A B.C. man has taken out classified ads in 110 community newspapers in Alberta and N.W.T. to try to find a brother he never knew he had — after discovering his now deceased mother had a secret history including Indigenous roots and a child who may have been seized in the Sixties Scoop.
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.
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.
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.