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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

Nick Chan, FOB gang's purported boss, denied bail in murder cases 7 (Calgary, AB): Purported FOB gang leader Nick Chan will remain behind bars pending trial in two murder cases, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: September 3, 2014

Morley elder pleads for violence to end (Alberta, Canada): A concerned Morley elder (who has requested to remain anonymous for the safety of her family) approached the Cochrane Eagle and asked for assistance in getting her message out about what has been happening in her community.
Source: The Cochrane Eagle    Date: August 28, 2014

Gangs, youth crime concerns Edmonton ethnic communities (Edmonton, AB): Representatives from Edmonton's ethnic minority groups say gangs and youth crime are the top safety issues their communities face and they are hoping to build a better relationship with police.
Source: CBC News    Date: July 18, 2014

Calgary police launch anti-gang initiative GRIP (Calgary, AB): City police say they’re fine-tuning their strategy to discourage and reduce membership in criminal gangs. A new one-stop-shopping website promoting the Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (GRIP) campaign has been launched to allow everyone from youths to parents to police access to resources undermining gangs, say police.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: July 8, 2014

Bail denied for FOB gang member accused in murder plot (Calgary, AB): A Queen's Bench Justice has denied a bail application from an FOB gang member accused of plotting to kill a rival gangster. Truong Minh Nguyen, 31, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, along with Bryan James Balla and Henry Le Nguyen.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: June 30, 2014

Three purported gangsters to stand trial in 2015 for allegedly conspiring to kill rival gang members (Calgary, AB): Three purported gangsters will stand trial in September, 2015, for allegedly conspiring to murder a rival gang member. The trio were committed to stand trial in February, primarily on the evidence of a confessed murderer, who said all three were members of the rival FOB gang.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: June 20, 2014

Calgary gang member linked to attempted burglary in Airdrie (Calgary, AB): For the second time this month, police are investigating a burglary connected to a gang member from Calgary. The most recent case happened at 1 a.m. Wednesday, when Airdrie RCMP received a report of a man trying to break into a garage on Kingsbury View.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: June 18, 2014

New trial ordered for man sentenced in gang slaying (Calgary, AB): The province's top court has ordered a new trial for a man who had been convicted of first-degree murder for orchestrating a hit on a rival gang member in Red Deer.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: March 10, 2014

New $5.2 million anti-gang program will help 'throwaways of our community' — organizer (Edmonton, AB): A new program will keep Edmonton teens out of gangs and save lives, officials said Friday as the federal government announced millions in funding for the crime-prevention initiative.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: January 18, 2014

Maskwacis youth and crime prevention gets funding (Maskwacis, AB): A year of change for Maskwacis; a New Year, a new name and now a new plan for dealing with more than a decade of drug and gang violence. On Monday Jan. 6, the federal government announced almost $2.9 million for a new youth crime prevention program in Maskwacis. The hope of the program is to deter and decrease conflict, gang and gun violence within the four bands of the First Nations community.
Source: The Wetaskiwin Times    Date: January 15, 2014

RCMP investigating if death on an Alberta First Nation is gang-related (Edmonton, AB): RCMP are investigating the death of a man from Maskwacis (formerly Hobbema), and whether his killing was gang-related. The death comes just four days after the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for the Maskwacis Youth Initiative, a program to offer resources to gang members and kids at risk of becoming gang members.
Source: Global News    Date: January 10, 2014

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