National Newswatch

Team leader critical of RCMP mental health support after Nova Scotia mass shooting

May 16 2022 — Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — The RCMP's treatment of their tactical team in the days following the April 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia was characterized as “absolutely disgusting” Monday during testimony before the public inquiry examining the killings. Retired corporal Tim Mills, who headed the 13-member Emergency Response Team, told the inquiry that a lack of mental […]

RCMP officer killed in Nova Scotia’s mass shooting died in exchange of gunfire

Apr 11 2022 — Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — An RCMP officer who was killed in Nova Scotia’s 2020 mass shooting was racing to support another officer when the fatal encounter with the gunman occurred near a highway interchange. New documents tabled at the public inquiry into the killings show Const. Heidi Stevenson died following a frantic exchange of gunfire with the […]

Oceana audit says little progress in Canada’s fishery management over last five years

Nov 16 2021 — Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — A new report says Canadian fisheries management has "fallen short" over the last five years, with nearly one in five fish stocks still "critically depleted." More than 80 per cent of the critically depleted stocks lack rebuilding plans to restore them to healthy levels, says the fifth annual audit report released Tuesday by […]

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