Sr. Digital Broadcast Journalist/Anchor
Sarah Ritchie joined the Global News team in the summer of 2018 as an anchor and reporter.
Sarah is a Saskatchewanian by birth, and a Maritimer by choice. She graduated from the University of Regina School of Journalism with distinction. After graduation she moved to New Brunswick, copy editing newspapers before making the switch to television.
During her broadcasting career Sarah has reported from all three Maritime provinces and has worked as a reporter, anchor, weather presenter, and producer. She has a passion for politics and has covered Nova Scotia’s Province House. She counts covering the 2017 provincial election as a career highlight.
Sarah grew up in a small prairie town and is a fan of the Roughriders and the Maple Leafs. When she’s not reporting the news she can usually be found with her nose in a book, or exploring one of Nova Scotia’s beaches, wineries or hiking trails.
Documents contain details of the decades-long business and personal relationship between Tom Evans and Gabriel Wortman, who killed 22 people in an April 2020 shooting spree. Continue reading →
In this episode, we explore what the RCMP did and didn’t do to get help from local law enforcement and the military when searching for the gunman. Continue reading →
In Episode 5 of ’13 Hours,’ we explore the gunman’s history of disputes and violence toward others, including attempts to warn police about his behaviour. Continue reading →
Two RCMP officers who shot and killed gunman Gabriel Wortman should not face criminal charges, according to a special investigation. Continue reading →
Online purchases made by the Nova Scotia gunman were flagged as items that could be used to facilitate ‘domestic terrorist activities.’ What did police know? Continue reading →
Police and paramedics responded to the killing spree in Nova Scotia last April, setting up perimeters, caring for victims and searching for the gunman. Continue reading →
An unexpected revelation from police about when the Nova Scotia gunman fled the scene of the first killings is sparking criticisms of the RCMP’s response to the shooting. Continue reading →
In this episode of of 13 Hours we introduce more of the victims and explore the evolving theory of how the gunman managed to evade police. Continue reading →
In this episode of of 13 Hours we introduce the community of Portapique, N.S. and try to piece together the frantic first moments after police arrived on the scene. Continue reading →
The RCMP’s only helicopter in Atlantic Canada was unavailable at the time of the shootings. Police also didn’t ask the military to help find the gunman. Continue reading →
After being thrust into the national spotlight as the site of the deadly shootings in April, the community of Portapique is rebuilding. Continue reading →
An amended class action lawsuit filed against the RCMP alleges the body of a deceased Nova Scotia shooting victim was transported by a tow truck while inside his vehicle. Continue reading →
Locals say the summer has seen a steady stream of traffic in and out of the quiet gravel roads where the tragedy began. Continue reading →
Family members of the Nova Scotia shooting victims say they’re frustrated with how the RCMP has communicated details of their investigation and that they don’t know what to believe. Continue reading →
The move came after his ex-girlfriend renounced his will. Continue reading →