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30 pounds of cannabis, other drugs seized during RIDE program in Peterborough County – Peterborough

A Newmarket, Ont., man faces drug trafficking charges following a RIDE stop by Peterborough County OPP. According to OPP, officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere program on County Road 2 in Asphodel-Norwood Township when around 10:45 p.m. they stopped a vehicle. Read more:… Read More »30 pounds of cannabis, other drugs seized during RIDE program in Peterborough County – Peterborough

Peterborough County OPP release 2020 Festive RIDE program numbers – Peterborough

OPP officers from the Peterborough County detachment checked approximately 2,000 vehicles during the holiday season, looking for impaired drivers. Read more: Peterborough police check 5,000 vehicles during Festive RIDE campaign in December Since the launch of the Festive RIDE campaign on Nov. 26, 2020, OPP… Read More »Peterborough County OPP release 2020 Festive RIDE program numbers – Peterborough

Driver charged after Saskatchewan highway police pull over semi, seize 100 kg of pot

A Milton, Ont. man, 51, is facing drug charges after Saskatchewan authorities said they found 100 kg of cannabis in the trailer of a semi-truck on Highway 1 near Regina on Wednesday, according to the White Butte RCMP. RCMP were called by the Saskatchewan Highway… Read More »Driver charged after Saskatchewan highway police pull over semi, seize 100 kg of pot

Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Thomas Hartle is a 52-year-old IT technician from Saskatoon who doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks and never dabbled in drugs before trying medicinal cannabis. As part of his profession, the soft-spoken, detail-oriented father of two typically spends much of his time planning and researching. But these… Read More »Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Calgary addiction recovery centre links COVID-19 to spike in waiting list: ‘Nobody is immune’ – Calgary

A Calgary addictions recovery centre has seen its waiting list numbers spike and officials are linking that to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Coronavirus: Calgary mental health services want you to reach out, be self-compassionate Zak Mohamed couldn’t recognize himself when he started his four-month… Read More »Calgary addiction recovery centre links COVID-19 to spike in waiting list: ‘Nobody is immune’ – Calgary

4 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Northumberland County – Peterborough

Four people face drug-related charges following the raid of a residence in Brighton, Ont., last week. According to Northumberland OPP, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Butler Street West in Northumberland County on Thursday as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Read… Read More »4 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Northumberland County – Peterborough

George Floyd’s death still a homicide despite evidence of medical issues: experts – National

George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed in the full autopsy report don’t change the conclusion that the handcuffed man’s death was… Read More »George Floyd’s death still a homicide despite evidence of medical issues: experts – National