Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson is a web journalist at CBC Calgary. Like almost every journalist working today, he's won a few awards. He's also a third-generation Calgarian. You can follow him on Twitter @drewpanderson. Contact him in confidence at drew.anderson@cbc.ca. Signal contact upon request. CBC Secure Drop: www.cbc.ca/securedrop/

Latest from Drew Anderson

Days into classes, parents find peace with decisions despite anxieties

CBC News is following four families as they navigate the return to classes amidst a pandemic, and in this, the second instalment, the parents are no less concerned about the welfare of their children and all the pitfalls and benefits tied to their individual choices. 

Alberta lags behind as Canada adds jobs in August

While the rest of the country saw gains in employment over the past month, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, Alberta's employment numbers were little changed, and unemployment, while lower, remains the second highest in the country. 

It's official, Alberta classrooms no longer required to maintain 2-metre distancing

Schools in Alberta are no longer required to maintain two metres for physical distancing in classrooms, following a directive by Alberta's chief medical officer of health. 

Plenty of finger pointing, little transparency, in province's $2.1B crude-by-rail losses

The Alberta government is out $2.1 billion after unloading crude-by-rail contracts signed by the previous government, but the process and the reasons for the staggering loss are mired in secrecy. 

Stoney Nakoda taking province to court over approval of Fortress water sales

The Stoney Nakoda Nation is taking the Alberta government to court over its decision to allow Fortress Mountain Resort to sell water from its water licence allocation.

As schools prepare to reopen, parents share their hopes and fears

CBC News is following four families as they navigate the return to school in the midst of a global pandemic, tracing how the reopening impacts them before and during the return. First up, getting ready for school.

Why Alberta's COVID-19 numbers might be so high compared to elsewhere

Alberta has reported a higher number of cases of COVID-19 by population for much of the pandemic compared to the rest of Canada. 
Analysis

Opponents of Alberta's rapid-fire legislation turn increasingly to the courts

Legal challenges are piling up as the UCP government moves aggressively with a host of new laws.

Alberta man hit with $20,000 fine for obstruction of election commissioner investigation

Bhupinder "Roger" Sarna has been fined $20,000 for obstructing an investigation by Alberta's election commissioner.

Pincher Creek doctors to continue hospital work after town council intervenes, for now

Doctors in Pincher Creek have agreed to continue working in the local hospital for a further 90 days after the town council intervened and convinced them to stay. 

Alberta prohibition ended a century ago, except in one small area, where it ended just last month

When Prohibition ended across Alberta in 1923, a small pocket of southern Alberta opted to maintain the ban on alcohol. That came to an end recently, taking the affected communities by surprise.

Alberta bets on infrastructure spending, corporate tax cuts to spur recovery

Alberta will spend billions on infrastructure projects, cut its corporate tax rate, establish a new investment agency and introduce a series of targeted incentives for industry as part of a plan to restart its battered economy.
Analysis

The complexity and the urgency behind calls to defund the Calgary police

Behind the simple slogan is a complex argument that goes to the heart of systemic racism in Canada and beyond, and to the heart of how we treat people, based not only on race, but class and mental health. It is a dense mixture of forces that divides society into its silos. 

Design team for controversial Calgary arena unveiled

Local firm Dialog and global firm HOK have been chosen to build Calgary's controversial $550-million arena and event centre.
Analysis

Calgary's tough choices: Gamble on growth or gamble on retreat

Hit hard by the pandemic and the collapsed price of oil, Calgary will either have to find a way to pay for a vision of growth, or to tactically shrink in a way that doesn't bring down the house in the process. The city left behind could be drastically different.

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