Amanda Connolly

Reporter

Amanda Connolly is a radio and digital reporter with CBC Calgary. She previously worked with CBC The House and as a freelancer on Parliament Hill. Her areas of reporting interest include national security, business and crime.

Latest from Amanda Connolly

Christmas traditions: Why do we celebrate on Dec. 25th?

The 25th of December is a day eagerly awaited by many who celebrate Christmas - but why do so many people celebrate the holiday on that date?

Christmas traditions: Why do we kiss under mistletoe?

Kissing under the mistletoe can be a cherished holiday tradition - but why do we do it?

Christmas traditions: Why do we give gifts at Christmas?

Hitting the malls in search of Christmas gifts can be a stressful experience, but there's nothing quite like receiving that perfect, thoughtful gift. Why do we give presents at Christmas?

Christmas traditions: Why do we eat candy canes?

As soon as the holidays roll around, grocery store shelves are stacked high with candy canes - but how did they become part of the Christmas season?

Christmas traditions: Why do we put up trees?

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most festive parts of the holiday season, but why do we do it?

Oil price drop won't lead to holiday airfare dips, analyst predicts

Consumers shouldn't expect to see cheaper holiday airfares despite a drop in the price of jet fuel, one analyst says.

Calgary Stop The Crisis forum aims to fight youth extremism

Muslims and non-Muslims alike came together Tuesday night in Calgary to learn more about what they can do to fight youth radicalization.

Grey Cup 2014: Stamps fans planning trips to the big game

It's been six years since the Calgary Stampeders last won the Grey Cup but fans are pulling out all the stops to help cheer their team to victory.
Special Report

Calgary-West riding profile

The race is on for Calgary candidates vying to win one of three seats in the Alberta Legislature.
Special Report

Calgary-Elbow riding profile

The race is on for Calgary candidates vying to win one of three seats in the Alberta Legislature.
Special Report

Calgary-Foothills riding profile

The race is on for Calgary candidates vying to win one of three seats in the Alberta Legislature.
Point of View

Millennials at New Canada Conference vow to change 'broken' nation

Young delegates at the New Canada Conference faced a daunting task – envision how Canada should change to address the challenges facing the country now. The top issues they were concerned about might surprise the average Canadian, writes Amanda Connolly.
Analysis

4 challenges facing Jim Prentice

While the strong show of support from PC voters might have premier-designate Jim Prentice feeling confident, it won't be an easy road ahead for the man vowing to bring about a "new beginning for Alberta."

Nordstrom, Marshalls prepare for battle in lucrative Calgary market

Two big U.S. brands are preparing to fight for a spot in the lucrative Alberta retail market.

3 Red Deer children rescue bird hurt by hail

A trio of Red Deer children rescued an injured bird after it appeared to have suffered a broken wing in Thursday evening's hail storm.