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(Facebook photo/Camrose Police Service)

Camrose cannabis shop allegedly sold drugs to minors

Owners, two employees, face several charges

  • Jun 23, 2022

 

Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Police identify persons of interest but no threat as Parliament Hill probe continues

Police evacuated Parliament, closed surrounding streets Saturday

 

Maxwell Johnson, a Heiltsuk First Nation member who was arrested alongside his granddaughter as they were trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal, sings and drums outside the bank’s main branch before a news conference in Vancouver, on May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No public hearing into arrest of Indigenous man, granddaughter at Vancouver bank

Review of an earlier disciplinary decision upholds its conclusions

 

FILE - Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Deer recovery community on Nov. 19, 2021. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Deer recovery community on Nov. 19, 2021. (Advocate file photo)
Pictures of Chantel Moore, are held by family and friends during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The lawyer for the family of Chantel Moore says it’s hoped a coroner’s inquest that starts Monday in Fredericton can determine exactly what happened the day — almost two years ago — the 26-year-old Indigenous woman was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B. during a wellness check.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Inquest to begin in N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman during wellness check

Chantel Moore had recently moved from B.C. to New Brunswick to be closer to family

Pictures of Chantel Moore, are held by family and friends during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The lawyer for the family of Chantel Moore says it’s hoped a coroner’s inquest that starts Monday in Fredericton can determine exactly what happened the day — almost two years ago — the 26-year-old Indigenous woman was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B. during a wellness check.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Majority of police-involved civilian fatalities involve mental health or substances, says study

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Up to 831 RCMP officers approved to join Ottawa police as motorcycle convoy arrives

Ottawa Police Service asking for them “in anticipation of additional events and demonstrations.”

Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Police promise heavy presence, arrests for hate as biker convoy to descend on Ottawa

Chief says force has no intention of letting “Rolling Thunder Convoy” turn into illegal occupation

Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A report Commissioned by the pro-RCMP National Police Federation, found that less than nine per cent of Albertans would support transitioning from the RCMP to a provincial police force. (Black Press file photo)

NPF report shows only 9% of Albertans favour creating a provincial police force

The majority want more money to improve the justice system

A report Commissioned by the pro-RCMP National Police Federation, found that less than nine per cent of Albertans would support transitioning from the RCMP to a provincial police force. (Black Press file photo)
FILE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is concerned about changes to the Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence Response Team. (Photo from Facebook)
FILE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is concerned about changes to the Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence Response Team. (Photo from Facebook)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Rural Municipalities of Alberta opposes creation of provincial police service

Premier Jason Kenney asked rural leaders to consider the merits of a provincial police service

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca photo)

Police union defies ban on thin blue line symbols: Calgary Police Commission

The patch is seen as a white nationalist symbol, but some see it as a way to honour fallen officers

A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca photo)
The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver to restore $5.7M withheld from 2021 police budget, but tax hike looms

Province ordered the city to restore $5.7 million to the department’s 2021 budget

The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta Municipalities have come out against the possible creation of a provincial police service. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer, and most municipalities, oppose provincial police force

Policy recommendation put to Alberta Municipalities members

Alberta Municipalities have come out against the possible creation of a provincial police service. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Members of the Edmonton Police Service salute at an impromptu memorial for Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A man believed to have been driving the SUV involved in Harnett’s hit-and-run death in December 2020 is on trial charged with first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘I started crying’: Driver who struck falling Calgary officer testifies at trial

Court hears officer first dragged by fleeing vehicle, then fell into the path of an oncoming car

Members of the Edmonton Police Service salute at an impromptu memorial for Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A man believed to have been driving the SUV involved in Harnett’s hit-and-run death in December 2020 is on trial charged with first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta police chiefs say too soon to support drug decriminalization

Calgary chief constable says decriminalization alone wouldn’t reduce addiction or overdose rates.

Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Pop and R&B entertainer Jason Derulo attends the world premiere of “Cats,” at Alice Tully Hall in New York on Dec. 16, 2019. Derulo was involved in a scuffle with two other people early Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at a Las Vegas Strip resort, but the singer, dancer and Tik Tok star was not arrested or given a summons, police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Police: R&B singer Derulo involved in Vegas resort scuffle

No injuries were reported by police

  • Jan 5, 2022
FILE - Pop and R&B entertainer Jason Derulo attends the world premiere of “Cats,” at Alice Tully Hall in New York on Dec. 16, 2019. Derulo was involved in a scuffle with two other people early Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at a Las Vegas Strip resort, but the singer, dancer and Tik Tok star was not arrested or given a summons, police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh speaks during a news conference in Lethbridge, Alta., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

‘I knew the challenges’: Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

The police service has faced numerous controversies in recent years

Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh speaks during a news conference in Lethbridge, Alta., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
Susan Hughson, executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Hughson has resigned after seven years on the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Susan Hughson resigns as head of Alberta Serious Incident Response Team

Susan Hughson resigns as head of Alberta Serious Incident Response Team

Susan Hughson, executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Hughson has resigned after seven years on the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal