Meegan Read


Meegan Read is a producer with CBC's Western Business Unit. She's been with CBC Radio, television and online for 20 years. You can follow on twitter @meeganreadcbc, but she mostly tweets about her favourite tv shows.

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Another discount airline takes off — but they may not all survive

Discount airlines focus on offering cheap fares, but so far there hasn’t been a noticeable impact on overall ticket prices and there are questions about whether the air travel industry is large enough to support so many airlines.

Porter Airlines, other companies to require COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for all staff

Toronto's Porter Airlines will require all of its staff to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for the coronavirus before the start of every shift.

Oilpatch revival underway with robust profits so far this year

After racking up debt in 2020, the Canadian oilpatch is enjoying a rebound so far this year as major oil producers are gushing profits as oil prices are near a seven-year high. This week, many energy companies based in Calgary unveiled their latest earnings reports and for the second straight quarter, the industry showed hefty profits.

Husky Energy announces layoffs

Months after revealing plans to cut its capital spending, Calgary-based Husky Energy announced Tuesday that it's also reducing its workforce, but did not say by how much.

Lime and Bird popularity creating demand for e-scooter sales

Some shops that sell e-scooters haven't had to advertise, since ride-sharing companies like Bird and Lime are building consumer awareness by allowing people to try them out as rentals.

Come join the fun as the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive officially kicks off

The annual CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive officially kicked off Friday with lots of fun events to help raise $1 million before Christmas Eve — help that the food bank predicts it may need even more than in other years.

Airlines, trucking industry face sharp rise in fuel prices

A new regulation targeting the international marine shipping industry could have a widespread impact on the economy, including the price of airline tickets and diesel at the pump.

Q&A: What a Bay Street star says it will take to boost women's ranks in finance industry

For 25 years, Camilla Sutton has been a mover and a shaker on Bay Street. In January, she became president and chief executive officer of Women in Capital Markets, tasked with improving the role of women in Canada's finance industry — no small feat. Sutton recently sat down with CBC to chat about her new role.

Calgary mother recalls making that hard call for help as CBC Calgary launches Food Bank Drive

The beginning of December marks the official start of the annual CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive. One Calgary mother spoke to CBC about how making the call to the food bank is the best decision she's ever made.

Kirstine Stewart shares tips on pitching to business, in conversation with Arlene Dickinson

In our final episode, Arlene and Kirstine Stewart, chief strategy officer at Diply Canada, discuss the importance of developing partnerships with people and businesses. They also chat about what a "good pitch" looks like.