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Drug turf war brewing on Calgary streets could reach bloody levels of last gang battle, says ex-cop (Calgary, AB): The drug-fuelled turf war brewing in Calgary isn’t the same conflict that saw a decade of gangland bloodshed in Calgary but it could be as bad, an expert says.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: August 29, 2015

Drug trade combatants warned shootings will only intensify police focus on them (Calgary, AB): Police are trying the power of persuasion to end the spate of drug-related shootings on city streets. While dialogue isn’t a replacement for arresting gangsters and drug dealers, the tactic has succeeded before in quelling violent conflicts between criminal groups — notably a gang feud that ended in a police-brokered truce in 1992.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 23, 2015

Drug-related feuds among criminal groups behind recent shootings (Calgary, AB): Drug-related feuds involving groups of up to 100 young men are behind dozens of recent shootings, many in northeast Calgary. So far this year, Calgary has seen 63 shooting events, which have claimed seven lives. Police said 25 of the shootings took place in District 5 in the northeast quadrant of the city.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 21, 2015

Edmonton woman pens graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence and healing (Edmonton, AB): The Edmonton author of a graphic novel hopes young aboriginal people will find hope and healing through her story. Patti Laboucane-Benson wrote The Outside Circle, now available in some stores, in collaboration with illustrator Kelly Mellings
Source: CBC News    Date: April 28, 2015

Charges laid for gangster slaying in Richmond (Calgary, AB): Charges have been laid in the 2014 slaying of an Alberta gangster in Richmond. Theoren Gregory Poitras was 25 years old when he was found dead, face down in a pool of blood in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, 2014, in the northwest corner of RC Talmey elementary, in the 9500 block Kilby Drive after witnesses reported hearing shots fired.
Source: Richmond News    Date: March 30, 2015

Calgary gang assassin Nathan Zuccherato gets life in prison 26 (Calgary, AB): Being a major player in a “reign of terror” on Calgary citizens will mean a minimum 25 years behind bars for gangster Nathan Zuccherato, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: March 13, 2015

FOB gang member pleads guilty to three murders (Calgary, AB): Nathan Zuccherato shot 21-year-old Kevin Ses seven times with a .45-calibre handgun — once in the head, three times in the chest, once in the back and once in each arm. The Calgary gangster also turned his weapon on Tina Kong, striking the 21-year-old nursing student once fatally in the head.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: March 2, 2015

Reputed Calgary gangsters expected to plead guilty in string of murders 12 (Calgary, AB): Reputed gangsters Nathan Zuccherato and Thoai Van Luc are expected to enter guilty pleas Monday in a series of gangland murders.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: March 1, 2015

Gang prevention program making a difference, study says (Calgary, AB): Lengthy investigations have succeeded in locking up gangsters responsible for several killings connected to a bloody conflict between two Calgary gangs. Now, police are saying a program established at the height of that war is preventing kids from joining gangs in the first place.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: February 10, 2015

Short film on gang violence screened in Morley to aid in prevention (Morley, AB): Around 50 people turned out for the screening of A New Warrior for Hope — a short film cast with Stoney Nation members, directed by Jason Gondziola of ycmedia. The screening was part of the gang prevention program run through the Bearspaw Youth Centre — where the screening was held.
Source: Rocky View Weekly    Date: February 9, 2015

Calgary police, Alberta health officials to give parents a crash course on anti-gang resources (Calgary, AB): From getting stabbed to getting arrested, gang involvement can have a detrimental and lasting impact on a young person’s life.
Source: MetroNews    Date: February 1, 2015

Proliferation of gangs in Calgary concerning to police (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say a recent string of what they believe to be gang-related shootings are being investigated as high priority cases.
Source: Global News    Date: January 27, 2015

Canada's gang hotspots — are you in one? (Calgary, AB): In Atlantic Canada, the Bacchus outlaw motorcycle club runs the drug trade, according to police biker crime specialists. In the West, bullets fly when the Red Scorpions clash with the United Nations crew. In the Prairies, the White Boy Posse's migration east from Edmonton has spilled blood in Saskatchewan.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 19, 2015

Four members of Mexican gang La Familia face a combined total of 40 charges (Edmonton, AB): Four members of the notorious Mexican gang La Familia are facing a combined total of 40 drug and weapons related charges after an investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team in Edmonton.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 17, 2014

As homicides drop, Edmonton’s rate fourth highest in Canada (Edmonton, AB): Homicide rates continued to drop across Canada last year, reaching the lowest point in nearly 50 years, according to a Statistics Canada report released Monday.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 1, 2014

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team predicts spike in gang violence (Edmonton, AB): For the most part, gangsters in Alberta seem to be working together when it comes to conducting business in the world of organized crime. They want to make the most money possible, said ALERT Insp. Darcy Strang, so if someone has 15 kilograms of cocaine they can't move by themselves, they work with other like-minded individuals to make it more beneficial.
Source: Edmonton Sun    Date: November 22, 2014

Mexican drug cartels moving into Calgary, police say (Calgary, AB): Mexican drug cartels are slowly making their way into Calgary as they attempt to secure a foothold in what they see as a wealthy city where users are willing to shell out loads of cash to get high, police say.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 20, 2014

Men previously linked to gang violence arrested in Capital Region drug bust (Edmonton, AB): The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams has arrested and charged two men who police say are part of an “organized crime group” which operates in the Edmonton area.
Source: Global News    Date: November 13, 2014

Calgary police launch international hunt for gang slaying suspect (Calgary, AB): Have gun, will travel — a way of doing business in the criminal underworld that is making it difficult for Calgary police to capture a local gang member wanted in connection with a homicide six years ago.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: September 22, 2014

Report offers rare peek into Canadian gang life and high-risk youth (Calgary, AB): He has walked alone through some of the most unsafe neighbourhoods in Calgary in hopes he’d be stopped by gang bangers wanting to know what he was doing on their turf.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: September 16, 2014

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