Dave Dormer

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Dave Dormer joined CBC Calgary in May 2016. A graduate of the SAIT photojournalism program, Dave has worked in print and television newsrooms across western Canada. Story ideas can be sent to dave.dormer@cbc.ca

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'It belongs on House of Cards': Political rivals question Kenney's credibility after document leak

Alberta deputy premier Sarah Hoffman and Premier Rachel Notley both accused United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney of lying and questioned his ability to lead the province one day after CBC News obtained documents showing co-operation between the Kenney and Jeff Callaway campaigns during the 2017 UCP leadership race. 

Kenney pledges to save province $200M by privatizing AHS laundry service

UCP leader says public sector unions will be able to bid on the contracts, “but putting taxpayers through the wringer, just to maintain a government-run monopoly on laundry is just plain dirty, and it certainly won’t leave taxpayers feeling April fresh.”

Calgarian mourns World Food Programme colleagues killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

“They were all passionate about reaching zero hunger or passionate about women's rights and getting kids in school and inclusion and things that really are troubling in the world right now."

'Part of our history': Dinny the Dinosaur to undergo $200K makeover

An icon at the Calgary Zoo since being constructed in 1935, it's made of hand-pressed concrete and is the last remaining structure from the original Natural History Park, which was the first of its kind in North America.

2-train derailment in southeast Calgary caused by 'human error,' says CP

There is no word yet on the number of cars involved or what they are carrying.

Railway companies appeal ministerial order by Transport Canada issued after fatal crash

The order says trains must apply handbrakes during emergency stops on all grades over 1.8 per cent.

Saddle up: 2019 Grey Cup Festival in Calgary will feature first-ever rodeo

The festivities get started on Nov. 20 with the Tim Hortons Kickoff Party, which will mark the official arrival of the Grey Cup trophy.

Security alert leads to dramatic pursuit of stolen pickup near Sundre

When family members used their vehicles to try to block thieves who stole a truck from a rural property near Sundre, Alta., they say the driver pointed a sawed-off rifle at them.

Calgary Zoo hopes to impregnate panda in next few weeks

Hormone levels in blood and urine will be checked daily and animal care specialists in Calgary will consult with panda reproductive specialists in China to determine the best timing for possible artificial insemination.

'These hoses tend to freeze up fairly quickly': Calgary firefighters battle house fire and the cold in Dover

Crews arrived at the home in the southeast community of Dover just after 6:30 a.m., when temperatures were in the range of –21 C.

'I'll probably be a little emotional': Flames retire Iginla's iconic No. 12

The Calgary Flames retired Jarome Iginla's iconic number 12 in a ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. MT at the Saddledome on Saturday.

Wind chill forecast of –45 prompts extreme cold warnings for all of Alberta

Environment Canada says temperatures are expected to drop to a low of –29 C in Calgary and Edmonton on Friday night, while it could dip to –30 C in Red Deer.

Calling all Calgary foodies: The YYC Food and Drink Experience is set to launch

After the demise last fall of The Big Taste — a 10-day festival in March that saw participating restaurants offer fixed-priced menus for lunch and dinner — a new event is taking its place.

Calgary country musician performs impromptu duet with rapper Afroman

Devin Cooper was busking at Calgary International Airport when rapper walked up and asked to sing.

UCP calls on ethics commissioner to probe NDP press conference at Lethbridge hospital

The United Conservative Party is calling for an investigation into an NDP press conference held at a Lethbridge hospital, accusing Rachel Notley of committing an "unethical abuse of public resources" and violating Alberta Health Services policy.