Paula Duhatschek


Paula Duhatschek is a reporter with CBC Calgary who previously worked for CBC News in Kitchener and in London, Ont. You can reach her at

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Aeronautical engineer says planes pose less COVID risk than most indoor spaces

After a Calgary doctor filed a human rights complaint about the removal of mask mandates on airplanes, a Montreal-based aeronautical engineer says the risk of catching COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses is lower on planes than in most indoor spaces.

Calgary doctor files human rights complaint over removal of airplane mask mandates

A Calgary man has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission over the federal government’s decision to lift mask requirements on airplanes.

Some Canadian snowbirds say they're staying put this season

As many Canadian snowbirds get ready to head south for the winter, some are instead choosing to stay put. Among them are Ron Sweet and his wife, Margaret, who sold their place in Sun Lakes Ariz. last February after spending more than a decade’s worth of winters there.

Number of Calgary renter households growing faster than number of owners, says census

In the last decade, the number of Calgarians who rent their homes has grown more than twice as fast as the number of people who own them, according to new census data.

Calgary Archery Centre will hang up its bows in November

It’s the end of an era for the Calgary Archery Centre. After more than 25 years in operation, the centre is set to close at the end of November.

She started a Facebook group to make friends. Then, women started reaching out for help

Morgan Matheson started the Chestermere Women's Group to make friends. But during the pandemic, some women started reaching out through the group for help with domestic violence and related issues. It inspired her to start a non-profit women's crisis society.

Faced with labour shortage, this southern Alberta town turns to rural immigration program

Whether they’ve been in business for decades or just a few weeks, employers in Taber, Alta., say they’re struggling to hire staff. The town was recently approved to take part in a rural immigration program that some hope will help with the labour shortage.

New Alberta legislation forces owners to pay contractors on time

After years of industry advocacy, Alberta now has legislation to help contractors and subcontractors get paid on time.

Most Albertans did not support Freedom Convoy, University of Alberta survey suggests

A majority of Albertans did not support the goals of the Freedom Convoy, or the means protesters used to try and achieve them, a recent survey from the University of Alberta suggests.

If Sunshine Village wants to expand, it needs more employee housing, say local officials

Officials in Banff and Canmore say if Sunshine Village wants to expand, it needs to come up with a better idea of where it will house its new employees.