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Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser (Cops For Kids)

RCMP cycle through the Okanagan during Cops for Kids fundraiser

Three Penticton Mounties will join 24 other officers cycling around the Okanagan in 10 days

 

Example of a utility terrain vehicle. (Pixabay.com)

Alberta man killed, driver arrested after off-road vehicle crash in southeastern B.C. lake

Police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash

 

Rebecca Haines-Saah, an assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Calgary, poses for a photo on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Addictions experts critical of undercover police operation near Calgary drug-use site

Addictions and legal experts argue the sting failed and further victimized an already at-risk group

 

Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton RCMP see increases in assaults, threats and shoplifting

RCMP saw 50% increase in uttering threats in the second quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s explosive disposal unit; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.
A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

B.C.’s review into Police Act pushed back by nearly a year, to April 2022

A committee will make recommendations on changing the 25-year-old legislation

A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
Police cordon off a home at Cameron Avenue from Ross Road to Westgate Road as they wait for the RCMP bomb squad to arrive to West Kelowna. (Dave Oglivie/Contributed)

RCMP bomb squad en route to West Kelowna home

A possible explosive device was found in the basement of a home in West Kelowna

Police cordon off a home at Cameron Avenue from Ross Road to Westgate Road as they wait for the RCMP bomb squad to arrive to West Kelowna. (Dave Oglivie/Contributed)
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2 police watchdogs now mandated to probe domestic violence, experts say more needed

‘It’s a virtually unknown area, and the few stats or reports … we can only really scratch the surface of this’

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Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2 Vancouver police officers stabbed during incident involving child in Chinatown

The officers allegedly entered the suite where a struggled ensued with a 59-year-old man

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The entrance to Toronto City Hall’s parking garage where a Toronto Police officer was killed in the morning hours of Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Veteran Toronto police officer killed in line of duty in ‘deliberate act’

Ramer said the 31-year veteran of the service was intentionally struck by a vehicle after responding to a 911 call for a robbery in progress

The entrance to Toronto City Hall’s parking garage where a Toronto Police officer was killed in the morning hours of Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Kelowna man arrested twice by Kelowna RCMP (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Alleged Kelowna car thief arrested twice in a week

Bryce Williamson was arrested on June 8 and 15, each for possession of a stolen vehicle

Kelowna man arrested twice by Kelowna RCMP (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)

South Okanagan RCMP arrest prolific offender in possesion of drugs, loaded gun

Samuel Prescott-Perreault, 34, has been arrested numerous times on drug and property crime charges

Penticton RCMP seized these drugs from 34-year-old Samuel Prescott-Perreault after he was arrested June 22 in Oliver. (RCMP photo)
A general view shows the site where George Floyd was killed by then Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, as the kids took a field trip to the memorial, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin broke his long courtroom silence Friday, offering condolences to Floyd’s family

A general view shows the site where George Floyd was killed by then Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, as the kids took a field trip to the memorial, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in the Territories can proceed as a class action, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

Untested claim seeks $600 million in various damages, alleges federal government negligence

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in the Territories can proceed as a class action, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On June 17, RCMP responded to a call from a Salmon Arm resident who said she was being followed by two men who tried to get her into their car.  (File photo)

Salmon Arm woman shares frightening experience, encourages others to take precautions

Taylor Schikowski was out for a walk when she says two men tried get her into their car

On June 17, RCMP responded to a call from a Salmon Arm resident who said she was being followed by two men who tried to get her into their car.  (File photo)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Kelowna mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead

Pair discovered in their Vancouver Island home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A police car is shown in Halifax on Thursday, July 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Hearing resumes into death of man who suffocated in spit hood in Halifax police cell

Corey Rogers died of suffocation on June 15, 2016, in a downtown detention centre

A police car is shown in Halifax on Thursday, July 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Thousands of protesters make their way through the downtown core during a Black Lives Matter protest in Ottawa, Friday June 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MPs’ study of systemic racism in policing concludes RCMP needs new model

Chair of the House public safety committee says it’s time for a reckoning on ‘quasi-military’ structure

Thousands of protesters make their way through the downtown core during a Black Lives Matter protest in Ottawa, Friday June 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Probe called for after video appearing to show Montreal officer’s knee on Black youth’s neck

Politicians call for investigation after clip evokes memories of George Floyd incident

The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Ron MacDonald fields questions at a news conference in Halifax on Sept. 27, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

B.C. police watchdog struggling to find ‘comfortable’ Indigenous monitor in shooting death

Search hampered by difficulty finding a civilian comfortable with police privacy protocols

Ron MacDonald fields questions at a news conference in Halifax on Sept. 27, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan