Dan McGarvey

Journalist

Dan McGarvey is a mobile journalist covering all kinds of stories from northeast Calgary for web, radio, TV and social media, using only an iPhone and mobile tech. You can email story ideas and tips to Dan at: dan.mcgarvey@cbc.ca or tweet him @DanMcGarvey

Latest from Dan McGarvey

Newcomer parents seek education on bullying following high profile Calgary cases

Families new to Canada say they want to be better informed about bullying following several high-profile cases in the city involving immigrants and refugees.

Tens of thousands of Muslims mark Eid in Calgary

Muslims across Calgary are celebrating Eid, the three-day festival that marks the end of a month of fasting.

'Nobody knows whose kid is going to be next': NE Calgarians call for action on gang violence, drug trade

Hundreds of Calgarians from the city’s Indo-Canadian community took to the streets in Martindale Sunday evening to highlight concerns around gang violence and drugs in their community.

Northeast Calgary communities get first skatepark

Northeast Calgary will get its first skatepark this summer, giving kids and adults there the chance to give the sport a try. 

Mental health program's success highlights need for services for new Canadians

A program to help immigrants in Calgary tackle mental health and addictions issues is well on the way to proving its success but needs funding to make sure it doesn’t meet the same fate as others in Canada.

Few details offered on CBE school bullying review as another Calgary mother calls for action

The Calgary Board of Education continues to offer few details of a promised independent review into bullying at its schools, as more complaints and stories from concerned parents continue to surface.

'We could be next': Calgary Mosques step up security over Ramadan in response to terror attacks

Mosques and Muslim organizations in Calgary are stepping up security over the holy month of Ramadan in response to high-profile terror attacks which have left some feeling uneasy about gathering to pray.

Origami used to combat screen time and strengthen communities in Calgary

Mohammad Alam, a teacher by profession, is using the ancient art of paper folding to bring his community together in northeast Calgary.

'All the bullying kids are in the happy world and the bullied kids are in a sad world'

Bullies cut off some of a girl's hair at recess. Hit a girl with a stick on her private parts and cut her. Pushed kids. Called them "ugly." Criticized their black skin. These are just some of the complaints surfacing at a northeast Calgary school already dealing with a bullying crisis following the suicide of one of its young students.

Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide

The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

First-time voters look forward to making their voices heard in provincial election

Albertans have been hitting the polls in record-breaking numbers so far this provincial election, with many voting for the very first time in their new country.

23,000-sq.-ft. farmers market announced for New Horizon Mall

A new farmers market has been announced as a second anchor tenant at the New Horizon Mall just north of Calgary.

Northeast Calgary voters highlight mixed bag of election issues

Northeast Calgary voters say the biggest issue in that quadrant of the city this election is jobs.

Calgary Muslims unite to launch anti-racism task force

Calgary’s Muslim community is joining forces to establish a new task force that will work to address racism and hate in the city and beyond.

Friends, strangers rally to help Syrian family of 6 kids with ailing parents

Friends and supporters of a struggling Syrian family living in northeast Calgary are racing against the clock to raise money to help them.