Police in Canada say they need more time to prepare for new marijuana laws set to go into effect next summer and there’s no chance they can train officers to enforce the new laws before July 1st, 2018. They also say more time is needed for public education and called for a reconsideration of allowing people to grow up to four of their own pot plants.
The Special Investigations Unit has assigned four investigators and one forensic investigator to the case of a police-involved shooting in Ottawa. Around 6:15 yesterday evening, police were working in the area of Brittany Drive, near the Monfort Hospital, when there was an interaction between officers and two males. Two officers fired their guns and both men were injured. The males have since been treated for their injuries and are in police custody. No names or ages have been released.
An interim supervised injection site is set to open in Ottawa’s downtown ByWard Market. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Isra Levy is recommending that public health officials take immediate steps to open a temporary supervised injection site at the Ottawa Sexual Health Clinic. The site would be run by the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and staffed by Ottawa Public Health employees. Overdose Prevention Ottawa says more than 500 people have used its pop-up safe injection site (on St. Patrick Street) since it opened in late August.
The Cumberland Flood Relief Family Fun Fair and BBQ Fundraiser this past Sunday was a huge success! Supporters lined Dunning Road to assist neighbours to the west of Clarence-Rockland affected by the spring flooding. Altogether, with 1000 supporters in attendance, just over $10,000 was raised for Cumberland’s flood victims.