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October 3, 2019
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Honouring Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day 2019

In honour of Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, Blue Line is pleased to present a touching piece written by Supt. Grant Foster, Operational Support, Saskatoon Police Service, titled “Fallen.”

Judge says Saskatchewan man’s background a factor in flight from law

A northern Saskatchewan man who was high on crystal meth when he fired a Taser stun gun at a police officer prior to a high-speed chase has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Groups test rescue, cleanup responses during major marine exercise in B.C.

Nearly two dozen agencies are responding to an environmental emergency off Vancouver Island, but fortunately it’s only a drill.
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The games

Longueuil, Que. selected to host 2020 North American Police & Fire Games

Longueuil has been announced the host city of the Jeux Nord-Américains Policiers-Pompiers 2020, or North American Police & Fire Games. From Aug.14-18, 2020, police, firefighters, customs and military from all over the world will face each other in a major competition. Events will include athletics, Crossfit, tennis, boxing and many more. » Listen now

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Supreme Court to hear if sex offender registries unfair to mentally ill

The Supreme Court of Canada will have final say on the validity of laws requiring sex offenders to register when an accused is granted an absolute discharge after being found not criminally responsible. » Read more

Police policing police

The Saskatchewan government is looking at how other provinces handle police oversight after years of being criticized for police policing police, but there’s no timeline for potential changes. » Read more

Quebec police watchdog says officers should be required to co-operate with probes

Quebec’s police watchdog says officers under investigation should be required to answers the bureau’s questions. In a report made public, Madeleine Giauque, head of the watchdog, noted that officers who refuse to co-operate with investigators aren’t subject to automatic sanction. She said the government should amend the law to oblige officers to fully co-operate with her office. » Read more

Lethbridge Police Run

Date: Oct. 5, 2019
Location: Lethbridge, Alta.
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SecTor – IT Security Conference

Date: Oct. 7-10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Date: Oct. 9-10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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