Andrea Huncar


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

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Mediation underway at Alberta First Nations school after teacher walk-out

A mediator has been brought in to work with band councillors, school staff at a First Nations school in northern Alberta after a walk-out last week stretched into four days of protests.

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.

Edmonton mobile home owners ask politicians for help addressing concerns

When disputes arise, mobile home residents and landlords don't have access to the same legislated arbitration mechanism as renters.

Trial puts spotlight on failure of Edmonton police to record suspect and witness interviews

The trial of former shisha bar owner shows why Edmonton police should make audio or video recordings of interviews with suspects and witnesses, his lawyer says.

Edmonton police conducting fewer street checks, data shows

Fear of public criticism and a more rigorous process have resulted in a sharp decline in stops initiated by officers, says police chief

Edmonton police chief set to tackle city's growing meth problem

Crystal meth is destroying the community and needs to be dealt with, said the Edmonton police chief Thursday as he vowed to tackle the problem.

'The whole community's on edge': Manhunt underway in northern Alberta

Residents in Conklin, Alta. are on edge as police search for a man with a lengthy criminal record just days after the discovery of human remains in a burned holiday trailer.

Alberta judge denies bias in trial involving alleged obstruction and police misconduct

An Alberta provincial judge - whose two sons are police officers - declined to recuse herself from a case involving allegations of police misconduct.

Boyle Street campaign see hundreds of Edmontonians back revitalization plan

Hundreds of emails have been sent to political candidates after Boyle Street Community Services launched a campaign to revitalize its run-down, over-crowded downtown building.

Northern Alberta school staff and families protest 'poisoned work environment'

Staff at Pakan Elementary and Junior High School on Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 staged a walk-out for a third day Wednesday.

Edmonton author signs $1.3M book deal in Africa

Lawrence Muganga’s book You Can’t Make "Fish Climb Trees" calls for a radical shift in how students are taught in sub-Saharan Africa.

Boyle Street revitalization needs political will from next provincial government, says executive director

Two weeks before election day, Boyle Street Community Services has launched a letter-writing campaign calling on the next provincial government to invest in the renovation of their downtown building.

Africa Centre claims former director bullied and sexually harassed employees

In a statement of defence, board members who fired the head of the Africa Centre last year say an investigation was flawed that cleared Tesfaye Ayalew of allegations of abuse and sexual harassment.

'From us and them to we': Edmonton police unveil new Indigenous relations strategy

It hasn’t always been an easy relationship between Edmonton’s police service and the city’s Indigenous communities. Now, under its new Chief Dale McFee, the police are determined to change that — and step one is to stop making it about us and them.

Community safety bureau will ease pressure on front-line officers, police chief says

Police Chief Dale McFee says the unit will help reduce demand on front-line officers while diverting people from the justice system.