Andrea Huncar


Andrea Huncar reports on human rights, immigrant and Indigenous communities, youth at-risk and the justice system. Contact her in confidence at

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A year apart: No end in sight for Edmonton man stuck in Pakistan

It's been a year since Rab Nawaz, a Pakistani-Canadian who once worked on Pakistan's missile defense program, was barred from returning to Canada. One expert says Pakistani authorities may be sending a message and Canada could see more of such cases.

Edmonton police take steps to regain trust of LGBTQ community

About 60 police detectives recently took part in an awareness session focused on the LGBTQ community, as consultations wrapped up in an effort to strengthen relations.

Woman testifies she blacked out, woke up naked next to Edmonton bar promoter

A woman says she thought she was going on a dinner date with former bar promoter Matthew McKnight but instead ended up at a string of bars, blacked out and woke up in his bed. But his defence lawyer suggests the sexual contact was consensual.

Edmonton 'fake police officer' receives 5-year prison sentence in sexual assault

A photo-radar supervisor in Edmonton accused of a sexual assault while posing as a police officer was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.

Witness testifies she was sexually assaulted at Whyte Avenue bar

The first complainant to testify at the trial of Edmonton bar promoter Matthew McKnight told court on Thursday she was sexually assaulted during an event at a bar on Whyte Avenue.

Edmonton bar promoter pleads not guilty to multiple sex assaults

​​​​​​​An Edmonton bar promoter pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of sexual assault where half of the complainants believe they consumed the date rape drug known as GHB without their agreement.

Edmonton 'fake police officer' guilty of sexual assault, kidnapping

Paul Derksen, a photo-radar supervisor who posed as a police officer, was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assault, kidnapping, bribery of officers and breach of trust.

Edmonton man pleads not guilty in 'fake police officer' sex assault case

An Edmonton woman says she was sexually assaulted by an off-duty peace officer who pulled her over in June 2017. But Derksen, 53, pleaded not guilty Monday to kidnapping, sexual assault, bribery of officers and breach of trust.

'Bathroom privilege': Edmonton urged to improve access to public washrooms

Parents, advocates and retail experts say public bathroom access is not inclusive but making improvements has many benefits.

Enhanced training for mental health calls on the way, say Edmonton police

Edmonton police plan to enhance training for frontline officers responding to mental health complaints.

Edmontonians step up to support LGBTQ homeless youth

An agency that supports LGBTQ2S+ homeless youth is thanking Edmontonians. Just days after going public with their fundraising campaign to help keep queer youth off the streets this winter, the community health empowerment and wellness or CHEW surpassed it’s fundraising goal.

'Gay Yoda' races to secure beds for homeless LGBTQ youth before winter

An Edmonton agency is racing to move into a bigger space so it won't have to send its homeless LGBTQ2s youth back on the streets again this winter.

Edmonton babysitter who rescued 2 abused sisters relieved by guilty pleas

An Edmonton babysitter who rescued two abused sisters locked in a basement says she's relieved the women responsible have admitted to their crimes.

She was 12 when the Second World War started ... 100 metres from her home

As bombs rained down on the Free City of Danzig, a 12-year-old girl snuck out of the candle-lit cellar where her family and neighbours had taken cover. It was Sept. 1, 1939. The Second World War had begun. This is her story.

Edmonton police camera-shy about body-worn recorders

A recent move by Calgary police to equip frontline officers with body-worn cameras has renewed calls in Edmonton to follow suit. But the Edmonton Police Service says it has no plans at the moment to invest in the technology.