TORONTO — A surge in pedestrian deaths has Toronto’s mayor doubling down on a commitment to road safety amid criticism that he isn’t doing enough.
Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing — including a program in Toronto — after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving autonomous vehicles.
SASKATOON — A doctor is commending Saskatoon police for their response to a number of suspected overdoses on the weekend that resulted in two deaths from cocaine allegedly laced with fentanyl.
REGINA — The first woman to ever be permanently appointed to lead the RCMP promised last Friday to leave no stone unturned in her efforts to modernize a law-enforcement organization that remains plagued by complaints of sexism, workplace bullying and discrimination against Indigenous Peoples.
Ontario’s police watchdog has opened its first investigation into a death that involved the police administration of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone.
HAMILTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an Ontario city hard-hit by the national opioid crisis that situations like theirs were a top priority for his government, as a municipal official called for more concrete steps to address the root causes of addiction.
The Yukon government announced in March it would provide RCMP with an additional $422,000 annually for the next three years to establish a Historical Case Unit to investigate unsolved homicides and missing persons cases. Three new officers will be hired full time.
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Sex offenders should be banished from Inuit communities, a spokeswoman for a women’s group in Labrador has told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
OTTAWA — The mayor of Canada’s biggest city is stressing the need for more money and stronger laws to fight the scourge of gang-related gun violence.
VICTORIA — Red light cameras are being upgraded around British Columbia to help identify vehicles speeding through intersections.
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Flight Operations Unit officially unveiled its new $5.9 million Air 1 helicopter at the end of last month.
BIGGAR, Sask. — An RCMP town hall meeting close to the farm where a young Indigenous man was fatally shot in 2016 heard Monday evening from several residents confused about what rights they have to defend their property.
OTTAWA — The government of Alberta is being lambasted in a review of Canada’s justice system as the only province to keep secret the number of Indigenous people it has locked up over the last five years.
OTTAWA — The justice system has seen a slight drop in crime rates and a boost in legal aid funding relative to a year ago, but these improvements have been overshadowed by an increase in costs, lengthier court delays and the persistent over-representation of Indigenous people in prison, new research has found.
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