Police charge 17 in largest gun seizure in Ontario’s history

Seventeen people are facing charges and 274 illegal firearms have been seized as part of an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) that involved United States Homeland Security.(Orillia Matters)

White Rock residents shaken by gunfire

Mary Smith had never in her life heard gunshots, let alone seen a muzzle flash. But when she looked out her bedroom window early Thursday she saw a gunman on her street in White Rock spraying bullets. (The Province)

‘Disgraced’ police officer’s role dooms charges in $30M drug bust

After seizing more than $30 million worth of drugs, cash and weapons three years ago, Victoria police congratulated themselves on the arrests of three men they called members of an organized fentanyl trafficking ring — one of them a paroled murderer. Today the case lies in tatters. Charges against all three were quietly stayed following the revelation that the initial probe included an officer who was himself under criminal investigation. (CBC)

2 police officers and 1 firefighter killed responding to a domestic incident outside Minneapolis

Two police officers and a firefighter are dead and other officers were injured after responding to a domestic incident Sunday in Burnsville, Minnesota, the state’s governor said. (CNN)
  • City identifies 2 officers, 1 paramedic killed in Burnsville, Minnesota; suspect also dead
  • $11 million seized in biggest contraband tobacco bust in BC

    A months-long investigation has led to the arrest of four people in what is now the largest contraband tobacco bust in British Columbia’s history. The estimated retail value of the cigarettes seized is about $11 million. (True North)

    Girl, 14, arrested in TTC subway stabbing, man wanted

    A 14-year-old girl is under arrest and police are searching for another suspect after a stabbing at a TTC subway station on Thursday. Emergency crews were called to Wilson Station in North York at 5:30 p.m. for reports of a stabbing. (CITY News)

    Putin foe Alexei Navalny dead in prison

    Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is dead, the prison service of the Yamalo-Nenets region where he had been serving his sentence said on Friday. He was 47. The Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District said in a statement that Navalny felt unwell after a walk at the IK-3 penal colony in Kharp, about 1,900 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the Arctic Circle. (CBC)
  • Putin critic Alexei Navalny, 47, dies in Arctic Circle jail
  • Alberta Mountie charged with national security breach

    An Alberta RCMP officer has been charged in relation to a national security breach that assisted a foreign actor. On Tuesday, Mounties said Const. Eli Ndatuje, 36, is facing three charges related to the sharing of “non-top secret” information accessed from the force’s records system. (Calgary Herald)

    Woman sent 159,000 texts to man after first date

    PARADISE VALLEY, AZ - Be careful who you meet online — you could wind up receiving thousands of texts after just one date, or have your house broken into. In one case, a woman was accused of both. According to court documents, over the course of 10 months, Ades sent a man she met on an online dating site up to 500 text messages a day after meeting him in person just once. Paradise Valley police became involved in July 2017, when the man reported that Ades was harassing him via text messaging, including "threatening" messages and "multiple death threats." (Your Tango.com)

    Pierre Poilievre asks RCMP to expand investigation of Arrive Can scam

    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre sent a letter to the RCMP commissioner Tuesday asking the Mounties to investigate the government's COVID-era ArriveCan app, a pandemic program that's been marred by controversy. In his letter to commissioner Mike Duheme, Poilievre said the auditor general's scathing recent report on the matter demands that the national police force review the file for possible criminality. (CBC News)