Hina Alam, Edmonton Journal

Hina Alam

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Hina:

Climate change, receding glaciers increase landslide risk on B.C.'s Mount Meager

Climate change is causing glaciers atop Mount Meager in British Columbia to shrink, increasing the chances of landslides and even a new eruption → Read More

Cheers: City wants more input on liquor store distances

It’s a question that’s been troubling Edmonton councillors for years: How far apart should new liquor stores be from those already operating?In 2007, bylaw changes were made requiring n… → Read More

Edmonton to extend city manager's contract

City manager Linda Cochrane’s contract will be extended. Postmedia learned from several sources Thursday that Cochrane has robust support from councillors who want to see her continue her work reforming city services. → Read More

Edmonton backtracks on hard-line public smoking ban in parks, Whyte Avenue

Edmonton city council is walking back tough new rules that would have banned cigarette smoking, as well as cannabis smoking, in public parks and busy streets like Whyte Avenue. → Read More

RavenQuest Cannabis BioMed unveils new facility in Edmonton

A cannabis company unveiled what it described as state-of-the-art cannabis production technology. RavenQuest BioMed Inc. unveiled its “Orbital Garden technology — OG 2. → Read More

Edmonton shisha bar owners say new rules ban culture and will ruin their businesses

Shisha bar owners in the city are seeing their livelihoods go up in smoke. On Wednesday, city council’s community and public services committee proposed a ban on shisha smoking in bars. → Read More

Edmonton Public Schools bans most inflatable amusement equipment

April Cardinal believes the fun has been wrecked after Edmonton Public Schools (EPS) banned people from using bouncy castles, most other inflatables and trampolines at school. → Read More

Military court finds soldier not guilty of sexual assault

A military judge has found a Canadian Armed Forces Officer not guilty of one count of sexual and one count of assault. In a classroom turned into a courtroom at CFB Edmonton, an audible gasp of relief was heard from the accused as Cmdr. → Read More

Edmonton couple hold onto hope for missing daughter: 'No bad news is good news'

Memories of Nadia Atwi echo through her parents’ home. → Read More

City committee to look at ending smoking in shisha bars

An exemption from city smoking bylaws that allowed people to light up in shisha bars could be on its way out. A report to a city council committee says concerns about second-hand smoke outweigh other considerations. → Read More

Federal government announces $27.5 million funding for Wood Buffalo National Park

The federal government has announced funding for Wood Buffalo National Park which was placed on a list of endangered world heritage sites. The government will give $27. → Read More

Edmonton fire crews are rescuing a parrot stuck in a tree

Edmonton fire rescue was called to 111 Street and 86 Avenue after a pet parrot became stuck in tree. The 12-year-old parrot named Inca became startled and flew away, owner Wesley Cross said just before noon Thursday. → Read More

Order up: Misericordia Hospital offers bedside menu selection

Patients at Misericordia Hospital can now have breakfast all day or Asian chicken stir fry for lunch and dinner — if they so desire. → Read More

Frankengenes: U of A law prof says rules for gene-editing should be sensible

An extinct horsepox virus — cousin of the deadly smallpox virus — has now been stitched together by University of Alberta researchers and now law professors at the school are drafting a policy to regulate gene editing research. → Read More

Hundreds of pets unleashed in park for humane society fundraiser

Duke and Dyson met for the first time at Hawrelak Park on Sunday. Almost immediately the fluff balls were best friends. It was the first Pets at the Park for three-month-old Duke, a St. → Read More

Driving a bus gives a whole new appreciation for Edmonton transit drivers

I’ve ridden roller coasters and hiked through some steep gorges — but driving big hulking pieces of metal is not really my thing. → Read More

City publishes names and locations of Edmonton cannabis store hopefuls

The Edmonton cannabis store lottery was published Friday afternoon. As many as 242 stores have put forth their names for a licence. → Read More

Mill Creek footbridges reopen — four months ahead of schedule

Mill Creek’s footbridges are back in action. The network of pedestrian bridges that criss-cross the south side ravine officially reopened Friday, on budget and four months ahead of schedule, the city said. The $7. → Read More

Body rub parlours following the rules, report says

Body rub parlours in Edmonton have a 99 per cent compliance rate, the community and public services committee heard Wednesday. → Read More

LRT ridership increases, but overall Edmonton Transit use down slightly

The number of people using Edmonton Transit has dropped slightly between 2013 and 2017. Bus ridership dropped about seven per cent, and LRT ridership increased about 11 per cent, but overall ridership went down about three per cent. → Read More