John Gibson

Reporter/Editor

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.

Latest from John Gibson

Politicians spar over Energy East as NEB suspends pipeline review

Alberta’s energy minister is vowing to stand with TransCanada in the fight to get Energy East even as the Calgary-based company moves to suspend its application in view of the national regulator’s new, more wide-ranging review process.

Balls of bitumen: Calgary breakthrough could bypass pipeline problem, researcher says

A Calgary engineer thinks an invention he stumbled upon in the laboratory could transform the way Alberta gets its heavy oil to market.

Car 0, grizzly 1: Bear survives without even a limp in crash that totals vehicle

A grizzly that was struck by a car travelling at about 100 km/h in Alberta doesn't seem to have suffered any lasting injuries, says the ecologist who later captured the bear to check him out.

'Don't operate anonymously,' Nenshi tells Save Calgary political group

Naheed Nenshi says the group behind a billboard and social media campaign targeting him and four other council members before the Oct. 16 municipal election should not operate under a cloak of anonymity.

Verdant Creek wildfire doubles in size to 11,000 hectares as crews set up command centre at Sunshine Village

The Verdant Creek wildfire burning out of control just across the Alberta border has more than doubled in size this week to cover an estimated 11,000 hectares.

Poll suggests Alberta's new United Conservative Party in majority government territory

The new United Conservative Party would form a majority government in Alberta if an election were held today, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Sunshine Village closes again and park evacuated as Verdant Creek wildfire grows

Parks Canada has ordered Sunshine Village to shut down operations again after the Verdant Creek fire burning south and west of the resort crept closer on Sunday.

Alberta's net debt to quadruple to $44B, Conference Board of Canada predicts

The province risks getting mired in deficit and debt unless it does something to boost revenue, cut spending and stop pinning its hopes on rebounding oil prices, according to a report released Wednesday.
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Hungry bears and busy beavers: Alberta photographer captures animals in their elements

This is a busy time of year for Alberta's wild animals as they emerge after the long winter — even if we don't get to see most of the action. But with skill, patience and some long lenses, nature photographer Rick Price recently snapped these great shots of beavers in Hinton and bears in the mountain parks.

11 most expensive homes for sale in Alberta offer unusual amenities

Still hunting for that perfect house to buy, but everything on the market seems to lack one of those must-have amenities … like a hockey rink, or servant’s quarters large enough for your staff? This list should help.

London bridge terror attack victim Christine Archibald recalled as 'gentle soul' by former Calgary boss

Christine Archibald, the Canadian woman who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack on the weekend, was a gentle soul with a depth of sensitivity that made her a great social worker, her former Calgary boss recalled Monday.
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Girl who lost mother to cancer shaves cherished locks as brother battles same disease

A Calgary girl who lost her mother to cancer wept as she shed her cherished long blond hair in a show of solidarity with her teen brother — who's now also battling the disease.
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Scorpion stings Calgarian after falling on his head from plane's overhead bin

A Calgary man says he's looking for some kind of compensation from United Airlines after a scorpion dropped on his head from an overhead bin and stung him while he was enjoying his lunch in business class.
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Radon gas at dangerous levels in 1 in 8 Calgary-area homes, study finds

Deadly radon gas was found at unacceptably high levels in one out of eight homes in the Calgary area, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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Newfoundlander saved by Calgary girl's heart joins hockey fundraiser to mark late teen's legacy

A Calgary teen who died four years ago and donated her organs was remembered on Tuesday with a hockey game — and one of the players was the young man who received her heart.