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VANCOUVER — A 23-year-old Calgary man has been issued West Vancouver’s first ticket for driving with cannabis since the drug was legalized last month.
WINNIPEG — Police say a conflict this week in which officers were forced to look for cover as bullets struck their police cruisers in a Winnipeg neighbourhood was linked to a meth-amphetamine crisis.
MONTREAL — The number of sexual assault complaints filed with police and classified as founded increased sharply in Canada after the #MeToo movement went viral in October 2017.
VANCOUVER — More de-escalation training for Vancouver police is being recommended after a coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of a man who was stabbing people on the city’s Downtown Eastside.
Manitoba is investing over $310,000 in a new tool that will allow nine police agencies to improve how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the goal of de-escalating potentially dangerous situations, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced recently.
TORONTO — The case of a man accused of killing 10 people in a van attack in north Toronto will skip a preliminary hearing and head straight to trial.
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is telling the Canada Border Services Agency to remove more refugee claimants whose requests for asylum in Canada have been rejected.
Peel Regional Police was awarded the Platinum Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Award at the Canada Awards for Excellence ceremony in Toronto recently, becoming the first police service to achieve Platinum Certification status. The award is presented by Excellence Canada, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help others become best-in-class by implementing standards of excellence.
The first Edmonton police officer killed in the line of duty, Const. Frank Beevers, was honoured with a monument after it was discovered his grave was left unmarked for nearly a century.
The Government of Canada says it is taking action to address the historical injustices experienced by LGBTQ2 federal public servants, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Armed Forces members and to commemorate their resilience, bravery and sacrifice.   
The Police Artists of Peel group, comprised of a dozen civilian, sworn, currently serving and retired members of the Peel Regional Police, recently hosted its 11th annual art show in Brampton, Ont., and raised more than $2,500 for charity.
“The resignations of two HR officials of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have sparked ‘speculation and rumour’ about the ability of the police commission to oversee the service, a union leader alleged,” reports Rachel Ranosa for Human Resources Director Canada on its website.
The RCMP detachment in Thompson, Man. presented its crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, as reported by Kyle Darbyson for The Thompson Citizen, in September to city council and Insp. Kevin Lewis, officer in charge of the detachment, said calls for service (compared to the same period the previous year) are up by 13.6 per cent.
According to Law Enforcement Today, the Miami Police Department is rolling in style. Their latest car isn’t a car at all. It’s a three-wheel Polaris Slingshot. The unique vehicle was donated by the company to be used as a head-turning resource for community outreach.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of the new Troop 17 Scholarship.

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