Articles by Vanessa Arrate
- Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry asks council to act on call to justice
- Lethbridge students host protest calling for return of school sports
- Students protest to have school sports back
- Media instructor explains pros and cons of 'Freeze Wednesday'
- Police dogs 'embark' on new chapter
- Fomer Coaldale, Alta. mayor celebrates 100 years of being the 'bees knees'
- Shahin Mehdizadeh sworn in as chief of Lethbridge police
- Swim aims to bring awareness to environmental issues around Oldman River watershed
- Lethbridge fire victims try to remain positive
- GoFundMe started for Lethbridge family of 6 whose home was destroyed by fire
- Mobile overdose prevention site comes to Lethbridge to replace soon-to-be shuttered facility
- Lethbridge's ENMAX Centre welcomes bull riders and car drivers
- Two women call for Spearman to resign following SCS allegations
- Construction on track for Lethbridge's new fire station
- Relaunch causes confusion for Claresholm business owner
- A look at racism against Black Albertans past and present
- Same cause, different protest from 1964 to 2020
- Pronghorn hockey alumnus organizing BLM rally
- Lethbridge City Hall raises flag to highlight National Indigenous Peoples Week
- Phase 2 businesses speed up preparations for June 12 reopening
As of October 2020, Vanessa Arrate is no longer with CTV News
Vanessa Arrate joined CTV Lethbridge as a video journalist in January 2020, moving from Calgary where she was born and raised.
Graduating in 2019 from the Radio, Television and Broadcast News program at SAIT, Vanessa majored in broadcasting but did a radio practicum in Airdrie at Air 106.1 where she covered News, writing online articles and hosting her own weekend show.
During her time at SAIT, Vanessa used her assignments as an opportunity to interview various Calgary Stampeders and a National Geographic explorer, did a project on Canadian Black History and did a project on the increasing issue of goldfish being released into river, ponds and lakes in Alberta and how they pose a threat to native fish species.
Vanessa currently covers everything from court reporting, agriculture, sports (specifically CFL and NBA), crime, environment, entertainment and politics.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, learning about animals and hasn’t missed a Stampeders home game with her mom since her first one when she was a week old. She also loves learning about her Cuban and Dutch-Canadian heritage. She has two dogs — one from the Calgary Humane Society and one from the pound — and a bunny from the Central Alberta Humane Society (Red Deer).
She has been involved with a variety of fund raises such as Easter Seals, started her own fundraiser for the Calgary Zoo during the 2013 floods, collected socks and brought them to the Mustard Seed along with her SAIT classmates, volunteered at Inn from the Cold in Calgary and currently volunteers at the Soup Kitchen in Lethbridge with her co-workers
Vanessa has a communications diploma from SAIT, Heroes of the Flood Award (2013 Floods Calgary), an Equine Certificate, started her own charity to save tigers when she was 12 and is a part of the National Geographic Explorer Circle. Vanessa speaks English.