Monthly Archive: June

June 30, 2020

Ontario

Kingsville fire chief says COVID-19 has highlighted issues in migrant worker housing https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/kingsville-fire-chief-migrant-bunker-inspections-1.5633521 Waterloo paramedic shares experience of COVID-19 diagnosis while on the job https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/it-was-heart-wrenching-local-paramedic-shares-experience-of-covid-19-diagnosis-while-on-the-job-1.5004851

Newfoundland

NL veterans mark a very different, and private Memorial Day https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/memorial-day-2020-newfoundland-pandemic-1.5634036

INTERNATIONAL

Our parents are sick and dying but Canada won't let us in say US citizens https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/07/01/us-citizens-beg-canada-our-parents-sick-and-dying-please-let-us/3262093001/

June 28, 2020

June 27, 2020

British Columbia

How the opioid crisis worsened in pandemic https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/how-the-opioid-crisis-worsened-in-pandemic-1.24161074

Alberta

Paramedic takes over grass cutting duties for 90 year old man https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/paramedic-takes-over-grass-cutting-duty-for-90-year-old-calgary-man-1.5001825

Ontario

Two Kingston area Corrections staff test positive for COVID-19, other test results pending https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/two-csc-staff-members-test-positive-for-covid-19 Newmarket student's PTSD project attracts attention of York Paramedics https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10039005-newmarket-student-s-first-responders-ptsd-project-attracts-attention/ Buckhorn community contest honours dedicated front line workers https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/opinion/contributors/2020/06/27/buckhorn-community-contest-honours-dedicated-front-line-workers.html Middlesex-London paramedics turn mobile testing to police, fire front-line workers  https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/paramedics-mobile-covid-19-testing-clinic-turns-to-police-front-line-workers

Newfoundland

With 10,000 COVID-19 tickets issued across Canada, only one is in Newfoundland and Labrador https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/estimated-10000-covid-19-tickets-issued-in-canada-says-canadian-civil-liberties-association-only-one-of-them-in-newfoundland-and-labrador-466932/

NATIONAL

Why the rush to end the military's deployment in long term care homes? https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/27/mili-j27.html

June 26, 2020

British Columbia

Paramedic says ex-wife tries to scare their kids about COVID-19 https://www.timescolonist.com/life/ask-ellie-paramedic-says-ex-wife-tries-to-scare-their-kids-about-covid-19-1.24160279 E-Comm handled a whopping 1.84 million 9-1-1 calls in 2019 https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/303816/E-Comm-handled-a-whopping-1-84-million-calls-to-911-last-year

Nunavut

Inuvik RCMP swamped by domestic calls as CERB money fuels assaults https://cabinradio.ca/40126/news/beaufort-delta/inuvik-rcmp-swamped-by-volume-of-weekend-calls/

ON

New Huron OPP detachment operational https://www.goderichsignalstar.com/news/local-news/new-opp-detachment-operational https://www.mitchelladvocate.com/news/local-news/new-huron-opp-station-good-thing-for-west-perth-too

NATIONAL

Military confirms 40% of COVID-19 positive troops deployed to long term care homes were asymptomatic https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/coronavirus-pandemic-military-long-term-care-quebec-1.5629067 Minister outlines criteria for removing Canadian Forces personnel from long term care facilities https://globalnews.ca/video/7113476/coronavirus-sajjan-outlines-criteria-for-removal-of-caf-personnel-from-long-term-care-facilities/ More than 7,500 foreign citizens denied entry into Canada from US by CBSA since pandemic began  https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/more-than-7-500-foreign-citizens-denied-entry-into-canada-from-u-s-since-pandemic-began-1.5000452

June 25, 2020

Alberta

Alberta announces funding for mental health of military and first responders https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2020/06/25/province-announces-funding-for-mental-health-for-military-and-first-responders/

Ontario

Quick action during COVID-19 outbreak saved lives at Kenora Jail https://kenoraonline.com/local/quick-action-saves-lives-at-kenora-jail-opseu-on-covid-19-cases Bruce County opens new summer post at Sauble Beach https://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/news/local-news/new-paramedic-post-opened-at-sauble Thunder Bay program pairing police officers, mental health workers seeking permanent funding for 24/7 team https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/joint-mobile-crisis-response-team-funding-1.5625800

Nova Scotia

More funding for Nova Scotia's volunteer first responders https://www.saltwire.com/news/canada/further-funding-for-nova-scotia-first-responders-466317/ 14 Wing Greenwood raised transgender flag for first time https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/14-wing-greenwood-raises-transgender-flag-for-first-time-1.5625786

NATIONAL

Improve policing in Canada by building up, not tearing down https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinion-improve-policing-in-canada-by-building-up-not-tearing-down

June 24, 2020

Yukon Territory

Whitehorse has an updated plan to deal with public emergencies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-city-of-whitehorse-emergencies-evacuations-guidelines-1.5624396

Alberta

16 carfentanil-related deaths in Northern Alberta over a two-week span https://globalnews.ca/news/7096575/edmonton-alberta-carfentanil-deaths/ Support for HALO Air Ambulance continues to swell https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2020/06/24/m-d-of-taber-donates-30000-to-halo-air-ambulance-firefighters-launch-fundraiser/ Alberta explores creation of civilian corps to support police https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/citizen-policing-alberta-1.5624824

Saskatchewan

University of Regina inviting Canadians to mark PTSD Awareness Day https://paherald.sk.ca/2020/06/23/we-have-come-a-long-way-u-of-r-highlighting-ptsd-development-for-awareness-day/

Ontario

Canada's largest mental health hospital calls for removal of police from front lines for people in crisis https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-mental-crisis-1.5623907 https://globalnews.ca/news/7096491/torontos-camh-police-mental-health-calls/ Guelph firefighters now carrying Naloxone on all responding vehicles https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/guelph-firefighters-now-carry-naloxone-on-all-responding-vehicles-2513016

Quebec

Inuit over-represented in federal prisons' COVID-19 cases https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/inuit-over-represented-in-federal-prisons-covid-19-cases/

Nova Scotia

Processions planned Thursday for four military helicopter crash victims https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/processions-planned-thursday-for-four-helicopter-crash-victims-2515280

NATIONAL

Language barriers cited as challenge for police in increasingly diverse Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/7100531/ejaz-choudry-peel-police-shooting-language-barriers/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-language-barriers-a-challenge-for-police-in-an-increasingly-diverse-2/ Number of mental health call Mounties respond to growing exponentially https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lucki-blair-policing-study-committee-1.5624189

INTERNATIONAL

Judge halts deportation of convicted cocaine trafficker over COVID-19 risk https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/judge-halts-deportation-of-convicted-cocaine-trafficker-over-covid-19-risk-1.4998170  7

June 23, 2020

British Columbia

Baseball equipment donated to Quatsino First Nation youth by RCMP https://www.northislandgazette.com/news/baseball-equipment-donated-to-quatsino-first-nation-youth-by-rcmp/

Alberta

More than $200K raised for HALO in online auction https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/22/more-than-200000-raised-for-halo-in-online-auction/

Ontario

OPP says closed borders leading to more dangerous street drugs https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/drugs-border-closed-fentanyl-1.5622414 Ottawa Public Health breaks down COVID-19 infection by employment sector  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/service-workers-come-in-second-to-health-care-sector-covid19-1.5619249 Armed Forces end deployment at North York nursing home https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10039630-canadian-armed-forces-ends-deployment-at-north-york-nursing-home/ Oxford paramedics honour memorial bell https://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/news/local-news/oxford-county-paramedics-honour-memorial-bell

New Brunswick

More than $20,000 in COVID-19 fines issued, but few details on violations https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-tickets-nb-1.5622280

NATIONAL

Soldiers from Petawawa to isolate for 14 days before being deployed overseas https://www.renfrewtoday.ca/2020/06/23/soldiers-from-petawawa-to-isolate-for-14-days-before-theyre-deployed-overseas/ Canadian prisons in the time of COVID-19: Recommendations for the pandemic and beyond https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canadian-prisons-in-the-time-of-covid-19-recommendations-for-the/

June 22, 2020

Ontario

How Thunder Bay is managing "an epidemic within an epidemic" https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-pandemic-opioids-overdoses-1.5621520 Muskoka paramedics running drive-thru testing for those planning to visit long-term care and retirement homes https://www.mymuskokanow.com/102369/drive-through-covid-19-testing-opens-in-muskoka/

NATIONAL

More Canadian employees are refusing to work due to COVID-19 but laws and response varies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/work-refusal-safety-covid-1.5617787 https://globalnews.ca/news/7084208/coronavirus-flight-attendants-investigation-union/ Canadians of Chinese ethnicity report widespread racism over coronavirus https://globalnews.ca/news/7091118/coronavirus-racism-chinese-canadians/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-poll-reveals-chinese-canadians-experiences-with-racism-1.5621261

June 21, 2020

British Columbia

Calls for more help in BC responding to mental health crises https://www.citynews1130.com/video/2020/06/20/calls-for-more-help-responding-to-mental-health-crises/

Ontario

Kids with an incarcerated dad face extra challenges during this year's Father's Day amid COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/fathers-day-covid-19-incarcerated-parent-1.5618730 Troops deployed to Ontario long term care homes heading home this week https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/troops-deployed-to-ontario-long-term-care-homes-return-from-covid-deployment-this-week-1.4993434

NATIONAL

PTSD formal diagnosis now 40 years old https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/ptsd-formal-diagnosis-40-years-old

June 20, 2020

Alberta

Edmonton police inspector warns that extra powers during COVID-19 emergency could affect legitimacy https://scitechdaily.com/police-inspector-warns-extra-police-powers-during-covid-19-could-affect-legitimacy/

Saskatchewan

May crime rate in Regina fell 23.9% over 2019 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-crime-rate-may-2020-1.5620559 Saskatoon paramedics support Pride with new rainbow patches https://www.ckom.com/2020/06/20/paramedics-support-pride-with-new-rainbow-patches/

Ontario

Lambton EMS honours fallen colleagues with County-wide trek https://blackburnnews.com/sarnia/sarnia-news/2020/06/20/lambton-ems-honours-fallen-colleagues-county-wide-trek/

Prince Edward Island

New processes now have PEI jails isolating new inmates and testing them for COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-provincial-jail-electronic-monitoring-ankle-bracelets-isolation-1.5619328

NATIONAL

Armed Forces members on COVID-19 front lines to get extra pay https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canadian-armed-forces-members-on-covid-19-front-lines-to-get-extra-pay-1.4992617

INTERNATIONAL

US border agents finding more marijuana in trucks from Canada during COVID-19 closures https://www.freightwaves.com/news/us-border-agents-finding-more-marijuana-in-trucks-from-canada

June 19, 2020

British Columbia

Victoria eyes civilian mental health team to deal with calls now handled by police https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-eyes-civilian-mental-health-team-to-deal-with-calls-now-handled-by-police-1.24156055 BC to hand enhanced border screening measures back to feds https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-to-hand-border-screening-measures-back-to-federal-government-1.5619294

Ontario

Former Kawartha Lakes copy turned to drugs to combat PTSD https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/10036230--i-hate-myself-for-it-i-was-a-good-cop-lindsay-officer-turned-to-drugs-to-manage-ptsd/ Overdose death prevention needs naloxone and 9-1-1 https://www.shorelinebeacon.com/news/local-news/overdose-death-prevention-needs-naloxone-and-911 Domestic violence calls to Hamilton police have increased during COVID-19:  Too early to know if it's just a blip  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/inasmuch-1.5613869

NATIONAL

How COVID-19 has impacted Canadian military missions abroad https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/june-2020/how-covid-19-has-impacted-canadian-forces-missions-abroad/
INTERNATIONAL New EMS publication on how to Supercharge your stress management in the age of COVID-19 https://www.emsworld.com/news/1224517/mike-taigman-publishes-resource-ems-stress-and-resilience

June 18, 2020

June 17, 2020

British Columbia

Victoria PD exploring alternative models of response to mental health and homelessness calls https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-police-chief-open-to-idea-of-mental-health-teams-1.24154346 https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/victoria-council-to-explore-new-policing-model-for-mental-health-calls-1.4988023

Saskatchewan

Estevan constable diagnosed with PTSD wins appeal to receive WCB benefits https://www.estevanmercury.ca/news/local-news/eps-constable-diagnosed-with-ptsd-wins-appeal-to-receive-benefits-1.24154039

Manitoba

Alarming signs of pandemic overdose spike emerg in Winnipeg https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic-1.5615248

Ontario

Military leaves Toronto long term care home after facility stays COVID-free https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/military-leaves-ontario-long-term-care-home-after-facility-remains-covid-19-free-1.4987125 Ontario pumping $500M into corrections to hire staff, upgrade facilities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-jails-staff-1.5615794

Quebec

Quebec Coroner's Office orders inquest into long term care COVID-19 deaths https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/coroner-public-inquiry-covid-19-deaths-1.5615892

June 16, 2020

British Columbia

BC launches new Lifeguard App to prevent overdoses https://www.energeticcity.ca/2020/06/new-lifeguard-app-launched-to-help-prevent-overdoses/

Ontario

Ontario NDP asks of police investigation into Hamilton retirement home https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/horwath-police-investigation-rosslyn-1.5614047 Peel Regional Police investigating allegations of abuse at Mississauga long term care home https://dailyhive.com/toronto/peel-police-investigating-allegation-abuse-mississauga-long-term-care-home Thorold paramedic bringing COVID-19 patients to care https://www.thoroldnews.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/essential-workers-thorold-paramedic-aaron-is-bringing-covid-patients-to-care-2436820

Nunavut

Arctic coast guard crews to get COVID-19 testing before deploying from Quebec https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/canadian-coast-guard-crews-to-get-covid-19-testing/

NATIONAL

CBSA shouldn't be using pandemic to impose surveillance on undocumented immigrants https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-undocumented-immigrants-electronic-monitoring-1.5604467

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian military to provide airlift for UN pandemic relief efforts https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/06/16/canadian-military-to-provide-airlift-for-un-pandemic-relief-efforts/

June 15, 2020

British Columbia

BC paramedic one of three winners of a free night at a lakeside resort to recognize COVID-19 involvement https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/paramedics-and-seniors-care-home-server-awarded-private-lakeside-retreat-in-maple-ridge/

Ontario

Peterborough woman arrested after assaulting paramedic https://globalnews.ca/news/7067368/peterborough-paramedic-assaulted/ Frontenac paramedics will continue "raising funds in Dale's name" https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/were-going-to-keep-raising-funds-in-dales-name Hastings-Quinte paramedics busy at mobile assessment centre https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/covid-19-in-hospital-testing-coming-precautions-continue-assessment-centres-busy Lakehead study to look at mental health supports for firefighters during pandemic https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/study-to-look-at-mental-health-supports-for-firefighters-during-pandemic-2435486

Quebec

Dozens of Nunavik Inuit inmates get early release from Quebec jails under COVID-19 measures https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/dozens-of-nunavik-inuit-inmates-get-early-release-under-covid-19-measures/ Probe into death of Quebec woman by man on day parole suspended due to COVID-19 https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/06/15/pandemic-suspends-probe-into-death-of-sex-worker-say-correctional-service-officials/252915

Nova Scotia

EHS LifeFlight air ambulances can now carry blood https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/air-ambulance-blood-lifeflight-rescue-helicopter-1.5612580

June 14, 2020

June 13, 2020

Quebec

Soldiers leaving long-term care post say they're tired but made friends - the residents https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/soldiers-leaving-long-term-care-post-say-they-re-tired-but-made-friends-the-residents-1.4982603

June 12, 2020

June 11, 2020

British Columbia

Strategy shift allowing Nanaimo Fire Rescue to focus on serious calls https://nanaimonewsnow.com/2020/06/10/strategy-shift-allowing-nanaimo-fire-rescue-to-focus-on-serious-calls-advanced-training/

Alberta

COVID Cruise-In Movies will raise funds for HALO Air Ambulance this summer https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/06/10/covid-cruise-in-at-stampede-ground-this-summer/

North West Territories

NWT releases 15 prisoners over COVID-19 concerns https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/n-w-t-releases-15-prisoners-over-covid-19-concerns-1.5607005

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon parade planned to fight racism, show COVID-19 has "no border and no ethnicity"  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatoon-coronavirus-covid-19-attack-parade-1.5606636 May was record month for overdoses in Saskatoon https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/may-was-a-record-month-for-overdose-calls-in-saskatoon

Manitoba

Consultations on sweeping changes to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service delayed by pandemic https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-fire-paramedic-plan-halls-response-times-1.5606302

Ontario

Inmate at London Correction Centre tests positive for COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/emdc-inmate-tests-positive-covid19-1.5608131 Renfrew paramedics shocked after finding non-medical masks in their supplies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/we-were-let-down-renfrew-paramedic-service-investigating-bad-mask-supply-1.5606036 Kawartha Lakes health care challenges, changes during COVID-19 https://globalnews.ca/news/7054738/coronavirus-kawartha-lakes-doctors-paramedics/ Middlesex-London to retrofit retired transit bus for paramedic use https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/new-paramedic-bus-has-covid-19-testing-multiple-casualty-uses Coast guard crews await COVID-19 test results before start of Arctic season https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2020/06/11/canadian-coast-guard-crew-await-covid-19-tests-before-arctic-season/

Quebec

Ottawa commits to military helping Quebec care homes until September https://globalnews.ca/news/7052670/ottawa-commits-to-helping-quebec-care-homes-until-september/

Newfoundland

The great NL duck escape https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/daisy-the-hmp-duck-1.5607443

NATIONAL

Military personnel who reported care home abuses should be protected from any reprisals https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/canada/trudeau-should-protect-military-personnel-who-reported-care-home-abuses-from-any-reprisals-says-ndp-mpp-460635/ "Zero Indication" military funding will be cut amid COVID-19 https://globalnews.ca/news/7053393/canada-military-spending-coronavirus/ Everyday hero:  What it's like on the frontlines as a Canadian paramedic  https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/everyday-hero-bow-island-paramedic

June 10, 2020

British Columbia

Surrey Mounties issue warning about criminals impersonating RCMP and CBSA officers https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/surrey-mounties-issue-warning-about-cop-border-guard-impersonation-scam/

Ontario

New OPP Southwestern Ontario communications centre up and running https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/opps-new-southwestern-ontario-communication-hub-up-and-running-in-london  2019 saw call volume increase for Middlesex-London paramedics https://london.ctvnews.ca/pressures-mounting-on-local-ambulance-service-1.4977496 Ontario's Coroner reports 25% increase in fatal overdoses amid COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/drug-overdoses-covid19-1.5605563

Nunavut

COVID-19 testing for Coast Guard crews before Arctic operations begin https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/coast-guard-seeks-covid-19-crew-tests-before-arctic-operations-startup/

Quebec

Hope and healing as soldiers leave Montreal long term care home https://o.canada.com/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/hope-and-healing-as-soldiers-leave-a-montreal-chsld/wcm/fd61a416-617d-44d7-997a-67788072cbde Soldiers heading to long term care home in Cote-St-Luc to help overwhelmed staff https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/soldiers-heading-to-maimonides-centre-in-cote-st-luc-housefather-says

NATIONAL

The life and death COVID-19 curve no one is talking about https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/10/the-life-and-death-covid-19-curve-no-one-is-talking-about.html

June 9, 2020

British Columbia

RCMP officer pepper sprayed during Revelstoke traffic stop https://cfjctoday.com/2020/06/08/rcmp-officer-pepper-sprayed-during-revelstoke-traffic-stop/ Racist graffiti targets landmark building in Victoria's Chinatown https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/racist-graffiti-targets-landmark-building-in-victoria-s-chinatown-1.5604058 More jobs for rural BC paramedics, but return to $2 per hour on-call pay https://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2020/06/rural-paramedics-more-jobs-with-benefits-but-return-to-2-on-call/

Manitoba

Violence spiking at Stony Mountain Institution https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/we-need-help-union-says-violence-is-spiking-within-stony-mountain-institution-1.4975598

Ontario

Niagara paramedics witness car crash into Welland Canal, rescue woman https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/10017215-paramedics-witness-vehicle-plunge-into-canal-in-thorold-man-dead-woman-rescued/ OPP opening new communications centre in London https://wawa-news.com/index.php/2020/06/09/ontario-opens-new-provincial-police-communications-centre-in-london/ Assaults and Property Crimes up in Georgian Bay communities during pandemic https://www.orilliamatters.com/midland-news/increase-in-assaults-a-trend-across-all-communities-says-local-opp-officer-2417885 Young letter writer brightens Grenville County OPP commander's day https://nationvalleynews.com/2020/06/08/young-letter-writer-brightens-day-grenville-county-opp/ Hastings-Quinte paramedics announce mobile COVID-19 testing dates https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/central-hastings-mobile-testing-dates-announced/wcm/303dda02-4597-4ebd-a675-8e7afccb2e14

Quebec

Quebec prisons failing to protect inmates from COVID-19 https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2020/06/quebec-prisons-failing-to-protect-inmates/

Newfoundland

Eastern Health faces on the pandemic front line https://www.journalpioneer.com/news/canada/faces-of-the-frontline-mark-jenkins-eastern-health-paramedic-459684/ RCMP officer praised for helping suicidal man https://vocm.com/2020/06/09/rcmp-officer-heroic-actions/

NATIONAL

Pandemic is making the opioid crisis worse https://nationalpost.com/opinion/alexander-caudarella-the-pandemic-is-making-the-opioid-crisis-worse Coast Guard 2020 Arctic Season impacted by pandemic https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadian-coast-guard-2020-arctic-season-870505502.html Shipyards join forces to bid on the polar icebreaker for Canadian Coast Guard https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/seaspan-shipyards-and-heddle-shipyards-join-forces-in-bid-to-deliver-the-polar-icebreaker-to-the-canadian-coast-guard-886409834.html Almost all 360 known cases of COVID-19 in federal prisons have recovered https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/almost-all-known-covid-19-cases-in-federal-prisons-have-recovered-blair-1.4976490

June 8, 2020

British Columbia

Over 20,000 sign on-line petition calling for bodycams on BC RCMP officers https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/petition-body-cameras-rcmp-officers

Manitoba

New Winnipeg training program will focus on the science of firefighting https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/New-WFPS-training-program-focuses-on-science-based-firefighting-571101351.html Manitoba announces $2.8M for sobering centre in Thompson https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-thompson-sobering-centre-1.5603022

Ontario

Military to help contain COVID-19 at Woodbridge long term care home https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/canadian-armed-forces-woodbridge-vista-care-community-covid-19-outbreak-1.5602361 COVID-19 tests for Kenora jail staff, inmates recommended after two test positive https://kenoraonline.com/local/covid-19-tests-for-jail-staff-inmates-strongly-recommended-nwhu Arrest made in shooting and fire incident in eastern Ontario village of Parham https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/shooting-arson-parham-1.5602681

Nova Scotia

RCMP constable opens up about what it's like to be a Black police officer https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/rcmp-constable-opens-up-about-what-it-s-like-to-be-a-black-police-officer-1.4974671

NATIONAL

National Police Federation statement on importance of Respect for all Canadians including Members of the RCMP https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/06/08/2045154/0/en/Media-Statement-from-Brian-Sauv%C3%A9-President-Racism-and-the-Importance-of-Respect-for-all-Canadians-including-Members-of-the-RCMP.html RCMP adding "incels" to terrorism awareness guide https://globalnews.ca/news/7021882/rcmp-incel-terrorism-guide/ Trudeau wants RCMP to move forward with bodycams https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-body-camera-1.5603030 Border restrictions easing to allow families to reunite https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/border-restrictions-easing-to-allow-families-to-reunite-1.4974140

INTERNATIONAL

New article says risk of contracting COVID-19 from bystander CPR is low https://www.docwirenews.com/docwire-pick/cardiology-picks/bystander-cpr-covid-19-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest/

June 7, 2020

British Columbia

Advocate says police not well trained for mental health and wellness checks https://globalnews.ca/news/7035236/vancouver-advocate-police-wellness-checks-chantel-moore/

Alberta

Edmonton sees massive spike in opioid-related overdoses during May https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/overdose-numbers

Ontario

Waterloo Chief wants police service to "reflect our community better" https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/q-and-a-chief-bryan-larkin-racism-diversity-protests-1.5600386 Essex-Windsor EMS part of team beginning mass testing after death of second migrant worker https://windsorite.ca/2020/06/hospital-to-mass-test-8000-local-migrant-workers-after-second-covid-19-worker-death-in-windsor-essex/ Lambton Community Paramedicine program receives full provincial funding https://www.theobserver.ca/news/local-news/paramedicine-program-in-lambton-receives-full-provincial-funding 5 moments with York Region paramedics as they work during COVID-19 https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10014460--no-need-to-be-afraid-5-moments-with-york-paramedics-as-they-work-during-covid-19-pandemic/

NATIONAL

Federal diversity minister says conversations about race and policing need to happen https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-diversity-minister-says-conversations-about-race-and-policing-need-to-happen-1.4971802 Don't "defund" - The police are well worth the money https://ottawasun.com/opinion/editorial-dont-defund-the-police-are-well-worth-the-money Asian communities across Canada report rising racist behaviour during COVID-19 https://globalnews.ca/news/7033253/coronavirus-asian-racism-crisis-canada/ Troops could be called to testify in lawsuits against long term care homes https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-troops-could-be-called-to-testify-in-lawsuits-against-long-term-care-2/

June 6, 2020

British Columbia

Thousands sign on-line petition calling on BC Mounties to wear bodycams https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/06/06/petition-bc-rcmp-body-cameras/ Vancouver anti-racism rally attracts thousands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-protest-jack-poole-1.5599529 BC Guards, inmates worry about possible violence after coronavirus lockdown https://globalnews.ca/news/7034615/coronavirus-inmates-guards-violence/

Manitoba

Canada's first black police chief supports demonstration https://www.chrisd.ca/2020/06/06/devon-clunis-black-police-chief-demonstrations/

Ontario

Ambulance calls on the decline in Nipissing https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/ambulance-calls-on-the-decline

NATIONAL

Demands grow in Canada for police to wear bodycams https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/police-body-cameras-canada-1.5600852 What rights do protesters have in police confrontations? https://westerngazette.ca/news/what-rights-do-protesters-have-in-police-confrontations/article_e67039b4-a781-11ea-b4e0-ab1d5c51d8f6.html

June 5, 2020

Saskatchewan

Health Authority helps temporarily extend Community Paramedicine in Prince Albert https://panow.com/2020/06/05/sha-helps-temporarily-extend-health-initiative/

Ontario

Global Medic and Drone Delivery Canada sign agreement for supply flights to Beausoleil Island First Nation during COVID-19 https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/drone-delivery-canada-announces-agreement-with-globalmedic-for-first-nations-covid-19-project/ Georgian College using virtual reality to change schooling in way we've never seen before https://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/news/local-news/virtual-reality-could-change-schooling-in-way-weve-not-seen-before https://barrie360.com/vr-being-put-to-use-as-substitute-for-face-to-face-post-secondary-learning/ Pandemic creating learning lessons for health care in Kawartha Lakes https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/10014817-pandemic-creates-learning-lessons-for-health-care-in-kawartha-lakes/ Superior North EMS conducts drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Fort William First Nation https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/06/05/146-fort-william-first-nation-citizens-participate-in-drive-through-covid-19-testing-event/ More on Wounded Warriors/Ontario Shores mental health program for first responders https://globalnews.ca/news/7027007/coronavirus-first-responders-mental-health-ontario/

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia RCMP working to build trust after shooter disguised himself as Mountie https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/rcmp-ns-murders-public-reaction-to-police-1.5598283

NATIONAL

CBSA warns recreational boaters that crossing border could result in hefty fines https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/customs-officers-warn-recreational-boaters-about-crossing-canada-us-border-1.4971264 Canada exempts foreign workers from having to provide biometrics before travelling https://www.cicnews.com/2020/06/canada-exempts-foreign-workers-from-giving-biometrics-overseas-0614585.html#gs.7gssr1 A third of patients diagnosed with depression say their mental health is worse during pandemic https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/a-third-of-diagnosed-depressed-patients-mental-health-worse-during-crisis-study-1.4971448

June 4, 2020

British Columbia

Young paramedics in BC deserve better treatment https://www.delta-optimist.com/opinion/letters/young-paramedics-in-b-c-deserve-better-treatment-1.24145206

Ontario

Toronto's top Doc calls for urgent action to address overdose crisis intensified amid pandemic https://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-s-top-doctor-calls-for-urgent-action-to-address-overdose-crisis-that-has-been-intensified-amid-pandemic-1.4969317 Overdose deaths rise in Guelph amid COVID-19 pandemic https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/guelph-overdose-deaths-covid-19-1.5598309 Essex-Windsor honouring fallen paramedics as they start bike ride across the province https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/essex-windsor-ems-riding-bicycles-to-honour-fallen-paramedics-1.4967912 https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/pelee-island-air-ambulance-crash-victim-among-paramedics-killed-in-line-of-duty https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2020/06/04/cycling-relay-across-windsor-essex-raising-funds-national-memorial/ Forest firefighters taking precautions against COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/pandemic-forest-fires-1.5597190 Essex-Windsor paramedics and Erie Shores Healthcare ramping up testing for agricultural workers in face of outbreaks https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2020/06/04/ag-workers-testing-ramped-essex-county/ Uncertainty is the new norm for Simcoe paramedics https://www.orilliamatters.com/the-front-line/the-front-line-uncertainty-is-the-new-normal-for-paramedics-2289738 Mental health services free for more Ontario front line workers https://blackburnnews.com/coronavirus/2020/06/03/mental-health-services-free-front-line-workers/

Quebec

Stanstead ambulance workers denounce going back to pre-COVID-19 shift pattern https://www.sherbrookerecord.com/stanstead-ambulance-workers-denounce-shift-changes/

NATIONAL

COVID-19 unemployment could trigger more than 2,000 suicides in Canada, study says https://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/health/covid-19-canada-unemployment-depression-suicide/wcm/ce6d73ab-5c41-4f9f-8566-1c6f36db153f?video_autoplay=true https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/as-covid-19-stress-builds-study-warns-of-potential-spike-in-suicides-1.4968581 Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on https://globalnews.ca/news/7022447/canadian-forces-back-to-work-coronavirus/ CBSA says decline in travel to Canada holding https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/decline-in-travel-to-canada-holds-border-agency-says-1.4969336 Chaplains say spiritual needs of federal inmates going unmet during pandemic https://www.cp24.com/news/spiritual-needs-of-vulnerable-federal-inmates-going-unmet-during-pandemic-chaplains-1.4968729

June 3, 2020

North West Territories

Temporary COVID-19 NWT 9-1-1 operator helps deliver baby https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-accountant-helps-deliver-baby-over-phone-1.5595825

Manitoba

COVID-19 cuts into Winnipeg police revenues while expenses rise https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-police-pandemic-budget-photo-radar-1.5596744

Ontario

Canada Army Run cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-army-run-cancelled-1.5596378 Waterloo Regional Police give "full support" to solidarity march for Black Lives Matter https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/wrps-supports-solidarity-march-for-black-lives-matter-1.5596513 More video visitation terminals needed now that COVID-19 has stopped in-person visits with Millhaven inmates https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/too-few-video-visitation-terminals-available-at-prison-inmates-partner-says Peterborough police chief takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter protesters https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news/peterborough-region/2020/06/02/dozens-gather-for-black-lives-matter-rally-in-downtown-peterborough.html CSC Regional Deputy Commissioner leaves to join CBSA https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/scott-harris-leaves-csc-to-join-canadian-border-services-agency

NATIONAL

DND launches call for innovative approaches to COVID-19 challenges http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/dnd-launches-call-innovative-thinkers-solutions-covid-19-challenges/ Military must test more soldiers deployed to long term care homes https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-forces-pandemic-covid-coronavirus-1.5595567

INTERNATIONAL

Wearable sensor may help monitor stress in healthcare workers https://medicaldialogues.in/psychiatry/news/wearable-sensor-may-help-monitor-stress-in-healthcare-workers-66355?infinitescroll=1 Conspiracy theories about 5G networks have skyrocketed since COVID-19 https://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/features/conspiracy-theories-about-5g-networks-have-skyrocketed-since-covid-19/

June 2, 2020

Ontario

Windsor is first Canadian port named trusted partner for COVID-19 https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/windsor-is-first-port-in-canada-to-be-named-marine-trusted-partner-for-covid-19-1.4965362 New inmate at Correctional Centre in Penetang tests positive for COVID-19 https://thepeakfm.com/news/7016175/central-north-correctional-centre-penetanguishene-coronavirus/

Quebec

Canada should keep troops in Quebec long term care homes https://globalnews.ca/news/7010672/canada-military-long-term-care/

New Brunswick

Even during COVID-19 one Canadian community has no choice but to cross the US border https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/politics/even-in-covid-19-pandemic-one-canadian-community-has-no-choice-but-to-cross-the-u-s-border/wcm/ec9d5d58-2d27-42ee-9fa5-3bef970012c1

June 1, 2020

British Columbia

COVID-19 stress pushing more BC paramedics to seek mental health support https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-covid-19-stress-pushing-more-paramedics-to-seek-mental-health-support/ Report points to bird strike as possible cause of Kamloops Snowbird crash https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/air-force-report-points-to-bird-strike-as-possible-cause-of-fatal-snowbirds-crash-1.4963482 Hundreds of British Columbians accessing province's "safe supply" of drugs during COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/safe-supply-bc-drug-overdose-covid-public-health-emergency-1.5594197

Ontario

Leeds Grenville assessing COVID-19 costs https://www.recorder.ca/news/local-news/counties-assess-covid-costs Local health leaders invite residents to COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls https://lindsayadvocate.ca/brief/covid-19-virtual-town-hall-with-hospital-ceo-paramedic-chief-others/ https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-of-mississauga-invites-residents-to-tele-town-hall/ COVID-19 keeps shocked small town from coping after homicide https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/covid-19-keeps-shocked-small-town-from-coping-together-after-homicide

NATIONAL

Shouting at packed protests increases risk of COVID-19, CMOH recommends using signs instead https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/shouting-at-packed-protests-increases-covid-19-risk-so-consider-signs-instead-tam-suggests-1.4964131 Canada's eldercare crisis grinds away in our jails as well https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canadas-elder-care-crisis-grinds-away-in-our-jails-too/

INTERNATIONAL

Extra police powers in COVID-19 could change public relationship https://www.miragenews.com/extra-police-powers-in-covid-19-could-change-public-relationship/ CBSA says rescue dogs not being allowed into Canada during COVID-19 https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-let-the-puppies-cross-or-theyll-be-euthanized