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Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

‘Support Retired Legends’ educates people about retired police dogs, raises money for Ned’s Wish

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP on scene of Tomby Court. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

Man taken into custody following Kelowna RCMP incident

Local RCMP say there is a “heavy police presence” in the area

RCMP on scene of Tomby Court. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)
Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly speaks at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UPDATED: OPP, RCMP take control of protest enforcement, Ottawa Chief Peter Sloly quits

Authorities are now figuring out how best to use new powers. granted through the Emergencies Act

Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly speaks at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ottawa, other cities act to rein in escalating anti-vaccine protests

Ottawa police expect as many as 400 more trucks and up to 2,000 people to arrive this weekend

A cyclist stops in front of trucks blocked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Friday, February 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly leaves after speaking at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa police deploy ‘surge’ in response to ongoing protest

150 extra police officers sent to the areas of the city most affected

Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly leaves after speaking at a news conference on updated enforcement measures as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions continues into its second week, in Ottawa, on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Man facing charges in rollover crash back in B.C. after allegedly fleeing to Quebec

Single-vehicle rollover crash left female passenger with severe injuries

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
A 19-year-old was clocked going 225 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre zone in North Vancouver near the end of January 2022. (North Vancouver RCMP)
A 19-year-old was clocked going 225 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre zone in North Vancouver near the end of January 2022. (North Vancouver RCMP)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

“Officers are getting exhausted”: Penticton RCMP dealing with medical crisis on the streets

Penticton police deal with twice the calls for mental health than Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

“Officers are getting exhausted”: Penticton RCMP dealing with medical crisis on the streets

Penticton police deal with twice the calls for mental health than Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
Members of the Edmonton Police Service salute at an impromptu memorial for Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A man believed to have been driving the SUV involved in Harnett’s hit-and-run death in December 2020 is on trial charged with first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘I started crying’: Driver who struck falling Calgary officer testifies at trial

Court hears officer first dragged by fleeing vehicle, then fell into the path of an oncoming car

Members of the Edmonton Police Service salute at an impromptu memorial for Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A man believed to have been driving the SUV involved in Harnett’s hit-and-run death in December 2020 is on trial charged with first-degree murder. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A person holds their hand to their heart during a singing of O Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa protest gridlock sparks criticism of police as residents demand city back

Police say they have avoided ticketing and towing trucks to avoid confrontations

A person holds their hand to their heart during a singing of O Canada during a rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta police chiefs say too soon to support drug decriminalization

Calgary chief constable says decriminalization alone wouldn’t reduce addiction or overdose rates.

Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, are displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia’s chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province’s overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(New Westminster Police)

Man charged after allegedly reaching for baby in stroller, punching car in New Westminster

Jamie Maclean has been charged with one count of assaulting a police officer and one count of mischief

(New Westminster Police)
A Revelstoke RCMP officer found to not be at fault in an incident where a snowmobiler without a helmet turned onto Woodenhead Loop, travelling the wrong direction on a one-way street before being involved in a collision. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C.’s police watchdog finds RCMP officer not at fault following snowmobile crash

The incident occurred on Dec. 13 on Woodenhead Loop in Revelstoke

A Revelstoke RCMP officer found to not be at fault in an incident where a snowmobiler without a helmet turned onto Woodenhead Loop, travelling the wrong direction on a one-way street before being involved in a collision. (Black Press - file photo)
A tree fell on a home in Horseshoe Bay, killed two people inside in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)

2 people dead after tree falls on houses in Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood

Woman in her 50s and man in his 60s both killed by tree

A tree fell on a home in Horseshoe Bay, killed two people inside in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)
Ontario Provincial Police attend a rural shooting scene in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

In 2021, RCMP had the most shootings of any police force

Ontario Provincial Police attend a rural shooting scene in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
The Calgary Police Service is executing several search warrants in Calgary and Kelowna on Tuesday morning, Dec. 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Calgary Police Service executing search warrants in Kelowna

The warrants are related to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation

The Calgary Police Service is executing several search warrants in Calgary and Kelowna on Tuesday morning, Dec. 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Systemic racism in policing across B.C. demands reform says Human Rights Commissioner

B.C. Human Rights Commission report calls for systemic change

  • Nov 27, 2021
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Indigenous, Black people overrepresented in interactions with 5 B.C. police forces: report

B.C. Human Rights Commissioner says police need to be ‘de-tasked’ and funding giveen to community groups

(The Canadian Press)
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Elections BC says petition failed for referendum on Surrey’s policing transition

Initiator Darlene Bennett is undaunted, vowing to keep pressure on provincial government

Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)