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Posted On Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cannabis October 17On October 17 th , an addition to the  Cannabis Act legalized the sale of edible, extract, and topical Cannabis products in Canada by provincial and territorial retailers. The products are not expected to reach shelves until around December 17 th as federal license holders must have a 60 day notice approved by Health Canada. Final regulations to the new products must comply with the original regulations with some extensions to their production, distribution, and use....
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Posted On Thursday, October 10, 2019

CoverSuicideWarningSigns_v20October 10, 2019, is World Mental Health Day. Suicide can be prevented by looking for warning signs to help you identify symptoms in order to give someone close to you the support they need.
-  Giving away possessions that the person would deem important to them. -  Expressing thoughts of hopelessness and feeling like a burden to others. -  Having conversations about suicide, death or wanting to die. -  Abusing substances like alcohol, prescription drugs...

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Posted On Wednesday, October 09, 2019

DieselA fitting term for the retirement of a Police Service Dog, as it’s not only something said at the end of a radio transmission, but also two commands taught to our canine partners early in their training.
Constable Wayne Wright began his career with the Peel Regional Police in 2006 and joined the Canine Unit in the fall of 2013, where he was partnered with a two-year-old german shepherd from Holland named Diesel.  After completing their basic training, this new team...

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Posted On Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Rainy DrivingDriving in the rain, whether it is a sprinkle or a downpour, can be a very intimidating situation.
Thousands of collisions occur every year in the Region of Peel. Know your driving ability in wet weather and take extra precautions to avoid a collision to keep you and your passengers safe.
Here are some tips when driving in the rain:
1)      Slow down. Your vehicles reaction time is much slower in the rain. 2)      Maintenance...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Chief Nishan DuraiappahOn Tuesday, October 1, Peel Regional Police welcomed its newest employee and Chief of Police, Nishan (Nish) Duraiappah, at a ceremony attended by hundreds of colleagues, dignitaries and family members.
“I am pleased to join Peel Regional Police as their new chief. This organization is comprised of committed and hard working employees, who do great work on a daily basis” said Chief Nish Duraiappah, “I look forward to working with the community on initiatives...

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