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Cop cuts deal with driver over fake insurance offence

July 24, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A Delta, B.C., police officer who ticketed drivers for offences that didn’t happen has won a review of the suspension and demotion proposed by the province’s police complaint commissioner. Const. Byron Ritchie was seeking a public hearing after

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MPs debate police resources to detect drug-impaired driving

November 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a promise this past September to provide “up to $161 million” to address drug-impaired driving, a Toronto-area opposition member of parliament claimed recently that Canadian police departments are not able to “manage the increased threat of impaired driving associated

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Summer storm floods Saskatoon streets, cuts power and forces mall to close

August 9, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

SASKATOON – A summer storm that swamped Saskatoon submerged streets, knocked out power in some neighbourhoods and forced a city mall to close. Market Mall shut down Tuesday afternoon after rain, which dumped more than 50 millimetres on some parts

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Criminal Code changes proposing mandatory alcohol screening of drivers tabled for second reading

May 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government is aiming to remove the “bolus drinking” loophole with amendments to the Criminal Code provisions on impaired driving, Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould suggested Friday on Parliament Hill. If Bill C-46 is passed into law, Canadian

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One in 10 polled Canadians admit to driving under the influence of marijuana, State Farm Canada survey finds

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One in 10 respondents to a recent State Farm Canada survey admit that they have driven under the influence of marijuana (45% within the past 12 months), but nearly half this group said they don’t believe marijuana impacts their ability

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Nearly 400 motorists caught for failing to buckle up in Saskatchewan in February: SGI

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police issued 398 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly secure children in vehicles during last month’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant safety, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. In February, law enforcement across the province were

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ICBC, B.C. government and police unite for enforcement crackdown on distracted driving

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), the provincial government and police across B.C. are joining forces in March to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. “Despite tougher penalties and increased education, distracted driving still contributes

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Saskatchewan police issue 26 commercial vehicle safety tickets in August, more than 4,000 speeding or aggressive driving tickets

September 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Police across the province of Saskatchewan issued 26 tickets related to commercial vehicles and more than 4,000 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving last month. During the month of August, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and provincial law enforcement officers paid

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Ontario police, transportation ministry “at odds” about process for re-VINing vehicles: Court

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Evidence presented in an Ontario court shows “a fundamental difference of opinion between automotive recyclers” and police about “legitimate” reasons for transferring vehicle identification number (VIN) plates from one vehicle or part to another, the Court of Appeal for Ontario

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ICBC, police and government join forces for month-long distracted driving campaign

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), provincial police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign to tackle distracted driving, which is responsible for approximately one-quarter of all fatal crashes in the province. ICBC said

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Alberta government confirms that client data may have been compromised by employee

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kathleen Ganley, confirmed on Monday that client data from the province’s Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) may have been compromised by an employee. The MEP collects court-ordered child support, spousal and partner support and