John Gibson


John Gibson started out as a newspaper reporter before joining CBC Calgary 20 years ago, working as a producer with CBC Newsworld and later as the newscast producer for CBC Calgary News at Six. He joined the digital team as a reporter/editor in 2009.

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UCP threatened on 2 flanks as NDP leads and support surges for Wildrose Independence Party, poll suggests

A new poll suggests Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party is running 11 points behind the NDP while a new threat is emerging on the right as support for the Wildrose Independence Party surges to 20 per cent.

Injunction granted against 2nd rodeo protesting Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions

A judge in Calgary has granted an injunction for Alberta Health Services to block a weekend rodeo that was planned in protest of COVID-19-related public health restrictions, dismissing the organizers' argument that it would be a political rally. 

Calgary's controversial new blueprint for growth to be voted on Monday

A 131-page document called the Guidebook for Great Communities, set to be given a final yea or nay at Calgary City Hall on Monday, has been stirring up a lot of debate.

Albertans want Ottawa to fight for Keystone XL while most Canadians ready to move on, poll suggests

While two-thirds of Canadians believe the new U.S. president's cancellation of a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion is bad for Alberta, most outside that province and Saskatchewan believe it's time to move on, a new poll suggests.

At 'breaking point,' Alberta hospitality industry group asks province for clear path to reopening

The Alberta Hospitality Association is demanding clear guidelines from the province regarding when and how businesses that are closed or restricted due to the pandemic can expect to be allowed to resume normal operations.

'Train line to nowhere': Calgary and provincial government escalate war of words over Green Line LRT

The disagreement between city council and the provincial government over the Green Line LRT project is escalating with the chair of the project committee saying the province is making false statements.

Cenovus to cut up to 25% of combined workforce with Husky Energy after merger

The $3.8-billion merger between Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy will result in a trimming of the workforce by as much as 25 per cent, CBC News has confirmed.

2 Calgary lounges shut down over repeated COVID-19 infractions

Two restaurants in Calgary were recently ordered to close after provincial officials found recurring violations of the rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Alberta to pilot COVID-19 testing at border that could shorten quarantine time

Travellers entering Canada by land or air through Alberta will soon have the option of being tested for COVID-19 at the border — in a pilot project that could shorten quarantine times and is the first of its kind in Canada, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday.

'Dean of Nature' Gus Yaki, beloved Calgary naturalist, dead at 87

Legendary Calgary birder and naturalist Gus Yaki, who inspired countless people to learn more about the world around them, died last week.