David Bell

Web Journalist

David Bell was the first graduate of Mount Royal University's Bachelor of Communication in Journalism program in June 2009. He has worked full time ever since in print, radio, television and now online. As a Video Journalist based in Moncton, N.B., his work was regularly featured on a national news channel. He brought that experience to the CBC Calgary digital team in 2015.

Latest from David Bell

Calgary man paints his way to Dragons' Den

A Calgary parking lot line painter made it to the season finale of the Dragons’ Den and says regardless of the outcome, it was worth the experience.

'Universal language': This Calgarian from Syria is using music to bridge communities

Aya Mhana arrived in Calgary about 3½ years ago from war-torn Syria. Today, she’s just about to launch a four-track album of music she hopes will connect those two worlds.

Crisis a day keeps focus away: Did Albertans give UCP a mandate for all this?

Did the UCP campaign on replacing the RCMP with an Alberta police force, pulling out of the Canada Pension Plan, significant cuts to education and health care, a private member's bill that could affect access to abortion and firing the election commissioner after more than $200,000 in fines were issued related to their own leadership race?

Deerfoot Trail drive you mad? Feedback open houses start tonight

Do you have some amazing feedback you are just aching to give city planners about the future of the province’s busiest road, Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail?

Violence against women intensifies with more chokings, more weapons: Calgary shelter

A service agency says it’s seeing a disturbing jump in the number of women facing extremely dangerous situations.

Homes sit empty as Habitat for Humanity struggles to find qualified families

Habitat for Humanity is having trouble finding a family who qualifies for one of its homes in Okotoks.

Northwest Calgary house fire draws 2nd alarm early Monday

A house fire in the northwest community of Citadel had the fire department responding with a second alarm, early Monday morning.

When a scammer calls: Calgary police offer advice on how to handle latest phone tricks

Calgary police have some simple advice to potential victims of scams by phone: Just hang up.

6,000 fewer injuries when bodychecking pulled from some bantam hockey: study

A University of Calgary researcher says thousands of injuries — including concussions — could be avoided nationally if bodychecking were fully eliminated in non-elite bantam hockey, ages 13 and 14, but in the opinion of a seasoned hockey coach, it was a mistake to remove contact at the younger peewee level.

From surrender to crop saver, rescue dog sniffs out invasive disease in canola fields

Two dogs from New Brunswick are now trained to find a destructive root disease in Alberta canola fields — one was a hyperactive surrender dog that may have had a hard time finding a new home.

Calgary team shoots to NASA competition finals with app that tracks rogue asteroids

Three University of Calgary engineering students have created an app that allows anyone to track rogue asteroids and comets, and a competition put on by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), likes what they see.

Warmer, wetter, wilder weather a preparedness opportunity, says senior climatologist

The weather in Alberta is getting more intense but we can be prepared for it, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada says.

$4.7B in lost labour from opioid deaths has researcher considering career change

An economics student who spent the summer bean-counting the cost of lost labour to the Canadian economy from opioid overdoses, says he’s seriously considering an additional career path after seeing the numbers on paper.

These Calgarians built a Game Boy nearly as tall as they are and scored for sick kids

They wanted to stir childhood memories to increase donations, so Calgary gamers Andrew Smith and Curtis Braham went big.

WWII Hawker Hurricane lands at Calgary museum

More than 1,400 Hawker Hurricane fighter planes were built in Canada for the British during the Second World War.