AURORA, Ont. — Police north of Toronto are trying to clear the air after officers reportedly told a group of teens that marijuana use can lead to “enhanced mammary growth in men.”
OTTAWA — The federal prison service says setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs behind bars would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog has rejected a request by a group representing police chiefs to stop investigating cases of serious injury or death involving officers administering the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
OTTAWA — A senior official from Canada’s cyberspy agency says proposed new powers would allow it to stop a terrorist’s mobile phone from detonating a car bomb, block the ability of extremists to communicate, or prevent a foreign power from interfering in the country’s democratic process.
OTTAWA — A senior RCMP official says the national police force has sometimes assured private companies they won’t be prosecuted for dealing with hostage-takers on behalf of desperate Canadian families.
MONTREAL — Eight months after their 27-year-old son Noam was fatally shot by Montreal police following a car chase, Jacob and Rachel Cohen still have more questions than answers about why he died.
VANCOUVER — The public perception of political interference in criminal trials places the independence of Canada’s judiciary system at risk, lawyers say.
TORONTO — Canada’s largest school board will be supplying naloxone kits to more than 100 of its high schools, as cities across the country continue to deal with overdose deaths linked to opioids.
NEW YORK — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — The emotions were raw at demonstrations across Canada on Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man.
The first phase of the Connected Officer program is launching at Toronto Police Service’s 51 Division. This launch comes after months of work, including a detailed assessment of devices, service-wide member engagement, evaluation and time invested by the working group of members from across the service, says TPS. By the end of February, 236 officers will have received their service-issued mobile devices.
OTTAWA — The RCMP says it will not appeal its conviction on Labour Code charges related to a 2014 shooting in Moncton, N.B., that left three officers dead and two injured.
OTTAWA — People shouldn’t “jump to conclusions” about when they’ll be able to buy marijuana legally, as a key federal bill makes its way through Parliament, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.
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