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Unprecedented manslaughter charges laid against drug dealers in fentanyl overdose deaths

SASKATOON - First, it was the unprecedented warning about the possibility of cocaine laced with the opioid. Now, it’s the decision — unprecedented in Saskatchewan, according to police and provincial justice officials — to lay manslaughter charges in a drug trafficking case. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

Mark Norman’s defence team target Trudeau, Butts with subpoenas

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — are now the top targets of subpoenas issued for federal government notes, emails or texts they may have that relate to the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. (CBC)

Trudeau is forcing his climate policy without evidence

As we watched the theatre of the absurd unfold on Parliament Hill this week with the Prime Minister doing everything possible to avoid answering questions in the burgeoning SNC-Lavalin scandal, a few hundred energy workers drove up Wellington Street in front of the Hill blasting their horns in protest of the Trudeau government’s energy policies which have decimated the oil and gas sector with the loss of thousands of jobs and an exodus of investment to friendlier economic climes in the U.S. (True North)

Florida mayor opens fire on cops as they raid his home

The mayor of a Florida town opened fire at a SWAT team who raided his waterfront home and arrested him, officials said. Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad fired two shots at officers when he was arrested Thursday on allegations of practicing medicine without a license. (New York Post)

Stabbed Delta cop who tackled knife-wielding man called hero by Chief

VANCOUVER - An off-duty police officer who was stabbed several times in the stomach while picking up his children outside a Delta elementary school is being called a hero by his police chief. (The Province)

Coast Guard Lieutenant arrested in terror plot

WASHINGTON - A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. (AP)

Woman, police officer stabbed during assault near Delta private school

Delta police are at the scene of a private elementary school Wednesday after a fight left a woman and an off-duty officer suffering from serious stabbing injuries. (The Province)

Man killed in Kamloops drug war shot dead in case of mistaken identity

KAMLOOPS - RCMP have confirmed that a man killed in an on-going drug war in the region was a victim of mistaken identity. On Jan. 23, Rex Gill and Cody Mathieu were shot and killed at the Kamloops Comfort Inn and Suites. According to Kamloops RCMP, the investigation has confirmed Mathieu was an intended target but Gill was gunned down accidentally. (CBC)
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  • One dead after Friday's shooting in Brocklehurst
  • Significant changes expected this week for police watchdog

    TORONTO - Significant changes to how the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigate Ontario police services are expected this week. A news conference is expected in the coming days where Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones is expected to outline new approaches for the police watchdog and also upgrades to problems with the Police Services Act as well.(Toronto Sun)

    Size of money laundering problem in BC not clear, estimates in billions

    VANCOUVER - In July 2018, an international agency that sets anti-money laundering standards quietly released an explanatory report on professional money laundering. In the 53-page report, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force made a stunning claim: A “massive” underground bank in B.C. had laundered more than $1 billion a year. (The Province)