MacAlpine, Ian 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2017
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1 CN ON: Detecting Impaired Driving By Cannabis A Concern For PoliceTue, 26 Sep 2017
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:117 Added:09/29/2017

The legalization of cannabis and the challenge of detecting drivers who are high on Ontario roads once the drug is legalized on Canada Day next year is one of the many community safety subjects being discussed at the Ontario Chiefs of Police board of directors meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston on Monday and Tuesday.

Some of the other items being discussed by the 18-member board include public policy changes in Ontario, the future of policing, new legislation on the Safer Strategy for Ontario, and further investment in the Ontario Police College.

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2 CN ON: 'This Epidemic Isn't Going Away'Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:158 Added:08/31/2017

Local agencies supporting those suffering from the opioid crisis used International Overdose Day on Thursday as an opportunity to bring attention to the issue.

The opioid crisis is no longer an issue just for large cities. The Kingston area, as well as some villages north of the city, have overdose numbers that are aso concerning.

For example, Overdose Day was marked in Sharbot Lake as well as Kingston.

On Thursday morning, the Kingston Community Health Centres' Street Health Centre held a news conference to mark the occasion.

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3 CN ON: Union Says Fentanyl Found At Collins BayWed, 09 Aug 2017
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:72 Added:08/09/2017

Bob Finucan, Ontario regional president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers based in Kingston, said correctional service officers have been exposed to the dangerous drug fentanyl inside Correctional Service Canada institutions in Ontario twice in the past two months, including at Collins Bay Institution, but that there have been no reported overdoses or injuries from the exposures.

After hearing reports of federal correctional officers in Alberta being exposed to the deadly drug on three occasions in the past month, Finucan agreed that if it can happen in Alberta, it can happen in this region.

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4 CN ON: Accuracy Of Drug Scanners QuestionedTue, 07 Jun 2016
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:161 Added:06/08/2016

The leader of an advocacy group supporting family members of inmates in federal institutions says something needs to be done to correct the high numbers of false positives for drug residue picked up on ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) devices, or ion scanners.

These false positives have resulted in visits by family members being rejected or changed to a higher security setting.

"Once your son, daughter or husband is involved in the justice system, you're just thrown for a loop," Anne Cattral of Ottawa of Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS), a group of approximately 35 mothers of federal and provincial inmates offering support for new family members of new inmates, said in a phone interview. "Nobody knows where to turn or how to get advice, information or anything, so that's our No. 1 mandate."

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5 CN ON: Corrections Officers Welcome Full-Body ScannersFri, 06 May 2016
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:148 Added:05/11/2016

The president for the union representing correctional service officers at Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee applauds the provincial government's commitment to install full-body scanners at all of its 26 correctional facilities across the province.

"We've been lobbying for this for a very long time," said Tom O'Neill, president of Local 467 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, in a telephone interview Thursday.

Earlier this week, Yasir Naqvi, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, announced that the scanners, at a cost of $9.5 million, will all be installed by the end of 2018.

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6 CN ON: Dogs Can Detect Visitors' ContrabandSat, 09 May 2015
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:MacAlpine, Ian Area:Ontario Lines:191 Added:05/11/2015

Canines work at sniffing out drugs, firearms and ammunition at area penitentiaries

A visitor who once tried to smuggle some drugs into an area correctional institution appeared to be drug-free to correctional service officers, but one of the institution's drug-sniffing dogs didn't think so.

A search of the individual didn't show any drugs and to the human nose there was no odour of drugs on the person.

But as the dog sniffed the visitor, it stopped at his foot and sat down, an indication it had found drugs.

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