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OTTAWA — Public health officials across the country are seriously considering increasing the supply of safer opioids to quell a crisis that newly released data show helped claim more than 2,000 lives in the first half of the year.
TORONTO — Police forces in cities across Canada investigated multiple bomb threats on Thurs-day as authorities in the U.S. said similar threats sent to dozens of locations appeared to be a hoax.
TORONTO — The man about to become Ontario’s top cop should step aside while a probe is conducted into allegations of political interference from Premier Doug Ford’s office in his hiring, the leader of the Opposition said Wednesday as the government stood firm on the appointment.
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has selected a suite of software from Hexagon’s Safety & Infrastructure division to improve incident and work management at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Some 400 companies operate at Toronto Pearson, and the new systems will “increase operational efficiency across the airport and among various stakeholders, from airside maintenance to customer service in the terminals to emergency response,” Hexagon stated.
MELBOURNE, Australia — A newly enacted law rushed through Australia’s parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals.
TORONTO — Doug Ford defended the appointment of a family friend as the new provincial police commissioner on Tuesday as critics accused the premier of offering key positions to his allies.
OTTAWA — National security “comes first” in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada’s 5G telecommunications network, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says.
TORONTO — A new report says choosy car thieves are setting their sights on Ford trucks and high-end SUVs as the number of automotive thefts continues to rise across the country.
TORONTO — Black people living in Toronto are far more likely to be injured or killed in interactions with city police, Ontario’s Human Rights Commission said Monday as it called on the force to deal with what it described as a serious problem.
Congratulations to Blue Line’s Health & Wellness columnist, OPP officer Isabelle Sauve, who has won the women’s section in the Last Desert 2018, Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace.
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising more money for police to combat gun and gang violence and says he will audit Canadian jail programs to make sure inmates are ready to rejoin society when their sentences are up.
BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A coroner’s inquest into a fatal shooting of a driver by RCMP in Saskatchewan has heard that a passenger in the vehicle told investigators the man wanted to die and pretended to reach for a weapon.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets?
NEW YORK — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say.
OTTAWA — The commissioner of the RCMP is offering the department’s “deepest sympathies” to the family of a former spokesman who an inquest heard experienced a deterioration of his mental health before he died by suicide in 2013.
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