Robson Fletcher

Reporter / Editor

Robson Fletcher joined the CBC Calgary digital team in 2015 after spending the previous decade working as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

Latest from Robson Fletcher

Calgary home prices edge up slightly but remain 4.6% below last year's level: CREA

Home prices in Calgary increased slightly in April after 10 previous months of declines, according to new numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Analysis

'We're hiring, constantly': How the tech industry figures into Calgary's future

In a city still hurting for jobs, some companies are hurting for workers. Here's what that means for the economy.

As Calgary looks to crack down on multiple Airbnb listings, data shows it's at the low end across Canada

As Calgary considers licensing fees that could apply to people who list multiple properties for short-term rent through services like Airbnb, an analysis of the popular website's listings shows most people who use the service in this city are still advertising only a single home.

New anti-ice coating makes ice cubes slip out of trays and could be used on car windshields, airplane wings

Canadian engineers have developed a new type of material that can be applied to different surfaces in order to make them almost repellent to ice.

An upside to Calgary's falling house prices

The dream of a detached home, complete with a yard and garage, is increasingly out of reach in some Canadian cities. Not Calgary.

Shamed in his dog's death, Jeremy Quaile took his own life

Jeremy Quaile's family doesn't draw a direct connection between his death and the death of his dog. But they question why he was charged, how his case was reported, and the way so many people rushed to judge him.

Report questions 12-hour shifts for Calgary police but officers 'really love' them

Police in Calgary typically work 12-hour shifts but a new report suggests that may be too long and proposes a "comprehensive review" of the deployment system.

Trio of world-renowned climbers missing and presumed dead in Banff avalanche

Three world-renowned climbers — Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer — are missing and presumed to have died in an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains.

Canmore climber believed to be 1st woman to summit a major subarctic peak in winter

Pascale Marceau and her partner, Lonnie Dupre, made to the summit of Mount Wood — some 4,860 metres above sea level — on March 11.

Calgary sees largest decline in house prices of 11 major Canadian cities

Prices for single-family homes in the Calgary metropolitan area declined for the ninth straight month in March, according to a regular analysis of real estate across 11 major markets in Canada.

Albertans appear willing to pay more for cannabis, now that it's legal

Data from Statistics Canada suggests this province saw one of the steepest increases in the average price of pot, post-legalization, when you include both legal purchases and those on the black market.

Here's how 2 guys from Alberta are selling $300K worth of canned air a year

Moses Lam and Troy Paquette are capturing, compressing and commercializing something most Albertans take for granted — fresh air.

Calgary Parking Authority raising monthly rates at downtown lots for 1st time in years

For the first time in years, the city-owned Calgary Parking Authority is raising its monthly rates at multiple downtown lots.

Calgary eyes extension for 100+ unopened cannabis stores whose permits could lapse as they wait for product

Calgary is looking to extend its normal deadlines for more than 100 cannabis stores that have been approved by city planners but have yet to open due to a shortage of legal marijuana in Alberta.

More than 40 Albertans went broke every day for the past year on record

More and more Albertans are unable to pay their debts, according to the latest data from Canada's Superintendent of Bankruptcy.