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.
The Calgary Fire Department said there were multiple reports that rafters were stranded or in the water due to sudden and unexpected damage to their rafts while on the Bow River. Continue reading →
Mayor Naheed Nenshi wants council to consider establishing an economic resiliency fund using a $30 million surplus. Continue reading →
City council passed a motion Monday calling for Ottawa to do more to help feed the hungry. Continue reading →
Calgary’s Peace Bridge, an iconic symbol of the city, is already showing signs of wear and tear. Continue reading →
A city committee voted unanimously to approve $34.1 million dollars Thursday to preserve Old City Hall. Continue reading →
Members of one of Calgary’s oldest communities, Chinatown, are uniting to form a business revitalization zone, in hopes of becoming a more vibrant part of downtown. Continue reading →
Those who ignore the rules, and toss recyclables in with the garbage will have to pay $170 dollars a tonne for items found headed to the landfill. Continue reading →
Honey, the canine investigator, joined fire fighters Sunday in reminding Calgarians about fire safety. Continue reading →
Generous contributions continue to help with the construction of the New Central Library. A 100,000-piece LEGO model of the building was revealed Saturday. Continue reading →
Delegates from around the world were given a uniquely Calgary experience Wednesday, as they floated down the Bow River during a trip for the Livable Cities Forum. Continue reading →
History buffs could soon own a piece of the old King Eddy, an iconic hotel in Calgary’s southeast that’s being used as part of a fundraising effort for the National Music Centre (NMC). Continue reading →
CALGARY — A homeowner fed up with people parking in front of his house has come up with a saucy – but unpopular – solution. Continue reading →
Like many neighbourhoods, Sunalta has it’s challenges – not the least of which is traffic. Continue reading →
After gaining unanimous support from city council to build Calgary’s first carless condo, developer Knightsbridge Homes unveiled a seven-foot tall Lego model of the N3 project Friday. Continue reading →
A self-described “thrill seeker” has posted video of himself climbing cranes in downtown Calgary on YouTube, which has spurred a warning from police. Continue reading →