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 or on Twitter at @CBCBryan.

Latest from Bryan Labby

Province promises $400M for next round of oil and gas well cleanup

The provincial and federal governments have announced the next round of project funding to kick start a nearly year-old program to clean up Alberta's abandoned and orphaned oil and gas sites.

A rare glimpse inside Calgary's COVID-19 isolation hotel, as travellers share concerns

Two men, both now at home, are among the few willing to speak publicly about their mandatory stays in Calgary's isolation hotel, which has been closed to the public and transformed into a federal quarantine facility.

Lethbridge MP under fire for sharing article on COVID deaths, comorbidities and restrictions

Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder's sharing of an article on Facebook that says only 10 "otherwise healthy" people have died of COVID-19 in Alberta has triggered angry responses from people who say she is showing a lack of compassion and empathy for all who have died of the disease.

Alberta ranchers argue courts must decide whether rescinding coal mine policy was fair

The lawyer for two Alberta ranchers seeking a judicial review of the province's decision to rescind a nearly 45-year-old policy limiting coal mining in the eastern slopes says his clients should have been consulted before the decision was made in the spring of 2020.

Alberta defends decision to allow for open-pit coal mining in Rocky Mountains

The province urged the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday to dismiss an application for a judicial review of the UCP government's decision to allow open-pit coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Some Alberta seniors in continuing care feel left out in priority phase of vaccine rollout

Seniors in private supportive living facilities, and those who live independently — even within a government contracted facility — are being left out of the first round of shots.

Photo of maskless Alberta premier and ministers sparks outrage, official complaints

A photo shared on social media by Alberta's justice minister has sparked outrage and at least two official complaints for allegedly violating the province's COVID-19 public health orders related to mask use in indoor work places.

Alberta leads country in people who won't take COVID vaccine — but sees big jump among those who want it ASAP

Although Albertans seem to be warming up to the idea of getting the COVID-19 vaccine — with the biggest increase of all provinces in the percentage of those willing to get it immediately — they also continue to lead the country with the most who would give it a flat no.

Small town Alberta grateful for lenient COVID restrictions, anxious for economic recovery

Theo Springer says he would prefer it if his customers wore a face mask in his clothing store on Didsbury's main street; however, it's not a mandatory restriction in this town of 5,300 north of Calgary.

As COVID-19 cases soar, Jason Kenney's approval rating plummets

It's a trend line that Jason Kenney can't seem to reverse. Yet another public opinion survey shows a growing number of Albertans disapprove of the job he's doing.