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Pair of missing teens now suspects in 3 homicides: police

Police in British Columbia say two teenagers reported missing last week in the remote northern part of the province are now considered suspects in the murder of a young couple and the suspicious death of another man whose body was »


Police don’t rule out link between 2 murders, missing teens and unidentified body in B.C.

Police in British Columbia are not ruling out a connection between the murders of two young tourists, the disappearances of two teenagers, the burnt out camper truck they had been driving, and an unidentified body found nearby – all in »


Florida police arrest suspect in double homicide of Canadian couple

Florida police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of two Canadian seniors in late March. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that they arrested the suspect, a 28-year-old man, after police were »


Canadian couple’s deaths in Florida being treated as homicide

Investigators are treating the deaths of an elderly Canadian couple found inside their mobile home in Pompano Beach on Friday evening as a homicide, according to officials at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. A neighbour discovered the bodies of Marc Gagné, »

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Homicides in Canada increase

Canada’s statistics gathering agency StatsCan, has released homicide figures for 2015. The report says there  were 604 homicides in 2015, 83 more than the previous year. The homicide rate increased by 15% in 2015 to 1.68 per 100,000 population, the »


Homicide rate in Canada is low, stable

The government agency Statistics Canada reports that Canada’s homicide rate in 2014 was unchanged from the year before and is at its lowest level since 1966. This echoes a trend of decreasing murders and crime in western countries. In spite »


Violent fatal attack in Surrey highlights city’s problems

A mother of three who was savagely beaten Sunday night in Surrey, British Columbia, has died. Julie Paskall, 53, was Surrey’s 25th homicide victim of 2013. Julie Paskall, 53, was waiting for her teenage son in the parking lot of »