Ayesha Clough

Reporter / Editor

Ayesha Clough joined the CBC Calgary digital team in 2015. She got her start in print at the Vancouver Sun back in 2004. Since then, she has worked in TV, radio and web for the CBC, BBC News in London, and Al Arabiya in Dubai.

Latest from Ayesha Clough

Binge drinking rising at 'worrisome' rate in Canada, University of Calgary study finds

Some 20 per cent of Canadians are binge drinking — a trend that has been increasing in all age groups, but especially among young people, a study has found.

Top Halloween costumes for 2016, conjured up by 2 Calgary experts

There’s a frighteningly high chance you will see a Harley Quinn costume on Halloween this year. And if you don’t know who that it is, don’t worry, many of us in your CBC Calgary newsroom didn’t either.

Red Deer mayor calls for quicker action on cardiac cath lab for central Alberta

The mayor of Red Deer is adding her voice to growing calls on the province to provide life-saving treatment for heart attack patients in central Alberta. That's after a report showed that cardiac death rates are up to 70 per cent higher in central Alberta than they are in Calgary or Edmonton.

Danielle Black starts Indigenous filmmakers collective in Calgary

Danielle Black, a young Blackfoot woman, is starting up an Indigenous filmmakers collective in Calgary to help local filmmakers tell the stories of the city’s Aboriginal people.

Marijuana wasn't 'cash cow' for Colorado, Alberta's justice minister learns

Marijuana legalization in Colorado hasn't led to widespread criminal activity but nor has it been a "cash cow" for the state, says Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley after travelling there for a cannabis crash course.

Calgary man 7 months into challenge to meet new people every day

The "Talk 2 More People" project is a social experiment to get more Calgarians talking face-to-face.

Calgary firefighter wins bravery medal for daring avalanche rescue

Benoit St. Pierre had just finished a run down the side of Hero's Knob, a popular backcountry ski spot in Kananaskis Country, when he heard a thunderous noise. What he did next earned him a Medal of Bravery from the Calgary Fire Department.

Ram on the lam in Lethbridge is 'legendary' runaway sheep

"Anyone missing a ram?" As in animal, not Dodge truck. That's the question a Lethbridge College instructor asked after he found one while out mountain biking in a coulee.

SAIT celebrates 100th anniversary with giant cake and time capsule

SAIT marked its 100th anniversary in Calgary on Sunday with a giant seven-foot-tall birthday cake and by cracking open a time capsule from 1966.

Calgary mosque vandalized for second time in a week

The glass on the front door of the Ranchlands Mosque in northwest Calgary was smashed, officials said, following a similar incident of vandalism at the community's southeast Islamic centre last week.

Jim Prentice's plane crashed only eight minutes after takeoff, TSB says

The plane carrying former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others crashed only eight minutes after take off, killing all on board, the Transportation Safety Board said Saturday.

B'nai Brith wants Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall fired for allegedly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

A Jewish group is calling on the University of Lethbridge to fire a professor who it alleges is "well-known for using his academic credentials to deny the Holocaust and promote 9/11 conspiracy theories."

Province pays $3M to give Bedford House a permanent home

The province is spending $3 million to build a new halfway house for former prisoners in Calgary, which will be run by the John Howard Society.

Calgary students get peek into Canadian Space Agency's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

The Canadian Space Agency gave students in Calgary a peek into its joint mission with NASA to collect a sample of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth — in the hopes of uncovering “clues about the origins of life."

ConocoPhillips Canada lays off 300 employees in September

ConocoPhillips Canada will lay off 250 to 300 employees, mainly from its Calgary head office, starting this week.