Sunday, January 17, 2021

Man dead, Mountie wounded after shootout on busy highway near Edmonton

LEDUC, Alta.- A man is dead and an RCMP officer has been wounded after a shooting in central Alberta ended in a police chase and a shootout on a busy highway south of Edmonton. (The Times Colonist)

Stolen Golden Retriever safely returned by RCMP in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Atlas the purloined pooch is safe at home in Kelowna after being found in Penticton, more than 60 kilometres away. Okanagan-area RCMP had been searching for Atlas, a golden retriever, since March 9 when the 18-month-old dog was lured from its fenced yard in Kelowna’s Mission district by an unknown woman. (The Province)

Former Abbotsford police officer killed in Nanaimo head-on crash

VANCOUVER - The victim of a deadly crash in Nanaimo on Saturday has been identified as a well-known retired police officer. Retired Sgt. Shinder Kirk was involved in a collision between two pick-up trucks in Nanaimo on Saturday. (The Province)

This government overreach needs to end

I have spent the bulk of my working life in and around policing. Ordinarily, I would publicly defend the police — especially in cases of citizen journalism. I put context to what we are seeing and silence the baying hounds. (True North)

Murder suspect turn himself into police

LONDON - An 18-year-old London man wanted in connection to last week's homicide outside of a Dundas Street Tim Hortons has turned himself into police.(CTV News)

Police fatally shoot man

CORNER BROOK - An on-duty police officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook shot and killed a man on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Carriage Lane. (CBC)

Mountie awarded more than $3 million for injuries suffered in two on duty accidents

An RCMP officer has been awarded more than $3 million for chronic injuries caused by two motor vehicle accidents, one of them involving a police pursuit. (The Province)

Durham Region’s embattled police chief stripped of his authority

It’s a “crisis of confidence” of emergency proportions. That’s how an Order-in-Council from the Ontario Solicitor General’s office described the situation in the upper ranks of the Durham Regional Police Service, prompting an order for the immediate removal of the region’s top cop. (Toronto Sun)

Two officers wounded, suspect dead in Halton shootout

HAMILTON - Halton Regional Police say they were called to an Esso gas bar in the area of Appleby Line and Harvester Road, just south of the QEW, around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. (City News)

Man arrested after ramming car through door, speeding onto runway at Lyon airport

PARIS — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. (National Post)
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