The trio began writing together in 2018, unaware the fictional world they were creating would become a place of refuge from the frightening reality that would surround them in 2020
Network Digital Journalist: Alberta Correspondent
Heather Yourex-West is an award-winning journalist based in Calgary. As a Network News Digital Journalist, Heather contributes to all Global News platforms, covering news throughout the Prairies for Global National.
Prior to joining the network’s national team in 2018, Heather spent 10 years covering the health beat for Global Calgary. During that time, her work was recognized with a number of awards.
In late 2015, she produced a special series examining Canada’s upcoming medical assistance in dying legislation that went on to win an International Edward R. Murrow award and a Canadian Screen Award nomination.
Heather received her broadcasting education at the University of Calgary and SAIT. After a brief time working as videographer, anchor, producer and news reader at CFTK-TV in Terrace, B.C., Heather joined Global Lethbridge in 2003 before moving to Global Calgary in 2005.
In 2008, Heather’s curiosity about the AIDS pandemic in Africa took her to South Africa, where she took a break from broadcasting to help a small NGO produce videos about the work they were doing. Deeply moved by the tragedy of the orphan crisis created by the pandemic, Heather shared her experiences with the Global audiences online.
Outside the newsroom, Heather is a mother of two young girls and enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband, Dave.
Founded in Alberta, Virtual Gurus now has more than 400 contractors working as virtual assistants for clients across the country and beyond.
A series of racially motivated assaults against mostly Black, Muslim women in Calgary and Edmonton has left many in the community feeling anxious and unsafe.
‘If you look at the entire (food) supply chain, I would say the most vulnerable workers are right in the middle — in processing — because things are tight, things are intense.’
On Monday, Calgary-North MLA Muhammad Yaseen introduced Bill 212 — a private member’s bill that, if passed, would make rodeo Alberta’s official sport.
In Alberta, where in-person learning at schools resumed on Jan. 11, there have been in-school exposures to a new COVID-19 variant in at least nine schools.
Nora Forrest’s oxygen levels were so low, the five-day-old with COVID-19 was admitted right away to the intensive care unit at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
‘We’re seeing brand new skiers and boarders getting their first sets of gear and snowbirds that aren’t going south this year decide to dust off the skis.’
The international conversations surrounding police reform started after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police on May 25.
“This is an election of a lifetime.”
“Our community is so excited to vote out Trump.”
The global demand for oil will hit its peak within the next decade but according to a new report, that peak is much lower than projected due to COVID-19.
Inspiring other young girls to create change is the motivation behind a new book co-authored by former Conservative MP Rona Ambrose and Jessica Humphries.
Data released by Statistics Canada shows 11 per cent of students who identify as women were sexually assaulted in a college or university setting.
Experts credit the decolonization of public health policies for the low number of COVID-19 cases on reserve during the pandemic’s first wave.