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Pink is back as city services rally for cancer awareness

CIBC Run for the Cure returns October 3, and North Bay’s police, fire, and paramedic services are all taking part to raise funds for the cause. The event is the largest fundraiser for breast cancer in Canada.

Guard says he was warned by inmate not to touch pepper spray during N.S. jail assault

A trial of inmates accused of viciously assaulting a prisoner in his jail cell heard testimony Thursday that guards faced daunting obstacles in the effort to end an episode of alleged orchestrated violence at the facility.

Back to school traffic safety campaign, more than 5,000 tickets issued

More than 5,000 tickets were issued to road users as part of the Toronto Police Service’s recent Back to School Safety campaign. Between Thursday, September 9, 2021, and Friday, September 17, 2021, Toronto Police officers focused on school zone safety across the city.
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What’s wrong with this picture?

In the early 1990s, a purse snatching was reported in Nova Scotia. As part of their investigation, police showed a witness pictures in a mug book. The session did not result in a positive identification but, five days later, when the police had a suspect, the witness returned to examine a photo lineup. A photo of the suspect was mixed in with 10 images taken from the mug book the witness had examined five days prior. The witness selected the suspect as the perpetrator. When asked if she remembered any of the faces in the lineup from the previous mug book session, the witness testified that she did not. » Read now
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RCMP delays on complaint files a ‘serious and systemic’ issue, group tells court

A civil liberties group is telling a federal judge there’s a culture of complacency in the RCMP that has caused inexcusable foot-dragging on complaint files. » Read now

Quebec to invest $90 million to fight gun-related crime

Quebec is investing $90 million to hire more than 100 police officers and experts to fight gun-related crime. Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault made the announcement in Montreal, surrounded by representatives of Quebec police forces. » Read now

Three Vancouver police officers charged with assault in 2017 arrest

Three Vancouver police officers have been charged after an arrest where a male suffered serious injuries. The BC Prosecution Service says the case was investigated by the Independent Investigations Office, which passed on its report for consideration of charges to Crown counsel in February 2019. » Read now

ILET Summit

Location: Virtual
Date: September 27 – October 1, 2021
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Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference

Location: Charlottetown
Date: October, 12 - 15, 2021
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BlackBerry’s Annual Security Summit

Location: Virtual
Date: October 13, 2021
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Serving with Pride Gala & Awards Night

Location: Virtual
Date: October 16, 2021
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Blue Line Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: October 28, 2021
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