Bryan Labby

Enterprise reporter

Bryan Labby is an enterprise reporter with CBC Calgary. If you have a good story idea or tip, you can reach him at or on Twitter at @CBCBryan.

Latest from Bryan Labby

From breakthrough to beat down, it could be 'ugly' for Justin Trudeau's Liberals in Alberta

In 2015, for the first time in nearly half a century, Calgarians elected two Liberal MPs. But you can mark it down as a blip in history, according to a Calgary political scientist.

Saving for your kids' education: A cautionary tale

What better investment could there be than investing in your children's education? But a Calgary family is warning others about the risks of a group RESP and how a decision to leave early could cost them thousands of dollars.

3 years and 236 concrete piles: Scenic pathway to reopen after hillside shored up but price remains a secret

A scenic section of the Bow River pathway in southeast Calgary will reopen soon after three years of work and 236 massive concrete piles to shore up the slumping hillside — but the city won't yet say what the project has cost.

'Stop building' hotels in Calgary, industry urges, as supply of rooms outstrips demand

All told, 2,600 new hotel rooms have been added to the city in the past three years, and 1,200 of those are less than a year old. 

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds ruling: City negligent in CTrain attack

Alberta's highest court has upheld most of a lower court's judgment in finding the City of Calgary liable for damages suffered by Kyle McAllister. He was attacked on the pedestrian overpass near the Canyon Meadows LRT station in 2007.

Spending on public, commercial, industrial projects slides in Alberta

Investment in non-residential construction projects in Calgary and Alberta is trending downward and that has some companies worried about finding work over the next few years.

Oilpatch feels 'crushed' as it moves one step forward, two steps back 

Frustration, disappointment, uncertainty and distrust. That sums up the mood of some oil and gas leaders after a tumultuous month that saw the re-approval of a controversial pipeline project and the passing of legislation seen as unfriendly to the industry.

Pregnant Calgary couple 'shocked' after demand for $10K upfront payment to cover delivery costs

A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child next month has no idea who will help deliver their baby or even where it will be born. It may not happen in Calgary, where they live, after a local obstetrician requested a $10,000 upfront payment for his services before the couple's first appointment.

Is climate change actually a 'climate crisis'? Some think so

A movement to change the language used to describe climate change is triggering a debate over whether it's time to report on global warming as a full-fledged "crisis" or "emergency."

Calgary's new $191M plan to ease business tax burden losing support

Calgary city council's new plan to help ease the tax burden on business property owners is already losing support.  Council is proposing a $191 million dollar tax cut, contingent on the province chipping in $60 million of that amount.

Proposed Springbank reservoir faces renewed, invigorated opposition

As the sixth anniversary of the devastating June 2013 floods in Calgary and southern Alberta approaches, the proposed Springbank reservoir is likely months away its fate being decided — and the government says it cannot commit to a project that hasn't been given regulatory approval.

Albertans eager to save some money with death of provincial carbon tax

Alberta premier Jason Kenney is set to pull the plug on Alberta's carbon tax. Bill 1, the legislation to repeal the tax, is set to be tabled in the legislature soon after today's speech from the throne.

Industry worries new Alberta government will cancel solar-power rebates

Alberta's solar industry lit up after the government started handing out millions of dollars in rebates for homeowners. The province's controversial carbon tax covered the cost of those incentives, but the tax is about to get axed, and possibly all those rebates along with it.

Former mortgage broker Brandon Antonini, convicted in multimillion-dollar investment scam, loses appeal

A former Calgary mortgage broker convicted after helping swindle real-estate investors out of millions of dollars in a bogus bridge financing scheme has had his appeal dismissed.

Calgarians sing the blues as bigger, heavier concerts bypass city

Big name acts are leaving Calgary out their Western Canada tour dates. The city's saddle-shaped concert venue can't support the growing weight of these shows and the elaborate equipment that's strung from the roof.