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James Barber has been named the B.C. Conservation Officer Service Outstanding Officer of the Year for 2016.
Ontario is proposing to extend the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presumption to include special constables and civilian members of police services in Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) and forensic units. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment, the government said.
MONTREAL — Various computer scientists, researchers, lawyers and other techies have recently been attending biweekly meetings in Montreal to discuss life’s big questions — as they relate to our increasingly intelligent machines.
WINNIPEG — A report from Manitoba’s ombudsman says a retired Winnipeg police officer who snooped in his estranged daughter’s personal health records also sent unauthorized personal health information to city police and the RCMP.
CALGARY — Federal legislation adopted in 2011 allows a judge to order a multiple murderer to serve more than the usual minimum number of years before being allowed to apply for release from prison. Here’s a look at the six individuals who have been sentenced to extended parole ineligibility under the seven-year-old law:
CALGARY — Legal experts say a sentencing provision that can keep killers in prison for the rest of their lives is likely to make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia court has dismissed a case in which a wildlife advocacy group accused the provincial government of not following its own law on the destruction of wildlife.
VICTORIA — No charges will be laid against a Smithers, B.C., Mountie for restraining a man who later died.
OTTAWA — Canada’s retiring top judge says more must be done to ensure the justice system is accessible to everyone in a timely way.
OTTAWA — The Mounties say they are going to take a new look at 284 sexual assault cases that they originally classified as unfounded.
EDMONTON — A month-long delay in the case of a man accused of attempted murder in an attack on a police officer has turned the spotlight on an increase in court-ordered mental-health assessments.
TORONTO — Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
MAPLE, Ont. — A dramatic hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman.
Airmedic has announced it recently finished implementing a new call dispatch system, Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), at its emergency call centre in Quebec. Comparable to the system used by 911 dispatch centres, this software is a “complete call management and allocation solution.” It has also been “completely adapted to the unique environment of airborne medical evacuations, a first in Quebec,” the company notes.
On Dec. 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued judgments in two cases critical to defining Canadians’ privacy interests in text messages:  R. v. Jones and R. v. Marakah. The Court held that Canadians have privacy interests in their text messages, even after the messages have been sent and received. However, the Court decided that police need not meet stringent warrant standards before collecting already sent text messages directly from a telecommunications provider.

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