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B.C.'s Human Rights Commissioner launches inquiry into 'hate in all its forms'

British Columbia's Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will examine the rise of hate during the pandemic as the topic of its first public inquiry, Commissioner Kasari Govender said.

N.S. top court: judges must consider systemic racism when sentencing Black offenders

Nova Scotia's top court has ruled that trial judges must consider the historical disadvantages and systemic racism facing Black offenders when issuing sentences. Justice Anne S. Derrick, on behalf of a five-judge Court of Appeal panel, said inquiring about the systemic issues facing African Nova Scotians could help reduce the levels of incarceration in that community.

OPP campaign focuses on loud vehicles

The COVID-19 pandemic gets blamed for a lot of things, and now you can add loud vehicles to the list. As a result, the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP) launched Operation Decibel to try and curb the flood of complaints in regards to loud, illegally modified vehicles in the detachment area.
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Outstanding leadership

Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Constable Chris Birkett has only been an officer for roughly three years, but has already broken down barriers, proven his dedication and commitment, and exceeded all expectations. Birkett, who was officially hired by the VPD in January 2018, is Blue Line magazine’s 2021 Rookie of the Year. By Brieanna Charlebois » Read now
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Walpole Island screens visitors in response to string of drug overdoses, deaths

Visitors are being met by security guards at the bridge entrance to Walpole Island First Nation in southwestern Ontario. The measure is being taken in response to a surge of recent drug overdoses and deaths. » Read now

Wallaceburg man arrested after 12-hour standoff

Dozens of Chatham-Kent Police officers and members of the OPP swarmed into a Wallaceburg neighbourhood surrounding a townhouse for more than 12 hours before removing a man from the home. » Read now

Northern Health issues overdose advisory following spike in northwest B.C.

Northern Health has issued an overdose advisory for northwest B.C., following the detection of unregulated illicit substances sold as heroin. The advisory was a result of a recent increase in overdose activity in Terrace and Smithers areas. The increase may involve the use of a deep blue crystal substance being sold as “heroin,” which when cooked turns purple in colour, said Northern Health in a statement on Aug. 18. » Read now

IACP 2021

Location: New Orleans
Date: September 11 – 14, 2021
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Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial 2021 Commemoration

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: September 26, 2021
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Blue Line Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: October 28, 2021
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Law of Police Conference

Location: Vancouver
Date: November 4 – 5, 2021
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Gang and Organized Crime Professional Development Conference

Location: London, Ont.
Date: November 15 – 18, 2021
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