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June 13, 2019

Yellowknife RCMP officer awarded life-saving award

Yellowknife RCMP Const. Nick Brame was awarded the St. John Ambulance Silver Life-Saving Award earlier this summer at the NWT’s legislative assembly for helping to save a woman’s life after she was attacked on New Year’s Eve.

Watson Gloves announces partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Watson Gloves is donating partial proceeds from the sale of two new products to Wounded Warrior Canada in recognition of the contributions of first responders and veterans. The two newly created styles of performance gloves, Shock Trooper and Commander, both offer impact, oil and cut resistance, according to the company.

Report recommends batons, pepper spray for B.C. natural resource officers

A March 2018 report says B.C. natural resource officers are not properly equipped for the risks they face and calls for batons and pepper spray to be distributed, according to a CBC article.
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Vapour scent training for dogs

Transit Police introduce vapour scent training for dogs

The force believes it’s one of the first agencies in Canada to have dogs that can detect explosives by smelling the air around them, as it tells the Vancouver Sun. » Read more

OPP undergoes ‘massive’ shift in approach to opioid crisis

Technology, real-time data collection and mandated investigation of all fatal and non-fatal overdose calls are some of the new tools Ontario’s provincial police say they’re using to deal with a growing opioid crisis. » Learn more

Indigenous police chief calls for governments to implement MMIWG recommendations

The head of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association is calling on Ottawa and Quebec to address the chronic underfunding of Indigenous police forces outlined in last week’s report of a national public inquiry. » Learn more

Remembering two of many police officers who served on D-Day

During wartime, many police officers enlist to serve their country. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, we remember two such officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. » Learn more
BL Shark Week

First Responders Pride Party & Fundraiser

Date: June 14, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Gat Show Canada

Date: June 14-15, 2019
Location: St. Anns, Ont.
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World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019

Date: June 15-19, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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LEOSH 2019 Conference

Date: June 19-22, 2019
Location: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ont.
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Leading Complex Systems Retreat

Date: June 24-29, 2019
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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