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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
2017 Combined Training Exercise. Photo: Hawaii DOD Public Affairs
771 NAS Search and Rescue. Photo: Ian McClure
CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters are on standby at Sydney Airport departing for SAR Mission Cougar 91.
Yali, Istanbul. Photo: Burak Keser
Shipping port in Savannah, Georgia. Photo: Peter Zafris
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa at it's homeport in Portsmouth, Va. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
Perito Moreno Glacier during a cool Spring morning, just after sunrise. Photo: Robert Zadrowski
Security at JFK. Photo: ahlynk
A border services agent hands back a mans passport after scanning
Canine/handler team with Virginia Task Force 1, Elizabeth and Ventoux, participate in SAR training drill.
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IN THE NEWS

Aug 18

After a vehicle attack in Barcelona by a suspected Islamist terrorist killed 13 people, Spanish police killed five people during counter-terrorism operations.

Aug 18

Between August 1 and August 15, RCMP at the Canada-US border intercepted almost 3800 asylum seekers, most at one point in Quebec. The government has announced the establishment of temporary shelters and some additional personnel to manage the situation.

Aug 17

Many people are left in serious condition after a white van strikes popular tourist area in the Las Ramblas district in Barcelona, Spain.

Aug 17

Since 1980, right-wing extremists have been associated with about 30 homicides in Canada, but expert opinion is divided on the threat they present. Some argue such right-wing groups are too incoherent and divided to pose a serious problem.

Aug 16

Pretending to be a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, the outcome is backfiring as right-wing proponents are coming to terms with being duped by hate-filled, pro-Nazi, white supremacists.

Aug 16

Dashboard cameras have been installed in RCMP cruisers for several years but are not switched on during normal operations. A statement from the force says pilot projects are underway but so far no policy has been developed to manage the data acquired by the cameras.

Aug 16

On Saturday night in Pitt Meadow, British Columbia, people filming a car fire with a family trapped inside disrupted emergency operations. Fire chief Don Jolley said drivers left their vehicles blocking rescue efforts.

Aug 16

After thousands of Haitians have entered Canada from the United States seeking asylum, the government has instructed consulates in the US to inform potential illegal immigrants of the policies that will apply to them. Asylum seekers must prove they are at risk in their country of origin to be considered refugees.

Aug 15

The U.S. has failed in its handling of North Korea, and this has created an opportunity for Canada to prove it is ‘back’ on the world stage.

Aug 15

Two Canadians killed in a restaurant terror attack Sunday night in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou have been identified: Tammy Jane Mackay Chen, a student and charity organizer, and Bilel Diffalah,  a hygiene and biosecurity volunteer.

Aug 14

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble.

Aug 14

A significant shortage of RCMP officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities in which they work, according to several Mounties speaking out from across Canada.

Aug 11

French police shot and arrested a suspect in the ramming of six soldiers near Paris on Wednesday after a dramatic car chase. 

Aug 11

Toronto mayor John Tory has confirmed an agreement to hire new officers has been reached after talks with the police services board and the police officers' union. Last month the Toronto Police Association said low staffing levels had officers at a breaking point.

Aug 11

Victor Oromuyi of Regina, Saskatchewan will serve six months in prison for smuggling nine people into Canada from North Dakota. In partnership with his wife Michele, he charged nine Nigerian nationals $2000 each for transit to Canada.

Aug 10

As the United States has stepped up deportations of Somalis with criminal records, some have crossed illegally into Canada and made refugee claims under false identities.

Aug 10

At least 100 Canadian Army soldiers are at the Lacolle, Quebec border crossing with the United States, to assist hundreds of refugees arriving daily. They have put up dozens of tents but will not assume any enforcement duties.

Aug 09

Currently three Canadian police officers deployed to Iraq and a fourth deployment is planned for the coming month. Canadian police officers are being deployed in a gradual, phased and flexible approach until March 2019.

Aug 09

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is planning a major study of post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological conditions faced by its members. A posting on the government buy and sell website calls for proposals from teams of medical and psychological personnel to carry out a ten year study.

Aug 08

Australian police describe two terror plots, one involving the bombing of a passenger plane and the other a potential poison gas attack, as the "most sophisticated" ever attempted on Australian soil.

Aug 08

Wait times for passengers at airport security checkpoints have grown so long that at least two major airports are paying Ottawa millions of dollars for extra officers to help reduce the lineups.

Aug 08

Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it's proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can't bring firearms on vacation.

Aug 07

The American College of Medical Toxicology has issued a statement telling first responders who come in contact with opioids that "simple commonsense practices, such as wearing gloves, are more than sufficient to protect them". Dr. Andrew Stolbach, a physician at Johns Hopkins wrote, “It’s just not plausible that getting a small amount of fentanyl on your skin is going to cause significant opioid toxicity.”

Aug 04

In the last five years, almost 270 innocent prisoners have died in  Canada's provincial jails. Critics of the criminal justice system say tough bail conditions and overcrowding contribute to the problem.

Aug 04

So many people are walking into Canada from the United States, an improvised processing station is growing up at the Lacolle, Quebec crossing point. The government has sent additional RCMP officers to manage the situation.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Aug 15)

The father of a white supremacist stands up and says "It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now."

(Aug 15)
Andy J. Semotiuk's picture

President Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants in the United States is having unforeseen and unprecedented consequences for Canada, and its processing system is failing.

(Aug 14)
Blair Gilmore's picture

The CAF really shines when it comes to niche military areas of expertise – we know how to specialize and become world experts. Peacekeeping of today is different, and leveraging the capabilities provided by civilian organizations that can blend advanced education, military experience and real-world approaches to address these complex realities is the next crucial step in becoming a global leader.

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