CBC Edmonton's most viewed stories in 2015
By the numbers, these are the stories that had the biggest impact this year
Here are the 10 most widely-read stories to come out of the CBC Edmonton newsroom in 2015:
1. The death of Manmeet Bhullar
On Nov. 23, 2015, Tory MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed in a highway accident near Red Deer while trying to help another motorist.
- Alberta Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar killed in highway crash
- Manmeet Bhullar honoured by Alberta MLAs
- MLA Manmeet Bhullar's deep commitment celebrated at memorial
- Remembering 'peaceful warrior' Manmeet Bhullar
2. RCMP officer killed in casino shooting
Const. David Wynn died in hospital on Jan. 21, 2015, four days after he was shot in the head while responding to a call at the Apex Casino in St. Albert. A second officer, Aux. Const. Derek Walter Bond, was also shot but recovered.
Thousands of people, including former prime minister Stephen Harper, musical group The Rankin Family and RCMP members from across the country, attended Wynn's memorial service held on Jan. 25, 2015.
- Derek Bond, David Wynn ID'd as Mounties shot in St. Albert, Alta.
- Man who shot RCMP officers had 'a labyrinth' of criminal charges
- Shootings of David Wynn, Derek Bond sparked by routine licence plate check
- RCMP, province order reviews of Mountie shooting at Alberta casino
- 'We mourn and grieve our fallen hero': Thousands attend Mountie funeral in Alberta
- 'Dave Wynn's law' aims to make it harder for criminals to get bail
- Const. David Wynn honoured at RCMP commemoration in Regina
3. Canola incident claims lives of three sisters
Catie, Dara and Jana Bott died after all three became buried in canola seed while playing on the back of a truck at their family farm in central Alberta.
Their deaths spurred calls by Albertans, politicians and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to improve farm safety for children.
- Canola seed incident that killed 2 girls claims life of 3rd sister
- Deaths of 3 sisters at Alberta farm reminder of grain farm dangers, expert says
- Sisters killed in Alberta farming accident remembered in prayer vigil
- A call for legislation to protect children on farms
- Deadly farm accident sparks call for new safety rules
- Roger and Bonita Bott: 'Our girls are awesome, the best girls in the world'
4. Dashcam footage captures roadside skirmish
Eighteen months after CBC News learned Simona Tibu was charged with assaulting a peace officer while resisting arrest, and three months after alleging she was the true victim, CBC reporter Janice Johnston obtained police dashcam footage from the incident.
In April, Tibu was found guilty of assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and obstruction.
- REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK | How CBC News obtained the dashcam footage
- Simona Tibu tried to bite him during arrest, peace officer tells court
- Dentist in dashcam video guilty of assaulting peace officer
- No jail time for dentist caught assaulting sheriff in dashcam video
- Sheriff sues Camrose dentist for $4M after bizarre 2013 traffic stop
5. Mac's clerks killed in robbery shootings
Karanpal Bhangu, 35, and Ricky Cenabre, 41, were shot and killed in a pair of Mac's store robberies on Dec. 18, 2015.
Laylin Delorme, 24, Colton Steinhauer, 27, and a 13-year-old boy who cannot be named were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, robbery with a prohibited restricted firearm, being disguised with intent and other offences.
- South Edmonton armed robberies leave 2 Mac's workers dead
- 2 adults, 1 boy charged with 1st-degree murder in Edmonton Mac's shootings
- Edmonton Mac's killings show need for better worker protection, labour leaders say
- 'I screamed as loud as I could': Woman says Mac's murder suspects beat her in home
6. Enoch Cree woman crowned Mrs. Universe
Twenty-five-year-old Ashley Callingbull from Alberta's Enoch Cree Nation became the first First Nations woman (and first Canadian) to be crowned champion in the Mrs. Universe pageant.
Since her win, Callingbull has used her fame to act as an advocate for First Nations people in Canada.
- Mrs. Universe 2015 is from Alberta's Enoch Cree Nation
- Ashley Callingbull's Mrs. Universe win puts indigenous issues in the spotlight
- New Mrs. Universe says Tory government treats First Nations people 'like terrorists'
- Ashley Callingbull says First Nations rights 'slowly being taken from us'
7. EPS officer dies in line of duty
Const. Daniel Woodall, 35, was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant to a west Edmonton home on June 8, 2015. The shooter, Norman Raddatz, took his own life after lighting his house on fire immediately following the shooting.
- Const. Daniel Woodall named as Edmonton police officer killed on duty
- Edmontonians leave porch lights on to pay tribute to fallen officer
- Norman Raddatz had extensive police file for hate crimes
- Don Iveson delivers tearful tribute to Const. Daniel Woodall
- Edmonton police shooting: Why U.K. officers come to Canada
8. Family opens up about Evan Tran's suicide
University student Evan Tran, 21, took is own life in October. Days later, his family spoke with CBC's Marion Warnica about Tran's life and death
"I have no issue to say my brother committed suicide," Vanlee Robblee told Warnica. "It's not something to put under the carpet."
- An Alberta student died by suicide, and his family wants to talk about it
- Evan Tran remembered: sister finds solace in memorial
- Student suicide highlights uncertain future of university's mental health services
9. 'Ugly' arrest caught on camera
In December, RCMP Const. Brendon Plamondon was acquitted of assault alleged to have happened during the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.
"It is a situation when a stronger, larger man is using his superior strength on a small, young girl," the judge wrote in her 13-page decision. "We are not used to seeing this type of action."
10. Pesticide blamed in death of 2 Fort McMurray children
In February, two young children were killed and three others hospitalized after all were exposed to an illegally-imported fumigant intended to kill bedbugs.