Rob Easton

Data Journalist

Rob Easton is a data journalist for CBC News in Calgary. His previous beats include data visualization and graphics, LGBT2SI+ and refugee stories. He has also directed documentaries, reality TV and story produced for CBC Radio.

Latest from Rob Easton

AHS to launch external review of ambulance response in fatal dog attack, Gondek says dispatch system 'broken'

Alberta Health Services (AHS) said Thursday an independent review will take place on the response to a fatal dog attack in Calgary last Sunday.

Why Calgary celebrates pride in September when June is 'Pride Month'

Pride in Calgary doesn't officially happen until three months from now, but there are still a ton of LGBT2SI+ events to take part in.

'Historic' census data sheds light on number of trans and non-binary people for first time

Of the more than 30.5 million Canadians aged 15 and over, 100,815 of them identify as transgender or non-binary. That's 0.33 per cent of total population, or about one in every 303 people.

'It's so great to be back': Calgarians getting out more, mobility data shows

With most COVID-19 restrictions gone, Calgarians are moving around the city more, and many of them are back at the office.

Albertans asked to 'assess their own risk' for COVID-19. Here's how

With Alberta's health minister now asking people to assess their own individual risk for COVID-19 infection, here's a guide on how to figure that out.

Here's what the COVID-19 numbers are telling us 18 days after Alberta lifted restrictions

With mandatory masks, vaccine passports and capacity limits in entertainment venues firmly in the rearview mirror for most situations in Alberta, COVID-19 numbers are showing a mixed picture.

Calgarians feel extra pain with inflation higher than national average

Across Canada inflation is nearly six per cent ⁠— and that figure is even higher in Alberta’s largest city.

Albertans least likely to support COVID-19 protocols, new survey suggests

Two years into the COVID-19, a new survey of Canadians suggests Albertans are the least likely to support continuing with measures such as indoor masking, mandatory vaccinations and testing.

Alberta Health details how it will put more ambulances on the road

Alberta Health has released new details on how it plans to improve ambulance and paramedic performance in the province.

EMS investment a good start but not enough, says paramedic union

The president of the union that represents Alberta’s ambulance paramedics and 911 dispatchers says new data on the province’s ambulance response times confirms what they have been saying for months.