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.

Latest from Drew Anderson

2 more MLAs interviewed by RCMP in UCP leadership race investigation

Joseph Schow and Jordan Walker join six others who have been interviewed by the force in relation to the 2017 leadership vote that faces allegations of voter fraud and irregular campaign contributions.

'Kamikaze' Alberta UCP leadership candidate fined $70K for irregular donations

Former United Conservative Party leadership hopeful Jeff Callaway has been fined $70,000 for irregular campaign contributions during the 2017 race in Alberta.

Once controversial, affordable housing project in old hotel set to open with community support

Centre 4800 was met with fierce opposition when it was first announced, but now the local community association is "cautiously optimistic" and the Drop-In Centre is preparing to welcome clients to its new affordable housing project.

Court rejects developer's appeal after controversial RV park slashed in size

The Alberta Court of Appeal says Paradise Shores must abide by a ruling that reduced the number of sites allowed on the property from 750 to 168.

5 Alberta cabinet ministers have now been interviewed by RCMP in voter fraud probe

CBC News has now confirmed that five ministers, all from the Calgary region, have been interviewed about allegations of voter fraud in the 2017 UCP leadership race that elected Jason Kenney.

Arts groups left with 'grounded paranoia' over possible funding cuts after grant changes

Arts organizations are suddenly being left in the lurch as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts changes the way it doles out money due to uncertainty around the Alberta government's expected fall budget.

Energy and Trudeau on the menu as Andrew Scheer flips pancakes in Calgary

On Thursday, it was Alberta Premier Jason Kenney standing side-by-side with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, to flip pancakes, and Saturday morning, it was federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's turn at the griddle, cowboy hat and all. 

A peek into cupboards can reveal a world of plastic problems

Examining the packaging and the products in your cupboards can be a first step in evaluating shopping habits and making changes that reduce your ecological footprint.

Alberta to spend $2.5M on public inquiry into 'foreign-funded special interests'

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will spend $2.5 million on a provincial inquiry into "foreign-funded special interests" and their campaigns to stop development in the oilsands. 

RCMP questioning of 2nd cabinet minister leads to heated exchange in Alberta legislature

News that a second Alberta cabinet minister has been questioned by the RCMP in an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the United Conservative Party leadership race led to a testy exchange, and dodged questions, in the legislature on Wednesday.

3 years on, city can't pinpoint source of fecal contamination in Elbow River

For three years now, the City of  Calgary and Alberta Health Services have issued warnings to those who want to dip, plunge or splash in the Elbow River, but the source of the fecal contamination remains a mystery. 

Alberta's infrastructure minister questioned by RCMP in voter fraud investigation

Alberta's minister of infrastructure was interviewed by the RCMP on June 23 as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race. 

Bill Morneau tells Calgary crowd he understands anxiety over shift to low-carbon future

With a pro-oil protest humming outside, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a Calgary business crowd on Wednesday that he understands how the shift to a low-carbon future can be a source of anxiety. 

In prelude to war room, Alberta's energy minister targets media outlets

Letters to Politico and National Geographic are examples of what could be expected as the Alberta government steps up its aggressive style in supporting the oil and gas sector, but some question the approach.
Analysis

Behind the bluster of Calgary's great tax debate, 2019 edition

Finger-pointing, protests, calls for city council to be fired and close-up photos of tax bills have been the defining moments of Calgary's great tax debate, 2019 edition. But there's complexity behind the scenes that eschews easy blame and bluster.