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

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Despite cold snap, Calgary warming centres won't open until next month

Calgary has already experienced its first drop in temperature this winter, but the city's warming centres still won't be ready to launch for weeks to come.

Calgary police remove thin blue line decal from front of district office

A thin blue line sticker has been removed from the front of the Calgary Police Service's District Two office. The symbol was banned from police uniforms more than two months ago, a direction that the Calgary Police Commission says extends to buildings.

After losing their children to rare cancer, Alberta parents advocate for nationwide change

Gabriel Rey passed away after an 11-month battle with a rare childhood cancer. But his parents are still fighting for more research and treatment options in their son's name.

This Calgary youth basketball coach is helping more kids experience sport

After coaching youth basketball in Mexico, Angel Martinez wanted to do the same thing in Calgary. But realizing how expensive it can be for families, Martinez decided to volunteer his time and energy to make sport more accessible for every kid who wants to learn.

Drug traffickers targeting homeless Calgarians struggling with addictions, advocates say

Homelessness carries many challenges for those experiencing it, but advocates say the gaps in Calgary's social services are creating opportunities for drug trafficking networks to capitalize.

Calgary art exhibition celebrates Indigenous connections to land

The Land is Home project rotates exhibitions each season to bring recognition to local Indigenous artists while spurring conversations and connections with Treaty 7 nations.

Could a fatal glacial collapse happen in Alberta? It almost has.

After a deadly glacial collapse in the Italian Alps that killed at least nine people, experts want to see more done to prevent a similar disaster from happening in the Rockies.

Portrait of Siksika Chief Crowfoot symbolizes hope for future generations

A portrait of Chief Ouray Crowfoot, the fourth Chief Crowfoot of Siksika Nation, was unveiled Saturday night in Calgary. Crowfoot says the painting is a reminder of how far the Nation has come since Treaty 7 was signed in 1877.

No consequences after unauthorized thin blue line decal removed from marked Calgary police car

A controversial symbol has been removed from a marked Calgary Police Service SUV after questions from CBC News alerted the service to its existence, weeks after a direct order from the city's police commission to stop displaying the thin blue line on police uniforms.

Calgary Stampede parade is back with floats, bands and Kevin Costner

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Stampede parade is returning to the city's streets with 92 entries and more than 4,000 participants.