Mark Harvey

Producer, Edmonton AM

Mark Harvey is a producer for CBC Edmonton's morning radio program, Edmonton AM. He's been a journalist for almost 30 years as a reporter, host and producer.

Latest from Mark Harvey

Alberta man with cognitive challenges given credit card, racks up $8,000 debt

An Alberta man with cognitive impairments racked up $8,000 in credit card debt, leaving his friend and advocate to ask how he was given the card in the first place.

Softball coach calls out league policy on transgender players, sparks national response

An Edmonton softball coach who raised red flags about his amateur league's approach to transgender players has prompted policy reviews at the sport's highest levels in Canada.

Edmonton's Rogers Place community benefits don't stack up to projects in other cities: critics

Rogers Place looms large behind Julian Daly, as he clips on a microphone for a media interview outside of Boyle Street Community Services at the edge of Edmonton’s downtown.

Review use of restrictive covenants in Alberta, urges planning prof

Albertans make greater use of a powerful legal tool to limit the future use of private land than other provinces do, and may be harming their own communities the process, says the head of the University of Alberta’s planning program.
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Dentist check-up bills of $901 leaves Alberta newcomer feeling 'ripped off'

Customers complain that the lack of a fee guide means Albertans are paying far more than other provinces for dental care.
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Vehicle buyers urged to be careful when dealers ask for deposits

An Edmonton woman says getting her $2,500 deposit back from a car dealer when the vehicle they wanted wasn't immediately available was 'exhausting.' But a spokesman for the dealership calls the incident a 'miscommunication.'
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Pension contributions of $54K denied worker, 77, because he's too old

As more Canadians work well into what was once considered their golden years, some could lose thousands in pension benefits every year, simply because of their age. 'I don't think it's fair,' Fred Hillier, 77, a residential work camp attendant in Alberta, tells CBC's Go Public.

Bank reconsiders, reaches deal with mystery shopper scam victim

A Sherwood Park man has reached an undisclosed settlement with his bank after being burned for more than $5,000 in a mystery shopper scam.
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Condo buyers left vulnerable under Alberta law

After five years of consultations on the Condominium Property Act, the resulting amendments - close to becoming law - will still leave homeowners vulnerable, say critics.
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Familiar shopper scam becoming increasing sophisticated

A man in Sherwood Park, Alta., is one of the latest victims of mystery shopper scammers who have likely ripped-off Canadians for millions of dollars this year alone.
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Impark issues fine to paid-up customer

An Edmonton man says Impark put an ticket on his windshield even though he’d paid and still had time remaining.
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Account holder claims bank accused her of fraud when she was robbed of $2K

An Edmonton woman says she notified her bank immediately after her wallet was stolen, but that a known fraudster was still able to call the bank three weeks later, change her account information and then transfer $2,000 from her account.
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Customer accuses Direct Energy of misleading sales tactics

A woman in Grande Prairie, Alta., accuses Direct Energy of using misleading sales tactics to trick her into a utility contract she had no intention of signing, and tells her story to CBC's Go Public team.
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AlarmForce service falls short of TV ad expectations, Edmonton couple says

An Edmonton couple says they counted on an AlarmForce security system to protect their home and possessions. But they say the company failed them exactly when they needed it.
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Auto movers' dispute causes Mazda owner to pay twice for same move

Ahmed Mohamed paid Ontario-based AutoMoves $1,250 to ship his Mazda 6 from Ottawa to Edmonton, but the move wound up costing him over $3,500 because of a money dispute between the company and its subcontractor.