Jade Markus

Digital journalist

Jade Markus is a digital journalist at CBC Calgary.

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50 Calgarians summoned from mall for immediate jury selection

Dozens of Calgarians were summoned for jury selection — immediately — during lunch hour at a downtown Calgary mall this week, invoking a rare law procedure imported from England. 

Calgarians feel financial squeeze, anxiety amid 'virtually impossible' rental market

Even though she’s called more than 30 places a month, Calgarian Rebecca Martin is struggling to find an affordable place to rent — and she's not alone. The city has an average vacancy rate of just one per cent for all property types, while there's been a nearly 29 per cent increase in rental prices since the beginning of 2022, according to Hope Street Management.

Calgary and area cleaning up after days of rain and wind

An Environment Canada rainfall warning for Calgary ended Wednesday — as the city closely monitors the city’s flood risk — though the city’s mayor is asking residents to stay aware of river levels. 

How a Lutheran and a United church ended up sharing Sunday service

One does communion with grape juice, and the other with wine, but for denominations in Brooks, Alta., sharing a Sunday morning service comes down to the things they have in common. 

'Are you sending an ambulance?' Neighbour says multiple calls made to 911 following dog attack

EMS response times in Calgary are under scrutiny following a dog attack that killed a senior in a northwest neighbourhood on Sunday.

Calgary needs more dementia-friendly spaces, advocate says

Calgary is lacking in dementia-friendly spaces, an advocate says, and her group is part of a new project trying to figure out what one could look like.

Fatal dog attack that killed senior leaves northwest Calgary community shaken

The neighbours of an 86-year-old woman who died after a dog attack Sunday in Calgary say they rushed in to help the woman moments after the attack, and held her while she waited half an hour for an ambulance. 

Travis Toews kicks off leadership campaign, announces 23 endorsements

Travis Toews officially launched his UCP leadership campaign in Calgary Saturday — and revealed he’s backed by 23 MLAs. 

Tragic start to Alberta's motorcycle season with 4 dead

Four Albertans died in motorcycle accidents last month — bringing attention to what a safety association is calling a frustrating and preventable issue. 

Calgary city administration unveils $87B climate plan

City staff rolled out Calgary’s proposed new climate strategy Tuesday. If implemented, the plan will cost taxpayers billions. 

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