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April 23, 2021 – B.C.’s travel crackdown on hold until next week

By NPF-FPN Administrator | April 23, 2021

Anyone in British Columbia caught leaving one of three new regional zones to vacation in another area was supposed to face a fine as of Friday. But Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth told reporters Friday there won’t be any enforcement by police until next week, when further details of the controversial $575 ticketing regime…

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April 23, 2021 – COVID-19: New travel restrictions cause confusion, anxiety for B.C. residents, Liberals say

By NPF-FPN Administrator | April 23, 2021

British Columbians will not have to show sensitive medical documents to prove their journey is essential and no police officers will be redeployed from crime fighting to staff checkpoints, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth vowed Thursday, the day before the province announces details on travel restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Even before…

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April 17, 2021 – ‘We can’t heal if we don’t have answers’: A year after Canada’s largest mass shooting, agonizing questions remain

By NPF-FPN Administrator | April 17, 2021

A spontaneous public memorial erupted soon after the 22 murders, one year ago this weekend. An unbridled riot of teddy bears and flowers, flags and photos, notes of love and loss arrived in the tiny Nova Scotia community of Portapique in the arms of mourners from near and far, despite pandemic restrictions. It was an…

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April 9, 2021 – Ottawa Police Service clears RCMP officer who shot and killed Nunavut man

By NPF-FPN Administrator | April 9, 2021

The Ottawa Police Service has cleared a Nunavut RCMP officer in the shooting death of a man last year. Abraham Natanine, who was 31, was killed on May 5, when the Mountie responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in the community of Clyde River. Ottawa police have a memorandum of understanding with Nunavut…

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April 7, 2021 – Saskatchewan commits to creating police watchdog, details unclear

By NPF-FPN Administrator | April 7, 2021

The provincial government has set aside some cash to create a long-anticipated police watchdog in Saskatchewan. The province earmarked $287,000 in the 2021-22 budget to develop an independent serious incident response team (SIRT).

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March 26, 2021 – Union calls for vaccine priority

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 26, 2021

Manitoba RCMP officers need COVID-19 vaccine priority due to the risks they face on the job and to help protect the people they come into contact with, says the national union representing RCMP officers. “This is the only way to ensure the safety of our officers and the communities they serve,” National Police Federation president…

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March 16, 2021 – Minister defends B.C. vaccine rollout despite few details and surprise shots

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 16, 2021

By now, many people in B.C. know a construction worker, dental hygienist or even office worker who’s received a COVID-19 vaccine – but the Ministry of Health isn’t providing a list of companies where employees have been offered immunization. At some businesses, workers told CTV News they were surprised to learn they were eligible for…

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March 15, 2021 – Head of RCMP union says officers in N.S. capable of protecting citizens

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 15, 2021

Brian Sauve, head of the National Police Federation, says there are roughly 1,000 RCMP officers in Nova Scotia capable of protecting the public. He says Canadians are made safer by the RCMP.

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March 15, 2021 – Police, fire department look forward to rapid test access

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 15, 2021

The Regina Police Service (RPS) is hoping to make a decision on how to best use rapid tests for its members in the next week, as the province works to make hundreds of thousands of these tests available to front line workers and vulnerable groups. Chief Evan Bray said RPS has already had conversations with…

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March 5, 2021 – Mayor raises questions over costs, benefits of potential provincial police service

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 5, 2021

Spruce Grove mayor Stuart Houston is happy with the RCMP and wants to see them continue serving the community. Houston was one of 650 participants that included municipal leaders, elected officials, mayors, and administrative staff from across Alberta that attended a virtual policing summit, hosted by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).

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March 2, 2021 – Watchdog clears RCMP officers who shot at N.S. firehall during mass shootings

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 2, 2021

Many NPF issues made headlines these past two weeks, including the Keep Alberta RCMP campaign. Both the proposed Surrey police transition and the NPF’s COVID-19 vaccine prioritization advocacy were widely covered by the media as well. Finally, our response to ongoing inquiries in Nova Scotia, emphasizing Nova Scotia Members’ ability to do their jobs effectively…

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February 25, 2021 – Watchdog report on RCMP’s investigation of Colten Boushie shooting due next month

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 25, 2021

The results of an independent probe into how the Saskatchewan RCMP handled its investigation of the Colten Boushie shooting is finally poised for release next month, after a three-year wait. Boushie, 22, was shot and killed after he and four others from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation drove onto Gerald Stanley’s farm near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016.

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February 25, 2021 – RCMP wants to remind provincial government of their worth to Albertans

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 25, 2021

There has been a lot of discussion recently about talks with the Alberta government doing more work in trying to establish a provincial police force and replace The Royal Canadian Mounted Police from law enforcement in Alberta. The RCMP are now examining the situation and are finding out what is happening with the government’s plans.

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February 25, 2021 – Dr. Bonnie Henry defends controversial RCMP remarks as ‘misinterpretation’

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 25, 2021

VANCOUVER — The province’s top doctor is defending comments she made critical of the RCMP in B.C. that prompted swift and scathing backlash from the officers’ union. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry made a short presentation to a special legislative committee on policing reform and lauded municipal police as being more in touch with community values and norms than…

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February 25, 2021 – Surrey Police Chief Norm Lipinski working to finalize details of takeover from RCMP

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 25, 2021

Later this year, Surrey residents could see a police car arrive at a crime scene with both an RCMP officer and a new Surrey Police Service recruit inside. Or, depending on where you live in Surrey, your neighbourhood might be entirely policed by the SPS before 2021 is over, while the adjacent neighbourhood could still…

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February 16, 2021 – ‘Albertans will pay more for less’: Campaign aims to keep RCMP in Alberta

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 16, 2021

EDMONTON — The National Police Federation (NPF) has launched a campaign to encourage the province to keep the RCMP in Alberta as the government explores the possibility of a provincial police force. The campaign is focused on showing Albertans the good that the RCMP does for the province.

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February 11, 2021 – Change of command: Prospect of Alberta police force raises concerns over cost, rural crime

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 13, 2021

“I’m 30 minutes from a police officer.” This is the day-to-day reality for thousands of rural and small-town Albertans, including Paul McLauchlin, a county councillor and reeve for Ponoka County in central Alberta, which boasts a population of just over 9,000.

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February 4, 2021 – RCMP body cameras to cost $131 million over five years: budget officer

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 4, 2021

OTTAWA – As Mounties move forward to outfit officers with body-worn cameras, the parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost $131 million over five years. A costing note Thursday said the RCMP is expected to purchase 12,500 camera subscriptions for use across the country at 700 detachments.

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February 4, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccinations for RCMP officers should be a priority, union tells officials

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 4, 2021

OTTAWA — The union representing front-line RCMP officers is asking federal and provincial officials to consider Mounties for priority access to COVID-19 vaccination. The National Police Federation says inoculating its members will ensure the safety of both officers and the communities they serve. Letters have gone out to provincial premiers as well as justice and…

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January 19, 2021 – RCMP union warns of officer burnout after pandemic delays training

By NPF-FPN Administrator | January 19, 2021

The union representing thousands of Mounties says it fears pandemic-related delays at the RCMP training depot will worsen its staffing crunch and increase the risk of officer burnout. “The RCMP [has] always had a challenge, from our perspective, of having enough resources in the field,” National Police Federation president Brian Sauvé told CBC News.

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April 23, 2021 – B.C.’s travel crackdown on hold until next week

April 23, 2021

Anyone in British Columbia caught leaving one of three new regional zones to vacation in another area was supposed to face a fine as of Friday. But Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth told reporters Friday there won’t be any enforcement by police until next week, when further details of the controversial $575 ticketing regime…

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