RCMP call pilot projects tackling rural crime in central Alberta a success

The RCMP revealed some figures on Wednesday relating to two recent pilot projects aimed at reducing rural crime in central Alberta. β€œThe first project launched in the northern region surrounding Wetaskiwin and ran from April 16, 2018 until Aug. 16,…

Overnight standoff near Lac La Biche leads to charges

One man is facing 23 charges after an overnight standoff with Lac La Biche RCMP earlier this week. Police were called to a home in the area of Highway 663 and Holowachuk Estates after reports that shots were fired at…

Alberta sees another record year of child abuse cases; 22% rise in 2018

Every year the caseload at the Zebra Child Protection Unit goes up and 2018 was no exception. Staff took on 834 child abuse cases last year β€” an increase of 22 per cent over 2017. Most of those cases dealt…

Humboldt Broncos crash: What the RCMP forensics team found

The RCMP forensics report from the disastrous Humboldt Broncos bus crash shows the vehicle was torn into three pieces after it collided with the trailer of a transport truck, resulting in 16 deaths. READ MORE: Semi-driver in Humboldt Broncos bus…

Community leaders join RCMP at public forum addressing rural crime in northern Alberta

January 27 2019 8:21pm Sun, Jan 27 – Julia Wong reports on a recent community forum that brought leaders together with residents to try to find solutions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

Police searching for suspects after break and enter, $100K property theft at Calmar Fire Hall

RCMP are looking for two suspects after the Calmar Fire Hall was broken into and more than $100,000 in property was stolen on Saturday morning. Police responded at 8 a.m. to a break and enter reported at the fire station.…