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Nova Scotia Blue Whale's Carcass Could Hold Valuable Answers, Say Scientists

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 1:27 PM

Scientists in Nova Scotia are undergoing the messy and slow work of opening up a blue whale's carcass to discover how it died.

On May 2, the juvenile blue whale washed up on shore in East Berlin, not far from Liverpool, N.S. Scientists have been hard at work since Friday...

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Charlottesville, Va. Protesters Wield Torches, Chant Nazi Slogans

(29) Comments | Posted May 14, 2017 | 4:12 PM

Dozens of torch-wielding protesters shouted white supremacist chants in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday in objection to the city's decision to sell a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

AOL reported attendees chanted "Russia is our friend," as well as "blood and soil," a Nazi-era ideology espoused by...

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Connor McDavid Photo With Fans Is Adorably Awkward

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 6:35 PM

It must be kind of weird to be Connor McDavid.

The 20-year-old is the youngest-ever captain of an NHL team. Outside Edmonton's Rogers Place, people hawk "McJesus" merchandise before games, and he's often swarmed with fans wherever he goes.

McDavid recently snapped two photos with fans that perfectly...

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B.C.'s Nail-Biter Election Made Twitter Go Crazy

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 2:18 AM

B.C.'s provincial election night on Tuesday turned out to be a serious nail-biter.

The polls closed at 8 p.m. PST, but the results were still up in the air close to midnight. Shortly after, it was announced that the Liberals had won the province's first minority government in 65 years,...

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New Beetle Species Named In Honour Of Canada's 150th Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2017 | 9:20 PM

Scientists have named a newly discovered species of beetle to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

"It’s only from Canada so I think it's very appropriate name," researcher Reginald Webster, who first discovered the insect in New Brunswick, said in an interview with CTV News.

The beetle, "Apimela canadensis,"...

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Brantford House For Sale Filled With Hundreds Of Clowns

(6) Comments | Posted May 8, 2017 | 8:50 PM

Realtors often recommend removing personal items before starting home showings. This owner might have wanted to take that advice more seriously.

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Unsecured Webcams Are Broadcasting Canadian Daycares, Schools Online

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 6:14 PM

A toddler in a preschool class is escorted to the door by a patient adult after he dawdles behind his classmates in Montreal. In another shot, a woman tries on a pair of shoes while chatting with a seemingly friendly clerk in a shop. In Burnaby, B.C., a man sighs...

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Canada's Change To Immigration Rule Aims To Get More Kids To University

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 5:08 PM

The Canadian government has raised the age of children who can be included on their family's application to immigrate to Canada.

Right now, children 19 years old and younger can apply along with their parents. On Tuesday, the government raised the age limit to 22, a change that will...

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Prince Philip's Death Rumours Were All Wrong

(5) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 11:47 PM

Twitter was sent into a panic early Thursday morning after it was reported Buckingham Palace had called an emergency meeting at 3 a.m. GMT (11 p.m. EST).

News of the meeting was first reported by the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. The U.K. tabloids wrote that Royal staff...

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Mukilteo, Washington Plane Crash Captured On Dash Cam

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 8:35 PM

A dash cam video captured the moment a small plane crashed near a busy intersection in Washington state.

On Tuesday afternoon, the pilot of a small plane lost engine power over the city of Mukilteo, Q13 Fox reported. The pilot tried to land on a road that was...

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Arctic Shipping Might Soon Be More Sustainable, Thanks To Global Warming

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 8:09 PM

Hundreds of icebergs have drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes this year.

While the record loss of Arctic sea ice may be a bad sign for ships navigating off the coast of Newfoundland — and have several other negative environmental effects — it could open up new,...

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Walrus Makes A Rare Visit To Newfoundland's Northern Coast

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 9:20 PM

Residents of a small Newfoundland town were surprised on Monday when they spotted a rare Arctic visitor off their shore.

Ruby Taylor Peyton snapped a photo of a walrus contentedly floating around in White Cape Harbour near St. Lunaire-Griquet.

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Residents of...

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