Childhood cancer is a heartbreaking disease but one Calgary family is navigating it with such strength and purpose. Their little girl is overcoming it by climbing mountains.
Jill Croteau is an award-winning journalist for Global News with a passion for telling people’s stories. She is drawn to the types of stories that tug on the heartstrings, and enjoys exploring topics that don’t always make the headlines. She takes pride in getting the story beyond the story.
To help feed her appetite for in-depth storytelling Jill along with her colleague, photographer, Nate Luit have launched a podcast “Off Script” that airs monthly on Global News Radio 770 CHQR. It’s a unique look behind the scenes in the creation of their television news stories, highlighting the people who are making profound differences in our city.
“I admire the strength in so many people I have come across who trust me to share their personal experiences with Calgarians,” she says. “It’s a responsibility I respect and never take for granted.”
Jill is proud and humbled by the international and national awards she has won for some of her investigative reporting and her work with diverse communities.
Jill calls Calgary home. It’s here where she and her husband Chris are raising their two daughters, Sophia and Sadie.
The community of Springbank is in deep mourning after the death of two teen girls in a single-vehicle crash. Two others remain in hospital.
Gas prices have jumped significantly at most Alberta stations, some by as much as 10 cents per litre.
For those planning to head to Scotsman’s Hill to watch the Calgary Stampede fireworks, construction has sidewalks blocked along the route to one of the busiest viewing spots.
A restaurant in Calgary’s beltline district has been the target of thieves on three different occasions. The owners wonder if the string of crimes is racially motivated.
A symbolic ceremony was held at Fort Calgary to solidify a future between newcomers and Indigenous communities. The hope is to teach Indigenous history to those new to our country.
It’s been one year since we profiled a story about a Calgary teacher working in the Catholic school system. He came forward with allegations of racism, but has anything changed?
The number of suicides within the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic hit some scary numbers. A Calgary restaurant is hoping to raise awareness to help save lives.
Some of the residents living in a small secluded Alberta hamlet are in the midst of a battle to save it. A racetrack and resort is being proposed just outside Rosebud.
Calgary retailers and restaurants are bracing for a tough five days once the province’s reopening plan takes effect on Canada Day. The masking requirements are causing confusion.
There’s a different tone to gatherings marking National Indigenous Peoples Day. Many ceremonies focused on the recent discovery of 215 children in unmarked burial sites.
Masks will be mandatory at the event and organizers say there will be physical distancing in place and increased sanitization.
A spotlight is on Alberta’s Children’s Services after a shocking video shows an aggressive interaction between a staff member and an advocate for Indigenous children and families.
Alberta’s unemployment rate has been dropping, data shows, but experts say it will be a painfully slow recovery. It’s getting desperate for those living with barriers.
It’s a powerful story of transformation. A Calgary man involved in a violent gang lifestyle is now a successful artist hoping to inspire others.