EDMONTON — A month-long delay in the case of a man accused of attempted murder in an attack on a police officer has turned the spotlight on an increase in court-ordered mental-health assessments.
TORONTO — Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
MAPLE, Ont. — A dramatic hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman.
Airmedic has announced it recently finished implementing a new call dispatch system, Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), at its emergency call centre in Quebec. Comparable to the system used by 911 dispatch centres, this software is a “complete call management and allocation solution.” It has also been “completely adapted to the unique environment of airborne medical evacuations, a first in Quebec,” the company notes.
On Dec. 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued judgments in two cases critical to defining Canadians’ privacy interests in text messages:  R. v. Jones and R. v. Marakah. The Court held that Canadians have privacy interests in their text messages, even after the messages have been sent and received. However, the Court decided that police need not meet stringent warrant standards before collecting already sent text messages directly from a telecommunications provider.
TORONTO — The Progressive Conservatives have asked the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate millions in ineligible expenses — including scuba gear and raccoon traps — filed by nine power generators in the province.
Provincial police are patrolling Ontario roads in transport trucks this week in an effort to crack down on distracted driving by commercial truck drivers.
OTTAWA — Montreal-born Richard Wagner, a self-proclaimed advocate of judicial independence, will become the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday.
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently published its annual list of the Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles. Once again, Ford trucks and high-priced SUVs feature prominently.
D& R Electronics is an ISO 9001:2008 registered designer/manufacturer and installer of emergency vehicles equipment, based in Bolton, Ont. It is a family-run company founded in 1976.
REGINA — The University of Regina has been commissioned to study the effects of policing on the mental health of RCMP officers.
HALIFAX — Christopher Garnier had exercised his right to remain silent 64 times.
TORONTO — Canadians have been swindled out of more than $1.7 million via scams involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin so far this year — more than double the amount during all of 2016.
CALGARY — Border guards and Alberta RCMP say they have prevented a record amount of drugs from coming into Canada.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department says all patrol officers are now equipped with body cameras.
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