David Bell

Web Journalist

David Bell has been a professional, platform-agnostic journalist since he was the first graduate of Mount Royal University’s bachelor of communications in journalism program in 2009. His work regularly receives national exposure.

Latest from David Bell

Calgary zoo giraffe dies of broken neck in 'tragic accident'

A female Masai giraffe died earlier this month after breaking its neck, according to a necropsy, the Calgary Zoo said in a Monday statement.

Calgary coffee connoisseur captures Canadian championship

A Calgary barista and coffee shop co-founder will have to make some room on his awards shelf, as he’s recently been named Canada’s best in the business.

Calgary police hunt for culprit who started fire at St. Mary's Cathedral

A fire was set at St. Mary's Cathedral in Calgary last Friday and police are hoping security camera images will help them find the culprit.

How southwest Calgary became a Jewish hub

Southwest Calgary — with communities like Woodbine, Woodlands and Cedarbrae — is home to roughly 6,000 Jewish people. That's about two-thirds of the citywide population of Jewish people.

She's 10, has autism, and she's just finished her 5th book

Aside from having the coolest pen name on the planet, author Porsche Ray has already ticked a lot of boxes. She’s just completed her fifth book in a series centred around Melinda, a young girl with autism. Porsche Ray is also a young girl with autism and she’s only 10 years old.

Terri Clark on a Bud-block, fangirling k.d. lang and touring with Reba

A 16–year old aspiring country music star with lots of family support doesn’t even place in a Calgary talent competition in the 1980s. But looking back on that traumatic event, she now says it was a blessing.

Strathmore walking trails have been overrun with 'gang activity' — sometimes twice a day

The walking trails in a southern Alberta community have been overrun with "gang activity," but so far, the Over the Hill gang members have been welcomed with high fives and even some friendly racing competitions with local children.

Calgary pooch headed to New York to compete in international dog show

A chow chow from Calgary named Mars might be ringing in his 2nd birthday in style.

Graphic anti-abortion flyers in Calgary could get cover, warning and return address

If a proposed Calgary bylaw is passed, anti-abortion flyers featuring graphic images would have to be in a sealed envelope that you can't see through, contain a graphic warning and have a return address of the organization that sent it. Fines of up to $1,000 are being considered.

You'd need a raise of almost $20K to afford the same Calgary home you didn't buy last year

Sometimes, waiting can be a pricey move. A buyer in Calgary today will need to earn $18,820 more in annual income to purchase the same house, compared with this time last year, according to a fresh report from an organization that analyzes real estate data.