Allison Dempster

Reporter-Producer

Allison Dempster is an award-winning national reporter and producer with CBC News based in Calgary.

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From the life of a slave to a living legend: How John Ware left his indelible mark on Alberta

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is a podcast series from CBC Calgary about real people who lived in southern Alberta around the time of confederation and a few decades beyond. These are the whisky-soaked, down and dusty, gun-slinging kinds of stories they leave out in school.
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Kenney, Callaway campaigns collaborated to attack Brian Jean during UCP leadership race, leaked documents show

The leadership campaign of Jason Kenney collaborated with fellow candidate Jeff Callaway’s campaign during the party’s 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race, leaked internal UCP documents obtained by CBC News show.

Wildfire soot darkening glaciers could speed up melt rate, scientists fear

Scientists who study glaciers say the darkening of ice — linked to wildfires — could speed up the melt rate of glaciers already in retreat.
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Meet Jerry Potts: The warrior, tracker, trader, hunter and horseman who shaped Alberta

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is a podcast series from CBC Calgary about real people who lived in southern Alberta around the time of confederation and a few decades beyond. These are the whisky-soaked, down and dusty, gun-slinging kinds of stories they leave out in school.

Small-town Alberta welcomes Mennonites with English lessons

An adult literacy program in Taber, Alta., is helping the growing number of Low German-speaking Mennonites, new to the area, to learn English.
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Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen: The full series

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is a podcast series from CBC Calgary about real people who lived in southern Alberta around the time of confederation and a few decades beyond. These are the whisky-soaked, down and dusty, gun-slinging kinds of stories they leave out in school.
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How the legend of Deerfoot rallied Calgary — and ruined the man

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is a podcast series from CBC Calgary about real people who lived in southern Alberta around the time of confederation and a few decades beyond. These are the whisky-soaked, down and dusty, gun-slinging kinds of stories they leave out in school.

'Dogged in his pursuit of justice': Lawyer Hersh Wolch who championed the wrongfully convicted dies at 77

Prominent Calgary lawyer Hersh Wolch — a passionate, tenacious defender of the wrongfully convicted — has died of a heart attack at the age of 77.

'You gotta walk your talk': Siksika chief and councillors to undergo drug tests

The chief and council for Siksika Nation are voluntarily taking drug tests in an attempt to set a good example, as they tackle a crystal meth problem on the southern Alberta reserve.

Need a lawyer but don't qualify for legal aid? Project aims to slash fees for Albertans

Middle-income Albertans who can't afford legal services but don't qualify for aid may now have an alternative — a few dozen lawyers in the province have teamed up to offer limited help at a cheaper cost.

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