Tahirih Foroozan

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Tahirih Foroozan is a reporter with CBC Calgary.

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Black Prairies

How 2 young Black men bonded over their shared experiences in small-town Alberta

Baptist Abushaka and David Bowers grew up in separate towns, but shared the same experience.

Pandemic has seniors and caregivers rethinking continuing care

Given the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks continuing care homes, some are making the decision to keep loved ones at home.

Shift to online learning and lack of summer employment makes for unique start for university students

Mount Royal University associate professor Lori Williams says instead of doing research and writing for her courses and publications, this summer was completely devoted to redesigning her in-person courses for online.

911 took too long to respond to drunk driver, Calgarian says

Anthony Russell called 911 after seeing a driver he suspected was drunk, and alleges he was put on hold for five minutes and wasn't taken seriously before he was hung up on.

Calls for changes to police investigations gain more attention

Recent protests have put the treatment of Black, Indigenous and people of colour by police officers into the spotlight and one major issue that's received scrutiny is police investigating complaints against officers — sometimes within their own service.

After Calgary protest in his honour, what's next for Addai case?

Godfred Addai, a Black Calgarian who was punched and kicked repeatedly when he was arrested by police in 2013, has been waiting for justice.

Solidarity march for Godfred Addai draws over 100 to downtown core

The 32-year-old Black Calgarian was dropped off far from his home in the dead of winter by a police constable and then beaten by another officer in 2013.

Calgary zone sees 'unprecedented' spike in requests for COVID-19 test

The number of people requesting a COVID-19 test in the Calgary zone spiked to a new high this week. On Monday, July 13, Alberta Health Services reported an "unprecedented" 6,400 online referrals, following a week of higher than normal online requests.

'My hair is beautiful:' Calgary students call for inclusive cosmetology program

Some Calgary cosmetology students say people of colour aren’t represented in their curriculum and a petition is out calling for change.

Nearly-graduated nursing students fast-tracked into service after COVID-19 crisis cut practicums short

Nursing students who were only hours away from completing their programs will be aiding the fight against COVID-19 in Alberta.

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