John Himpe’s career began at the age of 16 in Yorkton, Sask., learning the craft of storytelling while working in community cable. After high school, he honed his craft at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
For more than a decade, he’d work throughout Saskatchewan in television and radio newsrooms, spending more than a decade with News Talk Radio in Regina and Saskatoon as a journalist, producer, manager and show host. He joined 770 CHQR in January 2017.
A firm believer in the value of telling the story behind the stories, John often tries to pull back the curtain in his reporting to give listeners a more complete picture of the day’s news.
The way the cost of the lease for the CBE headquarters is reported came under scrutiny in an operational review conducted by the province. Continue reading →
When cannabis becomes legal later this year, Calgarians wanting to light up a joint will be confined to their private homes in order to do so. Continue reading →
There is confusion on Calgary city council as to where and when the city might be required to hold a plebiscite. Continue reading →
Canmore will take the one seat it’s been allocated on the Calgary Olympic BidCo board of directors. Continue reading →
Despite saying in February his province had no plans for retaliatory measures, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe now appears to be entertaining the idea of restricting the flow of oil to B.C. Continue reading →
The Edmonton region has nearly double the applications of the Calgary region. Continue reading →
An Ohio-based company will build and manage the website Alberta will use to sell cannabis online. Continue reading →
The motion calling for a plebiscite on the question of an Olympic bid has been referred to an April 10 committee meeting. Continue reading →
While Calgary has yet to undertake public consultation on an Olympics bid, Canmore is set to enter Phase Two of its engagement process. Continue reading →
After an erroneous version of a city report on the Olympics file was released Friday, a corrected version was provided to the public late Monday afternoon. Continue reading →
There seem to be mixed messages about whether the City of Calgary has enough time to take the question of hosting the Olympics to a public vote. Continue reading →
Claims of distasteful heckling are dismissed by the speaker of the Alberta legislature as the first week of the spring session comes to a close. Continue reading →
Plans for a new north Calgary high school rank third on a list of 22 funding priorities for the Calgary Board of Education. Continue reading →
City council will no longer hear applications for secondary suites, with administration making the decision on whether to approve or deny proposals. Continue reading →
More than 100 Calgarians lined up to share their thoughts with Calgary city council on Monday. Continue reading →