Video: CBC Vancouver: Is B.C.’s drug decriminalization a good idea? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5_l8FRjZ4o British Columbia took a significant step on January 31st, 2023, by decriminalizing the possession of limited quantities of specific drugs. While the province’s three-year pilot initiative received criticism for being a “half measure,” it also garnered praise as an […]
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On January 1, 2023, Saskatchewan created the Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT), an independent police oversight body. SIRT has the authority to investigate incidents involving the police, Saskatchewan RCMP, and special constables, such as conservation officers and members of the Highway Patrol. By law, SIRT must publish a summary of […]
As of Tuesday, January 31, B.C. has launched a 3-year pilot program which decriminalizes possession of up to 2.5 grams of opioids like fentanyl, heroin or morphine, crack and powder cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA for people aged 18 and older. The program is an important step in combating the overdose […]
A 15-year girl is facing an assault charge in relation to an incident involving bear spray at a memorial round dance event in a community center in north central Regina on Wednesday evening. The Regina Police Service confirmed in a news release that units were dispatched to a building located […]
n a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers demanded bail reform. More specifically, the reform entails a “reverse onus” to apply to individuals accused of a crime involving a loaded prohibited or restricted weapon. This means that a defendant would need to prove why they shouldn’t be held in custody pending a trial, which is not ordinarily the case.
All eight of the girls involved in the alleged attack are between the ages of 13 to 16 years old, and they have all been charged with second-degree murder. One has been granted bail in late December, while the rest await their bail hearings on January 20, 2023.
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