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Search and rescue helicopter on the Maltese islands. Photo: Gailen Borg
Jagmeet Singh wins NDP leadership election with 53% on the first ballot.
SAR Technicians transport a simulated casualty in Yellowknife, NWT. Photo: MCpl Pat Blanchard
Clark County Fire Department Paramedic 11. Photo: Tomás Del Coro
UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler visited Baucau and Liquica Districts. Photo: UN Peacekeeping
Blue helmets from the Dutch Engineering Company serving with MINUSMA. Photo: UN Peacekeeping
UNMISS handed over a Primary Health Care Unit to the community of Moroyok in Juba. Photo: UN
A domestic response team fight fires in BC during Op Lentus 17-04. Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
Pack ice on the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photo: D A Scott
Port Hueneme Police Department K-9 Unit & CNRSW Police. Photo: Navymailman
771 NAS Search and Rescue. Photo: Ian McClure
CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters are on standby at Sydney Airport departing for SAR Mission Cougar 91.
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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IN THE NEWS

Jan 16

On Friday, news outlets around the world carried the story of an 11 year old Muslim schoolgirl in Toronto whose hijab had been cut by a man on her way to school. Yesterday Toronto police said the attack never happened. Toronto police said the investigation has concluded.

Jan 15

The new public safety bill gives new powers to Canada’s foreign intelligence agency that has a growing number of critics worried it will put Canadians in the crosshairs.

Jan 15

A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only metres from the water's edge. None of the 168 people on board was hurt.

Jan 15

A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster.

Jan 15

A draft discussion paper prepared for the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) explores how "mega trends" will transform the economy, society and security.  The document was created for a November 2016 meeting of senior officials.

Jan 15

British Columbia crown prosecutors are back in court to restore a guilty verdict in the attempted murder trial of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody. A judge threw out their conviction on the grounds that the RCMP had manipulated them.

Jan 12

Across the country, RCMP Operational Communications Centres  (OCCs) are understaffed by as much as 50 per cent or more.  Numbers released to CBC News show the October 2017 national vacancy rate in OCCs was more than 27 per cent.

Jan 12

Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to killing an American in Afghanistan. Lawyers for his victim's family say he cannot recant the confession to avoid paying a civil judgment against him. Canada paid Khadr $10 million to settle a claim his rights had been violated.

Jan 11

The father of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab province.

Jan 11

Authorities in Switzerland resorted to dynamite to clear a route to the ski resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists are snowed in. Helicopter teams used controlled explosions to trigger avalanches and clear dangerous areas of snow so the rail line to the town could be safely reopened.

Jan 11

About 200,000 Salvadorans in the US may seek refuge in Canada after the Trump administration announced plans to repatriate them. The government of Canada is working to discourage them. Thousands of Haitians entered Canada illegally after losing special status in the United States.

Jan 11

The RCMP is investigating illnesses that required eight Canadians diplomats and family members in Cuba to seek medical care. Symptoms of dizziness, nosebleeds or headaches raised concerns about possible acoustic attacks.

Jan 10

Raptors, including the whistling kite, are intentionally spreading grass fires in northern Australia, a research paper argues. The reason: to flush out prey and feast.

Jan 10

Heavy rains caused rivers of mud and debris to run down from hillsides in Santa Barbara County, demolishing homes in the seaside community of Montecito just weeks after a massive wildfire scarred the region. At least 15 people killed, hundreds of people remain cut off by debris.

Jan 10

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says it has found ample evidence that an Ontario Provincial Police officer operated a police cruiser in a “careless manner,” leading to a crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque in October 2016. However, the officer should not face criminal charges in the incident, the SIU added.

Jan 10

Ottawa City Hall needs security bollards around the building in case a terrorist tries to use a vehicle to run over people, the city’s security boss says.

Jan 10

Ottawa Police say they’re investigating new reports of a fake Uber driver in the Ottawa ByWard Market. Police say a man would offer women a ride home, sometimes posing an Uber driver. Victims would have their credit or debit card information stolen by use of a card skimmer.

Jan 10

Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel wants the Liberal government to close a legal loophole that leads to illegal border crossings into Canada. The US order forcing 200,000 Salvadorans to leave that country by September could bring a surge of asylum seekers to this country.

Jan 09

Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches stranded some 13,000 tourists in the Swiss resort of Zermatt at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain. Swiss authorities deployed helicopters to ferry some tourists to a nearby village to escape the snow-bound Alpine valley.

Jan 09

The B.C. RCMP has issued a government tender for its very own 3D printer, with the aim of building models of vehicle accidents for use in court.

Jan 09

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has a policy of not releasing the names of many murder victims. Last year, EPS did not release the names of 17 of last year's 42 homicide victims. Calgary Police Service named all 27 of its 2017 homicide victims. The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police has a provincial framework for a consistent approach to naming homicide victims.

Jan 09

Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who spent five years in Taliban captivity with his family, appeared in an Ottawa court Monday morning. He remains in custody while lawyers work on a bail arrangement. Boyle faces 15 charges, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement.

Jan 08

Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after earthquakes in El Salvador must leave the country in 2019, U.S. officials said.

Jan 08

An oil tanker that caught fire after a collision with a freighter off China's east coast on the weekend is at risk of exploding and sinking. One body has been discovered aboard the vessel and 31 other crew members are missing.

Jan 08

The federal government's contingency plans for a new surge of asylum seekers at the border this winter could be put to the test with the pending U.S. decision on the fate of as many as 200,000 Salvadorans.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Dec 10)
JAYA PRAKASH's picture

Will Australia have to choose between its roaring trade with Beijing, and its relationship with the United States, which has provided its security umbrella since the end of World War II?

(Nov 24)
JAYA PRAKASH's picture

To its dismay, Singapore is finding out that the very porous digital frontiers are not just affecting companies and commerce; government services and infrastructure are also at great risk from cyber terror.

(Nov 23)
Scott Newark's picture

We have just confirmed that the case in which a man was acquitted of sexual assault in part because he was unaware his actions were criminal will be appealed by the Ontario AG's Office. This critically important issue is still before the Courts and that the Government of Ontario is defending our secular rule of law.

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