A police officer in London, Ont., has apologized for appearing in blackface as part of a “tribal” Halloween costume 11 years ago, an incident the force’s chief called racist and unacceptable.
TORONTO — Even though Ernest Small was the biggest legal grower of legal marijuana in North America back in the 1970s and is the federal government’s foremost pot expert, the Canadian researcher is in disbelief that the country is on the cusp of legalizing the drug’s recreational use.
OTTAWA — A federally commissioned blueprint for a new watchdog to review Canada’s border agency has some worried it lacks the necessary bite to ensure true accountability.
FREDERICTON — Three years after a troubled Cape Breton man died after being hit repeatedly with pepper spray in prison, two correctional officers have been charged with manslaughter.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has received a $7 million award from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance.
Aylmer Police Service in Ontario has followed in the footsteps of the OPP and listed Glock’s 17M as its new service pistol, announced equipment supplier Rampart at the end of December 2017.
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s largest emergency call centre has released its list of nuisance calls for 2017 and while the collection may sound amusing, those answering the phone say it also highlights the dangers caused by such thoughtlessness.
Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick had announced he was retiring at the end of January but those plans have now stalled.
VANCOUVER — Making a safe opioid available in vending machines may be the next harm reduction tool to fight the deadly overdose epidemic, says the executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
TORONTO — Police are seeking to arrest a Toronto businessman charged with the fraudulent sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of securities to Chinese citizens.
BARRIE, Ont. — A Toronto man is facing numerous charges after a police officer was pepper-sprayed while trying to arrest a man he allegedly caught attempting to steal a snowmobile.
EDMONTON — Police say multiple drug-related charges against several individuals are pending following the discovery of two illegal cannabis dispensaries in Edmonton.
At the 22nd annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference earlier in December, law enforcement and private industry came together to discuss the problem of counterfeiting, identify tactics to pursue against counterfeiters and new resources, and learn how to work together to protect Canadian industries.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has presented a donation of 25 complete sets of new hockey equipment from the players’ NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) Hockey Program “Come Together – Tous Ensemble.” This equipment distribution will go towards young children from the Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) elementary school board in the Ottawa region.

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