Renée Francoeur

Renée Francoeur

Earlier this year, 12,000 fentanyl pills in B.C.’s Fraser Valley were taken off the street thanks to a newly trained nose for narcotics. The credit goes to RCMP police dog Doodz, who found the drugs in a car pulled over for speeding — the first dog in Canada to detect fentanyl after updated training in the spring, according to police.
It all started with Samuel Port, William Brown, Charles Bussette and Henry Goodenough back in 1867. Since then the Windsor Police Service has aged right alongside Canada. Blue Line checks in with Chief Al Frederick for more on the force’s 150th celebrations, his 33 years in policing, advice for the next generation and his views on the legalization of marijuana.
It never fails to astound me how valuable a face-to-face moment can be in these digital times. This is something I rediscovered (and for the first time from a law enforcement angle) at the 112th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference, held earlier this summer in Montreal, where the theme was about policing in a digital society.
VANCOUVER — A Regina woman who spent 3-1/2 years in solitary confinement cried Wednesday as she recalled how a spiritual ceremony led by a First Nations elder helped her through difficult times at a British Columbia prison.
“You are all my stars,” said Larry Cappetto to the packed Cineplex theatre in Toronto on June 19 after a special film screening. “You’re the reason I’m doing what I’m doing — capturing courage.”
TORONTO — Former officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against their former employer alleging widespread gender-based discrimination and harassment.
Film festivals and award galas draw celebrities — and their fans — to hotels and popular city sites.
May 19, 2017 - Blue Line Magazine was in the clouds for Panasonic’s latest Toughbook launch, held at the 1,776-foot tall One World Trade Centre, also known as the Freedom Tower, in New York City on Thursday evening.
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