Christa Dao joined the Global Calgary team in October 2017.
Before coming to Calgary, she spent nearly two years at Global Regina. And before that, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Toronto, Vancouver and a brief military exercise at CFB Wainwright.
She has covered many major stories in Saskatchewan including Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal visit, the resignation of Premier Brad Wall, Regina’s worst drought in 130 years, and the tragic first-degree murder of Hannah Leflar.
One of her most notable moments was when she and a photographer were sent out of town to cover a story and the two of them weathered a blizzard to get it. They ended up being stranded for three days.
Alberta is Christa’s fourth province that she now calls home. Originally from Vancouver, she is thrilled to be back near the mountains and forests. She is a rookie Rubik’s Cube solver and wannabe dog owner. When she’s not chasing stories, she’s on the hunt for the best phở in the city.
It has been four days since a building fire in Calgary’s Bridgeland neighbourhood sent 23 residents out of their home, with no timeline on when they can return. Continue reading →
Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu said he will be raising the coyote issue next month — asking staff to partner with University of Calgary researchers to look at deterrents other than hazing. Continue reading →
Two people are in hospital, with one of them in serious life-threatening condition, after a serious crash on Stoney Trail, near Country Hills Boulevard. Continue reading →
It has taken eight years but a century-old steam locomotive has finally made the two-day trek from Prince Albert, Sask., to Mossleigh, Alta. Continue reading →
A Calgary couple is searching for a nurse they say played a critical role in saving the husband’s life four months ago. Continue reading →
A Calgary family vacationing in Palm Springs was stranded and forced to drive to Los Angeles to catch a plane home after their flight was cancelled when Canada grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Continue reading →
In total, 13 flights were affected Wednesday at YYC due to the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes – a combination of arrivals and departures, according to the Calgary Airport Authority. Continue reading →
The Calgary Humane Society is hoping to find a woman believed to have abandoned a blind and ill dog at a Petland store in Sunridge Mall. Continue reading →
The video shows noodles and a fork suspended in the air, hardened in place during Calgary’s cold snap. Continue reading →
Alberta Environment and Parks has launched an investigation into the apparent sudden death of dozens of ducks at a southeast Calgary park. Continue reading →
In September, Heather Roy’s daughter Evelyn was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer that stems from the adrenal glands. Continue reading →
Operating a business in Calgary has been challenging but according to officials, they’re seeing businesses in Mission innovate and evolve, including the launch of a pop-up waffle joint and a rebrand of a former popular restaurant. Continue reading →
A Calgary Uber driver is warning parents against sending their children alone in an Uber. Continue reading →
Advocates of the commercial trucking industry in Alberta are pushing the federal government to make electronic logging devices mandatory in Canada as soon as possible. Continue reading →
A Calgary massage therapist who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting clients has been sentenced to four years behind bars. Continue reading →