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THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The police force in Thunder Bay, Ont., is looking for artists from an area First Nation to help design a display for the service’s headquarters in what it says is an effort to better reflect the community it serves.
TORONTO — A university in Toronto will teach members of the city’s police service about diversity and how to avoid bias, the force announced Monday, saying the initiative was part of its efforts to modernize.
VANCOUVER — Police appear to be cracking down on pop-up stalls selling marijuana while frustrations mount over the open-air market operating in a prominent square in downtown Vancouver.
“There are weaknesses in emergency management planning and programs across Ontario that could impact the timeliness and effectiveness of a provincial response to a large-scale emergency,” Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says in her 2017 Annual Report, tabled last month in the Legislative Assembly.
SASKATOON — The police chief in Prince Albert has been appointed to the top job with the Saskatoon Police Service.
Members of the Guyana Police Force have been getting a helping hand from the Vancouver-based Justice Education Society, a non-profit organization with a 25-year history of working to strengthen justice systems in Canada and abroad, according to a Postmedia article.
The Street Check Policy and Practice Review project, sponsored by the Edmonton Police Commission (EPC), is now underway under the lead of Curt Griffiths, Ph.D., from the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in B.C.
Montreal’s widely loathed quota system for traffic tickets is over, says Mayor Valerie Plante, as are lucrative performance bonuses for bosses that were tied to lower-level cops reaching the targets.
TORONTO — Some members of Toronto’s LGBTQ community are expressing relief that an arrest had been made in the presumed deaths of two men who went missing from the city’s gay village last year, but say they’re also angry police didn’t heed their concerns over a possible serial killer earlier.
HALIFAX — A legal regulator says clear rules are needed for police who speak to lawyers involved with alleged frauds, after a decade-long case was recently thrown out because Mounties spoke to an accused’s solicitor.
EDMONTON — The Correctional Service of Canada has fired two more workers at a maximum security prison in Edmonton following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Canadian authorities are warning people to stop eating laundry detergent pods, a strange and dangerous online trend that has resulted in more than 40 hospitalizations in North America.
TORONTO — Inmates with mental health disabilities will no longer be placed in solitary confinement barring exceptional circumstances under an agreement announced Thursday between the Ontario government and the province’s human rights commission.
Vancouver police have assigned more than 50 officers to the investigation of a brazen gunfight that killed a 15-year-old boy after he was struck by a bullet while passing in a vehicle with his family.
REGINA — A move in Saskatchewan to include municipal police forces in the province’s Freedom of Information Act has resulted in a stream of requests, police in Regina say.

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