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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'We're in a war against crime': Northern Alberta hamlet pleads for help

Conklin business owners say they're being forced to take the law into their own hands to deal with escalating property crime and it could end in tragedy.

'The lives he's touched': Legal Aid lays off long-time youth advocate

Critics question lay off of Mark Cherrington who worked as a youth advocate with Legal Aid for 25 years.

Arrest warrant issued for witness in Edmonton constable's disciplinary hearing

A key witness involved in a police disciplinary hearing is now the subject of an arrest warrant after she failed to show up for her own court date.

Conklin man found dead in smouldering trailer recalled as talented musician, bingo caller

Family and friends are remembering the man whose remains were discovered in a smouldering travel trailer in Conklin, Alta. more than two months ago, as a kind soul.

Edmonton cousin of ISIS recruits loses appeal in U.S. extradition case

The Court of Appeal of Alberta has upheld a decision to extradite Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi to the United States to face terrorism charges.

New tenant driven away from Edmonton shisha bar after AGLC orders anti-gang signs

An Edmonton man who fought with the city for years before closing his beleaguered shisha lounge says authorities continue to target him by imposing unreasonable restrictions that drove away a tenant.

Edmonton cousin of ISIS recruits argues case to extradite him to U.S. relies on hearsay

The case for the extradition of an Edmonton man accused of financing his ISIS cousins relies on hearsay and unreliable witnesses, the Court of Appeal of Alberta heard Wednesday.

Edmonton police officer accused of excessive force no longer on patrol

A constable accused of assault and racism will be on leave for at least the next month, the Edmonton Police Service said Friday, hours after three human rights groups called for the officer to be reassigned. 

Edmonton constable facing discipline should be taken off streets, rights groups say

Human rights groups are calling for an Edmonton constable accused of assault and racism to be removed from patrol duties after more allegations emerged during his disciplinary hearing this week.

Disciplinary hearing adjourned after witness testifies constable arrested her

A police disciplinary hearing has been adjourned one day after a witness testified that the Edmonton constable at the centre of the case arrested her two weeks ago.

Edmonton constable facing disciplinary charges recently arrested witness, hearing told

A witness says the Edmonton police officer she testified against at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday arrested her a week ago.  

Edmonton officer accused of racism, using excessive force 'doesn't deserve that uniform,' hearing told

A disciplinary hearing is underway this week for an Edmonton police officer accused of assault and using Islamophobic slurs during an arrest in March 2015.

Homeless campers cleared out of Dawson Park following series of fires

Homeless Edmontonians have cleared out of an encampment in the river valley after concerned Riverdale residents called on the city to take action.

Loved ones honour Alberta mother of five killed in hit-and-run

Loved ones of a mother of five killed in a fatal hit and run last week on Sunchild First Nation are burying Debbie Bird Thursday, and looking for justice.

B.C. sentencing of Edmonton teen gang member renews family's calls for help

The recent sentencing of an Edmonton teen gang member has renewed his family's call for stronger intervention.