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Society

Police to emphasize road rules on holiday weekend

Motorists should expect increased police presence and enforcement of road and highway rules this holiday weekend, October 5-8, 2018. Operation Impact is an annual, coordinated traffic initiative by police agencies across Canada to increase road safety and reduce accidents. About» 

Politics

Policing infrastructure rejig in Canada’s northwestern Yukon territory

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Government of Yukon announced new plans this week for policing infrastructure in the territory. Besides renovations to police buildings in» 

Society

Toronto police ramp up patrols over ‘potential risk to public safety’

Toronto police have ramped up patrols around the city’s iconic CN Tower and downtown core after receiving unconfirmed information that there’s a “potential risk to public safety,” officials said Thursday. Speaking to reporters shortly before noon, Acting Supt. Michael Barsky declined to» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada History: July 11, 1990, the crisis and death at Oka

Quebec provincial pollce officer killed during attack It was a conflict –a land dispute-that had its origins as far back as the early 1700’s. It reached a boiling point and international headlines on this day, July 11, 1990. That was» 

Health, Society

Cannabis legalization presents challenges for police

The Canadian government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the next few months and that will mean changes for police forces across the country. Currently, police are not very much interested in arresting people for possession of» 

Society

Distracted drivers nabbed in record numbers in Saskatchewan

Police in the western province of Saskatchewan stopped a record number of people for distracted driving in the month of March. Out of a total of 711 distracted driving offences, 583 involved cellphones. The penalty for distracted driving in Saskatchewan» 

Society

Fatal encounters with police analysed by CBC

Each year, about 30 people die at the hands of police in Canada, and the public broadcaster, CBC, has collected information to shed light on these fatal confrontations. There are several police services across Canada and no single official body» 

Society

Police not wanted in Toronto gay pride parade

Toronto police have been asked by several community groups to withdraw their request to join the city’s annual gay pride parade slated for June 22-24. Canada’s biggest and most diverse city, Toronto, Ontario, is home to the country’s largest annual» 

Society

Deaths from distracted driving increase again

Police warn distracted driving is the top cause of road deaths in the province of Ontario and the toll has increased for the fifth consecutive year. Many schools, colleges and universities in Canada close for a week in March, and» 

Health

Police seize record amount of deadly drugs

Police in the western city of Edmonton Alberta made a shocking discovery. Firefighters responding to a fire call in a small house in the city found a suspicious powder in an empty basement unit and called police. Police found over»