Alejandrina Alvarez

Alejandrina Alvarez Debrot is a Venezuelan-Canadian multimedia journalist. Alejandrina is currently a 2021 Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholar. Previously, she's worked as an Associate Producer at CBC's The National and Cross Country Checkup. When she isn't telling stories, you can find her dancing flamenco or playing piano. Keep up with her on Twitter @aledebrot

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Meet the Calgary Zoo's newest residents, featured in a new exhibit

The Calgary Zoo's newest exhibit, Gateway to Asia, opened Thursday with two endangered species ready for their public debut.

How this Calgary company uses captured CO2 emissions to make stronger concrete

A Calgary startup that uses carbon dioxide emissions to create an additive that makes concrete stronger is looking to expand its role in Canada's growing carbon-capture industry, although not everyone agrees the technology is the best way to combat climate change.

Catholic Diocese of Calgary commits to 'monetary contribution' for residential school survivors

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary has announced plans to provide financial support for residential school survivors as the country continues to grapple with the the discovery of what are believed to be the unmarked burial sites of children's remains on former school sites in Canada. 

Canada's first Indigenous stunt school, Stunt Nations, opens in Alberta

Canada’s first Indigenous stunt school has opened, with veteran stunt actor Marty Wildman getting the next generation of Indigenous stunt performers ready for the entertainment industry. 

Canadians still hesitant to open U.S. border, but Prairies more eager, poll suggests

A majority of Canadians want wait until at least 75 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated before welcoming Americans for non-essential travel, with divisions based on location and travel frequency.

The hunt for Calgary's $500K art heist: Suspect caught, art still missing

The suspect in a $500,000 art heist pleaded guilty on Tuesday — but the stolen pieces have not been recovered.

Snowbirds return to soar over Calgary in salute to pandemic's health-care heroes

The Canadian Snowbirds return to fly over Calgary and parts of southern Alberta on Wednesday afternoon, as part of Operation Inspiration, meant to salute the COVID-19 pandemic’s front-line health-care workers.

Cubans in Calgary on edge after crackdown on the island's largest protests in decades

Cubans in Calgary are concerned for their loved ones in Cuba as dozens of protestors are detained, following the largest anti-government protests in almost 30 years.