Monthly Archive: May

May 31, 2020

Alberta

Strathcona RCMP officer is having "a ball" and raising spirits https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/rcmp-officer-is-having-a-ball-and-raising-spirits-1.4961433 Calgary paramedics relieved COVID-19 cases lower than expected https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-paramedics-relieved-covid-19-cases-lower-than-expected

Ontario

Military mobilizing from CFB Kingston to CFB Borden for Operation LASER in support of COVID-19 https://www.kingstonist.com/news/military-vehicles-mobilizing-from-cfb-kingston-to-cfb-borden-for-operation-laser/ How Ottawa's paramedics have adapted to stay on the front lines during COVID-19 https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/how-ottawas-paramedics-have-adapted-to-stay-on-the-front-lines-during-covid-19 Library partners with local not-for-profit to make PPE for front line workers in York Region https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/bwg-library-partners-with-newmakeit-to-create-ppe-for-frontline-workers-2394128 Renfrew County paramedics expand community testing https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/10000426-renfrew-county-paramedics-expand-community-testing/

Quebec

Quebec prison with Canada's worst COVID-19 outbreak houses Inuit inmates https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/prison-with-canada-s-worst-covid-19-outbreak-houses-inuit-inmates-1.4962407

NATIONAL

Website launched to track/report coronavirus-related attacks against Asian-Canadians https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/us-canada/262439-website-track-report-coronavirus-related-attacks-asian-canadians

May 30, 2020

British Columbia

"Out on Patrol" launches to support BC LGBQT law enforcement officers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/out-on-patrol-launch-1.5585520 Work in full swing on formation of Surrey Police Department https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/2011-bulletin-nova-scotia-gunman-victims-son-1.5590412

Alberta

Estimated $320K raised for HALO Air Ambulance during Free Fry Day https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2020/05/30/estimated-320000-raised-for-halo-air-ambulance-with-free-fry-day/

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan committing $6M to upgrade correctional facilities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/urban-camp-upgrade-saskatoon-1.5590988

Ontario

Mike Adair named Chief of Perth County Paramedics https://www.oapc.ca/announcement/members-appointment-perth-county-paramedic-services-chiefgeneral-manager/ Police Commission approves the disbandment of Orangeville Police Service http://citizen.on.ca/?p=17774 Ottawa police continue to see rise in hate crimes targetting Asian community https://www.ottawamatters.com/police-beat/just-report-it-ottawa-police-continue-to-see-rise-in-hate-crimes-targeting-asian-community-2396910 Fleming College paramedic grad confident in his training https://flemingcollege.ca/focus-on-fleming/paramedic-josh-hogan-is-confident-in-his-fleming-college-education-skills-and-knowledge/ Simcoe paramedics adapt to serve the vulnerable amid pandemic https://www.barrietoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/paramedics-adapt-to-serve-the-vulnerable-amid-pandemic-2396364 Community support buoys Thunder Bay paramedics https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-paramedics-covid-1.5590829 Timmins paramedic is essential worker of the day https://www.timminstoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/essential-worker-of-the-day-pascal-burton-2339226 Additional ambulance added to Belleville schedule https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/new-ambulance-to-improve-response-times Paramedics start drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Windsor https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/covid-19-drive-thru-testing-begins-in-windsor

Quebec

Outaouais paramedics volunteer for shifts in long term care home https://www.renfrewtoday.ca/2020/05/29/paramedics-volunteer-for-shifts-in-outaouais-ltc/

NATIONAL

Opioid crisis will be with us long after COVID-19 is gone https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/opioid-crisis-not-going-away-amid-pandemic-and-will-kill-more-canadians-says-dr-daniel-kalla-1.5585629 Troops on pandemic duty now qualify for "special duty operation" benefits https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-forces-pandemic-vance-1.5591516

May 29, 2020

British Columbia

More BC paramedics accessing mental health resources during pandemic https://cfjctoday.com/2020/05/28/more-bc-paramedics-accessing-mental-health-support-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

Manitoba

Winnipeg paramedics seeing continued increase in opioid abuse https://globalnews.ca/news/7001992/paramedics-winnipeg-opioid-use-wfps/

Ontario

Heated disagreements about COVID-19 testing in Essex-Windsor https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/i-beg-you-and-back-off-heated-disagreements-over-pandemic-testing Soo paramedics express thanks for community support during COVID-19 https://www.sootoday.com/the-front-line/sault-paramedics-carry-on-through-added-covid-stress-express-thanks-for-community-support-2391389 Guelph-Wellington adds 19 paramedics https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/guelph-wellington-paramedic-service-hires-19-new-paramedics-2394654 Mental health support for front line workers during unprecedented times https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/mental-health-support-for-front-line-workers-during-unprecedented-times-1.4959498 Middlesex-London paramedics cope with pandemic https://london.ctvnews.ca/tell-them-that-you-love-them-paramedics-cope-with-pandemic-1.4960573 Ontario announces expanded COVID-19 testing for first responders https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-announces-expanded-testing-for-first-responders-retail-and/ Paramedics to do more COVID-19 testing in Hastings https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/central-hastings-county-to-get-covid-19-testing Layers of PPE now second nature for Kingston paramedics https://www.kingstonist.com/news/layers-of-ppe-now-second-nature-to-frontenac-paramedics/ Cochrane paramedics helping on the front lines during COVID-19 https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/here-is-how-paramedics-are-helping-on-the-front-lines-during-the-pandemic-1.4960275

NATIONAL

CBSA tracking some migrants with ankle bracelets during pandemic https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/some-migrants-now-tracked-with-ankle-bracelets-as-pandemic-temporary-measure-1.4959851 Feds looking to pull military out of long term care homes https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/05/29/news/feds-looking-pull-military-out-care-homes-que-appeals-them-stay

May 28, 2020

British Columbia

Vancouver police and Coast Guard responding to incidents normally handled by lifeguards off work due to COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/despite-packed-beaches-and-ocean-swimmers-vancouver-lifeguards-remain-off-the-job-1.5586883

Alberta

Calgary police investigate racist graffiti at Chinese Consulate https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-police-investigate-racist-graffiti-on-chinese-consulate-1.5587110

NATIONAL

Cybercriminals using COVID-19 to scam Canadians https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cybercriminals-using-covid-19-to-scam-canadians-1.4958714 More people dying of overdoses and coronavirus to blame https://globalnews.ca/news/6995586/canadians-dying-drug-overdoses-coronavirus/ Leonardo AW139 Helicopters supporting COVID-19 operations across Canada https://www.wingsmagazine.com/aw139-supporting-covid-19-operations-in-canada/ Why it took an out of the box use of the military to rip the lid off Canada's long term care crisis https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-forces-long-term-care-pandemic-covid-coronavirus-1.5587709 Elder blasts parole board after assistance program for Indigenous inmates placed on hold due to COVID-19 https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/elder-blasts-extremely-racist-parole-board-after-assistance-program-put-on-hold/

INTERNATIONAL

Foreign intelligence targeting Canada's COVID-19 research and supply chains https://globalnews.ca/news/6993674/canada-covid-19-research-foreign-cyber-spies/

May 27, 2020

Alberta

New Calgary arrest processing facility upgraded to fit the times https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/arrest-processing-facility-calgary-1.5586101

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon paramedics give back after "pandemic of kindness" https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/saskatoon-paramedics-give-back-after-pandemic-of-kindness-1.4955564 SK paramedics in pandemic https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/stories/Pages/2020/May/Paramedics-in-pandemic.aspx

Manitoba

STARS flying high during COVID-19 https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/flying-high-to-save-lives-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-1.4953180

Ontario

Renfrew pandemic supports recognized by Canada's CMOH https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/9997332--this-is-a-wonderful-example-county-of-renfrew-paramedics-recognized-by-dr-theresa-tam/ Community keeps Guelph paramedics going during pandemic https://www.guelphtoday.com/the-front-line/community-keeps-us-going-say-guelphs-paramedics-about-the-frontline-battle-2388481 Guelph Police facing recruiting challenges https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/guelph-police-service-faces-recruiting-challenges-as-number-of-applicants-tumbles-2388484 Renfrew Paramedics preparing to offer more drive-thru testing https://www.pembrokeobserver.com/news/local-news/renfrew-county-paramedics-preparing-to-offer-more-drive-thru-testing-clinics-for-covid-19 Frontenac paramedics talk about working safely during COVID-19 https://globalnews.ca/news/6984893/frontenac-paramedics-work-safety-changes-covid-19/ Superior North EMS to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Fort William First Nation https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/drive-through-testing-to-be-offered-in-fort-william-first-nation-2379003 Frontenac Paramedics seek solution to cross-border billing costs https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/frontenac-paramedics-seeks-solution-to-cross-border-billing-costs ORNGE land base in Chatham-Kent takes pressure off local resources during COVID-19 https://london.ctvnews.ca/ornge-opens-first-land-transport-service-in-southwest-region-takes-burden-off-local-resources-1.4955533

Nunavat

Iqaluit RCMP blame pandemic for increase in alcohol-related calls https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/iqaluit-rcmp-alcohol-related-calls-up-20-per-cent-in-april/

Quebec

Military releases report on conditions in Quebec nursing homes https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/05/27/military-report-on-conditions-in-quebec-nursing-homes-finds-several-challenges/ https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/legault-asks-that-1-000-military-staff-remain-in-quebec-s-long-term-care-facilities-until-sept-15-1.4956531

Nova Scotia

Halifax Police and Fire budgets cut due to COVID-19, but not as deeply https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-police-and-firefighting-budgets-cut-but-not-as-deeply-as-first-proposed-1.5585359

NATIONAL

More clusters of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome popping up in kids across Canada https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/more-clusters-of-a-rare-condition-are-popping-up-in-children-across-canada-1.4956155 The case for women's police stations in Canada https://www.thestar.com/podcasts/thismatters/2020/05/26/the-case-for-womens-police-stations-in-canada.html Women leaders in Canadian Forces showcased in new podcast https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/women-leaders-in-the-canadian-military-showcased-in-new-podcast-in-honour-of-captain-nichola-goddard-816921188.html

May 26, 2020

Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw welcomes back Snowbirds after fatal crash https://globalnews.ca/news/6984259/moose-jaw-welcomes-back-snowbirds/

Ontario

Niagara has third party investigation underway about how paramedic with COVID-19 was allowed to work https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/niagara-ems-covid-19-positive-1.5583294 Wounded Warriors and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences team up for first responder support https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/126952 Meet some of Sudbury's frontline heroes https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/paramedic-services-week-meet-some-of-sudburys-frontline-heros-photos-2371562 What it's like on the frontline of coronavirus as a paramedic in Peel https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/05/25/coronavirus-interview-with-paramedic-caitlin-tavares/ Military exposes "extremely troubling" conditions in Ontario long term care homes https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2020/05/26/canadas-military-reports-extremely-troubling-conditions-in-ontario-long-term-care-homes.html?source=newsletter&utm_source=ts_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_email=3A9F8FA2E9E72A5AD2AC53C9D2483381&utm_campaign=bn_25541 https://www.tvo.org/article/covid-19-read-the-canadian-forces-report-on-long-article-care

NATIONAL

Front line health workers are under enormous stress, and we need to develop mental health support plans now https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-front-line-workers-mental-health-coronavirus-1.5556365 36 soldiers have now tested positive in long term care deployments https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/05/26/canadian-forces-report-36-cases-of-covid-19-in-members-working-in-nursing-homes.html

INTERNATIONAL

Experts say COVID-19 "disinformation" being spread by Russia, China https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid-coronavirus-russia-china-1.5583961

May 25, 2020

May 24, 2020

British Columbia

Staff member tests positive in second new COVID-19 case at BC federal institutions https://globalnews.ca/news/6978869/coronavirus-b-c-inmates-test-negative/

Ontario

Ambulance shortages have disappeared as Hamilton hospitals emptied for COVID-19 https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/2020/05/23/ambulance-shortages-have-disappeared-as-hospitals-emptied-for-covid-19.html Waterloo paramedics donate tray tables to seniors https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-news/paramedics-deliver-tray-tables-to-local-long-term-care-home-2373424

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian-led NATO battlegroup in Latvia targeted by pandemic disinformation campaign https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nato-latvia-battle-group-pandemic-covid-coronavirus-disinformation-russia-1.5581248

May 23, 2020

British Columbia

Richmond health care workers send thanks to RCMP for their support https://www.richmond-news.com/community/video-richmond-health-care-workers-throw-love-back-at-rcmp-1.24139725 BC sentencing sheds light on justice during COVID-19 https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/300739/Recent-B-C-sentencing-sheds-light-on-justice-under-the-pandemic Vancouver Police reporting spike in hate crimes since onset of COVID-19 https://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-vancouver-police-provide-update-on-rise-in-hate-crimes/

Alberta

HALO Air Ambulance fundraising efforts include "Free Fry Day" aiming to raise $100,000  https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/05/23/free-fry-day-on-may-29-aims-to-raise-100000-for-halo-air-ambulance/ https://www.prairiepost.com/mutual-rescuing-done-between-halo-air-ambulance-and-southern-alberta/article_44297ef4-9c5a-11ea-870e-57596ea3d7f9.html

Ontario

City and hospitals make recommendations after Hamilton retirement home crisis http://bayobserver.ca/2020/05/23/city-hospitals-make-recommendations-in-response-to-rosslyn-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 https://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-will-have-to-close-subway-lines-fire-hundreds-of-cops-and-shutter-libraries-without-help-from-ottawa-queen-s-park-tory-1.4950878 Kingston Police looking at $350K budget shortfall due to COVID-19 https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-polices-mounted-unit-back-under-review

Prince Edward Island

RCMP called to PEI Premier's home over threats from citizen upset with COVID-19 decisions  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-rcmp-dennis-king-home-may-2020-1.5580856

INTERNATIONAL

Meth discovered in COVID-19 care packages sent from Canada to Australia https://nationalpost.com/news/meth-from-canada-is-discovered-in-covid-19-mask-and-sanitizer-packages-sent-to-australia

May 22, 2020

British Columbia

Vancouver Police are making pandemic life worse for already oppressed people https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2020/05/21/Police-Pandemic-Oppressed-People/ Positive COVID-19 result confirmed at BC Mountain Institution in Agassiz https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/positive-covid-19-case-confirmed-at-mountain-institution-in-agassiz/

Alberta

Lethbridge residents voice concerns over crime near emergency COVID-19 housing site https://globalnews.ca/news/6971400/lethbridge-residents-voice-concern-over-crime-near-emergency-covid-19-housing/ Rise in Edmonton assaults due partly to COVID-19 domestic violence https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/rise-in-assaults-attributed-partly-to-covid-related-domestic-violence-police-commission-hears/

Ontario

Five negative pressure isopods donated to Toronto Paramedic Services in battle against COVID-19 https://stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2020/05/20/airboss-of-america-donates-iso-pods-to-toronto-paramedic-services-in-battle Guelph Police Chief updates Board on impacts of COVID-19 https://www.guelphtoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/police-chief-updates-police-board-on-effects-of-covid-19-on-the-department-2367981 Ex-ambulances being used to transport clients to private Waterloo COVID-19 assessment centre https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/ex-ambulances-being-used-to-take-bring-people-to-covid-19-assessment-centre-1.4950167 How health care could change with virtual triage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJETL_kLtfM Essex County facing deficit because of COVID-19 https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/county-facing-deficit-because-of-pandemic/ The Ottawa Jail is no vacation - especially during COVID-19 https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/budlakoti-the-ottawa-jail-is-no-vacation-especially-during-covid-19/ Local MPs slam decision to suspend CBSA services at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport  https://www.orilliamatters.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/local-mps-slams-decision-to-stop-service-at-lake-simcoe-regional-airport-2367918

Quebec

Romeo Dallaire joins Montreal mental health hospital to raise funds for COVID-19 impact https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/romeo-dallaire-teams-up-with-montreal-mental-health-hospital-to-raise-funds-awareness-1.4950106

NATIONAL

RCMP increases its visibiity along Canada/US border https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/media-advisory-rcmp-detachments-in-ontario-increase-their-visibility-on-the-can-us-border-829490404.html

INTERNATIONAL

Canada's lowest peacekeeping contribution in 60 years coincides with COVID-19 response https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadas-peacekeeping-contribution-at-lowest-level-in-more-than-6/

May 21, 2020

British Columbia

BC police seeing rise in speeders https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/driver-caught-100-km-h-over-speed-limit-police-see-rise-in-speeders-1.24138566 BC paramedics require extra diligence during coronavirus https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/community/salute-to-frontline-workers-paramedics-require-extra-diligence-during-coronavirus/

Alberta

Calgary police officer hopes to turn ranch into PTSD healing oasis https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ptsd-cochrane-ranch-1.5578523 https://calgaryherald.com/news/new-wellness-centre-to-help-first-responders-with-ptsd-heal-through-peer-support/

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Police say domestic violence, mental health calls up during pandemic, violent crimes down https://globalnews.ca/news/6965985/domestic-violence-mental-health-calls-up-saskatoon-police-covid-19-coronavirus/

Ontario

Simcoe paramedics ready and able to respond in times of need https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/paramedics-ready-and-able-to-respond-in-times-of-need-residents-are-reminded-2367237 Pandemic fatigue setting in on the front lines https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-health-care-workers-fatigue-sadness-illness-overwork-1.5576841 Debate over police access to provincial COVID-19 database https://www.cp24.com/news/tps-board-calls-for-stringent-safeguards-around-police-access-to-provincial-covid-19-database-1.4948080 https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/safety-policy-or-invasion-of-privacy-debate-over-police-access-to-covid-19-database-1.4947470 COVID-19 costing Waterloo Regional Police nearly $1M to date https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/covid-19-costing-police-nearly-1m-but-chief-doesn-t-expect-taxpayers-to-foot-the-bill-1.5577610 Manitoulin Island's Tehkummah First Response Team returns to service with COVID-19 protocols https://www.manitoulin.ca/tehkummah-first-response-returns-to-service-with-virus-protocols/

Quebec

In midst of crisis, Montreal's ED overcrowding rears ugly head https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/analysis-in-midst-of-crisis-montreals-er-overcrowding-rears-ugly-head/ Differing views on Montreal inmate's COVID-19 death https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/rights-groups-say-montreal-inmate-s-covid-19-death-highlights-need-for-action-1.4948580 https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/province-says-situation-under-control-as-man-dies-of-covid-19-at-bordeaux-prison-1.4947838 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-inmate-dies-covid-19-1.5577736

Nova Scotia

Halifax Police, Fire get partial budget cut reprieves after COVID-19 shortfall https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/police-fire-services-get-hrm-budget-reprieves-452112/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-budget-cuts-fire-police-1.5577506

NATIONAL

Facemasks can be problematic, dangerous to some with medical conditions https://globalnews.ca/news/6967625/coronavirus-canada-face-masks-disabilities/ COVID-19 infections skyrocket among soldiers deployed in nursing homes as 28 test positive https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pandemic-covid-coronavirus-canadian-forces-long-term-care-1.5578948 COVID-19 conspiracy theories are taking off at an alarming rate https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-conspiracy-theories-are-taking-off-in-canada-at-an-alarming-rate-1.4947859

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian troops in Latvia stay on target while other missions upended by COVID-19 https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/canadian-troops-in-latvia-stay-on-target-as-covid-19-upends-other-missions-2 Canadian man arrested after blowing through Champlain border crossing https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Border-agents-Canadian-man-blew-through-Champlain-Port-of-Entry-570653361.html

May 20, 2020

British Columbia

Kelowna BC paramedic helped fight COVID-19 in Northern Italy https://www.iheartradio.ca/am-1150/news/kelowna-paramedic-helped-fight-covid-19-in-northern-italy-1.12455017 RCMP report spike in speeding violations over long weekend https://www.oliverchronicle.com/rcmp-record-spike-in-speeding-violations-over-long-weekend/ Chilliwack RCMP officer safeguards family while protecting community https://www.theprogress.com/news/chilliwack-rcmp-officer-safeguards-family-while-keeping-community-safe/ Comox Valley RCMP continue to protect residents through COVID-19 https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/community/salute-to-frontline-workers-rcmp-committed-to-serving-the-community/

Alberta

International travellers face enhanced COVID-19 screening at Alberta airports https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/jason-kenney-alberta-covid-19-airports-1.5576865 Drop-off in use of AB drug consumption sites worries advocates https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/safe-consumption-drug-sites-calgary-red-deer-covid-1.5576584

Saskatchewan

South SK EMS employees taking changes in stride https://discoverestevan.com/local/ems-employees-taking-changes-in-stride

Ontario

Hamilton retirement home resident left behind for a day after COVID-19 evacuation https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/rosslyn-resident-left-behind-1.5518734 Show of support rallies planned for Cornwall and Long Sault tomorrow https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/show-of-support-rallies-planned-for-thursday-in-cornwall-and-long-sault All 1,700 long term care swabs come back negative in Chatham-Kent https://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2020/05/20/negative-swab-testing-gives-local-health-officials-positive-vibe/

New Brunswick

Two Kennebecasis Regional Police Force officers released from isolation after possible COVID-19 exposure https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-kennebecasis-police-officers-tests-negative-1.5576625

NATIONAL

Police report 2,200 home quarantine checks for travellers https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/border-quarantine-police-trudeau-1.5575617

May 19, 2020

British Columbia

COVID-19 is not a "get out of jail free" card in BC https://www.lillooetnews.net/covid-19-is-not-a-get-out-of-jail-card-officials-1.24137178 BC paramedics during COVID-19 https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/300263/Paramedics-on-how-COVID-19-changed-the-way-they-work Honouring the Snowbirds in the air and on the ground https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/snowbirds-crash-kamloops-bc-capt-jenn-casey-1.5574324 https://ckpgtoday.ca/2020/05/19/kamloops-residents-come-together-to-honour-capt-jennifer-casey-and-canadian-forces-snowbirds/ https://cfjctoday.com/2020/05/19/kamloops-legion-to-host-tribute-ceremony-honouring-canadian-forces-snowbirds/

Saskatchewan

Fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during pandemic than year prior https://globalnews.ca/news/6955246/coronavirus-saskatchewan-suicide/

Ontario

OPP stop more vehicles for stunt driving over Victoria Day weekend https://globalnews.ca/news/6956592/ontario-stunt-drivers-long-weekend/ Garrison Petawawa to salute health care workers in Renfrew flyby https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/garrison-petawawa-to-salute-frontline-workers-in-renfrew-county-tonight-1.4944774 Prescott-Russell thanks paramedics for COVID-19 testing in emergency child care centres https://nationvalleynews.com/2020/05/19/prescott-russell-thankful-paramedics-completion-testing-six-child-care-centres/

Nunavut

Most pleasure craft barred from Arctic waters to prevent COVID-19 and allow Coast Guard to concentrate on essential operations https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/canada-moves-to-bar-pleasure-craft-from-arctic-waters/ Coast Guard vessel Amundsen to have arctic summer season shortened due to pandemic https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/for-the-ccgs-amundsen-the-arctic-research-season-will-go-ahead-with-changes/

Quebec

Luka Magnotta's mother wants him released from prison because of COVID-19 fears https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/qc-en/luka-magnottas-mother-wants-him-released-from-prison-because-of-covid-19

Nova Scotia

Man caught going 100 kms over the speed limit in Cape Breton https://globalnews.ca/news/6959298/stunting-cape-breton/

INTERNATIONAL

Detroit Customs Officers have seized more pot during border lockdown https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/19/detroit-customs-office-seize-almost-1-5-tons-pot-2-months-during-lockdown/5219242002/

May 18, 2020

Alberta

HALO Air Ambulance says it will close by June without provincial funds https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/halo-air-ambulance-southern-alberta-closure-1.5574452

Ontario

Kingsville hotel offers free accommodations for essential workers https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/news/kingsville-hotel-provides-free-accommodations-for-essential-workers-during-pandemic-1.12431662 Childrens' inspirational artwork to be distributed to Windsor hospitals https://windsorite.ca/2020/05/childrens-artwork-to-be-distributed-to-healthcare-facilities/ Paramedics to provide COVID-19 testing in Perth County https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/paramedics-to-provide-covid-19-tests-in-perth-county-1.4943533 Paramedics in Haldimand and Norfolk team up for swab task force https://brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/paramedic-services-team-up-for-swab-task-force

May 17, 2020

Accordion content here

British Columbia

COVID-19 overshadows BC opioid emergency with overdoses sadly normalized https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/covid-19-overshadows-opioid-emergency-with-overdoses-sadly-normalized/wcm/6ad66291-56f2-44c1-b303-6295109c6b1d BC RCMP sent to enforce Quarantine Act on 80 year old woman with Cancer. https://thepostmillennial.com/rcmp-sent-to-enforce-quarantine-act-on-80-year-old-cancer-patient-in-bc

Alberta

AB denying funding for financially-strapped HALO Air Ambulance https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/05/15/barnes-province-denying-funding-for-financially-strapped-halo/ Former Calgary remand inmate says COVID-19 safety measures are insufficient https://o.canada.com/news/former-calgary-remand-inmate-says-covid-19-safety-measures-are-insufficient/wcm/c5e28d00-7b91-46d7-ac7b-d81905d26e99

Ontario

Kenora District thanking paramedics for role in COVID-19 https://www.ckdr.net/2020/05/17/kdsb-thanking-paramedics/ Peterborough Paramedics seeing rise in mental health calls during COVID-19 https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/9989329-peterborough-paramedics-see-rising-demand-for-mental-health-care-due-to-covid-19/ Hamilton retirement home completely emptied after 62 staff and patients test positive https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/rosslyn-public-health-orders-1.5572720

NATIONAL

Canada is seeing more COVID-19 deaths in women than men.  Here's why https://www.businessinsider.com/more-women-than-men-canada-getting-covid-10-dying-from-2020-5 Youth more concerned about health of others than their own during COVID-19 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/youth-more-concerned-about-health-of-others-than-their-own-amid-pandemic-statcan-1.4943132 Frustrated veterans call for automatic approval of disability claims during COVID-19 https://globalnews.ca/news/6954566/veterans-disability-claim-coronavirus/

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian drug convict gets early COVID-19 release courtesy of Jamaican Governor General https://www.loopjamaica.com/content/canadian-drug-convict-gets-early-release-governor-general

May 16, 2020

British Columbia

Suspect apologizes for racist taunts in Burnaby, RCMP could have handled situation better https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-response-richmond-bc-clara-kan-racism-covid-19-1.5572133

Yukon Territory

Concerns about Whitehorse transition facility misplaced, former correctional investigator says https://www.yukon-news.com/news/concerns-about-transitional-facility-at-wcc-misplaced-former-correctional-investigator-says/

North West Territories

NWT RCMP says crime has changed little during pandemic https://cabinradio.ca/37336/news/nwt-rcmp-say-crime-has-changed-little-during-the-pandemic/

Saskatchewan

Prison watchdog investigating claim that Sask Pen guards aren't wearing masks https://www.aptnnews.ca/nation-to-nation/prison-watchdog-investigating-complaint-of-guards-not-wearing-masks-at-sask-pen/

Manitoba

Minnesota woman arrested by RCMP after crashing MB border while fleeing US cops https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/minnesota-woman-arrested-near-emerson-man-after-cross-border-police-chase-1.4942088 Winnipeg police, street groups see spike in drug use during pandemic https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/winnipeg-police-street-groups-see-spike-in-drug-use-during-pandemic-1.4942269

Ontario

Baptism by fire for 23 new Niagara paramedics https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9989647-baptism-by-pandemic-fire-for-new-paramedics/ Champlain region health care workers and paramedics conclude 15,000 tests in long term care https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/health-workers-in-champlain-region-complete-thousands-of-long-term-care-tests/wcm/6152b443-6ac9-493a-b0c0-f5181132d52e Haldimand, Norfolk paramedics trained to conduct additional COVID-19 testing  https://www.sachem.ca/news-story/9989802-haldimand-norfolk-paramedics-receive-training-to-help-administer-additional-coronavirus-testing/ Are London police officers taking advantage of their new Psychologist? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-police-service-has-a-new-psychologist-1.5571228

New Brunswick

Quick-thinking St. John NB police officer resuscitates newborn https://globalnews.ca/news/6952487/saint-john-police-newborn/

National

Conspiracy theory linking pandemic to 5G technology prompted cellular tower fires https://globalnews.ca/news/6951569/covid-19-conspiracy-theory-5g/ Police say hate-fuelled incidents against East Asians on the rise https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-hate-fuelled-incidents-against-east-asians-on-the-rise-police-say/ Ottawa facing mounting pressure from advocates to protect prisoners https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/prison-rights-groups-hold-where-is-bill-blair-marches-in-ottawa-and-toronto/ https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/ottawa-facing-mounting-pressure-to-protect-inmates-in-ministers-absence/ https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/coalition-of-civil-rights-groups-file-constitutional-challenge-over-handling-of-inmates-during-pandemic/ https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2020/05/covid-19-highlights-inhumanity-canadas-prisons CBSA won't allow Canadian snowbird to return with her American partner https://www.sootoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-sault-ste-marie-news/i-dont-know-how-you-want-to-separate-people-like-this-canadian-snowbird-unable-to-return-with-american-partner-2355590 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/pm-says-cross-border-separation-of-loved-ones-difficult-but-necessary-to-curb-covid-19-1.4941383

May 15, 2020

British Columbia

Kelowna nurse assaulted at hospital COVID-19 screening desk https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nurse-assault-kelowna-emergency-ward-kgh-covid-19-1.5570679

Alberta

HALO Air Ambulance on life support https://globalnews.ca/news/6943972/halo-air-ambulance-funding-alberta/ Edmonton Emerg Physician says avoiding emergency care during pandemic a dangerous trend https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/covid-coronavirus-emergency-rooms-1.5571469

Saskatchewan

RCMP calls for service slashed after La Loche SK liquor store closed due to COVID-19 outbreak https://meadowlakenow.com/2020/05/14/rcmp-calls-for-service-slashed-after-closure-of-la-loche-liquor-stores-detention-orders-in-place/ SK's temporary closure of 12 rural EDs over COVID-19 draws concerns https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatchewan-s-temporary-closure-of-12-rural-ers-over-covid-19-draws-concern-1.5571135

Manitoba

Pandemic pay rebuffed by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Union boss https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/extra-pay-rebuffed-by-firefighters-paramedics-570480042.html

Ontario

Ottawa man accused of threatening to shoot Police if Quebec border checkpoints continued https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/ottawa-man-accused-of-threatening-to-shoot-police-at-quebec-border-checkpoint-2351926 Guelph-Wellington paramedics shift gears to provide COVID-19 testing in facilities https://www.guelphtoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/paramedic-swab-squad-shifts-gears-to-test-residents-in-facilities-with-covid-19-outbreaks-2351774 Manitoulin-Sudbury paramedics have completed 200 in-home COVID-19 tests https://www.manitoulin.ca/dsb-paramedics-have-completed-over-200-in-home-covid-19-tests/ Perth County paramedics begin in-home COVID-19 testing https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/local-news/paramedics-offer-covid-19-tests-on-wheels Provincial funding coming for two new COVID-19 assessment centres in Hastings-Quinte https://inquinte.ca/story/provincial-funding-coming-to-new-assessment-centres

Prince Edward Island

RCMP to screen recreational boats heading for PEI https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-rcmp-screening-1.5571965

Newfoundland

NL video trial an example of why cases need to be heard despite pandemic https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/video-trial-an-example-why-cases-need-to-be-heard-despite-pandemic-judge-says-1.5569216

National

Border officials calling for COVID-19 health screening support at crossings https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2020/05/14/border-officials-calling-for-covid-19-health-screening-support-at-canada-us-crossings.html?source=newsletter&utm_source=ts_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_email=3A9F8FA2E9E72A5AD2AC53C9D2483381&utm_campaign=frst_24944 5 Canadian soldiers serving in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid19-soldiers-nursing-homes-1.5571607 Canadian military adjusts to meet COVID-19 threat https://www.lawfareblog.com/canadian-military-adjusts-meet-covid-19-threat Nationwide speeding on empty streets amid COVID-19 spurs warning from Police https://globalnews.ca/news/6945469/empty-streets-speeders-coronavirus/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/speeding-stunt-driving-ontario-covid-1.5566295 Canadian newspapers are publishing more death notices https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canadian-newspapers-are-publishing-more-death-notices-1.4939626 Canadian Forces urges patience as soldiers wait for posting messages  https://www.journalpioneer.com/news/canada/canadian-forces-urges-patience-as-personnel-ask-when-theyll-receive-posting-messages-449864/ Advocates say halt drug possession charges during pandemic to stem spike in overdose deaths https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/drug-possession-covid19-1.5568631 Luka Magnotta will not get early COVID-19 early prison release https://meaww.com/dont-fuck-with-cats-killer-luke-magnotta-will-not-get-early-release-prison-coronavirus-linked

May 14, 2020

British Columbia

More overdoses seen as Kamloops homeless receive COVID-19 support monies https://www.radionl.com/2020/05/14/60543/ Coast Guard asking BC boaters to avoid non-essential trips this long weekend https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/canadian-coast-guard-asks-recreational-boaters-to-avoid-non-essential-trips-this-long-weekend-1.4939620 No significant increase in Kelowna property crime during COVID-19 https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/299947/RCMP-No-significant-increase-in-property-crime-during-pandemic

Yukon

COVID-19 causing reduction in Yukon ED visits and other infectious diseases https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/er-visits-down-yukon-1.5568528 Yukon RCMP kept busy with drug busts during COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-rcmp-drug-covid-19-pandemic-1.5568490

Alberta

Pandemic has AB's HALO Air Ambulance close to ceasing operations without funding https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/05/14/halo-air-ambulance-close-to-ceasing-operations-without-funding/ AB government considering using  young offender centre to house quarantine rule breakers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-considering-using-young-offender-centre-to-house-quarantine-rule-breakers-1.5568949

Saskatchewan

SK First Nation says suicide crisis emerging amidst pandemic  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/waterhen-lake-first-nation-concerns-suicide-attempts-1.5568350 RCMP attendance at indigenous ceremony being held during COVID-19 raises Chief's ire https://northeastnow.com/2020/05/13/stay-off-our-lands-rcmp-attendance-at-indigenous-ceremony-raises-ire-of-chief/ https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/i-was-actually-willing-to-go-to-jail-over-this-sask-organizer-wants-to-ensure-no-more-sask-sun-dances-interrupted-1.4938364 SK using women's Remand Unit to house COVID-19 patients who refuse isolation orders https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/province-using-regina-women-s-remand-unit-to-house-covid-19-patients-who-refuse-isolation-orders-1.5569367 No positive test results in SK inmates so far https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/covid19-testing-federal-provincial-inmates-sask/

Ontario

Hastings-Quinte paramedics do nearly 1,700 COVID-19 tests and add involvement at two assessment centres https://www.quintenews.com/2020/05/13/paramedics-do-nearly-1700-covid-19-tests/ https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/newly-opened-covid-19-assessment-centres-testing-in-quinte-west-north-hastings Toronto Western Hospital declares COVID-19 outbreak in ED https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-outbreak-declared-in-toronto-hospital-emergency-room-1.4938967 Infection a matter of when, not if, to front line workers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-health-care-workers-symptoms-swab-awaiting-results-1.5567392 Two Ottawa initiatives for urgent mental health care https://ottawasun.com/news/local-news/the-royal-speeds-rollout-of-covid-urgent-care-clinic/wcm/fd292033-522f-4fc3-bbe3-57237d46f56f https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/pandemic-prompts-ottawa-mental-health-agencies-to-launch-one-stop-website-for-counselling/ Pandemic brings out the need for speed, Police raise alarm over stunt driving https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/police-raise-alarm-over-stunt-drivers https://www.sudbury.com/police/covid-19-pandemic-brings-out-the-need-for-speed-say-police-2347124

Nova Scotia

NS woman hopes care packages will show HMCS Fredericton crew they're not alone https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-s-woman-hopes-care-packages-will-show-hmcs-fredericton-crew-they-re-not-alone-1.4938221

National

At least 9 women and girls killed in domestic homicides during pandemic https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-at-least-nine-women-and-girls-killed-in-domestic-homicides-in-canada/ COVID-19 may well be the end of the Canadian Forces as we know them https://mark3ds.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/covid-19-may-well-be-the-end-of-the-canadian-armed-forces-as-we-have-known-them-and-of-our-effective-sovereignty/ Border travel restrictions remain in place over the long weekend https://www.sootoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-sault-ste-marie-news/border-travel-restrictions-remain-in-place-over-long-weekend-canada-border-services-agency-2350890

May 13, 2020

British Columbia

Delta BC mayor keeps talking dispatch protocol concerns https://www.delta-optimist.com/news/delta-mayor-talks-dispatch-protocol-concerns-1.24132341 CBSA announces reduction in airport services https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/299813/No-border-services-no-overnight-control-at-some-Okanagan-and-region-airports No COVID-19 "Get out of Jail Free" card for BC mail thief https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-bail-mail-thief-1.5566483

Saskatchewan

STARS virtual fundraising concert raises $75,000 https://globalnews.ca/news/6931102/weyburn-country-artist-fundraising-concert-coronavirus/ Regina RCMP Heritage Centre handing out ceramic hearts to decorate for essential workers https://regina.ctvnews.ca/hearts-for-heroes-handed-out-to-essential-workers-at-rcmp-heritage-centre-with-help-from-new-recruit-1.4937885

Manitoba

Winnipeg concludes investigation into Fire retirement party held during COVID-19 https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/city-concludes-investigation-into-retirement-party-at-fire-hall-1.4937717

Ontario

Dealing with a pandemic has been difficult for Perth paramedic family, but a nice step back as well https://www.mitchelladvocate.com/news/local-news/dealing-with-a-pandemic-has-been-difficult-but-a-nice-step-back-too Woodstock Police adding #I'veGotYourBack911 stickers to cruisers in support of first responder mental health https://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/news/local-news/police-add-mental-health-awareness-decals-to-cruisers Guelph-Wellington paramedic "swab squad" doing COVID-19 testing in long term care homes https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/9986405-guelph-paramedic-swab-squad-now-doing-coronavirus-testing-in-long-term-care-homes/ Newmarket student's "Behind the Badge" project looks at how PTSD affects first responders https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9968576--dark-holes-newmarket-student-s-project-highlights-first-responders-ptsd/ Fighting fires and virus pose a double threat https://www.orilliamatters.com/the-front-line/the-front-line-fighting-fires-and-a-virus-poses-a-double-threat-2346489 Mayor backs call for Thunder Bay mental health and addictions crisis centre https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/mayor-backs-call-for-mental-health-and-addictions-crisis-centre-2345440 Remote Area Border Crossing program suspended in NW Ontario https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/remote-area-border-crossing-program-suspended-in-nw-ontario-2347250

National

The long term view of COVID-19 impacts on paramedics https://www.ohscanada.com/opinions/taking-long-view-covid-19/ Lawsuit alleges Canada has failed to protect inmates during COVID-19 https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/ep44aa/justin-trudeau-canada-has-failed-to-protect-inmates-from-pandemic-lawsuit-alleges https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/05/13/human-rights-groups-sue-ottawa-over-covid-threat-in-prisons/ https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/government-taken-to-court-over-cruel-treatment-of-prisoners-during-covid-19-pandemic_ca_5ebb08abc5b6ca4db96afbf4 Deployment of Canadian submarines on hold due to COVID-19 https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/deployment-of-canadian-navy-submarines-on-hold-due-to-covid-19-1.4936328

May 12, 2020

British Columbia

Anti-lockdown protesters block ambulance bay at Vancouver hospital, lead chants against healthcare workers https://pressprogress.ca/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 https://globalnews.ca/news/6934145/osoyoos-avoid-non-essential-boating-coronavirus/

Alberta

Edmonton announces Calgary veteran as new Fire Chief https://globalnews.ca/news/6933269/edmonton-new-fire-chief-joe-zatylny/ Wineglass Wellness Retreat will provide space for AB first responders' journey to wellness https://cochranenow.com/articles/wineglass-wellness-retreat-will-provide-a-space-for-first-responders-on-their-journey-to-wellness

Saskatchewan

Even during pandemic, Moose Jaw paramedics are as busy as ever https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/even-during-pandemic-paramedics-are-still-as-busy-as-ever-2341437 SK paramedics working to deal with COVID-19 related challenges https://panow.com/2020/05/11/paramedics-working-to-deal-with-covid-19-related-challenges/ https://larongenow.com/2020/05/11/public-reminder-about-what-to-expect-when-you-call-paramedics-during-covid-19/

Ontario

OPP report increase in traffic fatalities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/opp-road-fatalities-increasing-1.5566011 Renfrew OPP respond to 40 domestic disputes in one month https://www.renfrewtoday.ca/2020/05/11/renfrew-opp-responds-to-40-domestic-disputes-in-one-month/ Peel first responders hold "siren salute" for staff at Mississauga's Credit Valley Hospital https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/9972585-peel-first-responders-hold-siren-salute-for-staff-at-mississauga-s-credit-valley-hospital/

Nunavut

Nunavut has released 23 inmates because of COVID-19 https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/90418/

National

Prisoner suing Ottawa over safety of inmates during COVID-19 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/prisoner-suing-ottawa-over-safety-of-inmates-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.4935789 Children at greater risk of sexual exploitation during COVID-19 https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/sexual-interest-in-children-not-declining-with-covid-says-opp-2341922 Prison justice-action in the time of COVID-19 https://www.straight.com/news/jeff-shantz-prison-justice-action-in-time-of-covid-19 CBSA announces service reductions during COVID-19 http://www.netnewsledger.com/2020/05/12/canada-border-services-agency-announces-service-reductions/

International

US helping to locate crashed Cyclone helicopter https://www.saltwire.com/news/canada/canadian-military-doesnt-know-location-of-cyclone-helicopter-wreckage-but-us-approached-for-help-in-recovery-448457/

May 11, 2020

Alberta

Second Calgary Remand Centre inmate tests positive https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/inmate-covid-19-1.5563873

Saskatchewan

Regina Police Chief speaks about impacts of COVID-19 https://www.cjme.com/2020/05/11/regina-police-chief-speaks-on-group-calls-overdoses-in-the-city/ Yorkton SK family says delay in paramedics donning PPE contributed to son's death https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/yorkton-family-says-delay-as-paramedics-dressed-in-ppe-contributed-to-sons-death-1.5561698

Ontario

Ontario residents bracing for mental health crisis brought on by COVID-19 https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/ontario-residents-bracing-for-mental-health-crisis-triggered-by-covid-19-poll-suggests-2340846 London ON Childrens' Hospital second in Ontario to open Virtual ED https://globalnews.ca/news/6928797/london-childrens-hospital-virtual-clinic/

Quebec

Activists hold drive-by protests for prisoners at Bordeaux and Laval https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/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 https://www.saltwire.com/news/provincial/nova-scotia-paramedics-asked-to-keep-used-bag-valve-masks-448043/

National

RCMP inviting public to celebrate National Police Week virtually https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/299572/Celebrate-National-Police-Week-virtually-from-May-10-to-16 Indigenous advocate accuses Feds of playing politics by not releasing more low risk inmates https://www.newsoptimist.ca/news/indigenous-advocate-accuses-feds-of-playing-politics-by-not-releasing-more-low-risk-inmates-1.24132983

International

Canada defers mission off North Korea due to COVID-19 https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/05/11/canada-defers-mission-to-the-waters-off-north-korea/

May 10, 2020

May 9, 2020

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

https://www.goderichsignalstar.com/news/local-news/paramedics-train-to-help-in-covid-19-response

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/h1n1-lesson-covid-19-response-first-nations-1.5559948

Calgary Remand Centre inmate tests positive

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-remand-centre-inmate-tests-positive-covid-1.5562464

Vancouver area police adapting to a new reality with COVID-19

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/local-police-adapting-to-a-new-reality-during-covid-19-1.4931908   A Nova Scotia Snowbird hoping to bring comfort to his home province https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/snowbirds-ns-1.5562572   Quebec court rules COVID-19 could justify releasing prisoners https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-could-justify-releasing-prisoners-quebec-court-rules-1.4932071

May 8, 2020

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

https://chatnewstoday.ca/2020/05/07/brett-kissel-hunter-brothers-among-acts-on-streaming-for-stars/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-doctor-paramedic-nurse-front-lines-week-seven-1.5557461

Peterborough Paramedic Chief says there are still many unknowns for paramedics

https://www.ptbotoday.ca/2020/05/08/covid-19-paramedic-chief-says-there-are-still-many-unknowns-for-first-responders/

Cornwall paramedic faces of the frontline

https://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/2020/05/08/faces-of-the-frontline/

Peterborough woman arrested after assault of two paramedics

https://globalnews.ca/news/6920602/peterborough-woman-arrested-assault-2-paramedics/

Edmonton paramedic speaks out after COVID-19 diagnosis

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/i-was-shocked-paramedic-speaks-out-after-covid-19-diagnosis-1.4930969

Prince Albert SK paramedics donning PPE to protect public

https://paherald.sk.ca/2020/05/07/paramedics-donning-ppe-to-protect-public/

Flood of COVID-19 related lawsuits expected to hit courts

https://www.cbc.ca/news/coronavirus-lawsuits-insurance-nursing-homes-1.5559520

Effect of closed RCMP training academy felt in Terrace BC

https://www.terracestandard.com/news/effects-of-closed-rcmp-training-centre-felt-in-terrace/

RCMP officers in Old Crow YT delivering groceries to promote distancing

https://www.newsoptimist.ca/news/rcmp-delivers-groceries-in-yukon-town-to-encourage-physical-distancing-1.24132029

Cochrane AB RCMP showing strength in face of COVID-19

https://www.cochranetoday.ca/local-news/rcmp-show-strength-in-face-of-covid-19-2324719

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

https://windsorstar.com/opinion/letters/guest-column-how-the-military-prepared-me-for-covid-19/

Mental health services for veterans reinstated after funding cut off

https://globalnews.ca/news/6922218/veterans-mental-health-funding/

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

https://www.ourwindsor.ca/opinion-story/9972737-rosie-dimanno-as-covid-19-deaths-surge-canadian-forces-personnel-step-into-the-breach-at-hawthorne-place-care-centre/

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

https://www.verticalmag.com/news/canada-withdrawn-ch-146-griffons-operation-impact/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-crash-1.5560643

Still one case of COVID-19 at Hamilton jail

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/covid-19-1.5559976

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

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-island-drug-smuggler-sues-u-s-prison-system-for-endangering-life-over-covid-19-concerns-1.493130

May 6, 2020

Downtown Peterborough restaurants supporting isolating paramedics with takeout program

https://globalnews.ca/news/6906918/coronavirus-peterborough-restaurants-paramedics-takeout/

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

https://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-traffic-related-911-calls-down-nearly-50-per-cent-in-b-c/

Manitoulin-Sudbury paramedics test more than 200 patients at home

https://www.manitoulin.ca/district-service-board-paramedics-test-more-than-200-patients-for-covid-19-at-home/

Family of slain RCMP officer thanks Canadians for outpouring of support

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/family-of-slain-rcmp-officer-thanks-canadians-for-incredible-outpouring-of-love-and-support-1.4927747

RCMP keep on policing Surrey with pride during COVID-19

https://www.surreynowleader.com/community/salute-rcmp-keep-on-policing-surrey-with-pride/

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

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/police-making-up-for-lack-of-call-demand-with-proactive-work-2327460

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6909682/coronavirus-alberta-police-coughing-spitting-shandro-mcfee/

Windsor Police offer advice for safe tribute parades

https://windsorite.ca/2020/05/police-offer-tips-for-safe-tribute-vehicle-convoys/

Fire prevention while self-isolating

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-news/fire-prevention-while-self-isolating-2327134

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-laval-inmate-covid19-1.5557590

May 5, 2020

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

https://www.nipawinjournal.com/news/local-news/emergency-worker-challenge-starts-nipawin-food-drive

Delta BC paramedics adjusting well to "new normal"

https://www.delta-optimist.com/news/paramedics-adjusting-well-to-new-normal-1.24127923

Renfrew Paramedics doing "pop up" COVID-19 testing

https://www.renfrewtoday.ca/2020/05/04/paramedics-doing-pop-up-covid-testing-in-county/

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

https://inquinte.ca/story/progress-being-made-regarding-testing-by-community-paramedics

ORNGE mitigates risk during uncertain times

https://www.skiesmag.com/news/ornge-mitigates-risk-uncertain-times/

Real-time COVID Insight in Ottawa

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ottawa-paramedic-service-real-time-covid-insight-800104938.html

Uptick in Saskatoon ED visits after "eerily quiet" March

https://globalnews.ca/news/6904618/quiet-saskatchewan-emergency-rooms-coronavirus/

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6905692/coronavirus-cleaning-poisonings/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-accidental-poisoning-cleaning-products-1.5552779

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

https://www.cheknews.ca/islanders-more-prepared-for-emergencies-disasters-due-to-pandemic-666723/

RCMP traffic stop in Brandon MB finds 3.5M illegal cigarettes

https://globalnews.ca/news/6906996/brandon-traffic-stop-illegal-cigarettes/

Police checkpoint to remain at Ottawa/Gatineau border

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-mayor-frustrated-with-police-checkpoints-at-gatineau-ottawa-border-1.4925445

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

https://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2020/05/04/my-team-and-i-will-not-be-going-quietly/

Toronto Police issue public safety alert to protect vulnerable people

https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-police-public-safety-alert-protect-vulnerable

Laval inmate dies of COVID-19

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/a-second-inmate-in-a-canadian-federal-prison-has-died-of-covid-19-1.4926031

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

https://www.orilliamatters.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/local-mental-health-facility-reports-first-positive-covid-19-case-2326352

Ontario rolls out access to virtual mental health supports

https://www.cp24.com/news/you-are-not-alone-ford-says-as-province-rolls-out-expanded-access-to-virtual-mental-health-supports-1.4925190

May 4, 2020

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

https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/comic-book-heroes-join-forces-to-thank-first-responders-2321062

Timmins residents respond to PPE request

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/timmins-residents-deliver-donations-for-ppe-drive-put-on-by-local-doctors-1.4922814

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

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/meet-the-sudbury-paramedics-mobile-testing-for-covid-19-across-the-city-1.4922892

Fighting Lambton County opioid crisis during COVID-19

https://blackburnnews.com/sarnia/sarnia-news/2020/05/04/fighting-local-opioid-crisis-covid-19/

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6901261/coronavirus-cheo-ottawa-canadas-first-virtual-pediatric-emergency-room/ https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/cheo-launches-virtual-emergency-department-visits-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.4923572

Funeral homes grappling with mounting COVID-19 deaths

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/funeral-homes-grappling-covid-1.5553436

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

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/it-just-happened-to-me-paramedic-who-recovered-from-covid-19-says-it-felt-like-a-sinus-infection/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/homeless-coronavirus-emergency-benefits-1.5553507

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

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/advocates-scramble-to-help-domestic-abuse-victims-as-calls-skyrocket-during-covid-19-1.4923109

Kamloops defers RCMP spending due to COVID-19 costs

https://www.radionl.com/2020/05/04/rcmp-superintendent-understands-the-city-deferring-renos-and-new-hire/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/survey-says-now-not-the-time-for-surrey-police-force-transformation-1.5554155

Memorial for 267 fallen police officers goes virtual

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/memorial-for-267-ontario-police-officers-goes-virtual

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

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/05/04/covid-19-causes-750-per-cent-spike-in-virtual-mental-health-calls-at-camh.html

Quebec ending COVID-19 border checkpoints

https://thereview.ca/2020/05/04/quebec-begins-ending-covid-19-checkpoints-hawkesbury-was-not-the-only-border-town-facing-checkpoint-challenges/

May 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

Calls for Hamilton paramedics down during COVID-19

https://globalnews.ca/news/6887128/calls-hamilton-paramedics-down-coronavirus/

Hamilton first responders keeping front lines staffed during COVID-19

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/9966355-hamilton-first-responders-keeping-front-lines-fully-staffed-during-covid-19-crisis/

Ambulance manufacturers honour EMS professionals

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ambulance-manufacturers-honor-ems-professionals-822307600.html

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

https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/they-help-protect-the-protectors

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

https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/simcoe-paramedics-to-help-with-extended-covid-19-testing-2317830 https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/cornwall-sdg-long-term-care-home-residents-now-being-tested-for-covid-19

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

https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/fighting-ottawas-opioid-crisis-tough-to-do-during-covid-19-2318645

Halifax Fire adjusts prevention work amid COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/fire-department-adjusts-prevention-work-amid-covid-19-pandemic-2317738

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

https://www.ckom.com/2020/05/01/rcmp-institute-new-protocols-in-light-of-covid-19-outbreak/

Snowbirds launch national tour in the Maritimes tomorrow

https://globalnews.ca/news/6897355/snowbirds-flyover-halifax/ https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/snowbirds-will-do-fly-over-in-halifax-to-honour-hmcs-fredericton-crew-killed-in-crash-1.4921755

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

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/opinion/the-governments-hypocrisy-around-covid-19/329230

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

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/number-of-immigration-detainees-drops-by-more-than-half-amid-covid-19-spread-1.4921203

Free mental health supports for Nova Scotians suffering with multiple tragedies

https://globalnews.ca/news/6895400/free-mental-heath-supports-nova-scotia/

Canadians support their municipal governments' response to COVID-19

https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/news-polls/Canadians-Support-Municipal-Governments-Response-To-Covid-19

Canada needs long-term, free mental health support program

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canada-needs-long-term-free-mental-health-support-program-doctors-and-advocates-say-1.4921958

May 1, 2020

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

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/04/30/1500-unauthorized-covid-19-test-kits-seized/

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

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9967402-collingwood-opp-gets-additional-funding-for-mental-health-resources-during-pandemic/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/crime-coronavirus-1.5552015

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

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/police-cracking-down-on-speeders-taking-wrong-advantage-of-empty-streets-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.4920465

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

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-b-c-feels-feds-let-guard-down-on-covid-19-outbreak-in-mission-prison/

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

https://swiftcurrentonline.com/local/swift-current-ambulance-details-their-new-covid-19-response-strategy

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

https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/some-paramedics-giving-up-pandemic-pay-to-feed-the-hungry-1.12286961

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

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/04/30/opioid-crisis-worsens-during-pandemic-as-services-for-drug-users-scale-back/

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/heart-attacks-covid-1.5552090

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

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-federal-emergency-stockpile-of-ppe-was-not-properly-maintained/

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

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-cases-in-canada-much-higher-than-we-think-montreal-researchers-1.4920269

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6881592/how-many-people-is-coronavirus-really-killing-ontarios-data-cant-tell-us/