WATCH from Feb. 16: Global News reporter Jill Croteau and photographer Nathan Luit join Global Calgary with details on their new podcast Off Script, which explores relevant news stories of the month.
At times, stories about Calgary and its people beg for depth, context and understanding. Global News Off Script endeavours to do just that.
Global News Reporter Jill Croteau and photographer Nate Luit refashion stories first broadcast on Global News in Calgary, customizing their storytelling for News Talk 770 radio.
Jill and Nate strive to shape and delve into the issues of today, drawing the listener in for stories that matter and highlighting the people that make a difference in our community.
With a country in the midst of an opioid crisis, desperate parents are doing all they can to keep their addicted kids clean and sober. One Calgary mom has created a program that parallels addiction.
She’s guiding her own teenage daughter, and other youth in recovery, to train for the race of their lives.
They tackle grueling triathlons while fighting their addiction demons and soon start to discover a potential that nobody thought they were capable of.
Watch below: This video shot and edited by Nate Luit captures youth in recovery and their coaching mentor triathlon training on the bike, in the water and on the running trails.
One Calgary mom brought her daughter back from the brink of addiction and is helping other youth in recovery. Continue reading
On a First Nation east of Calgary, there is a very deliberate intention to change the course for future generations. Continue reading
A Calgary veteran deserving of one final wish had his dream come true: to travel halfway across the world to meet part of his family for the very first time. Continue reading
A play that has become one of the most produced in the world is now coming to the stage in small town Alberta. Continue reading
A northwest Calgary church was packed Friday for a memorial service honouring a man nicknamed the “king of Kensington.” Continue reading
Cancer advocates, patients and caregivers are raising concerns over a decision by Alberta Health Services to remove a specialized spiritual care coordinator position at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Continue reading
Despite all the best intentions going into an open adoption, the birth mom often withdraws with the hope of a reunion later in life. Jill Croteau has part three of her Forever Families series. Continue reading
In Part II of Forever Families, Jill Croteau profiles the family of a Calgary resident whose four children—including a set of twins—are at the heart of an open adoption journey. Continue reading
A growing number of people are embracing the concept of open adoptions—in which the birth parent stays involved in the child’s life, even as he or she is raised by adoptive parents. Continue reading