Bryan Labby

Enterprise reporter

Bryan Labby is an enterprise reporter with CBC Calgary. If you have a good story idea or tip, you can reach him at bryan.labby@cbc.ca or on Twitter at @CBCBryan.

Latest from Bryan Labby

Calgary's retail, restaurant hot spots hoping for renewal and revival

Three of the city's popular pedestrian-friendly places where Calgarians like to shop, dine and drink are hopeful that people will return to mixing, mingling and spending, now that warmer weather is on the way and most pandemic restrictions have been lifted.

Is it time for a 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Not just yet

An infectious diseases specialist at the University of Alberta says there's not enough evidence to suggest a fourth dose is needed for the general population right now.

Pregnant Calgary couple 'shocked' after demand for $10K upfront payment to cover delivery costs

A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child next month has no idea who will help deliver their baby or even where it will be born. It may not happen in Calgary, where they live, after a local obstetrician requested a $10,000 upfront payment for his services before the couple's first appointment.

Sex offences against Calgary children have increased during the pandemic

Sarah MacDonald is a forensic interviewer who deals with young victims and their stories of sexual abuse. "I talk to children as young as three years old … and I think we all have an understanding that this work is tremendously difficult."

TransAlta seeks to build a battery energy storage facility near Ghost Reservoir

TransAlta has officially filed its application with the Alberta Utilities Commission to build a battery energy storage facility near the Ghost Reservoir, west of Cochrane.

Bus shelter vandals strike during pandemic leaving 300 unrepaired in Calgary

The five years of data shows a steady increase in bus shelter vandalism complaints, then a steep uptick last year. From January to October, 1,214 panes were broken. That compares to 682 for all of 2020.

Wind and solar: A robust forecast for renewable energy in Alberta

The demise of coal-fired electricity plants in Alberta has been well documented in recent years, but it's happening a lot quicker than some expected. The Alberta government's target to eliminate coal-powered electricity is expected to be achieved seven years ahead of its scheduled date of 2030.

Diamond Valley homes, businesses urged to help catch crooks as voluntary video surveillance registry expands

Ian Huffman has been a part of the Diamond Valley Citizens on Patrol for just two years, but he's heard stories about how crime is affecting the small communities of Turner Valley and Black Diamond.

How Alberta's tech sector is turning a corner

Alberta's tech sector is slowly recovering from mostly self-inflicted wounds that threatened to leave the fledgling industry behind Canada's tech leaders in B.C., Ontario and Quebec.

COVID-19 decimated the Calgary Food Bank's depot system. Now it's slowly coming back

Plantains, rice, flour — dozens of residents lined up to get the basics at a church in Calgary's far northeast where help is delivered by an informal group of volunteers.

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