Fakiha Baig

Fakiha Baig is a journalist with the Canadian Press.

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Alberta chiefs hope Pope's visit will help world understand impact of residential schools

Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people.

'How are people surviving?': Gas spike detrimental for rural mail carriers, residents

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians.

Edmonton's Chinatown worries about safety, decline in business after killings

Residents and business owners in Edmonton's Chinatown describe how dangerous they feel the area has become. The city is working to create change after two men were killed in Chinatown last month.

Alberta students excited for a more normal end to classes after COVID-19 disruptions

Some Alberta senior high school students say they feel grateful for being able to mark the last day of classes without public health restrictions for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Emergency alerts remain: Floodwater on northern Alberta Métis settlement receding

The chief administrative officer of a Métis settlement in northwestern Alberta says its members are feeling scared as floodwater that was up to the knees a few days ago recedes, exposing the damage left behind.

Vigil held for teen who died after attack at Edmonton high school

Dozens of family, friends and fellow students gathered Friday evening at an Edmonton high school to commemorate the life of a 16-year-old boy who died after being attacked while waiting for a bus.

Canadian soldiers depart to help ease humanitarian crisis in Europe

Dozens of Canadian soldiers boarded a plane to Poland Friday for what their commander said would be an intense but gratifying mission to help Ukrainians fleeing Russian aggression.

Prime minister visits Edmonton, criticizes Alberta's response to opioid crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the Alberta government Tuesday for not addressing the opioid epidemic in ways that have proven to be effective elsewhere.

'A huge rift': COVID-19 response strains relationships in northern Alberta county

Residents and local leaders in Mackenzie County say friendships have ended, arguments have erupted in shops, and government projects have been unable to move forward amid disagreements over masking, vaccines and other pandemic responses.

Police in India detain 6 in connection with deaths at Canadian border

Police in India have detained six people in a crackdown on illegal immigration after four people were found frozen to death last week in Manitoba, near the border between Canada and the United States, officials said on Thursday.