Scott Dippel

Politics Reporter

Scott Dippel has been at CBC News for more than two decades across four provinces. His roles have included legislative reporter, news reader, assignment editor and national reporter. When not at Calgary's City Hall, it's still all politics, all the time.

Latest from Scott Dippel

City of Calgary wants to memorialize former residential school site

The short chapter of a Calgary site in the tragic history of Canada's residential school system will not be forgotten if the City of Calgary and Treaty 7 nations can agree on how to do that.

City of Calgary parks its Flaming C for all to see

The City of Calgary has parked its support for the Calgary Flames right out on the front porch during the team's trip to the NHL playoffs.

Federal government chips in $40M for Glenbow renovation

The federal minister of infrastructure confirmed on Thursday that the Trudeau government will contribute $40 million for the renovation of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

Real estate group wants city to pick up pace of downtown revitalization

The Calgary chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, wants to see more action on attracting people downtown and more emphasis on improving public safety.

City surplus has less money to allocate than previously thought

When members of city council left a meeting last week, some of them were pondering what to do with $147 million in uncommitted funds from last year's budget surplus. But by the weekend, they found out that figure is actually $105 million.

City of Calgary's investment portfolio earns $168M in 2021

Given that the city has $6.1 billion in that portfolio, it's a return of 2.06 per cent after management fees were paid. Inflation in Canada has topped six per cent so city officials attending the meeting were asked by committee members if the city is losing ground.

Calgary's parks wish list exceeds available money

City council will make decisions this November which new park projects will go ahead, funded by a special program created for that purpose.

Sen. Paula Simons suggests Alberta seek constitutional amendment to tax railway

It's not every day that Canada's Constitution gets amended. But that's exactly what's happened following a request from Saskatchewan to get rid of a long-standing tax exemption granted to Canadian Pacific Railway.

Work gets underway on removing underground utilities in way of LRT tunnel

Work begins this week in Calgary's Beltline neighbourhood to clear the way for construction of a Green Line LRT tunnel downtown.

Review of Saddledome's roof reveals concerns, mysteries

An engineering assessment on the condition of the roof of the Scotiabank Saddledome concludes there are issues with the aging structure, but also numerous unknown matters which require further exploration.