Dave Gilson

Dave Gilson is a reporter at CBC News Calgary. You can tweet him @CBC_DAVE.

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YYC sets all-time record for travel numbers in 2018

The Calgary International Airport says the number of passenger trips in and out of the terminal topped 17.3 million in 2018, the highest it's ever seen.

'I dragged him away from the fire': Homefront heroism and a tragic crash by a prairie school

The sputtering of the biplane's engine was the first sign of trouble as it roared low past a one-room schoolhouse in the Prairies that morning in 1941.

Now 95, Canada's last Dambuster veteran honoured by portrait

Fred Sutherland of Alberta served in the air force squadron that took out several of Hitler's water reservoirs during World War II.

'Evil crab grass on steroids' moves into Alberta

Officials here say it's unclear how long Phragmites australis has been in the province, but they've pinpointed more than a dozen small stands within an area stretching from the southern grasslands to the Peace Region.

Cases of dogs made sick by cannabis seem to be on rise, Calgary vet says

With the country-wide legalization of marijuana just months away, veterinarians are raising concerns about the number of cannabis-related cases showing up at animal hospitals.

Theft woes fuel Gasoline Alley business watch group

Some businesses just south of Red Deer, Alta., are hoping a new community initiative will help cut down on property crime along the busy commercial strip.

Study looks at whether exercise can help manage celiac disease

Some University of Calgary kinesiologists have launched a new study to look at how exercise can help people with celiac disease manage some painful side effects.

'We can't find them all': Outreach team works to help homeless Calgarians camping in the cold

As a bitterly cold wind cuts through a stand of trees near a southeast Calgary industrial park, the Alpha House Encampment Team finds Dany Moffett riding it out in his small tent, wrapped in a cocoon of old sleeping bags.

Rising rural property crimes prompts Delburne to create watch group

The Village of Delburne is working with local residents and businesses to create a new rural crime watch association out of concerns about the rising property crime rate.

Calgary's hot spots for parking tickets

A CBC Marketplace investigation into parking ticket trends in six cities across Canada has revealed that city-operated parkades here in Calgary are ticket hot spots.

Snow puts kink in harvesting plans for some southern Alberta farmers

The recent Alberta snowfall has put a temporary halt to a lot of harvest plans in rural areas across the province as farmers are forced to wait for warm weather to dry swathed and standing crops.

Calgary club blows past fundraising goal for Confederation Park ski trail

A Calgary-based cross-country ski club says it has dodged a bullet and raised enough money to build and maintain a public trail at the Confederation Park Golf Club, as word comes that WinSport will be removing a two-kilometre trail at Canada Olympic Park to make way for new development.

Kananaskis trail guide author could spend 7 years revising books, thanks to 2013 flood

A well-known Alberta trail guide author says she has a lot of revision work ahead of her, thanks to damage related to the 2013 flood.

Calgary flight training school sees value in new China deal

The Calgary Flying Club is training its first class from China after a five-year deal was struck to generate more commercial pilots as demand heats up in that country’s aviation sector.

Using rebar to slow riverbank erosion poses safety hazard for rafters, Alberta biologist warns

Recent problems with rebar puncturing rafts in the Bow River has a former government biologist voicing safety concerns about the practice of using concrete rubble and rebar to protect riverbanks from erosion.