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Use of force incidents increase, too many involve mentally ill inmates: Prison report

Canada’s prisons recently recorded the highest use of force incidents ever and there are too many involving mentally ill inmates in Regional Treatment Centres, according to Canada’s prison watchdog.

Weapons-related charges against Checkosis dropped

Three people charged in connection with the murder of Edmonton resident Tiki Laverdiere, 25, made brief court appearances in North Battleford Provincial Court Feb. 21 via CCTV.

Violence in prison increasing

Violence in Canadian prisons reached an all time high in 2018-19, according to Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada in his Annual Report released Feb. 18.

Town hall meeting planned for Marshall to discuss rise in rural crime

Rural crime is increasing and people are fed up. In response, Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young is holding a community meeting to address the issue.
Prosecutors question credibility of Kalen Schlatter at his murder trial

Prosecutors question credibility of Kalen Schlatter at his murder trial

TORONTO — A Toronto man accused of killing a young woman denied Tuesday that he led her to a secluded area, forced himself on her and left her dead body crumpled at the bottom of a stairwell.

Inmates still being released from prison without identification

Many inmates don’t have health cards, identification and birth certificates when they’re released from prison, according to the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s Annual Report released Feb. 18.

Ontario court fines Saskatchewan residents for trafficking in bear parts

Four Saskatchewan residents and one Ontario resident have been convicted in Ontario for unlawfully buying and selling bear gall bladders and paws.

Sturgeon Lake - RCMP seize weapons, suspected opioids, arrest three

The Prince Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Team arrested a man and two women and seized a sawed-off shotgun, speargun and suspected opioids after raiding a home on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Feb. 12.

P.A. - Second-degre murder suspect remains in custody

A 19-year-old man charged with second-degree murder, sexual assault and aggravated assault appeared in Prince Albert provincial court Feb. 14.
Canadian, U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft off Alaskan coast

Canadian, U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft off Alaskan coast

OTTAWA — U.S. and Canadian fighter jets have intercepted and escorted two Russian reconnaissance planes flying off the coast of Alaska, only days after Canada's top general described Russia as the greatest immediate threat to North America.
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