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Dec. 15, 2018 - Alberta might be landlocked, and temperatures may be hitting lows of -20 C this month, but that's not slowing down surfers in Calgary... river surfers that is. The wave seekers are making the most of the waterways they have, with big plans to expand. Sarah Lawrynuik has more...

This story aired nationally in Canada on CBC Radio's The World This Weekend.

Breaking news: Wildfire evacuations

Sept. 12, 2017 -- The Kenow wildfire in Waterton Lakes National Park has taken a turn for the worst and expanded.
The blaze forced rural residents from their homes in the middle of the night. 
Sarah Lawrynuik has been on the ground through the night following the story.

This story aired both provincially and nationally in Canada on CBC Radio newscasts.

Garth Brooks FEver

Sept. 2, 2017 -- Garth Brooks fever is spreading across Calgary... and fast.

The country music superstar is playing his second and third shows today with his wife Trisha Yearwood.

And as Sarah Lawrynuik reports, Calgary was one of the priority cities to come back to on this tour.

This story aired in Calgary, Alberta on local CBC Radio newscasts.

Battle for the centre

July 24, 2017 - The political hangover in Alberta is palpable after the shakeup caused by Wildrose and Progressive Conservative members voting to merge and form the United Conservative Party.

Many went home ecstatic that victory in the 2019 election now seems within reach with the united conservative front, but others are having a much different reaction to the news.

This story aired nationally in Canada on CBC Radio's World Report.

A widow mourns

July 2017 - Ugonna Nwonye lost her husband in a random violent attack on a Calgary C-Train platform in early June. The new immigrant now needs to raise her three young children alone.

This story aired in Calgary, Alberta on local CBC Radio newscasts.

April 8, 2017 - Nearly 3,600 Canadians died on France's Vimy Ridge 100 years ago. 
Another 7,000 wounded...
To commemorate the devastating victory, soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry joined with their British comrades, RCMP officers and Parks Canada staff to conquer a Vimy Ridge a little closer to home. 
CBC's Sarah Lawrynuik has more....

This story aired nationally in Canada on CBC's World Report.

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