Jo Horwood

Jo Horwood is a CBC News video journalist based in Calgary. She spent her internship at CBC News Network in Toronto and previously worked at CityNews Calgary while wrapping up her broadcast media studies degree at Mount Royal University. If you want to shine a light on a story you think is important, contact her at

Latest from Jo Horwood

Got that summertime sadness? You're not alone

Although it's usually thought of as a winter condition, seasonal affective disorder can also impact a person's mental health in the hotter months. But the lack of awareness around the summer variety means less research, and less understanding of its causes.

Climate change motivates young people to look for sustainable careers

As employment in the energy sector diversifies, young people are trying to keep up with a changing job market. And some are focusing on sustainability, not only to help the environment, but as a safer bet for their careers.

Beach volleyball players aim to spike some changes to Pumphouse Park

The new design for Pumphouse Park would remove the beach volleyball courts, but players who use them say they weren't adequately consulted during city's engagement process.

Canmore cross-country skier wants Canada Winter Games debut to inspire young girls

Sabine Comeau wants to use her success as a way to inspire young women to stay in sports. She also wants to raise awareness of what participation can bring to their lives.

She was abandoned as a baby. Years later, her story inspired a performance

Judite Vold was adopted by a Canadian family after being abused during her early childhood in an orphanage in her birth country of Haiti. Her story is being shared as a performance told through music, dance and poetry.

Calgary robotics team to show off frisbee golf robot at national tournament

Whirring motors and clattering tools are the first sign that this isn't your average after-school program. 

Goalie friends on Team Alberta show off new helmets ahead of Canada Winter Games

New helmets for the three goalies show off their pride to represent Alberta, and the friendship they've found through sport.

Social media anxiety, community expectations among mental health stresses for students

University coursework is just one of the many pressures post-secondary students contend with on campus.

Facing rising food and housing costs, Calgary students support each other

The high cost of living is affecting many Canadians, and the squeeze is especially tight on post-secondary campuses. Students want to see more done to help, but in the meantime, they're creating solutions for themselves.

Teen entrepreneur uses childhood illness as launchpad to help other Black girls and women

A young girl's battle with sickle cell disease inspired a range of products that's now helping other Black women and girls maintain and protect their hair.