Fakiha Baig

Fakiha Baig is a journalist with the Canadian Press.

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Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

Moona Khan says every time she hears the call for prayer playing from the speakers at her mosque, her heart sings and she's happy the tradition is finally being accepted in Canada.

Alberta premier shouldn't say things he doesn't know: Athabasca mayor

The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says Premier Jason Kenney shouldn't have commented about an outbreak of COVID-19 among school students and staff if he didn't know the circumstances.

'It's silly': Director of Bigfoot movie thanks campaign by Alberta's energy war room

The director of a children's movie about Bigfoot wants to thank the Alberta government's energy centre for starting a "ludicrous" fight over the film.

Alberta pastor charged with breaking COVID-19 health measures released, fined $1,500

An Alberta pastor who was kept in jail for violating a bail condition to comply with COVID-19 health orders was to be freed Monday without conditions.

Pastor of Alberta's GraceLife Church to appear in Stony Plain court on Monday

A group representing pastor James Coates had previously stated he could be released from jail in the coming days, says a group representing him. 

Judge rules Alberta pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

A judge has ruled that an Alberta pastor will remain in jail until his trial because he refuses to follow a bail condition that requires he comply with public health orders.

Jailed Alberta pastor should be able to lead services until his trial: lawyer

The lawyer for a pastor accused of holding Sunday services that ignored COVID-19 rules says his client should be released from jail and be free to lead worshippers until his trial.

Alberta pastor charged with breaking COVID-19 health orders to appeal bail conditions

James Coates is charged with violating Alberta's Public Health Act and with breaking a promise to abide by conditions of his bail release, which is a Criminal Code offence.

Alberta ad man who created Mr. Covid campaign happy with response

It was the slogan of another COVID-19 ad that inspired Kurt Beaudoin to create a funny yet villainous character who has already become a household name in Alberta.

Shoppers grab last-minute items before new Alberta restrictions kick in

New COVID-19 measures go into effect Sunday in Alberta and shoppers appear to be taking advantage of the last days of looser retail rules by hitting up centres such as West Edmonton Mall.