Taylor Simmons

Associate Producer, CBC Calgary

Taylor Simmons is a multi-platform journalist who's spent time in newsrooms across Canada, including in St. John's, Toronto and Calgary.

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Annual 'Buddy Up' campaign aims to get men talking about mental health

The Centre for Suicide Prevention created the "Buddy Up" campaign in 2020, which asks men to have conversations with their "buddies" to find out how they're doing and support them if they're struggling. 

Tribunal orders Town of Canmore to allow Three Sisters Mountain Village projects to move forward

A provincial tribunal has ordered the town of Canmore to allow two major development projects from Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. to proceed after council rejected them last year.

Calgary Reads will be dissolved this fall, but its story will live on

Calgary Reads just wrapped its most successful Big Book Sale ever this past weekend — with just under $475,000 raised — but the momentous news comes with a bittersweet announcement: the local non-profit will be dissolved this fall. 

Nursing, engineering, aviation among Calgary programs getting $85M boost from the province

The Alberta government will spend $84.6 million over the next three years to fund 3,000 new seats in popular programs — like aviation, quantum computing and health care — at six Calgary post-secondary institutions.

Meet the 2 Calgary women who earned Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards this year

Maddison Tory and Ye-Jean Park are both recipients of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. The scholarship is awarded to inspiring young humanitarians who emulate Fox’s courage and determination through volunteer work.

As Premier Kenney's leadership goes to a vote, Buffalo Party of Alberta emerges

As Premier Jason Kenney and his supporters await the results of a UCP leadership review, Alberta voters are also learning about a new provincial party — the Buffalo Party of Alberta.

Calgary council gives temporary reprieve to Shepard residents facing 40% hike in property taxes

Most Calgarians are facing a 3.6 per cent hike on their property taxes this year — that is, unless you live in Shepard, about 20 minutes southeast of the downtown, where residents are bracing for a 40 per cent increase.

Plans for former Greyhound bus station in Sunalta not coming until early 2023

Completed plans for the former Greyhound Station in Sunalta will have to wait. City officials told Calgary's infrastructure and planning committee Thursday that more time is needed to look at opportunities for the site.

Why naturalists are encouraging homeowners to keep their lawns 'messy' this spring

No Mow May is an initiative started by U.K. charity, Plantlife. It encourages residents to not mow their lawns during the month of May to help support the growth of native plants, which in turn, help pollinating insects.

Calgary couple unearths vintage bike licence in their 110-year-old home's garden

Gardening can require a lot of patience — sometimes taking weeks or even months to see the fruits of your labour — but one couple in Sunalta received an instant reward over the weekend, unearthing a small piece of Calgary's history.