John Gibson


John Gibson started out as a newspaper reporter before joining CBC Calgary more than 15 years ago, working as a lineup producer with CBC Newsworld and later as the newscast producer for CBC Calgary News at Six. He joined the digital team as a reporter/editor in 2009.

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These restaurant hidden gems lurk behind Coca-Cola machines, bookcases and more

Want to go out for dinner and feel a bit stealthy doing it? There’s places for that in Calgary.

Alberta government's delay on cannabis vaping sales the wrong move, industry group says

The Alberta government’s decision to put the brakes on the sale of cannabis vaping products will simply drive people to unsafe alternatives available on the black market, the head of an industry group says.

Kenney's Fair Deal panel 'deja vu all over again,' says chair of 2003 committee

Premier Jason Kenney's Fair Deal panel recently has a very familiar ring to it in the mind of ex-provincial and federal politician Ian McClelland.

City of Calgary, Flames near deal on new arena

A negotiating team for the city has forged a "tentative agreement" with the Calgary Flames on building a new arena to replaces the NHL team’s aging home rink, a council member says.

Who's having babies — and when — has changed dramatically in Canada

The fertility rates of Canadian women have undergone a dramatic shift since the turn of the century, dropping among women under 30 and rising for those in higher age brackets, according to research released Thursday by a Calgary economist.

Alberta's economic growth to leap from last place in 2019 to country-leading in 2020: Conference Board

Alberta will see only mild economic growth in 2019 as the province continues to absorb the effects of oil production cuts and depressed energy investment, but the outlook is much rosier for 2020, the Conference Board of Canada says in a new forecast.

The last time it was anywhere close to this cold in Calgary in February was 1979

March looks set to come in like a lion in Alberta, and then just pretty much stay that way, if the experts are right.

Controversial convoy rolls back to Alberta as some wonder: Did the message get lost?

The United We Roll convoy is heading back west after a two-day protest on Parliament Hill to complain that the federal government's energy and environmental policies are hurting Alberta’s beleaguered oil and gas sector. Was it effective?

Alberta unemployment falls by a full percentage point to 6.3% — the largest drop in more than a decade

Alberta's unemployment rate fell by a full percentage point in November to 6.3 per cent as employment in Alberta grew by 24,000 jobs compared to October.

Alberta may buy rail cars to increase oil transport capacity

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government is continuing to push Ottawa to do more to facilitate transporting a greater volume of oil-by-rail until pipeline capacity increases and is considering buying trains to do it.

'No evidence' probiotics help children with intestinal infections, Calgary pediatrician's research finds

A pair of studies conducted in Canada and U.S. found that, despite the marketing claims, there’s no evidence that probiotics are useful in treating children with intestinal infections, says a Calgary pediatrician who led the Canadian research.

Order to stop Keystone XL construction shows urgent need to get Canadian oil to new markets, energy group says

A U.S. District Court judge in Montana put the $10 billion project on hold in a ruling issued late Thursday, saying the potential impact had not been considered as required by federal law.

2026 Olympics a chance 'to tell a different story about Calgary,' bid boss tells forum

Fresh from a marathon session at city hall, where she convinced just enough members of council not to kill the Calgary 2026 bid process, Mary Moran told a forum on Thursday that hosting the Games is an opportunity to reintroduce Calgary to the world.

5 Calgary restaurants make list of top 50 in Canada with vegetarian options

People in Calgary who like their veggies to be more than a side dish might already know that some of the country’s best vegetarian-friendly menus are being created right here in Cowtown.

Trans Mountain pipeline ruling strikes 'devastating' blow to Canada's global reputation, energy sector warns

A Federal Appeal Court ruling that halts construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a serious blow to the energy industry that will further deter international investment in Canada, business leaders warn.