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Medical Pot Producer Gives Up On Stash Seized By RCMP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

Medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. is abandoning a shipment of pot that was seized by the Mounties last week but maintains the company, which is li...

This Is What A Police Chase Looks Like In Rural Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta Mounties had to bum a ride with a snowmobiler to chase a stolen tractor through snowy fields east of Red Deer.Blackfalds RCM...

Former Mountie Standing Trial On Child Porn Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VERNON, B.C. - A former RCMP officer in Vernon, B.C., will face child pornography charges.A provincial court judge in the north Okanagan city has foun...

New Claims Against RCMP In Taser Case

CBC | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Seven months after failing to prove perjury against a Mountie for his testimony at the Braidwood inquiry, the special prosecutor in charge of the case...

Harper Cares More About Dead Veterans Than Living Ones

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

There is a stark contrast between what Veterans want and need, and what the Harper Government is presenting. Veterans need benefits, pensions, enough money to live on, and assistance accessing programs. Veterans are in crisis across Canada -- mental health crisis, financial crisis, family crisis resulting from both -- and deserve help. Decorated Veterans are suing Canada for not providing for them; a shameful situation which decent people would settle quickly. What has Harper offered? No jobs, more expensive health plans, more emphasis on the depersonalized VAC web service.

How the Discovery of Insulin Helped My Family

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

Type 1 diabetes was once lethal but thanks to the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at the University of Toronto in 1921-22, had become a controllable condition through daily injections of insulin derived from cattle and pigs. My father's story reminds me about the importance of universities as places that create the space for big "what if" and "I wonder" questions.

Pot-Smoking Mountie Pleads Not Guilty

CBC | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada

A New Brunswick Mountie who made headlines for smoking medical marijuana while in uniform has pleaded not guilty to three charges. Cpl. Ron Francis ...

Inquest Into Former Soldier's Death Resumes Monday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A coroner's inquest will resume Monday into the fatal RCMP shooting of a former British Columbia soldier in treatment at the tim...

Man Dead From Avalanche

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VALEMOUNT, B.C. - An avalanche in eastern B.C. has claimed the life of a man.RCMP say Saturday's slide was triggered at Goat Ridge in the Clemina cree...

Mounties Shot, Run Over In Street Battle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

TOFIELD, Alta. - RCMP say a man who was wounded in a shootout with Mounties on a farm east of Edmonton will likely face attempted murder and firearms ...

Conditional Discharge For Officer Who Stole Sweatshirt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. provincial court judge has handed a former RCMP sergeant a conditional discharge after he tearfully admitted to stealing a $70 swea...

Your Mental Illness May Get You Stopped at the Border

Marvin Ross | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

I was not the least bit surprised when I read that Ellen Richardson was banned entry into the U.S. because she suffered with depression and had a history of attempted suicide. That was unconscionable, but I do have a suggestion that may help prevent this for others. The police explained that many, if not all, contacts with them end up in their database. Regrettably, it is too late to help Ellen Richardson but others who may be in a similar situation and who may be travelling to the U.S. should check with their own police departments to find out what may have been entered.

Mounties Step Up Parliament Hill Surveillance

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's the time when tourists usually begin posing for family photos with the newly strung holiday lights on Parliament Hill.This year the fest...

Soldiers Commit Suicide Because of Invisible Wounds

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Rose-Martland

In seven days, Canada lost four soldiers to suicide. They died of despair. Suffering mental wounds from their service, able to foresee the end of their careers but unable to see how they could survive after, they succumbed to their injuries and took their own lives. We might give it fancy clinical names, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Operational Stress Injury, but that doesn't change the condition: broken mind.

Home Invasion Victim.. Arrested?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man in B.C.'s Interior who called police to report a home invasion is now in custody himself, after RCMP officers discovered he had...

Man Arrested On Charges Involving 'A Threat To Canadian Interests': RCMP

CP | Allison Jones | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada

TORONTO -- A Canadian naval engineer is accused of trying to send classified information on Canada's shipbuilding strategy and marine sovereignty to t...

Mountie Weeps, Surrenders Uniform

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada

FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can't smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has retur...

Richmond Car Crash Leaves Senior Dead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - A 76-year-old driver is dead and another person was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Richmond, south of Vancouver.The RCMP say th...

What Fantino Wants Us to Do on Remembrance Day Is Forget

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

Forget the homeless Veterans. Forget the lawsuits, and how the Harper Government says they are not obligated to provide for Veterans. Forget the closure of VAC Offices, the cuts to staff and the consequent loss of service to Veterans. Forget the Veterans kicked out of the Forces before they are eligible for pensions. Forget the families of poor Veterans, denied funeral expenses.

Do You Know What Defines a Veteran? It's Not Just Combat

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Some argue that combat is what defines a veteran. Think about that for a minute and you'll realize that such a definition overlooks all the logistics, support, medical, and other personnel. Think about all the aircraft mechanics required in WWII -- are they not veterans? Of course they are. Look around. Pay attention to the veterans walking among us every day.

Was He Shot In The Chest Or The Back?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Several justice groups have written to the director of the province's independent police watchdog asking for an outside review of the watc...

New Brunswick "Protesters" Are More Like Terrorists

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

In the process of legally enforcing the court order last Thursday, the RCMP officers were met with violence from some members of the Elsipogtog community. The so-called Elsipogtog "protesters" were found in possession of improvised explosive devices that were modified to discharge shrapnel which used a fuse-ignition system. And they possessed a cache of knives and guns. No Canadian citizens or residents are above the law. I hope the full force of the law will be brought to bear on those perpetrators of these violent acts and on those who have aided, abetted, and assisted in these violent acts.

Can We Trust a Veterans Affairs Minister Who Doesn't Even Know What Makes a Veteran?

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Obviously, the Minister didn't intend that every person who dies or is injured in service to the public is a veteran. But what he did was imply that injury or death is required for one to be considered a veteran. That may be a convenient definition for a government intent on saving money on the back of our veterans, but it's a silly notion for nation that requires a military.

He Asked For Help

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - More than a year before he was fatally shot in a standoff with RCMP on his rural British Columbia farm, Greg Matters sent a hand...

Mounties Move In On Armed Freeman Holding Out In Cabin

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - RCMP have arrested a man as part of their investigation into allegations that a group of self-proclaimed sovereign citizens ha...