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.
Four Calgary councillors are calling on the mayor to write a letter to Premier Jason Kenney to create a special task force on property tax assessment. Continue reading →
Two sides trying to sway public opinion and federal approval of Teck’s Frontier mine will meet at the company’s office in downtown Calgary Wednesday morning. Continue reading →
An effort to save two Calgary inner city pools includes a proposal outlining rate and fee options and will be presented today at city hall. Continue reading →
As temperatures in Alberta remain bitterly cold, some are choosing to fly to warmer climates instead of suffering through it. Continue reading →
Dozens of students protested a proposed tuition hike inside and outside of a University of Calgary board of governors meeting early Friday morning. Continue reading →
Most Grey Cup week events — except for the football game itself on Sunday — are being held in one place at Stampede Park. Continue reading →
Council is grappling with a $52 million shortfall in this year’s budget and is considering all the options as it prepares to go line-by-line through all the services the city provides. Continue reading →
Dozens of climate change activists boarded two buses at Calgary’s North Hill Centre on Friday for a three hour ride to join Swedish activist Greta Thunberg for a march and rally at the Alberta Legislature. Continue reading →
As of the end of July, the latest numbers from Calgary Transit show, there were an average of 2,510 boardings per weekday. Continue reading →
The Calgary Stampede isn’t letting the $500-million BMO Centre expansion project get in the way of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Continue reading →
“At a time when council is looking to have cost assurances on mega projects, going underground might not be the best option for us today.” Continue reading →
“If they want to come back they have to start all over again,” said a spokesperson for the Friends of Chinatown group. Continue reading →
“I think its immediate, meaningful impact. It will cut services, people will lose there jobs, its going to be difficult. But we need to do it in these times right now and we also need the courage to do it and move forward,” Ward 1 Councillor Ward Sutherland said. Continue reading →
After a marathon debate on Monday, councillors decided to refrain from making any decisions until Monday, April 8. Continue reading →