Capitol rioter who appeared in horned helmet arrested

Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol. (New York Post)

‘A bit mind boggling:’ Montreal streets empty after first curfew in 50 years

Before the 8 p.m. curfew deadline hit and an eerie stillness descended over Canada’s second largest city Saturday night, life was about as normal as it gets during a pandemic. At the Provigo on Sherbrooke St. W. a handful of people lined up to pay for their groceries. Overall the store wasn’t much busier than usual, supervisor Alyssa Maximov said. Nor had there been a run on dry beans. Or toilet paper. (Montreal Gazette)

Calgary Police officer who died in the line of duty laid to rest

More than a thousand Calgary Police Service members joined the family of Sgt. Andrew Harnett Saturday for a procession to honour the slain officer. A regimental funeral for Harnett was held Saturday afternoon and included the livestreamed procession following the service. (Calgary Herald)

High profile gangster Gary Kang gunned down inside parents’ house

A high-profile Lower Mainland gangster was shot to death early Wednesday inside his parents’ South Surrey home. Gary Kang, 24, was gunned down about 5 a.m. at the home in the 16000-block of 30th Avenue in the Morgan Creek area of Surrey. (The Province)

This government overreach needs to end

I have spent the bulk of my working life in and around policing. Ordinarily, I would publicly defend the police — especially in cases of citizen journalism. I put context to what we are seeing and silence the baying hounds. (True North)

British judge rejects U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange

A British judge on Monday rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (CBC)

Teens charged with murdering Calgary Police officer will seek bail

When Amir Abdulrahman and his 17-year-old friend were pulled over by police on New Years Eve, there was already a warrant out for the older teen's arrest. Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted for assault when Sgt. Andrew Harnett initiated a traffic stop in the city's northeast. The vehicle he stopped struck and dragged him, killing him. (CBC)

Calgary Police officer killed while conducting New Year’s traffic stop

A Calgary Police Service officer was killed on New Year’s Eve when he was hit by the driver of a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop in the northeast community of Falconridge. (Calgary Herald)

Gang slayings and domestic murders kept B.C. homicide squads busy in 2020

From the slaying of a popular Downtown Eastside resident on New Year’s Day 2020 to the disturbing, execution-style shooting of a Burnaby boy this week, the year has been busy for homicide investigators across the Lower Mainland. (The Province)