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July 11, 2019
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Data suggest carfentanil use, deaths rising in Ontario: medical officials

Ontario’s top medical officials say recent statistics suggest a spike in the number of deaths related to the potent opioid carfentanil, as well as an increase in the presence of the drug in the province.

Canada increases police deployments to Ukraine

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced it has co-ordinated the extension and expansion of Canadian police deployments to Ukraine. Following a renewed commitment by the Government of Canada to support Ukraine’s reform agenda, up to 45 Canadian police will deploy to the country, more than doubling the previous maximum of 20. The additional deployments will extend an additional two years, to 2021.

Overdose prevention opens where crisis grows in Powell River, B.C.

The small city of Powell River has been one of the hardest hit by British Columbia’s overdose crisis, prompting Vancouver Coastal Health to open its first overdose prevention site outside of Vancouver one week ago.
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Lethbridge Police Chief moving to take reins in Brantford

After four-and-a-half years in the role, Lethbridge Police Chief Rob Davis has accepted a new position as the chief of police in Brantford, Ont., Davis’ home province. His last day on the job in Lethbridge will be Sept. 30. » Read more

Five things to know about Canadian immigration detention centres

The treatment of migrants has recently been thrust into the spotlight as accounts emerge of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in American border detention facilities. Here’s a look at how Canada deals with immigration detainees. » Learn more

New Halifax police chief sworn in

Halifax’s new police chief pledged to build “a platform of trust” with the community — including reaching out to the city’s minorities — as he was installed with bagpipes, drums and an honour guard. Dan Kinsella, the former deputy chief of Hamilton police, assumed his role in a formal ceremony last week. » Learn more

Police co-ordinate to detonate ‘unexploded ordnance’ in Jasper

Police and the military have co-ordinated to blow up a piece of “unexploded ordnance” found by climbers in Jasper National Park. RCMP say climbers found the device on the north side of Mount Athabasca last week and reported it to park officials, who told police. » Learn more

Edmonton First Responders Rodeo

Date: July 13, 2019
Location: St. Albert, Alta.
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Date: July 16-20, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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CACP 2019

Date: Aug. 11-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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