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B.C.’s coroner says over 1,422 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year

The B.C. Coroners Service said last year’s death toll is 43 per cent higher than 2016 when 993 overdose deaths were recorded.

StatsCan releases data from 2017 survey on opioid awareness

Most Canadians aged 18 years and older said they have some level of awareness about the opioid issue in Canada, stated results from Statistics Canada’s 2017 Survey on Opioid Awareness, released last month.

RCMP overhauls Auxiliary program

Following consultation with Auxiliaries, provincial, territorial and municipal partners and other stakeholders, the RCMP is implementing a new Auxiliary model that includes three tiers. Provinces and territories will be able to choose one or a combination of the tiers based on local needs and circumstances.
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Saskatoon Search and Rescue launches Project Lifesaver

Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR), with financial assistance from the Saskatoon Police Service Foundation and support from the Saskatoon Police Service, is launching Project Lifesaver Saskatoon, which they hope will assist in increasing safety for people who are at risk to wander. » Read more...

Security firms can support police with cannabis change

The findings of a GardaWorld survey reveal Canadians strongly support a secure environment regarding the upcoming legalization of cannabis. » Read more...

Fredericton police chief says more French resources, training on horizon

Fredericton’s police chief says the force is moving to better serve francophones following complaints two officers failed to fully comply with the Official Languages Act during a traffic stop last June. » Read more...

Peel police services must wait to spend nearly $800K in seized cash

The Peel police services board is looking at a windfall of $797,790, which was seized last spring at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and has been determined to likely be proceeds of crime. » Read more...

3rd Annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic

Date: Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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3rd National Symposium on Mental Health

Date: Feb. 23, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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