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Admitted Calgary killer testifies of assassination plan outside courthouse (Calgary, AB): Purported gangsters planned to murder a rival gang member as he arrived at court to be sentenced for shooting his own rivals, court heard Wednesday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: December 7, 2016

Surge in gang violence in Calgary and Edmonton drives up Alberta's homicide rate (Calgary, AB) : Alberta's rate of gang-related homicides more than tripled last year, with killings in the Calgary and Edmonton areas accounting for the majority of the increase. That's according to the latest Statistics Canada data, which breaks down homicide rates by province, by gang involvement and by the Indigenous or non-Indigenous identity of victims.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 24, 2016

Two wounded in gang-related shootings at Samson Cree Nation (Maskwacis, AB): Two people were shot on the Samson Cree Nation this weekend in separate gang-related incidents RCMP said "posed a significant safety risk" to innocent people.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 21, 2016

Alleged Edmonton gang leader faces murder trial for ordering a killing (Edmonton, AB): A Crown prosecutor told a jury that Joshua Petrin is responsible for the murder of Bryan Gower even though Petrin didn’t pull the trigger and wasn’t near the killing.
Source: Global News    Date: November 15, 2016

City gangster gets prison term for gun charges from deadly shooting (Edmonton, AB): An Edmonton gangster who shot a man dead during a meeting to settle a dispute at a Mill Woods pizzeria was put behind bars Wednesday on gun charges stemming from the shooting.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: November 9, 2016

Q&A: Gang association 'comes with a price': Youthlink (Calgary, AB): Two people are dead after Calgary’s latest gang-related shooting, leaving a five-year-old child to witness the crime. Postmedia spoke with Tara Robinson of the Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre to learn about the ways gangs are targeting youth and how kids can avoid falling victim to gangs.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: September 24, 2016

Calgary police arrest ninth suspect in relation to local gang violence (Calgary, AB): Calgary police have arrested and charged a ninth man in relation to gang violence and drug trade in the city. Twenty-year-old Ahed Alwand is now facing eight charges, including two counts of attempted murder.
Source: 660 News    Date: July 8, 2016

Eight men charged in dozens of gang-related shootings (Calgary, AB): Calgary Police have charged eight men in connection to a number of shootings that plagued the northeast last year. Investigators allege the acts of violence were carried out to benefit a criminal organization selling drugs in the city.
Source: 660 News    Date: May 10, 2016

'I found my way out': Edmonton anti-gang project shows positive results (Edmonton, AB): An anti-gang project launched 2-1/2 years ago when six Edmonton social agencies banded together to keep teens out of crime and turn their lives around is showing good results at the halfway point, say participants.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: May 3, 2016

Police not concerned with increase in gang violence (Lethbridge, AB): Blood Tribe police and Lethbridge police were downplaying an article that ran in Calgary papers last weekend in which an officer said the Blood Reserve and the city of Lethbridge can expect to see an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs “prone to use machetes and hatchets” as they “fight to secure their turf in the drug trade.”
Source: Lethbridge Herald    Date: April 12, 2016

Violent drug war about to ramp up in and around 'Methbridge,' warn police (Lethbridge, AB): Two southern Alberta communities can expect an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs — prone to use machetes and hatchets — that are clashing for control over turf in the drug trade, a police investigator warns. The Bloods and the Crips, who are not affiliated with the Los Angeles street gangs, began their long-standing feud on the Blood Tribe, a sprawling First Nation southwest of Lethbridge.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: April 10, 2016

Calgarians seek solutions to gang violence (Calgary, AB): While last month's shooting at the Muslim cemetery near Cochrane is still being investigated, members of Calgary's Pakistani community are trying to figure out what they can do to curb gang-related crimes.
Source: CBC News    Date: April 9, 2016

Jury finds Nick Chan not guilty of first degree murder (Calgary, AB): A jury has found Nick Chan not guilty of first degree murder in the death of of Sanjeev Mann in a 2009 New Year’s Day shooting at a Calgary restaurant.
Source: Global News    Date: March 15, 2016

Witness who helped organize killings identifies Nick Chan as a leader of Calgary gang (Calgary, AB): Another witness has pointed at Nick Chan as being the leader of a Calgary street gang during one of the city's most bloody and brutal time periods. "They called the shots," said the man who can only be identified as MM, of Nick Chan and his brother Tim.
Source: CBC News    Date: March 9, 2016

Purported Calgary gangster Billy Ly accused of stabbing rival, attempted murder trial told (Calgary, AB): Moments after leaving a Beltline grocery store, purported gang leader Nick Chan was attacked and repeatedly stabbed, an attempted murder trial heard Monday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: February 1, 2016

Gang turf war between FOB and FK at centre of Billy Ly trial in Calgary (Calgary, AB): Purported Calgary gang leader Nick Chan was attacked and repeatedly stabbed as he left a city organic food store, court was told Monday.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: February 1, 2016

Grande Prairie drug raids net four gang-related suspects (Grande Prairie, AB): Four people associated with alleged ties to an organized crime group known as the Surrey Boys have been arrested after a series of ALERT raids in Grande Prairie, police said Wednesday. The four face 73 charges related to drugs and firearms.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 27, 2016

Sentencing dates and trial set for Calgary men in gang slayings (Calgary, AB): Sentencing dates have been set for April for a pair of Calgary men admittedly involved in two deadly shootings that shocked the city during a bloody gang war more than seven years ago.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: January 15, 2016

Gang member who 'regressed' in prison to be released next month (Calgary, AB): Three years in prison for a revenge shooting at the height of Calgary’s gang war apparently haven’t reformed Vinh Tung Truong, who has instead used the time behind bars to re-acquaint himself with gangsters from the FOB Killers.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: January 11, 2016

Social media accounts of accused Edmonton killers show guns, gang signs, children (Edmonton, AB): The men charged with murdering two convenience store clerks have violent criminal histories, and boast social media profiles laden with pictures of themselves posing with guns, making gang signs and symbols, and giving the finger.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 21, 2015

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