MONTREAL — The past two years have not been easy for Quebec’s three major police forces, whose officers have been working in a climate of suspicion, scandal and now an allegation of criminal wrongdoing at the highest level.
SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — Manitoba’s children’s advocate says there are many children in care who are in danger of being sexually exploited or dying almost five years after an Indigenous teenager’s body was found in a river.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia’s Education Minister Rob Fleming says a new anti-gang strategy will help at-risk youth make the right decisions and not join criminal groups.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s premier says the RCMP has found no evidence that former prime minister Jean Chretien carried out illegal lobbying during a visit to his Halifax office last year.
The interaction always played out the same way. I’d leave my office and make my way across campus in search of coffee, my dog Frances by my side, and I would be besieged by students who, for the most part, would ignore me and lose themselves in Frances. They would eventually look up with tear-filled eyes and say: “As much as I miss my parents, I miss my dog more.”
HALIFAX — Police say a distinctive RCMP service pistol was stolen from a downtown Halifax street.
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is reviewing security at health-care facilities and considering new powers for security officers at hospitals.
TORONTO — A group of doctors pushing for tighter gun laws says one of its leaders has been targeted in an “organized campaign of mass harassment” fuelled by gun rights activists.
FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of fatally shooting four people in the city last August is one step closer to a possible trial.
MONTREAL — A man who surrendered to police after a hostage-taking in a Quebec bank was released from hospital on Saturday and is expected to face charges, according to police.
MORLEY, Alta. — RCMP say a member of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch has been injured in a head-on collision with a stolen vehicle.
TORONTO — Ontario has a new provincial police commissioner, selected just two days after a friend of the premier’s withdrew from an appointment that was mired in controversy.
Prey Inc., provider of a cross-platform, open source anti-theft software that protects mobile devices, has announced the results of the inaugural, global Prey Mobile Theft & Loss Report, which found that misplaced devices were responsible for the vast majority – 69 per cent – of all devices reported missing in 2018.
VICTORIA — The federal government says fighting gun and gang violence in Canada requires collaborative, multi-pronged approaches that involves all levels of government and communities of all sizes.

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