Tony Seskus

Senior Producer Western Digital Business Unit

Tony Seskus is senior producer with CBC's Western Business unit in Calgary. He's written for newspapers and wire services for more than 25 years on three continents. In Calgary, Tony has reported on the energy sector and federal politics.

Latest from Tony Seskus

Campground co-owner says it's her cliff but she can't stop jumpers, drownings

On any hot summer weekend, the road that leads to Nature's Hideaway on the Highwood River can be lined with more than 50 vehicles, says the campground's co-owner, who is fed up with trying to keep trespassers off a cliff-jumping spot where three people have drowned in recent years.

Community rallies online after reports of attempted child abductions on Stoney Nakoda First Nation

A group of Stoney Nakoda parents have  launched an online neighbourhood watch group to keep the community abreast of suspicious activity, including a few recent reports of attempted child luring on the reserve west of Calgary.

67-year-old Pincher Creek woman angry at hospital for discharging her with no shoes, money, ID

A 67-year-old Alberta woma is speaking out about the way she was discharged from the Foothills hospital emergency department.

Paramedic house calls spike as Calgary-based program grows

A Calgary-based community paramedic program is growing in the city and across Alberta because it offers patients safe, compassionate and knowledgeable medical treatments at home.

Calgary parents asked: Would you rather your kids lose a gym teacher or see class sizes swell?

Some Calgary schools are sending out emails, letters and surveys to parents to ask them which teaching positions are most expendable as they plan for a leaner budget in the upcoming school year.
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Family of slain mother, toddler say unauthorized online fundraisers add to 'nightmare'

The mother of a Calgary woman found slain with her daughter in the Alberta woods says in an exclusive interview with the CBC that her grief has been coming in waves through the "nightmare" — and the last thing she expected to see was a stranger trying to cash in on the outpouring of support.

Unemployed oil and gas workers say pressure is on Kenney to create jobs — ASAP

Premier Jason Kenney has been on the job only a few days and already some unemployed and underemployed Albertans are wondering when his promises of reigniting the economy, building new pipelines and creating jobs will get them back working in the careers they loved.

Scaring off coyotes by shooting chalk balls is inhumane, says Calgary expert

A coyote expert at the University of Calgary is urging the city to stop using a hazing method that involves firing chalk from a paintball gun. She says it's not clear that it works and it can cause pain and suffering.

Officer sues Calgary police, union and city and over allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation

A Calgary police officer is suing the police service, the union, the chief's office and the city for allegedly condoning years of sexual harassment and intimidation which she says she suffered on duty.

Alberta's Hockey Super League gains momentum from players looking for elite stream

An unsanctioned hockey league in Alberta designed to help develop young players with exceptional skills is growing faster than anticipated as families are willing to pay top dollar to access trained coaches, more practices and set schedules that leave some weekends free.

Researchers want to know housing needs for Calgary's aging LGBTQ community

A group of researchers is assessing the housing wants and needs for Calgary's aging LGBTQ community. The project was sparked by stories that some are facing discrimination in their long-term care centre or supported living facility.

Former police chief says wiping out executive or hiring externally won't solve service's problems

Retired police chief Roger Chaffin says despite what some members are calling for, he doesn't believe wiping out the top layers of the executive within the CPS will resolve issues of bullying, harassment and low morale.

Costco-style membership for hay aims to modernize handshake deals

An Okotoks-area woman says she was tired of hearing about sky-rocketing hay prices, or people getting ripped off when buying and selling hay so she has opened up a Costco-style membership hay business to try to provide an affordable and secure alternative for livestock producers.

Potential class action against Calgary lawyer seeks millions for 're-victimized' residential school survivors

A hearing date has been set for certification of a class action lawsuit representing thousands of residential school survivors who are seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensation.

Dementia patients and their caregivers reconnect through choir program

A choir-based pilot project in Calgary aims to give dementia patients and their caregivers an opportunity to do something they love, together. Memory Lane Chorus is a 15 week program started by Youth Singers of Calgary and JB Music Therapy.