Taylor Simmons

Digital associate producer

Taylor Simmons is a digital associate producer for CBC Calgary. She has a masters in journalism from Western University and has worked as a multiplatform reporter in newsrooms across Canada, including in St. John's and Toronto. You can reach her at taylor.simmons@cbc.ca.

Latest from Taylor Simmons

New program aims to teach high school students how to respond to an opioid overdose

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation, which provides CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training in more than 1,800 Canadian high schools, is now offering a opioids overdose response training program, which it hopes to rollout in high schools across the country.

Slow spring melt means Milk River farmers may avoid another summer of water shortages

A slow melting snowpack across the border means more water will be pushed through the Milk River later this season, avoiding a common irrigation problem experienced by 30 to 40 farming families in southern Alberta over the past few years.

Expanded BMO Centre taking shape on Calgary Stampede grounds

More than one year after the groundbreaking for the $500-million expansion of Calgary’s BMO Centre, the steel frame of the building is taking shape.

Calgary pet rescue organizations in 'crisis,' say city officials, with shelters at capacity

Calgary officials say animal welfare organizations across the city “are in crisis,” with animal surrenders up, adoptions down and many animals in need of care.

Jim (Bearcat) Murray, former Calgary Flames athletic trainer, dead at 89

Jim (Bearcat) Murray, who began his 42-year association with the Calgary Flames as its head athletic trainer, died Tuesday at the age of 89, according to the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation.

Ontario researchers choose Alberta's 'hailstorm alley' as site for 5-year study

Researchers at Ontario’s Western University are launching the Northern Hail Project in Alberta — a five-year study aimed at better understanding how hail forms, why it falls in certain areas and what can be done to mitigate problems caused by powerful storms.

'Who do you tell?': Former Mounties say shop talk, a listening ear critical to dealing with dark memories

The Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families, funded by Veterans Affairs Canada, launched a digital mental health awareness campaign about PTSD this week to highlight the challenges faced by Canadian Armed Forces members, RCMP members and their families.

Wildlife experts urge people to take extra caution as persistent snow keeps bears in valley bottoms

Wildlife experts near Canmore are warning about more bears than normal around the Bow Valley as persistent snow has forced some animals to forage for food closer to valley bottoms.

Founder of 'I Belong Bags' wants Calgary youth in crisis to stop packing belongings in garbage bags

In 2018, Tanya Forbes created I Belong Bags, a non-profit providing backpacks stuffed with comfort and personal care items — like blankets, books and toothbrushes — for children in crisis.

Meet Frank, the Boston terrier from Calgary competing at prestigious Westminster dog show

Frank the Boston terrier, 6, is looking to take home a ribbon for “best of breed” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on June 21.