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‘Shots fired, I need assistance now!’ SIU report details chaotic shooting that left OPP officer and 60-year-old man dead on Manitoulin Island

Ontario’s police watchdog has detailed the harrowing moments before the on-duty death of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh on Manitoulin Island, a November 2020 shootout that also killed the 60-year-old man who fired on the officer. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was called in to investigate… Read More »‘Shots fired, I need assistance now!’ SIU report details chaotic shooting that left OPP officer and 60-year-old man dead on Manitoulin Island

Ontario College of Teachers names 28 teachers whose licences have been revoked for sexual misconduct

Sexually charged text messages, viewing child pornography and touching female students during gym class — in years gone by these resulted in a suspension by Ontario’s teacher regulator and an order that the teacher take boundary counselling. Sometimes, the teacher was transferred to another school.… Read More »Ontario College of Teachers names 28 teachers whose licences have been revoked for sexual misconduct

The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us

A mandatory online training course called “Cultural Awareness and Humility” that was rolled out last fall for all RCMP members and touted by the commissioner as an example of the force’s efforts to modernize misses the mark on many levels, according to experts who have… Read More »The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us

Drug smuggler linked to Canadian Hells Angels gets last-minute pardon from Donald Trump

An international drug smuggler who exported more than $1.7 billion of marijuana from Canada into the U.S. is one of the convicted criminals whose sentence was commuted by former American President Donald Trump. Jonathan Braun, 35, of New York, was convicted on Nov. 3, 2011,… Read More »Drug smuggler linked to Canadian Hells Angels gets last-minute pardon from Donald Trump

Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 6:55 a.m.: Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double… Read More »Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

VANCOUVER—Talk to historians and they will tell you Vancouver — the city that spawned Greenpeace and the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters — has always marched to its own, cloudy-skied beat. It is a city whose residents don’t look east for kindred spirits but south to progressive-minded… Read More »Of course, it’s Vancouver. Why this city is poised to lead Canada’s drug revolution

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’?