In a career that has taken him across the country, Doug is happy to be back in Alberta. With extensive experience as a reporter, anchor and producer in both news and sports he has enjoyed a full career that began in Medicine Hat before taking him to Saint John, Halifax and now to Calgary.
His career highlights include meeting and interviewing hockey great Jean Beliveau, and an exclusive interview with Brian Mulroney while he was Prime Minister. Doug also won a Can-Pro for a documentary.
When not on the prowl for a news story, you can catch Doug, furiously trying to keep up the pace set by his two young children, Anna and Leo, often on Calgary’s beautiful pathways. The Vaessen family loves to visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Saskatchewan, where they have cats and horses.
Alberta’s education minister is denying it, but every other candidate in Calgary Elbow is calling it electioneering – pure and simple. Continue reading →
Contemporary Calgary wants to transform the former planetarium into a major art gallery – a process that could take years and millions of dollars. Continue reading →
Small business owners are applauding a new provincial strategy designed to give them, among other things, a stronger voice in government. Continue reading →
For the first time in six years, a Cathay Pacific Cargo air plane landed at Calgary International Airport. Continue reading →