Crime

Winnipeg Police Service to host virtual public forum – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police Service to host virtual public forum - Winnipeg

In light of COVID-19 inhibiting public gatherings, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) will host a virtual forum on their Facebook page on Monday. The online event will focus on gang awareness and how to keep children from joining gangs. There will also be discussion on illicit drugs and their …

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COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 – Calgary

COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 - Calgary

Fifty inmates and five staff members at the Calgary Correctional Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Alberta Health Services, the outbreak is linked to transmission of COVID-19 within the facility. The number of cases has more than doubled in a single day. Read more: Hinshaw warns young …

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Quebec’s public health director assigned security detail after threats made against him – Montreal

Quebec’s public health director assigned security detail after threats made against him - Montreal

Quebec’s director of public health revealed Tuesday he has a driver and bodyguard to protect him against threats from people upset with his pandemic-related health orders. Dr. Horacio Arruda told reporters he was assigned a driver and bodyguard after the Public Security Department evaluated the threats that had been …

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Coronavirus: Barrie-operated provincial offences courts to remain closed until mid-January – Barrie

Coronavirus: Barrie-operated provincial offences courts to remain closed until mid-January - Barrie

All provincial offences courts that are operated by the City of Barrie will remain closed up to and including Jan. 22, 2021, as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. City officials say all matters scheduled up until and including Jan. 22 have been cancelled, with defendants not required …

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Coronavirus: Lindsay, Ont. resident charged with failing to self-quarantine for 14 days – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Lindsay, Ont. resident charged with failing to self-quarantine for 14 days - Peterborough

A Lindsay, Ont., resident has been charged with failing to self-quarantine following a compliance check by police. City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service say that on Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada contacted the service to request assistance in completing a quarantine compliancy check at a residence in …

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Ontario government to avoid charges for some impaired drivers due to COVID-19 court backlog

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The Ontario government is recommending Crown prosecutors no longer pursue criminal charges against people caught driving under the influence in cases without aggravating factors such as a death or injuries, according to a new directive from the provincial Ministry of the Attorney General. The government introduced the directive in …

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Family of murdered Montreal teen angered by COVID-19 parole board rules – Montreal

Family of murdered Montreal teen angered by COVID-19 parole board rules - Montreal

The family of a young murder victim is fighting to keep her killer behind bars as he seeks supervised visits outside the Archambault Institution, a federal prison in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Que. Darlene Ryan says her stepdaughter, Brigitte Serre, was alone the night she died while working at a gas station …

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Trial for Toronto van attack suspect may be virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

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TORONTO — The trial for a man accused of using a van to kill 10 people on a busy Toronto sidewalk may be held by videoconference due to COVID-19. Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in connection with the April 2018 …

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Masks now required in St. Catharines apartments and condos – Hamilton

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St. Catharines has extended its mandatory mask bylaw to include common spaces such as residential apartment buildings, condominiums and hotels. In a special council meeting on Tuesday night, councillors voted unanimously to require masks in more indoor settings including lobbies, elevators, meeting rooms, restrooms, laundry rooms, gyms, and kitchens …

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Toronto man arriving in Moncton to host anti-mask event arrested at airport

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A Toronto-based anti-mask activist was arrested at the Moncton airport as he arrived to host an anti-mask event that was scheduled for Saturday. New Brunswick RCMP have confirmed that a 37-year-old man from King City, Ont., was arrested on Friday after they responded to reports of a disturbance at …

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