Robson Fletcher

Data Journalist

Robson Fletcher's work for CBC Calgary focuses on data, analysis and investigative journalism. He joined CBC in 2015 after spending the previous decade working as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

Latest from Robson Fletcher

Private proof-of-vaccine app Portpass continues to expose personal data even after relaunch and updates

Personal information belonging to more than 17,000 users of private proof-of-vaccination app Portpass is still unsecured and visible online — including, in some cases, photos of drivers' licences and passports — despite assurances from the company that its data-security problems have been fixed.

Calgary mayor-elect Jyoti Gondek won the most votes in all 14 of the city's electoral wards

The final count gave Gondek 176,344 votes and 45 per cent of the vote share, in total.

Instead of a coal mine, this Alberta mountain may now become a 'green energy complex'

An Australian mining company that had proposed a major open-pit coal mine in southwestern Alberta now says it may want to build a "renewable energy complex" on the site instead.
CALGARY VOTES 2021

Calgary's high-stakes, low-attention election is fast approaching

With so much going on lately — a contentious federal election, ongoing twists and turns in provincial politics, and the brutal fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — there hasn't been a lot of time or attention for people to spare.
Analysis

These charts show how much more often unvaccinated Albertans are being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19

Recent rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death among unvaccinated Albertans have been at least eight times higher — and as much as 60 times higher — compared to the fully vaccinated population, depending on which age range you look at.

More Albertans are in ICU with COVID-19 than ever — and it's expected to get worse

Alberta's fourth wave of COVID-19 has put the greatest strain on the province's health-care system to date, with about 200 patients now being treated in intensive care units and internal modelling suggesting the situation could get worse for weeks to come.

Albertans had highest rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to infection in major national blood survey

Albertans had a higher rate of COVID-19 antibodies due to a past infection than people in any other province, according to a major national blood survey conducted in early 2021.

Australian coal companies not giving up on southern Alberta mines in wake of Grassy Mountain rejection

The company behind the proposed Grassy Mountain coal mine says it is "reviewing its options" while two other companies with coal leases in the same area say they plan to continue with their own proposed mining projects.

Grassy Mountain coal project 'not in the public interest,' Alberta review panel says

A review panel for the Alberta Energy Regulator has denied the provincial application for the Grassy Mountain coal project, ruling that the project is "not in the public interest."

Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination rates tied to levels of formal education, data shows

An analysis of COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alberta suggests one socio-economic factor in particular is correlated to vaccine uptake: Education.

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