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Society

30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies take place in Ottawa next week

As part of Celebrate Canada festivities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will hold its 30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies starting June 27. The annual event will be held in Ottawa and will include an RCMP Musical Ride show and a» 

Society

Puppy names chosen for national police dogs

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced the winners of its annual name-the-puppy contest for 2019. A record-setting 34,714 children submitted their choices, up from the previous record of 13,000 entries. This year the names all had to start with» 

Society

Police in British Columbia lay 4 murder charges in deadly shooting spree

Police in the Southern Interior of British Columbia have charged a 60-year-old man in connection with a string of fatal shootings that that killed four people in the city of Penticton Monday morning. John Brittain, 60, has been charged with three» 

Society

National police warn about fraudulent phone calls

Canada’s national police force, the RCMP,  issued a warning about fraudulent telephone calls demanding money which appear to be from it. The callers pretend to be police officers and tell victims they owe a large amount of money in taxes» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Ottawa to spend more on border security and processing claimants

The federal government plans to spend $1.18 billion over the next five years to tighten border security and speed up the processing of asylum claims. The plan, announced Tuesday in the 2019 federal budget, seeks to stem the flow of» 

Health, International, Society

RCMP reviewing how it handles fentanyl

Canada’s national police force is reviewing how its members should handle fentanyl. There had been fears that officers faced high risk when dealing with the drug. However, new research suggests that they are not likely to overdose on the drug» 

International, Society

Youth arrest on terrorism charges

A major investigation in a normally relatively quiet southern Ontario city has resulted in an arrest of a minor on charges related to terrorism.  It allegedly involved a bomb plot. Because the individual is only 16 years of age, the» 

Politics, Society

Canadian police charge youth with terror-related offence

National security investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested and charged a youth in Kingston, Ontario, with a terrorism-related offence, Canada’s national police force said Friday. Police have laid two charges against the youth, whose identity cannot be» 

Politics, Society

Reform announced for troubled national police force

The Canadian government will create an external board of advisers to improve management practices of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). In addition, independent investigators will be hired to deal with internal complaints of harassment and bullying, some of it» 

Society

Canada’s national police seek options to increase recruiting

(public commenting open below all RCI stories- comments posted after review by moderators) For over a decade, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been looking at ways to increase recruiting. With graduates of the “Mountie” training facility often not»