John Gibson

Reporter/Editor

John Gibson started out as a newspaper reporter before joining CBC Calgary 20 years ago, working as a 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.

Latest from John Gibson

At 'breaking point,' Alberta hospitality industry group asks province for clear path to reopening

The Alberta Hospitality Association is demanding clear guidelines from the province regarding when and how businesses that are closed or restricted due to the pandemic can expect to be allowed to resume normal operations.

'Train line to nowhere': Calgary and provincial government escalate war of words over Green Line LRT

The disagreement between city council and the provincial government over the Green Line LRT project is escalating with the chair of the project committee saying the province is making false statements.

Cenovus to cut up to 25% of combined workforce with Husky Energy after merger

The $3.8-billion merger between Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy will result in a trimming of the workforce by as much as 25 per cent, CBC News has confirmed.

2 Calgary lounges shut down over repeated COVID-19 infractions

Two restaurants in Calgary were recently ordered to close after provincial officials found recurring violations of the rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Alberta to pilot COVID-19 testing at border that could shorten quarantine time

Travellers entering Canada by land or air through Alberta will soon have the option of being tested for COVID-19 at the border — in a pilot project that could shorten quarantine times and is the first of its kind in Canada, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday.

'Dean of Nature' Gus Yaki, beloved Calgary naturalist, dead at 87

Legendary Calgary birder and naturalist Gus Yaki, who inspired countless people to learn more about the world around them, died last week.

Nenshi 'race card' tweet by W. Brett Wilson prompts boycott call from comedian Andrew Phung

Calgary-based comedian and actor Andrew Phung is urging non-profit organizations not to take donations from W. Brett Wilson and says he'll boycott any that do, after taking offence at a tweet from the Calgary philanthropist and entrepreneur that he called "terrible and offensive."

What to expect when restaurants, stores and hair salons reopen

The Alberta government's plan to take the first major step in relaunching the economy — as early as Thursday — has many people wondering exactly what's in store as restaurants, hair salons and retail shops cautiously open their doors after being shut for almost two months to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wild horse stuck in muddy bog is alive and kicking thanks to some determined rescuers

A young wild horse likely wouldn't have survived the night if a group of animal lovers hadn't stumbled across the filly struggling — and failing — to drag itself out of a two-metre deep mud hole.

Rare sighting of white grizzly a birthday treat for Canmore family

A Canmore woman and her family got a glimpse of a natural wonder on the weekend that very few people ever see — a white grizzly bear.

'It was mandatory': Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century due to pandemic

The Calgary Stampede will not go forward in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.
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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.

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