Helen Pike


Helen Pike joined CBC Calgary as a reporter in 2018 after spending four years working as a print journalist focusing on urban issues and municipal affairs. You can find her on Twitter @helenipike.

Latest from Helen Pike

Plaza renamed to honour trailblazing Black Calgarian

A plaza with views of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, just outside of the Federal Building, has a new name: The Violet King Henry Plaza.

Perceived lack of enforcement is splintering public will to follow health measures, experts fear

Alberta's race against coronavirus variants in the coming months depends on the public's ability to follow public health rules, but some experts fear a continued lack of consequences for some protesting essential measures could cripple the province's pandemic response.

How can this Calgary intersection turn into a green park? There's history there

From the ground, Balmoral Circus looks like an intersection with touches of greenery around it but as the name suggests and aerial maps show, the historic Calgary design is a perfect circle.

Advocacy group says Alberta's tuition tax credit cut isn't a student issue — it's a provincial one

Student groups and education advocates say eliminating the tuition tax credit makes the province's post-secondary schools less attractive to students, who are already leaving Alberta in droves. 

Bearspaw residents urge Rocky View County to reject open gravel pit application — again

A gravel pit proposal in Bearspaw was denied in 1994, then again in 2010, and now Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. is hoping the third time is the charm, but nearby residents are opposed.

People in Granum have been without a post office for months and are looking for answers

The Canada Post outlet in Granum closed unexpectedly in October and the nearest mail run is a 40-kilometre round trip.

Calgary restaurant warns others to beware of a potential scam

N9NA's Kitchen general manager Karen Lloyd says she was targeted several times this month with emails asking for up to $1,500 in food that turned out to be a scam. The food was supposedly for heroic front-line workers.

Alberta's rat sightings doubled in 2020, but there's nothing to worry about

Albertans logged hundreds of rat reports in 2020, double a typical year, but it's not necessarily because more pests are scurrying around the province. 

Southern Alberta family asks for help to find rambunctious pet goat

Tinkerbell is a lot like a shadow — wherever her family goes, the little goat follows. But the Nigerian dwarf and Lamancha cross has gone missing now for the third time — and it's been two weeks, the longest Tink has ever been away from her family.

Calgary Transit ridership reaches decades low in 2020

Calgary Transit's ridership has plummeted, returning to levels the system hasn't seen in decades, falling $90 million short on revenue — thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.