TORONTO — Stan Lee struggled in his final years to get broadcasters behind a Canadian-set TV series about an Indigenous cop with special powers, says a producer who teamed with the late Marvel Comics founder to help it take shape.
According to local media and a recent CBC web article, Poundmaker Cree Nation and Little Pine First Nation in northern Saskatchewan will soon have their own community safety officers on patrol.
The Bear Clan Patrol’s community crime prevention and intervention efforts, based in Winnipeg, Man., are seeing a $200,000 boost from the Manitoba government, meaning it will now have its own base, among other benefits.
SURREY, B.C. — The latest shooting death in Surrey, B.C., has uncovered signs of tension over the city’s decision to replace the RCMP with its own police force.
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.

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