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Canine/handler team with Virginia Task Force 1, Elizabeth and Ventoux, participate in SAR training drill.
Officers stop cars as wIldfires rage in Utah and Arizona. Fires may be contained by mid-late July 2017.
Seaspan Ferries adds second new dual-fuelled/hybrid (diesel and LNG) ferry to its fleet.
To reduce drunk driving, Vancouver police will be ramping up the number of road checks.
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3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment go through decontamination drill after a (CBRNE) scenario
Glynn County emergency vehicle in Georgia.
Offshore Ice Strength Multi Patrol Vessel, CCGS Sir WIlfred Grenfell, exits St John's Harbour.
Aug 2016 – Nearly 400 Army National Guards are called in to help contain wildfires in California.
Kingston Emergency Management Common Operating Picture
Counter-terrorism requires many integrated components working in tandem.
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Winch Rescue! Vernon SAR winch rescue team heads for training exercise.
Vernon SAR doing winch rescue training. (Photo by Coralie Nairn)
Global vulnerability: Cyber, Digital, Data, Social Media
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IN THE NEWS

Jul 20

BlackBerry has toughened the government version of its company-hosted SecuSuite encrypted voice and text capabilities to meet demanding U.S. standards.

Jul 20

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

Jul 20

The $35 million lawsuit against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service by five employees for a variety of human rights offenses is not the first time the spy agency has been under public scrutiny for a toxic culture. The writer says the service seems to be "untouchable".

Jul 19

Flying to the United States may take a while longer as of today due to enhanced security measures affecting flights to the United States. Air Canada says in an advisory that heightened security introduced by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security beginning today requires enhanced screening of personal electronic devices such as tablets and laptops.

Jul 19

A British Columbia court has been told a code of silence called the "blue wall" protects employees from external supervision of their activities. The John Howard Society and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association are challenging the use of solitary confinement in the correctional system.

Jul 18

Firefighters from across Atlantic Canada are on their way to British Columbia to help battle the wildfires burning across the province. Crews from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador boarded a chartered plane at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport early Tuesday morning.

Jul 18

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

Jul 18

The federal public safety minister, Ralph Goodale says smaller forest fires in B.C. are merging and becoming larger and more difficult to fight, as 20,000 people remain on evacuation alert. Almost 40,000 people have been displaced by dozens of fires.

Jul 18

Two Canadian senators have written to the prime minister in support of the $10.5 million payout and apology to convicted murderer Omar Khadr. Kim Pate and Wanda Thomas Bernard commended Justin Trudeau for recognizing the "unlawful detention and torture of a Canadian teen".

Jul 17

Airbus Helicopters Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Innovation in Safety Award. The Innovation in Safety Award was established to measure the advancements and accomplishments of organizations and individuals working to uphold Canadian helicopter safe flying practices.

Jul 17

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

Jul 17

On July 11, Vicky Penny spent two hours negotiating with Calgary Stampede officials to enter the grounds with her medical marijuana. Eventually, she was allowed in, after agreeing not to smoke while there. By next July, marijuana is expected to be legal, which will pose new challenges to event organizers and public officials.

Jul 14

Colin Kenny: Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. In Ontario, unpredictable weather is a fact of life that can have devastating effects on people and property. Then there are the man-made ones such as gas leaks, chemical spills, terror attacks, and child abductions. You’re either prepared for emergencies or you’re not. Simply put, we are not.

Jul 14

Transport Canada's plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it's considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules.

Jul 14

A $35 million lawsuit by five employees of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) alleges racism, homophobia and discrimination. The CSIS members have not been identified by name and their charges have yet to be proven in court.

Jul 14

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will not officially participate in July 22nd's annual Halifax Pride event. In February, Halifax Regional Police announced that an agreement not to participate had been reached with event organizers.

Jul 13

Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Pigeon River and Rainy River ports of entry seized three undeclared firearms on Canada Day.

Jul 13

Energy companies in British Columbia have protected pipelines and other assets with sprinkler systems and fire breaks, as dozens of forest fires burn across the province. A state of emergency was declared on Friday and remains in effect.

Jul 13

By next July, marijuana will be legal across Canada. The province of Ontario is getting ready with a comprehensive online survey about how its citizens think it should be distributed and sold. The attorney general, Yaris Naqvi said there is a particular focus on keeping the drug away from minors.                                                                                       

Jul 12

Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into a fatal collision with terrain involving a privately operated Cessna 182 near Parry Sound, Ontario. This investigation emphasizes the risks of flying at night in areas with limited cultural and ambient lighting, as well as without adequate instrument flying proficiency.

Jul 12

A massive mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains swept into a village in India’s remote northeast on Tuesday, leaving 14 people feared dead.

Jul 12

A national training centre in Regina currently shared by RCMP and Correctional Services Canada (CSC) is moving to Kingston next year for exclusive use by CSC. The growth in RCMP recruiting forced the move. The facility will train correctional officers for at least three years.

Jul 12

The Anaham First Nations Reserve in British Columbia is near several wildfires but residents are defying RCMP evacuation order. Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tl'etinqox First Nation said several hundred people were staying to fight the fires themselves. Police have the responsibility and legal authority to remove children considered at risk.

Jul 11

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has 'confirmed information' that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Jul 11

More than 1200 firefighters are battling forest fires across British Columbia's central interior, and thousands of people have been taken to safety. Unusually hot and dry conditions make it more difficult to contain the fires. Farmers have been told to cut fences and open gates so livestock can escape the encroaching flames.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Jul 17)
JAYA PRAKASH's picture

Sitting at one of Asia’s most strategically vulnerable hotspots, Singapore is pulling out all the stops to prevent terrorists from ever ‘disfiguring’ it, in the way the United States, Australia and Britain have so painfully experienced.

(Jul 14)
BRETT BOUDREAU's picture

Rather than encourage accountability, accumulated flaws of the antiquated Access to Information Act (ATI Act) serve to shield against transparency within the bureaucracy of government.

(Jul 11)
Chris MacLean's picture

A new Angus Reid poll shows that 71% of Canadians feel Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the wrong choice in awarding an out of court settlement of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr. The question is: who is the PM representing?

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