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After more than two decades on the CTV Calgary anchor desk, Barb Higgins signed off for the last time Thursday night. Higgins made the announcement with co-anchor Darrel Janz on the CTV News at 6.
Higgins and Janz have anchored the News at 6 since March 5, 1989. Their 21 years of work on the anchor desk earned them the title of the longest serving anchor team in Canada. Together, they have delivered nearly five thousand newscasts to Calgary viewers.
http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100722/CGY_Barb_Higgins_100722/20100722/?hub=CalgaryHome

She was a hit with Calgary viewers from the moment she started there at CFCN, and she's done a huge amount of benefit work in the city over the years. Coming from the same station for which Ralph Klein was a news reporter prior to his jobs as Mayor of Calgary and then Premier of Alberta, she's probably getting a few jokes about following in his footsteps. :)

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I was quite surprised when I heard she was leaving. Barb's personality brought a lot to the evening news on CFCN and she will surely be missed.
 

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Calgary has a history of electing populist CFCN reporters as mayor. It's how Ralph Klein got his start in politics.
 
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