May 25, 2020

May 24, 2020

British Columbia

Staff member tests positive in second new COVID-19 case at BC federal institutions


Ambulance shortages have disappeared as Hamilton hospitals emptied for COVID-19 Waterloo paramedics donate tray tables to seniors


Canadian-led NATO battlegroup in Latvia targeted by pandemic disinformation campaign

May 23, 2020

British Columbia

Richmond health care workers send thanks to RCMP for their support BC sentencing sheds light on justice during COVID-19 Vancouver Police reporting spike in hate crimes since onset of COVID-19


HALO Air Ambulance fundraising efforts include "Free Fry Day" aiming to raise $100,000


City and hospitals make recommendations after Hamilton retirement home crisis Without help from other levels of government, Toronto will have to fire hundreds of police officers, fire fighters to deal with $1.5B COVID-19 related shortfall Kingston Police looking at $350K budget shortfall due to COVID-19

Prince Edward Island

RCMP called to PEI Premier's home over threats from citizen upset with COVID-19 decisions


Meth discovered in COVID-19 care packages sent from Canada to Australia

May 22, 2020

British Columbia

Vancouver Police are making pandemic life worse for already oppressed people Positive COVID-19 result confirmed at BC Mountain Institution in Agassiz


Lethbridge residents voice concerns over crime near emergency COVID-19 housing site Rise in Edmonton assaults due partly to COVID-19 domestic violence


Five negative pressure isopods donated to Toronto Paramedic Services in battle against COVID-19 Guelph Police Chief updates Board on impacts of COVID-19 Ex-ambulances being used to transport clients to private Waterloo COVID-19 assessment centre How health care could change with virtual triage Essex County facing deficit because of COVID-19 The Ottawa Jail is no vacation - especially during COVID-19 Local MPs slam decision to suspend CBSA services at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport


Romeo Dallaire joins Montreal mental health hospital to raise funds for COVID-19 impact


RCMP increases its visibiity along Canada/US border


Canada's lowest peacekeeping contribution in 60 years coincides with COVID-19 response

May 21, 2020

British Columbia

BC police seeing rise in speeders BC paramedics require extra diligence during coronavirus


Calgary police officer hopes to turn ranch into PTSD healing oasis


Saskatoon Police say domestic violence, mental health calls up during pandemic, violent crimes down


Simcoe paramedics ready and able to respond in times of need Pandemic fatigue setting in on the front lines Debate over police access to provincial COVID-19 database COVID-19 costing Waterloo Regional Police nearly $1M to date Manitoulin Island's Tehkummah First Response Team returns to service with COVID-19 protocols


In midst of crisis, Montreal's ED overcrowding rears ugly head Differing views on Montreal inmate's COVID-19 death

Nova Scotia

Halifax Police, Fire get partial budget cut reprieves after COVID-19 shortfall


Facemasks can be problematic, dangerous to some with medical conditions COVID-19 infections skyrocket among soldiers deployed in nursing homes as 28 test positive COVID-19 conspiracy theories are taking off at an alarming rate


Canadian troops in Latvia stay on target while other missions upended by COVID-19 Canadian man arrested after blowing through Champlain border crossing

May 20, 2020

British Columbia

Kelowna BC paramedic helped fight COVID-19 in Northern Italy RCMP report spike in speeding violations over long weekend Chilliwack RCMP officer safeguards family while protecting community Comox Valley RCMP continue to protect residents through COVID-19


International travellers face enhanced COVID-19 screening at Alberta airports Drop-off in use of AB drug consumption sites worries advocates


South SK EMS employees taking changes in stride


Hamilton retirement home resident left behind for a day after COVID-19 evacuation Show of support rallies planned for Cornwall and Long Sault tomorrow All 1,700 long term care swabs come back negative in Chatham-Kent

New Brunswick

Two Kennebecasis Regional Police Force officers released from isolation after possible COVID-19 exposure


Police report 2,200 home quarantine checks for travellers

May 19, 2020

British Columbia

COVID-19 is not a "get out of jail free" card in BC BC paramedics during COVID-19 Honouring the Snowbirds in the air and on the ground


Fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during pandemic than year prior


OPP stop more vehicles for stunt driving over Victoria Day weekend Garrison Petawawa to salute health care workers in Renfrew flyby Prescott-Russell thanks paramedics for COVID-19 testing in emergency child care centres


Most pleasure craft barred from Arctic waters to prevent COVID-19 and allow Coast Guard to concentrate on essential operations Coast Guard vessel Amundsen to have arctic summer season shortened due to pandemic


Luka Magnotta's mother wants him released from prison because of COVID-19 fears

Nova Scotia

Man caught going 100 kms over the speed limit in Cape Breton


Detroit Customs Officers have seized more pot during border lockdown

May 18, 2020


HALO Air Ambulance says it will close by June without provincial funds


Kingsville hotel offers free accommodations for essential workers Childrens' inspirational artwork to be distributed to Windsor hospitals Paramedics to provide COVID-19 testing in Perth County Paramedics in Haldimand and Norfolk team up for swab task force

May 17, 2020

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British Columbia

COVID-19 overshadows BC opioid emergency with overdoses sadly normalized BC RCMP sent to enforce Quarantine Act on 80 year old woman with Cancer.


AB denying funding for financially-strapped HALO Air Ambulance Former Calgary remand inmate says COVID-19 safety measures are insufficient


Kenora District thanking paramedics for role in COVID-19 Peterborough Paramedics seeing rise in mental health calls during COVID-19 Hamilton retirement home completely emptied after 62 staff and patients test positive


Canada is seeing more COVID-19 deaths in women than men.  Here's why Youth more concerned about health of others than their own during COVID-19 Frustrated veterans call for automatic approval of disability claims during COVID-19


Canadian drug convict gets early COVID-19 release courtesy of Jamaican Governor General

May 16, 2020

British Columbia

Suspect apologizes for racist taunts in Burnaby, RCMP could have handled situation better

Yukon Territory

Concerns about Whitehorse transition facility misplaced, former correctional investigator says

North West Territories

NWT RCMP says crime has changed little during pandemic


Prison watchdog investigating claim that Sask Pen guards aren't wearing masks


Minnesota woman arrested by RCMP after crashing MB border while fleeing US cops Winnipeg police, street groups see spike in drug use during pandemic


Baptism by fire for 23 new Niagara paramedics Champlain region health care workers and paramedics conclude 15,000 tests in long term care Haldimand, Norfolk paramedics trained to conduct additional COVID-19 testing Are London police officers taking advantage of their new Psychologist?

New Brunswick

Quick-thinking St. John NB police officer resuscitates newborn


Conspiracy theory linking pandemic to 5G technology prompted cellular tower fires Police say hate-fuelled incidents against East Asians on the rise Ottawa facing mounting pressure from advocates to protect prisoners CBSA won't allow Canadian snowbird to return with her American partner

May 15, 2020

British Columbia

Kelowna nurse assaulted at hospital COVID-19 screening desk


HALO Air Ambulance on life support Edmonton Emerg Physician says avoiding emergency care during pandemic a dangerous trend


RCMP calls for service slashed after La Loche SK liquor store closed due to COVID-19 outbreak SK's temporary closure of 12 rural EDs over COVID-19 draws concerns


Pandemic pay rebuffed by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Union boss


Ottawa man accused of threatening to shoot Police if Quebec border checkpoints continued Guelph-Wellington paramedics shift gears to provide COVID-19 testing in facilities Manitoulin-Sudbury paramedics have completed 200 in-home COVID-19 tests Perth County paramedics begin in-home COVID-19 testing Provincial funding coming for two new COVID-19 assessment centres in Hastings-Quinte

Prince Edward Island

RCMP to screen recreational boats heading for PEI


NL video trial an example of why cases need to be heard despite pandemic


Border officials calling for COVID-19 health screening support at crossings 5 Canadian soldiers serving in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19 Canadian military adjusts to meet COVID-19 threat Nationwide speeding on empty streets amid COVID-19 spurs warning from Police Canadian newspapers are publishing more death notices Canadian Forces urges patience as soldiers wait for posting messages Advocates say halt drug possession charges during pandemic to stem spike in overdose deaths Luka Magnotta will not get early COVID-19 early prison release

May 14, 2020

British Columbia

More overdoses seen as Kamloops homeless receive COVID-19 support monies Coast Guard asking BC boaters to avoid non-essential trips this long weekend No significant increase in Kelowna property crime during COVID-19


COVID-19 causing reduction in Yukon ED visits and other infectious diseases Yukon RCMP kept busy with drug busts during COVID-19


Pandemic has AB's HALO Air Ambulance close to ceasing operations without funding AB government considering using  young offender centre to house quarantine rule breakers


SK First Nation says suicide crisis emerging amidst pandemic RCMP attendance at indigenous ceremony being held during COVID-19 raises Chief's ire SK using women's Remand Unit to house COVID-19 patients who refuse isolation orders No positive test results in SK inmates so far


Hastings-Quinte paramedics do nearly 1,700 COVID-19 tests and add involvement at two assessment centres Toronto Western Hospital declares COVID-19 outbreak in ED Infection a matter of when, not if, to front line workers Two Ottawa initiatives for urgent mental health care Pandemic brings out the need for speed, Police raise alarm over stunt driving

Nova Scotia

NS woman hopes care packages will show HMCS Fredericton crew they're not alone


At least 9 women and girls killed in domestic homicides during pandemic COVID-19 may well be the end of the Canadian Forces as we know them Border travel restrictions remain in place over the long weekend

May 13, 2020

British Columbia

Delta BC mayor keeps talking dispatch protocol concerns CBSA announces reduction in airport services No COVID-19 "Get out of Jail Free" card for BC mail thief


STARS virtual fundraising concert raises $75,000 Regina RCMP Heritage Centre handing out ceramic hearts to decorate for essential workers


Winnipeg concludes investigation into Fire retirement party held during COVID-19


Dealing with a pandemic has been difficult for Perth paramedic family, but a nice step back as well Woodstock Police adding #I'veGotYourBack911 stickers to cruisers in support of first responder mental health Guelph-Wellington paramedic "swab squad" doing COVID-19 testing in long term care homes Newmarket student's "Behind the Badge" project looks at how PTSD affects first responders Fighting fires and virus pose a double threat Mayor backs call for Thunder Bay mental health and addictions crisis centre Remote Area Border Crossing program suspended in NW Ontario


The long term view of COVID-19 impacts on paramedics Lawsuit alleges Canada has failed to protect inmates during COVID-19 Deployment of Canadian submarines on hold due to COVID-19

May 12, 2020

British Columbia

Anti-lockdown protesters block ambulance bay at Vancouver hospital, lead chants against healthcare workers Police, Fire Rescue in Osoyoos BC asking public to avoid non-essential boating


Edmonton announces Calgary veteran as new Fire Chief Wineglass Wellness Retreat will provide space for AB first responders' journey to wellness


Even during pandemic, Moose Jaw paramedics are as busy as ever SK paramedics working to deal with COVID-19 related challenges


OPP report increase in traffic fatalities Renfrew OPP respond to 40 domestic disputes in one month Peel first responders hold "siren salute" for staff at Mississauga's Credit Valley Hospital


Nunavut has released 23 inmates because of COVID-19


Prisoner suing Ottawa over safety of inmates during COVID-19 Children at greater risk of sexual exploitation during COVID-19 Prison justice-action in the time of COVID-19 CBSA announces service reductions during COVID-19


US helping to locate crashed Cyclone helicopter

May 11, 2020


Second Calgary Remand Centre inmate tests positive


Regina Police Chief speaks about impacts of COVID-19 Yorkton SK family says delay in paramedics donning PPE contributed to son's death


Ontario residents bracing for mental health crisis brought on by COVID-19 London ON Childrens' Hospital second in Ontario to open Virtual ED


Activists hold drive-by protests for prisoners at Bordeaux and Laval

Nova Scotia

NS paramedics asked to keep Bag Valve Mask ventilators for reprocessing due to supply shortage


RCMP inviting public to celebrate National Police Week virtually Indigenous advocate accuses Feds of playing politics by not releasing more low risk inmates


Canada defers mission off North Korea due to COVID-19

May 10, 2020

May 9, 2020

Huron and Perth paramedics trained for both palliative care and COVID-19 testing

Federal government looking to hire paramedics to support COVID-19 efforts in Ontario and Manitoba indigenous communities

Calgary Remand Centre inmate tests positive

Vancouver area police adapting to a new reality with COVID-19   A Nova Scotia Snowbird hoping to bring comfort to his home province   Quebec court rules COVID-19 could justify releasing prisoners

May 8, 2020

Passing the buck in Lanark County led to hand sanitizer for paramedics

Frontline workers keeping their eye on the prize... Stopping the spread

Peterborough Paramedic Chief says there are still many unknowns for paramedics

Cornwall paramedic faces of the frontline

Peterborough woman arrested after assault of two paramedics

Edmonton paramedic speaks out after COVID-19 diagnosis

Prince Albert SK paramedics donning PPE to protect public

Flood of COVID-19 related lawsuits expected to hit courts

Effect of closed RCMP training academy felt in Terrace BC

RCMP officers in Old Crow YT delivering groceries to promote distancing

Cochrane AB RCMP showing strength in face of COVID-19

Ex-soldier/medic on how the military prepared him to deal with COVID-19

Mental health services for veterans reinstated after funding cut off

As COVID-19 deaths surge, CF personnel step into the breach

Canada has withdrawn its helicopters from Iraq due to COVID-19

Clues to deadly helicopter crash could lie in Cyclone's troubled procurement history

Still one case of COVID-19 at Hamilton jail

Vancouver Island drug smuggler sues US prison system for endangering his life over COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Downtown Peterborough restaurants supporting isolating paramedics with takeout program

BC traffic related 9-1-1 calls down nearly 50% since COVID-19

Manitoulin-Sudbury paramedics test more than 200 patients at home

Family of slain RCMP officer thanks Canadians for outpouring of support

RCMP keep on policing Surrey with pride during COVID-19

Waterloo Regional Police making up for slower call demand with proactive work

Edmonton Police Chief pleased with action about people coughing and spitting on police officers

Windsor Police offer advice for safe tribute parades

Fire prevention while self-isolating

Quebec prisons continue to battle COVID-19 as Laval inmate dies

May 5, 2020

Nipawin SK paramedics win food bank challenge to kick off local COVID-19 drive

Delta BC paramedics adjusting well to "new normal"

Renfrew Paramedics doing "pop up" COVID-19 testing

Progress being made in Hastings-Quinte on testing by Community Paramedics

ORNGE mitigates risk during uncertain times

Real-time COVID Insight in Ottawa

Uptick in Saskatoon ED visits after "eerily quiet" March

Accidental poisonings from cleaning supplies on the rise during COVID-19

Vancouver Island residents better prepared for emergencies thanks to COVID-19

RCMP traffic stop in Brandon MB finds 3.5M illegal cigarettes

Police checkpoint to remain at Ottawa/Gatineau border

Chatham-Kent Police look to end parades during COVID-19

Toronto Police issue public safety alert to protect vulnerable people

Laval inmate dies of COVID-19

Ontario's Waypoint Mental Health facility reports first COVID-19 case

Ontario rolls out access to virtual mental health supports

May 4, 2020

Comic book heroes join forces to thank Timmins first responders and health care workers

Timmins residents respond to PPE request

Meet the Sudbury paramedics doing mobile COVID-19 testing across the city

Fighting Lambton County opioid crisis during COVID-19

Ottawa's CHEO opens first virtual paediatric ED in light of COVID-19

Funeral homes grappling with mounting COVID-19 deaths

"It just happened to me"  Edmonton paramedic recovered from COVID-19

More drugs on Winnipeg streets as homeless collect COVID-19 emergency benefits

Advocates scramble to help domestic violence victims as calls skyrocket during COVID-19

Kamloops defers RCMP spending due to COVID-19 costs

COVID-19 is not the time for Surrey BC Police transition

Memorial for 267 fallen police officers goes virtual

Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health sees 750% spike in virtual mental health calls

Quebec ending COVID-19 border checkpoints

May 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

Calls for Hamilton paramedics down during COVID-19

Hamilton first responders keeping front lines staffed during COVID-19

Ambulance manufacturers honour EMS professionals

Sudbury paramedics add safety officer on every shift during COVID-19

Simcoe County and Cornwall/SDG paramedics among those helping with expanded testing in long term care homes

Fighting Ottawa's opioid crisis tough to do during COVID-19

Halifax Fire adjusts prevention work amid COVID-19 pandemic

SK RCMP insititute new protocols in light of COVID-19 outbreak

Snowbirds launch national tour in the Maritimes tomorrow

The government's hypocrisy around COVID-19 in Canadian jails and prisons

Number of immigration detainees drops by more than half amid COVID-19

Free mental health supports for Nova Scotians suffering with multiple tragedies

Canadians support their municipal governments' response to COVID-19

Canada needs long-term, free mental health support program

May 1, 2020

1500 trousses d'analyse COVID-19 non autorisées saisies par la GRC et Santé Canada

PPO de Collingwood obtient un financement supplémentaire pour les ressources de santé mentale pendant la pandémie

Ajouter l'insulte à la blessure - La police de Hamilton voit un saut dans les introductions par effraction commerciales et la conduite acrobatique pendant COVID-19

Conduite acrobatique en hausse de 300% à Ottawa pendant COVID-19

La C.-B. estime que les autorités fédérales ont baissé la garde face à l'épidémie de COVID-19 à l'établissement Mission

Les Services Medicaux d’urgence de Swift Current, SK présente sa nouvelle stratégie d'intervention COVID-19

L'Association des ambulanciers paramédicaux de l'Ontario encourage les ambulanciers paramédicaux à renoncer à une pandémie pour nourrir les affamés

La crise des opioïdes s'aggrave pendant la pandémie alors que les services aux toxicomanes diminuent

Des données suggèrent une baisse "angoissante" des personnes cherchant des soins pour des crises cardiaques

Le stock fédéral d'urgence d'EPI était mal préparé pour une pandémie

Des chercheurs montréalais disent que les cas de COVID-19 au Canada sont 14 fois plus élevés que nous le pensons

Combien de personnes le Coronavirus tue-t-il vraiment?

April 30, 2020

Canada's pandemic costs skyrocket with added military aid

Waterloo paramedic donates $250 pandemic pay, challenges others to do the same

Cochrane paramedics to host five day PPE drive

Keeping paramedics and patients safe is #1 priority in Haldimand County

1,142 COVID-19 tests by Hastings-Quinte paramedics in long term care homes and community

Fewer people seeking emergency care in Hamilton

Simcoe paramedics getting blood analyzer for Community Paramedicine program

The journey of a single COVID-19 patient and the people that cared for him

So far Canada's answer to COVID-19 mental health crisis doesn't measure up

Niagara Region Police Association donates to food bank during COVID-19

Guelph man coughs at police while being arrested, says he has coronavirus

BC inmate who died from COVID-19 complications was serving life sentence for murder

COVID-19 not a get out of jail free card for SK inmates

April 29, 2020

 Soldiers get Red Cross training as they prepare to help in Quebec long term care homes

Commander acknowledges COVID-19 hazards as troops start work in Ontario long term care homes

Coast Guard to discourage US boaters from visiting Vancouver Island during COVID-19

More on paramedics upset at not being recognized as front line workers

Hastings-Quinte paramedics have tested 240/270 Hastings Manor staff members

Sudbury paramedics doing house calls to test for COVID-19

Niagara paramedic learns of positive COVID-19 test on the job, 26 co-workers forced to self-isolate

Sudbury paramedic is isolated from his child and pregnant wife so he can keep serving the public

Simcoe paramedic says there's lots of worry about the uncertainty

Ontario expands pandemic pay to paramedics

Durham paramedics thanked for playing "happy tunes" as they drive through Port Perry subdivisions

BC Community Paramedics expand virtual assistance to rural/remote patients

Man charged after Calgary Police seize $760K in drugs, 11 firearms - and cited for violating COVID-19 distancing rules

CF Snowbirds to boost morale with cross-country tour

Fatal fires spike in Ottawa during pandemic

Inmates and families speak out about life behind bars with COVID-19

NS notorious crime figure's bail hearing to proceed under tight COVID-19 restrictions

38 rights groups and organizations demand inquest into Mission Institution COVID-19 death

April 28, 2020

Lanark County paramedics begin retesting at Almonte ON nursing home

Huron County ON approves COVID-19 Community Care Team

Alberta Health Services paramedic on the front lines of COVID-19

Ottawa Police won't block bridges if Quebec reopens before Ontario

Ottawa Police grappling with effects of pandemic and alleged misconduct

COVID-19 should steer us away from jails and towards restorative justice

Mental Health Commission launches free mental health tools for essential workers

Prince Harry reveals HeadFIT, new military mental health initiative

 Superior North EMS expanding testing in Thunder Bay long term care facilities

Peterborough Paramedics issue advice on how the public should interact with first responders during COVID-19

Kawartha Lakes paramedics and Ross Memorial Hospital launch mobile team to support long term care homes

Paramedics disappointed they aren't included in pay support for frontline workers

Student paramedics heal staffing shortages in COVID-19 era Ontario

April 27, 2020

Ontario paramedics frustrated at being omitted from extra pandemic payments

Paramedics help test all residents and staff at nine Ottawa long term care homes over the weekend

YMCA opens emergency child care centre for Simcoe County essential workers

38 prisoners at Mission Institution now recovered from COVID-19

Crisis lines face volunteer, cash crunch even as COVID-19 ramps up calls

New crisis texting service introduced for children of military families across Canada

Canadian Rangers continue to assist with COVID-19 across the north

More on COVID-19 conditions in prisons violating human rights standards

Huron County approves COVID-19 Community Care Team

April 26, 2020

Urgences Sante says COVID-19 calls make up half its transports

Langley BC medics talk about life on the front line with COVID-19

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service salutes health care workers

Penticton BC shopping mall honours first responders and health care workers with murals

Troops urged to seek help as use of mental health services hits an all-time low

The pandemic could end up changing everything - including the military

The navy has a pandemic mission: stay healthy, stay connected

Nurses now supporting Mission Institution 24/7 as 1/3rd of inmates infected

Calgary centre says suicide rates expected to climb as COVID-19 grinds on

Coast Guard asking BC sailors to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19

April 25, 2020

Ombudsman calls out prison officials over handling of COVID-19

La Loche SK RCMP civilian employee tests positive

Barton Jail one of Hamilton's five new COVID-19 outbreaks

Federal inmate with Cancer wins release over COVID-19 concerns

Quebec guards union calls for action as COVID-19 spreads to Bordeaux jail

Pandemic brings changes to Oak Bay BC Fire Department operations

BC poll shows emotional effects of pandemic, isolation

Essex-Windsor EMS looking for children's artwork to decorate COVID-19 field hospital

BC paramedics hold strong in face of pandemic

What happens when natural disaster strikes during a pandemic?

April 24, 2020

Gangs changing tactics in face of COVID-19 and closed borders

COVID-19 earns second chance for accused in wild police chase

Rural NS Fire Department destroyed by fire

Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets used in penitentiaries in Saskatchewan and Quebec as tensions rise

Lawyer says pandemic exposing serious flaws in Canadian penal policy

Canada's prison ombudsman calls COVID-19 isolation "extremely concerning"

Prison outbreak has Mission Mayor concerned about infection in the community

Accused Toronto killer worried about contracting COVID-19, denied bail

Social distancing orders are not illegal detentions, Quebec Court says

Canadian Forces to be sent to five struggling GTA long term care homes

Military hopes to restart some training in June

US aircraft grounded in Iqaluit with crew isolated, takes off for Greenland

Peel paramedic answering questions about COVID-19

Waterloo paramedics reporting 20% drop in calls

Chatham-Kent and Oxford paramedics helping with ramped up COVID-19 testing

Prescott-Russell paramedics test nursing home staff and patients for COVID-19 in under three hours

BC paramedics discuss life on the front line

BC ambulance calls down 14% during COVID-19

April 23, 2020

National Police Federation asking everyone to wear red on Friday in honour of NS victims

BC RCMP say essential workers bearing the brunt of public frustration

Record hiring year for Ottawa Police in limbo due to Ontario Police College COVID-19 shutdown

New crime trends emerging in Calgary due to COVID-19

BC adds 55 ambulances, air support to help with COVID-19 in remote and indigenous communities

Quebec requests 1,000 military personnel to expand help in care homes

Military getting ready to help in Ontario long term care facilities after approval granted

COVID-19 precautions finally in place at Ontario jails

Guards unhappy with handling of COVID-19 outbreak at BC's Mission Institution

Nova Scotia's jail population almost cut in have during COVID-19

Toronto judge warns COVID-19 is not a "Get out of Jail Free" card

Fire safety crucial during pandemic

Thunder Bay paramedics receive donation of 800 N95 masks

Peterborough paramedics using vacant Fleming College residence rooms to isolate away from family members

Docs warn of possible increase in opioid overdose deaths due to COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Corrections Canada staying very mum about early COVID-19 releases

Union says testing more correctional officers would ease staffing burden in federal facilities

Advocacy group says prison farms should grow produce to alleviate potential COVID-19 food shortage

Ontario calls on Canadian Forces to assist in long term care homes

Ontario police services warn about COVID-19 scams involving police imposters

COVID-19 lack of traffic factor in Toronto's reckless driving charges up 550% in April

Pandemic puts Ottawa Police budget at significant risk

TTC and Toronto Paramedics partner to repurpose buses for emergency transport

York Region paramedic tests positive

Kingston adds financial support for Frontenac Paramedics' COVID-19 costs, without addressing longstanding underfunding concern

Niagara EMS launches COVID-19 testing program for housebound patients

Hastings-Quinte Paramedics join mobile COVID-19 sampling

Coffee donation thanks York Region EMS workers

April 21, 2020

Pandemic postpones constable training, forces Ontario Police College to rethink instruction model

Thunder Bay Police cancel officer vacations over COVID-19

Canadian wireless providers asked to carry COVID-19 advice texts from WHO

Federal inmates in Quebec file class action suit for acting too slowly during COVID-19

How and why to release inmates in a pandemic

Sask Pen inmates protest COVID-19 restrictions that put them in their cells 20 hours a day

Windsor ON jail population down due to COVID-19

Niagara detention centre staff want masks for protection

Outbreak at BC Okanagan Institution declared over while Mission Institution outbreak grows

More on Canadian Forces deployed in Quebec care homes...

Third NE Ontario OPP officer tests positive  7

Vancouver commercial break-ins up 147% during COVID-19

Ontario produce cleaner repurposed to sanitize N95 masks

Superior North paramedics conduct hundreds of COVID-19 tests at weekend Thunder Bay drive-thru assessment centre

40-60% drop in ED visits has Kingston Doc alarmed

Western and McMaster researchers will co-author study on cognitive remediation for front line personnel with PTSD  

April 20, 2020

MB RCMP carrying on business as usual during COVID-19

Canadian military on a mission to help in Quebec long term care homes

Military forward deploying aircraft to Yellowknife to cut down refueling stops and COVID-19 risk

Manitoba Justice suspends direct lockup agreements with Police services due to COVID-19

Brampton Ontario Correctional Institution temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Toronto bylaw officer assaulted while enforcing distancing rules

Sault Ste Marie Police Chief increases patrols in wake of increased number of commercial break-ins during COVID-19

Thunder Bay CBSA office opens after two-week COVID-19 closure

COVID-19 concerns spark calls to release migrants from BC holding centre

Peel Paramedics Superintendent shearing his locks after raising $11K for COVID-19 Food Bank fundraiser

April 19, 2020

First-year paramedic students could be pressed into action if needed

Quebec paramedic risking his life to save others

Cape Breton paramedic... "Our Daddy, Our Hero"

Canadian Forces medical personnel arrive at Montreal seniors residences

Belleville Police urging patience through time times

Physical distancing a problem for firefighters in Vancouver apartment fire

Leduc AB Fire Pipes and Drums perform at local hospital and supermarkets

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in BC prisons as advocates call for inquest

Inmates await test results after three Correctional Officers test positive at Brampton jail

A view from the road: Peterborough paramedic Kelly Convery on the front lines of COVID-19

New infectious disease paramedics on the road in Hamilton

SK College of Paramedics to issue emergency pandemic licences to make extra help available

Niagara not looking at using first year paramedic students even though law allows

NL Eastern Health preparations for COVID-19

Rural MB paramedics say province not providing proper PPE

April 18, 2020

As paramedics slow down and try to stay safe from COVID-19 nothing is an emergency anymore

Doctors say people are dying as they avoid EDs due to COVID-19 fears

Retired paramedic uses his wellness facility as Waterloo Region PPE collection point

Peterborough Paramedics keeping reusable respirators as backup

Coburg hospital partnering with Northumberland Paramedics for expanded COVID-19 testing

BC Paramedics message to the community about COVID-19

Manitoba alters young offender quarantine plan

New pressures and responsibilities on Kingston ON telecommunicators

RCMP "Knock it Off" message to those faking COVID-19

SK RCMP release COVID-19 call stats

National Police Federation concerned about early releases for some Manitoba inmates

Calls to release some federal inmates grow

Saskatchewan judge releases 69 year old over fears of COVID-19

Union says prevention measures lagged for weeks at Mission Institution

Possible COVID-19 cases reported at Laval prison facility

Niagara Detention Centre staff want better protection against COVID-19

Armed Forces members arrive today to help in Quebec nursing homes

Niagara border crossings see 90% reduction in automobile traffic

April 17, 2020

125 military members to assist in Quebec long term care facilities

Canadian Rangers supporting Northern Saskatchewan first nation communities

Corrections Canada releases first federal prisoner due to medical vulnerability to COVID-19

Port Coquitlam BC Jail staff member tests positive

Union says COVID-19 issues piling up in Manitoba Corrections system

Prison watchdog investigating inmate complaints that Sask Pen guards not wearing masks or gloves

Ontario Ministry of Labour investigating guard complaint about lack of PPE at Niagara Detention Centre

First case of COVID-19 confirmed at BC Federal Women's Prison

Vancouver lawyer asks Parole Board to grant temporary release of inmates during Mission Institution outbreak

Accused SK murderer release from jail amid COVID-19 concerns to await trial

Dryden ON Fire bringing joy to kids and community alike during COVID-19

Timmins ON 9-1-1 communicators get the spotlight during Telecommunicators Week

Edmonton Police Crisis Response Teams have absolutely saved lives

Suicides linked to COVID-19 are inevitable

Longueil PQ Police report COVID-19 related fraud complaints

Halifax Police looking into allegations one of their members held a noisy party in contravention of COVID-19 distancing rules

Second Vancouver police officer tests positive

New Thunder Bay Police video highlights impacts of the pandemic

Cornwall ON requesting PPE donations for EMS and Long Term Care Home staff

Renfrew Paramedic Protocols on the radio

Hastings-Quinte paramedics helping in the COVID-19 fight

April 16, 2020

Norfolk paramedics say it's OK to feel scared

"Virtual Triage" in Renfrew County connects those without a physician to a Family Doc during COVID-19

New precautions for Mayerthorpe AB paramedics to keep everyone safe

Mission Institution inmate died of COVID-19 complications

Huron County OPP officer tests positive

Delta BC Police sting mask sellers

Pandemic has forced changes for Sudbury Police Service

Niagara Police not always able to properly distance on the job

COVID-19 costs Waterloo Regional Police $443K

COVID-19 poses new challenges for Canadian Rangers

Thus far, 20 BC provincial inmates set free due to COVID-19

COVID-19 spurs prison reform from provinces but feds slow to act

Twenty low-risk offenders freed from Ontario institutions due to COVID-19

Alberta announces $53M in mental health funding

North Bay emergency telecommunications workers praised

Health Minister reviewing management of Canada's emergency stockpile

Loyalist College paramedic students graduating early to help with COVID-19

Huron County paramedics preparing for in-home COVID-19 testing

How are things holding up as predicted peak week arrives?

Superior North EMS helping with Thunder Bay drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre

Technimount introduces stretcher screen to protect responders against COVID-19

Outpouring of support for BC paramedic denied vehicle service

Coronavirus prompts rollout of "safe" drugs for street users

April 15, 2020

Oxford County ON paramedics to manage incoming provincial PPE supply

Essex-Windsor paramedics step up to do testing at hard hit long term care home

How much is COVID-19 costing the County of Simcoe?

In praise of dispatchers

Donated laundry bags for Perth County paramedics bring a bit of peace of mind

BC paramedics stepping up in COVID-19 battle

Vernon BC paramedic denied automotive service because of COVID-19 fears

Following a BC paramedic during the COVID-19 crisis

More Canadian Rangers on the way to help in Northern Quebec

CBSA announces reduction of operating hours at 27 low traffic border crossings

NWT-BC border gate damaged after being closed due to COVID-19

3 of 11 Mayerthorpe AB RCMP officers now in self-quarantine after coughing incident

BC RCMP officer using 3D printer to manufacture PPE for fellow officers and healthcare workers

Edmonton Police report cluster of 7 COVID-19 cases in their 9-1-1 centre

COVID-19 cases in federal prisons climb to 82

Vancouver North firefighters stay connected with community during COVID-19 by filming station tour

BC shop making protective face shields for COVID-19 destroyed by fire

CMHA warns of "echo pandemic" among health care workers and others traumatized by pandemic

Launch of national mental health support online portal announced

Toronto is not at a PPE crisis point despite grim projections

April 14, 2020

NL broadens COVID-19 testing criteria to include paramedics with symptoms

Pre-traumatic Stress Disorder affecting frontline health care workers during COVID-19

Painkillers and sedatives may reach critical shortage

"It's a nightmare" says Niagara paramedic infected with COVID-19

CUPE says Ontario paramedics could run out of PPE in coming weeks

Manitoulin-Sudbury paramedics introducing home COVID-19 testing

CPAs offering free help completing income tax returns for Ontario frontline workers during COVID-19

Winnipeg recognizes 9-1-1 workers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

OPP officer assaulted during arrest

Canadian Forces seeking plane-based containment system to transport infectious patients

Positioning the RCAF for a COVID-19 response

Union says Mission Prison management not doing enough to contain COVID-19

Union says health concerns lessening at North Bay and District Jail

From fire suppressant to hand sanitizer

CMHA offering mental health services to frontline workers in Waterloo-Wellington

Coast Guard arrest man claiming to have COVID-19 on stolen yacht

April 13, 2020

Stolen medical equipment not gone for long

Border nurses being asked to choose a side

Parry Sound OPP officer tests positive

Suspects charged with assault after coughing in AB RCMP officers' faces

Police add masks and shields to personal equipment

Montreal Police launch an on-line system for reporting disobedience

Guelph ON Fire Department adapts in response to COVID-19

Not business as usual says North Bay ON Fire Chief

Mental health of Canadian workers at an all time low

"Choke it down" mentality now in the past for first responders

Front line workers, residents at care homes at bigger risk of mental health struggles during COVID-19

Minnesota Distillery donates 80 gallons of hand sanitizer to Ontario's Riverside Healthcare

Niagara paramedic covers "Wonderful Tonight" to honour frontline colleagues

Toronto opens two more emergency child care centres for essential workers

April 12, 2020

Waterloo Region shows thanks for health care workers

Police, EMS honour Stratford Long Term Care Home stricken by COVID-19

Abbotsford BC paramedic urges honesty about COVID-19 symptoms

The Gospel according to front line health care workers

Delta BC police have no power to stop meetings of COVID-19 conspiracy theorists

Grateful North Bay ON family drops off Timmies gift cards for all local police officers

Calgary police officer is first to test positive

Man charged with assault in dispute over Kitchener ON grocery store line

Kingston ON police increase front line patrol staffing by 50% to deal with COVID-19

Halifax police officer tests positive

Pandemic causes flurry of calls from Vancouver Island jail for bail

More than 100 federal inmates, corrections officers have now tested positive

5 inmates from Mission Institution now hospitalized

Political leaders must remember people are under stress

April 11, 2020

Marineland and FDX Supply donate 22,000 masks to Niagara EMS and local Fire

Winnipeg firefighters Union President apologizes for COVID-19 comments about separating Fire and Paramedics

Military prepares for fight against COVID-19

Rangers to bolster Northern Ontario First Nations COVID-19 response

Case numbers rise in BC Prison as guards call for protection

Horns blare in paramedic-organized support for Sault Ste Marie hospital staff

Being proactive key for Wheatland AB EMS

What's recovery from COVID-19 look like?

April 10, 2020

Coping strategies during the pandemic

Ipsos poll says more than half of Canadians feel lonely, isolated during pandemic

Physicians and lawyers say major outbreak at Mission Institution could have been prevented

At least 6 Canadians face criminal charges over alleged coughing, licking incidents.

Orangeville ON policing transitions won't be delayed by COVID-19

SK RCMP spreading positivity this weekend

14 RCMP personnel in 4 provinces diagnosed with COVID-19

Ottawa Police see 70% increase in break and enters during pandemic

SW Ontario Police incorrectly used Province's Emergency Act to lay COVID-19 charges

COVID-19 risks affect sentencing of man who stole from Northern Ontario OPP cruiser

London ON Police now wearing full PPE as local cases increase

Ottawa Police Chief says decline in abuse reporting during COVID-19 is concerning

HMCS Shawinigan and Glace Bay to remain at sea in Nova Scotia after missions cut short

SK Union requests better distancing and more testing at provincial correctional centres

Ontario lets jail guards wear masks after work refusals around the province

Prison staff say lack of PPE leaves them feeling disposable

BC Federal Prison on lockdown after COVID-19 outbreak

Outbreak formally declared at Kitchener ON Women's Prison

COVID-19 guidance for public safety communications and 9-1-1 centres

Winnipeg paramedics, firefighters now wearing reusable respirators

BC Community Paramedics offering support to patients in quarantine

BC 9-1-1 operators say don't call with non-distress COVID concerns

April 9, 2020

Thunder Bay firefighters taking on fewer medical calls due to COVID-19

BC firefighters pushing back on order to restrict medical calls during COVID-19

Toronto Fire accommodating firefighters who are CPAP users during COVID-19

Respiratory Therapist posts heartfelt thank you to Windsor-Detroil Border Guards for warm welcome home

How a London ON company is pumping out hand sanitizer

Heightened anxiety as police face more COVID-19 threats

Apparent standoff ends peacefully at Penetang ON Superjail

Claiming you have COVID-19 won't get you out of a ticket

Vancouver B&E suspect charged with assault after coughing on officers

11 Toronto Police employees have tested positive in 7 locations

Sudbury Police Association donates $20,000 to Food Bank

Guelph officers physically remove suspected impaired driver from vehicle

Mission Institution heading towards explosive COVID-19 outbreak prison doctor says

31 guards and 10 inmates at Women's prison in Joliette PQ have tested positive

BC Catholic priest offers to be incarcerated rather than leaving prisoners without spiritual care

Two more inmates, staff member at Toronto South Detention Centre test positive

COVID-19 spreading like fire at Montreal geriatric hospital

BC spending $5M to boost virtual mental health services

Ontario judge won't sacrifice public safety for COVID-19, sends violent prisoner back to jail

Perth County ambulance calls and ED visits down during COVID-19

Ontario paramedics to start wearing reusable PPE

"COVID Box" protects health care workers during intubations

Thank you to Lake Country BC paramedics

Nova Scotia Medical Officer of Health tells public not to lie about having COVID-19 when calling 9-1-1

April 8, 2020

Canmore AB churches to celebrate frontline workers

Responders to get access to information on people who test positive for COVID-19

Leeds-Grenville sending two paramedics daily to help at COVID-19 Assessment Centre

A "really crazy time" at North Bay shield maker

Maybe COVID-19 will be what it takes to modernize our antiquated courts

What needs to happen before life returns to normal?

Judges releasing a growing number of inmates accused of violent crimes

Screening for COVID-19 at Canada's land borders "full of holes" that can't be plugged

Man charged with assault after coughing on OPP officer

Alberta RCMP report threats of officers being infected with COVID-19

Regina Police tickets woman who tested positive for COVID-19

Ottawa Police warn of COVID-19 phishing scam

Canadian Forces Snowbirds stop training, cancel some appearances due to COVID-19

MB Corrections must act to reduce virus risk

Mission BC prison now has 11 COVID-19 cases... highest number in Canada

Release or Isolate:  The debate on how to help people inside Canada's prisons and jails during COVID-19

Correctional Services sensoring whistleblower complaints about COVID-19 in federal prisons

Ontario expanding mental health support with CMHA "Bounce Back" program

BC stepping in to fill gaps in screening of returning international travellers

ORNGE ready to respond to COVID-19 surge

Durham paramedics "coping" amid pandemic

County of Simcoe paramedics "feeling the strain" on the front lines

"Essential" neighbours... Waterloo paramedics

ORNGE opening temporary base in Chatham-Kent

Peterborough Paramedics now doing COVID-19 testing in group homes, shelters

"Free Sub Day" to Ontario paramedics from Firehouse Subs

Montreal paramedics facing challenges on the front lines of COVID-19

Winnipeg 9-1-1 call-taker tests positive for COVID-19

BC paramedic says give donations to those in need, not responders

April 7, 2020

"We all want to get home to our families"... Guelph paramedics on the front line

Canadian Forces say they have enough masks for COVID-19 deployment

Showing appreciation for healthcare workers

SK Courts, Corrections, working to keep people out of jail

Now 7 women prisoners positive at Kitchener ON prison

Four Okanagan inmates released early after prisoner tests positive

Red Deerians don't want the risks posed by CODVID-19 early prisoner releases

Ottawa Police Sergeant gives tutorial on safe removal of protective gloves

Tensions rise at quarantined Hasidic community north of Montreal after police block food delivery

Mental Health calls up in Alberta during pandemic

Windsor-Essex EMS receiving fewer calls during pandemic

Indigenous Affairs Canada says there are 35 COVID-19 cases on First Nations

Remote Ontario First Nation requests aid after first confirmed COVID-19 case

Grand Chief says Ministry of Health stalling plans for field hospitals in Northern Ontario

Can masks be sterilized and reused?

April 6, 2020

And a great video to end your day.  Save this one for last...

North Bay ON Police receive face shields from local innovation centre

Victoria Police seize two fake guns in COVID-19 dispute

RCMP delivering food to people isolating in Old Crow YT

More spitters, coughers and COVID-19 threats against police officers

Tributes to healthcare workers continue...

Many provinces, territories enforcing border checkpoints

Fisheries and Oceans Canada lifts at-sea observer requirements due to COVID-19

Canadian Forces call back ships, cut missions short due to COVID-19

Ferries told to cut passenger capacities in half

How SK EMS is handling COVID-19

Superior North EMS starts in-home COVID-19 testing

Extra COVID-19 costing Chatham-Kent EMS $40K a month

Ontario Paramedic Association says Ottawa's PPE situation among the best in the province

More first responders test positive

As precaution, SK paramedics will give all patients a mask to wear

Paramedics on the front line of the pandemic... "None of us ever imagined when we started this job that we'd be facing the reality of dying"

Job accommodation has its limits]

Virtual counselling in high demand for families of BC naval personnel deployed during COVID-19

How COVID-19 could remake Canada's military

The Canadian Rangers, community resiliency and COVID-19

BC man released early from Okanagan jail due to COVID-19 outbreak

Overcrowded London ON jail's population down by 1/3 due to COVID-19

Royal Ottawa Hospital offering mental health care from a distance

Detroit/Windsor CBSA Agents adding support to commuting health care workers

April 5, 2020

Inmates from Kitchener Women's Prison in lockdown over COVID-19 outbreak

Troops to assemble at CFB Borden to prepare for COVID-19 fight

Anxiety lingers as NL officials trace majority of COVID-19 cases to funeral home

Frontline workers miss their families, fear the worst and hope they're ready...

Healthcare workers saluted...

Alberta expands COVID-19 testing criteria to include first responders, corrections officers

Windsor ON police officer tests positive

Women charged after spitting on Ottawa police officer and claiming to have COVID-19

Early release for non-violent offenders under review by BC

Royal Ottawa Hospital opens temporary urgent care clinic... first responders one of target groups to help

Vancouver mental health helpline seeing twice their normal call volume

Positive test closes Thunder Bay Border Services office

Montreal paramedic describes front line fight against COVID-19

Kamloops firefighters won't respond to COVID-19 medical calls

Sick inmate recently released from Okanagan jail fears he may have been exposed to COVID-19

April 4, 2020

Union wants BC Corrections to do more to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

More responders testing positive for COVID-19...

BC firefighters ordered to attend immediately life-threatening calls only

Sixth staff member at Saskatoon Correctional Centre tests positive

Three inmates at Kitchener ON Women's Prison test positive

Corrections Canada insists it's taking all precautions to keep prisoners safe

Peterborough first responders ask that food donations be directed to food bank instead of to them

Okanagan paramedic concerned about proposed wage drop

Detailed screening tells PEI paramedics when to wear protective equipment

Library and Archives Canada respond to Renfrew plea for PPE

MB RCMP pledges to stay strong during COVID-19

No big call increase for Penticton RCMP during COVID-19

2 people caught reselling masks at inflated prices in Delta BC

Gatineau Police arrest woman for falsely claiming she had COVID-19

Lethbridge Police charge man who coughed in officer's face in attempt to infect with COVID-19

Military bolstering support forces by offering reservists full-time work during COVID-19

Cape Breton Police stepping Health Protection Act enforcement

Sudbury Police Association donates $5K to fund weekend meals at local mission

Abbotsford BC Police salute frontline grocery store staff

Months long isolation will take toll on people's mental health

New on-line mental health support program available through University of Alberta

BC Interior Crisis Centre calls up 20%

Call for Psychologists to help health care workers through COVID-19 being welcomed in Saskatchewan

April 3, 2020

BCEHS makes changes to how first responders are dispatched on medical emergencies

Policing the pandemic will put marginalized communities at risk

In fight against COVID-19, US border remains a problem

Montreal suicide hotline getting more calls in wake of COVID-19 related layoffs  \

Number of detainees in immigration holding centres declining over COVID-19 fears

Okanagan Corrections Facility inmate tests positive

COVID-19 has military scaling back mission in Iraq

Military to be deployed to Northern Quebec

Police presence increased in Montreal parks as officials plead for end to gatherings

Police Service employees continue to test positive for COVID-19

Ottawa Police ready to move to reserve staffing plan in wake of COVID-19

SK Police see little change in crime trends during COVID-19

BC North District RCMP see massive spike in domestic calls

SK RCMP respond to hundreds of COVID-19 calls

NWT RCMP advise public on dangers of life in isolation... exploitation and abuse

NS RCMP charging people and businesses with COVID-19 violations

OPP suspends all holiday leaves in wake of pandemic

OPP says charges possible for gatherings of more than 5 people

Cornwall-SDG EMS hiring to meet projected COVID-19 call demands

Paying tribute to healthcare workers...

Paramedic at-home COVID-19 testing...

A day in the life of a paramedic during COVID-19

How a Renfrew paramedic and his family are dealing with COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Is an "echo-pandemic" of mental illness coming after COVID-19

Saskatchewan investing in COVID-19 mental health resources

BC Corrections looking at early releases in wake of COVID-19

Who is getting released from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre during COVID-19

Military in preparation mode, set to deploy to northern communities to fight COVID-19

Quebec Premier telling Police to be less tolerant of rule-breakers during COVID-19

Gatineau Police turning away non-essential Ontario motorists at Quebec border

BC RCMP salute healthcare workers with procession past hospital

North Bay firefighters no longer administering Naloxone during COVID-19

Ontario Premier announces increased mental health support during COVID-19

We need a hero and there's one in all of us

Peterborough EMS in-home COVID-19 testing seems to be keeping spirits up

Renfrew County Paramedic Chief provides update on COVID-19

Overall, Ambulance calls and ED visits down across BC

BC patients with genuine emergencies refusing to go to hospital during COVID-19

Extra precautions against COVID-19 across the country

Zero tolerance for OPP with individuals threatening to pass on COVID-19