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Homicides up 80% in 2015, RCMP report

A spike in homicides resulted in RCMP working in overdrive and overtime last year. In 2015, investigators responded to 65 homicides compared to 36 in 2014.

The 80 per cent increase in 2015 was substantially higher than the 10-year average of 40 homicides within the province’s 112 RCMP detachments. RCMP statistics show 2007 had the fewest homicides over the past decade with 22. […]


National Column: Washington awaits the “anti-Trump”

Next week’s White House state dinner will be the first such soiree in 19 years in which the guest of honour is a Canadian prime minister.

But it will be the first such dinner in memory in which the Canadian prime minister will be the subject of fascination by official Washington. […]


Fraud hits one in five small businesses, CFIB says

A Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) report indicates fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian businesses over the past year. The organization’s report will be released on March 17. […]

Arts & Culture

iLumiDance show mixes dance and tech

Rainbow Dance Theatre’s iLumiDance hits the Morinville Community Cultural Centre stage Mar. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The third in a series of no charge family shows during the centre’s fifth year of performing arts; iLumiDance offers a unique mixture of dance and technology. […]