Terry's protector: Loss in a triple-murder trial

Terry's protector: Loss in a triple-murder trial

It has been a year and a half since Amanda Blanchette's brother Terry and her two-year-old niece, Hailey, were killed in Crowsnest Pass, Alta.

On the eve of the start of the murder trial for the man accused in their deaths, she talked about her hopes that the world would focus on the good in her loved ones' lives instead of on the horror of their deaths.

An exclusive interview for CBC News. 

Why I Left: A radio documentary

Why I Left: A radio documentary

Those who choose to leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say it can be a lonely and isolating experience. That was certainly the case for Emily Rennie and two other southern Alberta women profiled in a 30-minute documentary called Why I Left that aired on CBC's national network radio program The Doc Project.

Mother fired while caring for son with cancer

Mother fired while caring for son with cancer

Amanda Jensen will never forget the day she learned her six-year-old son Jake had leukemia — a heartbreaking moment made worse by the subsequent chain of events which left her without a job.

Please note, two weeks after this story aired proposed legislation was put before the Alberta legislature to have these laws changed. Amanda Jensen was in the legislature on that day to introduce the new bill with the Minister of Labour.

Ammolite mine expands

Ammolite mine expands

A Calgary-based mining company says its operation will quadruple in size within 12 months — thanks to prehistoric squid-like creatures transformed into gemstones that can only be found in one spot in the world, southern Alberta.

About 70 million years ago, Korite's mine would have been found in the bottom of the Bearpaw Sea. Today, it is in the bottom of a coulee about 20 minutes south of Lethbridge, Alta. in the geographic formation is known as the Bearpaw Formation.