Fakiha Baig

Fakiha Baig is a journalist with the Canadian Press.

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Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

The ivy and tropical plants spread across a living wall in the lobby of a landmark Alberta government building are being cut down earlier than planned because of a bug infestation.

New CPR board created in Edmonton to help with COVID-19 resuscitation

A new piece of medical equipment created at the University of Alberta may give doctors a quicker and safer way to resuscitate patients who go into cardiac arrest due to COVID-19.

Dozens of Grand Villa Casino employees will be laid off, union rep says

Dozens employees at the downtown Grand Villa Casino will be laid off, including several who received their notices of termination this week.

Teachers, students join protest against Alberta curriculum delays

Approximately 200 people, including dozens of teachers and students, gathered Wednesday to protest a decision by the United Conservative Party to withhold implementing a new draft curriculum while it conducts its own review. 

Council votes to help Edmonton Public Library fight for better access to e-books

Edmonton city council passed a motion Tuesday to lobby the federal government to help break down barriers to accessing digital content for library users across the country.

Tax revenue shortfall forces Woodlands County to scrap all non-essential spending

Woodlands County is scrapping all non-essential spending because of a $9.5-million shortfall in tax revenue.

Short-term rental hosts in Edmonton could soon need a business licence

A council committee met for a second time Tuesday to discuss the options available to manage Edmonton’s short-term rental market like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, and heard from dozens of stakeholders who would be affected by a new regulation.

E-scooters aren't for keeps: Thefts but no injuries mark first weekend in Edmonton

During the first weekend of stand-up powered scooters in Edmonton, the company that owns the fleet says there were about 2,000 rides, no injuries and 10 that temporarily grew legs.

'I'm supposed to be here': Edmontonian breaks national freediving records

Sheena McNally, 35, of Edmonton, has broken national freediving records and has set a goal of breaking another record in Cyprus in October.

'We're feeling helpless': Kashmiris in Edmonton worry for family back home

Kashmiris living in Edmonton say they are worried for their families back home who they haven't spoken to for more than a week since India downgraded Kashmir's status from a state with some autonomy to two territories.

Police investigating 5 incidents of vandalism at west Edmonton school

Crestwood School says they have reported at least five different cases of vandalism to police since June after several of the school’s windows were found broken in separate instances.

'Built wrong from the start': Fort Saskatchewan condo residents get some answers

Over a week after their sudden eviction, residents of a Fort Saskatchewan condo building learned Sunday night the building they were living in was not constructed according to its blueprint, which lead to it being deemed “structurally unsafe” 16 years after it was built. 

Staying active can be the best way to beat your rainy blues, expert says

We've had a historically wet summer and it's impacting golf courses and your feelings. But experts say, stay active.

Researchers chipping away at marine reptile fossil found near Fort McMurray

Plesiosaurs swam in the world's oceans while dinosaurs roamed the land. The latest plesiosaurs discovered in Fort McMurray is not the first for Alberta.

Growing demand for Eid bazaars helps local home-based businesses

Two days before the big day, Tehmina Khan shuffles around her home organizing the clothing she ordered from India and Pakistan in preparation for the second North Edmonton Eid Bazaar.