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.

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What Canada's economy would look like if Alberta's recession never happened

"Strong Alberta, strong Canada" is a rare turn of phrase you hear from politicians of all stripes — and with good reason; the evidence bears it out.

How Alberta went from being one of the lowest-spending provinces on health care to one of the highest

The recent MacKinnon report puts it bluntly. "Alberta: We have a problem." It's a problem that's been decades in the making.

Break-ins are way up in Calgary's inner city, way down in many suburbs

Communities in a ring around downtown have seen a surge in residential break-ins this year, while many of Calgary's suburbs have seen a sharp decline, according to police data.

Driver of lifted truck with tinted windows who hit woman with dog still sought by Calgary police

Calgary police are renewing their call to the public for help in identifying the driver of a large vehicle who seriously injured a pedestrian in July and then fled.

New buses to run daily from downtown Banff to Moraine Lake during larch season

New transit service from Banff will make it easier for people wanting to visit Moraine Lake for the larch viewing season this year.

Calgarians who rent their properties on Airbnb could soon face new regulations

Calgary city councillors are supporting the development of a bylaw to deal with short-term rentals offered through services like Airbnb but the details are still being finalized.

Man critically injured in crash involving school bus, motorhome and semi near Fernie

Highway 3 just east of Fernie was closed Thursday afternoon because of a crash involving a school bus, a motorhome and a tractor-trailer in which at least one person was critically injured.

The greying of Calgary: 2019 census shows the city is becoming 'more like Winnipeg'

Calgary's population continues to grow, according to the results of the 2019 census, but the city is aging quickly as the number of births appears to have declined — rapidly — while the number of senior citizens has skyrocketed.

Alberta NDP call for firing after minister wonders if naloxone may be 'enabler' of opioid abuse

Alberta's associate minister of mental health is facing a call for removal from his job after comments he made about an opioid antidote. After an event Friday, Jason Luan told reporters that he had learned naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, has been used as a way to push the limits of opioid dosing.

Calgary e-scooters used nearly 10,000 times per day in August

The City of Calgary says its e-scooter pilot program has been seeing nearly 10,000 trips per day for the month of August, between the two companies licensed to provide the short-term rentals.

How many people now live in Calgary? Census results, usually out in July, won't be released until September

The results of Calgary's 2019 civic census are in — officially submitted to the province, as required by law — but they won't be made publicly available until Tuesday.

Canadians —​ and especially Albertans​​​​​​ —​​​​​​​ are buying fewer but larger vehicles

Albertans are buying fewer cars and trucks, according to the latest sales data from Statistics Canada, part of a broader national and global decline that one economist believes is linked to the rise in new transportation technologies.

Trans Mountain mobilizes workforce to start pipeline expansion, expects completion by mid-2022

The federally owned Trans Mountain Corporation said Wednesday it has issued "notice to proceed" directives to construction contractors, mobilizing the workforce it needs to expand the pipeline.

3 people dead in 'horrific' 10-vehicle crash in highway construction zone

Three people are confirmed dead in the fiery 10-vehicle crash in a highway construction zone that prompted an evacuation alert in southern Alberta on Tuesday.

Alberta faces 'mild recession in 2019' due largely to pipeline uncertainty, Conference Board forecasts

The Conference Board of Canada predicts that Alberta's economy will shrink by 0.8 per cent this year, in large part due to uncertainty regarding pipelines.