Edmontonians are looking to find ways to help people who are getting severely sick and dying from the coronavirus in India.
Sarah Komadina joined Global Edmonton in June of 2019 after working as the morning live reporter at Global Regina. Before that, she worked at Global Lethbridge.
Sarah was born and raised in Wainwright, Alta., and is proud to be reporting stories in her home province.
She began her career in northern B.C. as a video journalist after graduating from NAIT’s Radio and Television Arts program.
From there, she had the opportunity to work in Prince Albert, Sask., where she honed her skills covering wildfires burning thousands of hectares in northern Saskatchewan.
She also was in La Loche reporting on the aftermath of a school shooting that saw four people get killed and many others injured.
Sarah loves telling feature stories highlighting people who are doing amazing things. She’s especially proud of a story she did about a young man with Down syndrome looking for work. Weeks later he was offered two jobs.
One of her most memorable stories is a long feature on a woman coping with perinatal loss. To help other women and their families cope, a Regina woman started an initiative called Twinkle Star Baskets. The baskets were used to wrap babies in so parents could hold their child in something comforting before saying goodbye. The program started in Saskatchewan and has since expanded to other provinces.
When she is not reporting, you’ll find Sarah posting pictures of her photogenic and extremely adorable dog Koda to Instagram, hiking and attempting to bake something delicious.
“When I got punched in the face and got attacked by the knife, the guy who attacked me also got scared, so he escaped from the University Station escalators.”
In March, Mallory launched the Indigenous Box, a subscription that celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs. It can hold about seven items, and it highlights businesses all over Canada.
A rural Alberta restaurant owner is frustrated with the latest restrictions and is choosing to defy public health orders.
Although there are a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, there are no plans to close schools or change how they are operated for now.
An Edmonton restaurant has provided 32,000 free meals over the past year in an effort to make sure no one went hungry during the pandemic.
Arizona Cardinal-Burns’ family is raising money to honour the girl who died from a brain tumour, by finishing a lodge in which to hold ceremonies she loved participating in.
A sombre gathering was held in Leduc, Alta., on Thursday night to honour a teenage girl who died after being stabbed in her school.
A recent paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores the historical reasons why Indigenous people are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mobile home residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the cold snap in Edmonton.
An Alberta toddler with a rare disorder will be have a multi-million-dollar treatment covered by the Alberta government.
Sunday’s search for Billie Johnson’s remains falls on a day when cities across the country are recognizing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The owner of an antique store is speaking out after being targeted in multiple robbery attempts.
A Maskawcis elder mentoring program is back providing important cultural supports to expectant parents.
The Craft Beef Company is way to show Albertans where their beef is coming from and what it’s fed.