Joel Dryden

Joel joined CBC Calgary in 2019 after working in print and video for a number of outlets in southern Alberta.

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Sudden Calgary daycare closure leaves parents scrambling

Parents are looking for answers – and a refund – after receiving news that their daycare would suddenly close indefinitely. 

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to campaign in Calgary on Saturday

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will spend one of his final stops in Calgary on Saturday night, making his second visit to the province of the election campaign.

Calgary activists call for next prime minister to end poverty

Whoever wins Monday's federal election will find a stack of postcards waiting for them with a direct request — to end poverty in Canada.

'It means a whole lot to me': Indigenous-led robotics team headed to international competition

After months of crafting, fine-tuning, experimenting and refining, a group of Canadian youth are getting set to showcase their robotic creations at an international competition in Dubai.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she is coming to Alberta

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will travel to Alberta after a series of appearances in the United States.

Calgary moves to cut cost of business licenses

Calgary business owners could see some extra change in their pocket should new changes be passed by council later this month.

Whooping cough cases spike in southern Alberta, officials say

Officials say 11 cases of whooping cough were confirmed in adults and children over the past week in southern Alberta.

Calgary councillor plans motion to ban handguns in city

A Calgary councillor says he will introduce a motion to ban handguns after the federal election, citing a need to respond to shootings in the city over the past year.

Potato processing plant opens in Lethbridge, will provide nearly 240 full-time jobs

A $430-million frozen potato processing plant in Lethbridge opened its doors Thursday and will bring nearly 240 jobs to the area.

Video reveals moment iPhones snatched from Apple Chinook Store

The entire incident happened within a span of two minutes, according to Carla Villeta, a student at Mount Royal University. A group of males entered the Apple Store at Chinook Centre wearing sunglasses and hooded sweatshirts and grabbed the phones.

'Our lives are forever changed:' Family mourns motorcyclist killed in Calgary crash

On a snowy Monday evening, dozens of family, friends and motorcyclists gathered to say goodbye to a man killed in a collision on Sept. 23.

After major Calgary snowfall, here's what roads the city will clear next

Calgary crews are working to clear the heavy snowfall that blanketed the city over the weekend, prioritizing roads with the highest volumes, including Crowchild Trail and Glenmore Trail.

Autonomous vehicle tested in Calgary with goal of mass deployment

No one was holding the wheel when a vehicle made its rounds recently in Calgary's northeast.

Hundreds of crashes snarl Calgary streets after heavy snow wallops city

Slippery roads and continued heavy snowfall have contributed to a number of collisions on Calgary roadways, police say, but the reported figure is fairly typical after a major snowfall.

Nearly a metre of snow expected to wallop areas of southern Alberta

Though southern Alberta was already covered in snow by early morning Saturday, Environment Canada says more is on the way — with some areas of the province potentially being pounded by nearly a metre of snow by Monday morning.