Hannah Kost

Online Journalist/Associate Producer

Hannah Kost is an award-winning journalist from Calgary, Alta. She joined the CBC in 2019 as an online journalist and associate producer.

Latest from Hannah Kost

Alberta young people weigh in on what's behind the COVID-19 spike in their generation

As people under 40 have begun to overtake the majority of new cases of COVID-19 in the province, two young Calgarians spoke to CBC News about what they think is behind the increase.

Public safety task force discusses gun violence, systemic racism

Calgary's community-based public safety task force met Thursday for its second meeting, and discussions reflected both its original mandate to combat gun violence as well as recently expanded directives to address systemic racism and discrimination.

Siksika First Nation officials urge caution as COVID-19 investigations quadruple

The Siksika First Nation now has 10 recorded active cases of COVID-19 and 258 people under investigation for the virus, according to updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Chief Ouray Crowfoot on Thursday.

Relaunch grant welcomed by 'decimated' businesses and non-profits but funding not enough, CFIB says

Small to mid-sized businesses, cooperatives and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 were able to apply for grant relief on Monday morning — but some are saying that while the support is certainly welcome, it won't be enough on its own.

Why the massive turnouts at anti-racism rallies might signal change to Calgary's protest culture

The sight of Calgarians repeatedly pouring into the streets by the thousands this week to march against racist injustice and honour victims of police violence might signal a broader cultural shift when it comes to protests in the city, an expert says.

Impatient gardeners mistaking trees for dead, digging plants up too soon, says expert

Spring has been delayed by a harsh winter, a gardening expert told the Calgary Eyeopener, and some Albertans are removing live trees and shrubs by mistake.

Baby boom adds 10 calves to bison population in Banff

A baby boom has nearly tripled the population of bison in Banff, and it's big news for the national park — it has resulted in the first made-in-Banff bison mother in more than 140 years.

New food bank for animals provides supplies for pet owners in need

A volunteer-operated B.C. initiative has come to Calgary with hopes to alleviate some stress for financially strapped pet-owners.

New envoy to U.S. confident he'll get Alberta's interests on radar in Washington

The Alberta government's new representative to the United States may have his work cut out for him.

Playgrounds reopening across Calgary but sports remain prohibited

Parents, rejoice: Calgary's playgrounds will be reopening earlier than expected, and just in time for a warm weekend.

Calgarians learn about speaking to sharks, stalking jaguars with Nat Geo host

National Geographic explorer and filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade has spent a lot of time with apex predators -- so much time, in fact, that he has learned to speak shark and decipher messages left in Jaguar scat.

Stylist says she's seeing a rise in DIY hair horror stories after quarantine

Barbershops and hair salons got the green light to reopen across most of the province on May 14, and some stylists discovered that during quarantine a few clients had taken matters — along with the scissors — into their own hands.

Banff mayor asks visitors to hold off — for now — as Alberta starts to open up ahead of May long weekend

Alberta's relaunch strategy started on May 14, but as the long weekend looms, the mayors of several tourist-driven towns are bracing for an influx of visitors from across Alberta. 

Hundreds turn out for contact-free, drive-in movie night in Redcliff, Alberta

The southern Alberta town of Redcliff found a way to stay connected as a community during COVID-19 — and captured a little nostalgia while they were at it.

The show must go on — albeit online — for Calgary theatre group's Blue Light Festival

A local theatre company is proving that even during the COVID-19 quarantine, the show can go on.