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USCG Cutter Polar Star after supporting Op Deep Freeze in Antarctica. Photo: PO2 Ali Flockerzi
Whidbey Island SAR MH-60S helicopter in the North Cascades National Park. Photo:Ignacio D. Perez
Firefighting crews from CAL FIRE fight the Garza Fire. Photo: Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
American Medical Response in Santa Barbara, California. Photo: Patric Lausch
Search and rescue helicopter on the Maltese islands. Photo: Gailen Borg
SAR Technicians transport a simulated casualty in Yellowknife, NWT. Photo: MCpl Pat Blanchard
UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler visited Baucau and Liquica Districts. Photo: UN Peacekeeping
A domestic response team fight fires in BC during Op Lentus 17-04. Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
771 NAS Search and Rescue. Photo: Ian McClure
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IN THE NEWS

Apr 26

Ward Elcock, the former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warns that the sale of Aecon Group Inc. to Chinese interests would threaten Canada’s national security. Elcock says rejecting the sale would bring a “sharp reaction” from China.

Apr 25

Alek Minassian, accused of murdering 10 people in Toronto on Monday was a Canadian Forces recruit for two months late last year before requesting and receiving his release. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said no concerns were raised about his mental health.

Apr 25

Alek Minassian, charged with murdering ten people and injuring 15 others with a rented van in north Toronto, repeatedly threatened the arresting officer with a weapon he did not have, and asked the officer to kill him. The arrest was made without shooting.

Apr 24

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill is in police custody after a van was used in north Toronto to kill ten people and send another 15 to hospital. The Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the attack is not part of a plot that threatens national security. He held out the possibility the investigation could evolve but current information indicates the incident was isolated.

Apr 24

A commons committee has modified a new security bill to exclude information Canadians think has a "reasonable expectation of privacy" from the definition of "publicly available" data. The goal of the change is to keep intelligence agencies from randomly looking through personal information. The Communications Security Establishment has told the committee it wants publicly available materials for background information.

Apr 23

There appears to be a number of fatalities after multiple pedestrians were struck by a white van in Toronto and police say the driver has been arrested. Toronto police said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.

Apr 23

After a massive manhunt, police in Nashville have arrested Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in the early hours of Sunday. As the search continued for the gunman, James Shaw Jr. who snatched the rifle from the shooter said it was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero.

Apr 23

A new book called "Just Watch Us" says Canadian security agencies were so busy watching the early women’s liberation movement for Communist infiltration that they almost missed the real revolution. Mounties and their informants monitored meetings, rallies and speeches.

Apr 23

Bell, Rogers and Public Safety Canada refused to respond to interview requests after a November CBC story about the ease with which cell phones could be hacked. A review of the lobbyist registry shows the companies did speak privately with the government about the security vulnerability.

Apr 20

Members of Parliament yesterday questioned Facebook executives about how well their company protects its users. Members' concerns included misinformation about Canadian Forces members in Latvia and foreign interference in Canadian elections.

Apr 19

Chinese Triads have infiltrated Canada’s economy so deeply that Australia’s intelligence community has coined a new term called the “Vancouver Model” of transnational crime.

Apr 19

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Apr 19

Sindri Thor Stefansson was in custody for allegedly being the mastermind behind a heist in which 600 computers used to mine bitcoin were stolen. People in Iceland are wondering how a suspected criminal managed to jump out a prison window and catch a flight to Sweden without anyone noticing — especially the prime minister, who happened to be on the same flight.

Apr 19

One of Justin Trudeau's largest domestic political problems followed him to London, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The demands came during an elaborate protest outside the Canadian High Commission in the capital's London's iconic Trafalgar Square.

Apr 19

The Conservative opposition is putting pressure on the Trudeau government to put a stop to illegal migrant border crossings. In Quebec, provincial government officials say the increase in illegal immigrants has strained their resources to the breaking point.

Apr 18

Noting the increasing difficulties of recruiting and retaining search and rescue technicians for the Coast Guard and Air Force, Senator Fabian Manning says governments to re-evaluate the situation.

Why is Canada Cutting Cheques to Suspected Terrorists?
Apr 18

The recent collapse of negotiations between the Government of Canada and lawyers for suspected terrorist Abousfian Abdelrazik, highlights the urgency with which Canada needs to develop an effective strategy to clarify how its national security enforcement and intelligence officials deal with foreign governments relating to Canadians, or persons linked to Canada, who are involved in terrorism-related investigations. 

Apr 18

With a new video, the Antiquities Coalition is leading the global campaign against cultural racketeering. The video highlights illegal looting and trafficking of ancient art, which threatens not only cultural sites throughout the world, but also funds terrorists and criminals.

Apr 18

Newly disclosed documents show a top secret federal report - kept under wraps for over a decade - criticized Canada's spy agency for shortcomings as its members increasingly travelled overseas to interrogate people in foreign prisons in the name of fighting terrorism.

Apr 18

A woman was sitting on the left side of the plane when something in the engine apparently broke and smacked into the window. She hung out the hole for many minutes, said Hollie Mackey, who sat next to the victim. One of 24 fan blades was missing, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said after investigators got a preliminary look at the engine that failed.

Apr 18

Canada’s fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations.

Apr 18

Mary Janes, a chain of 'head' shops in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland is promising four contest winners free marijuana for a year when it becomes legal in Canada.  Halifax police are investigating.

Apr 18

A November 2006 report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service inspector general advised the agency to take precautions when interviewing detainees abroad, because of concerns about torture. The document has emerged through disclosure in a lawsuit against the federal government.

Apr 17

South Carolina state officials blamed the carnage on a turf war between gangs over territory, money and contraband items like cellphones. For seven hours, Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said, inmates armed with handmade knives fought each other, leaving seven dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century.

Apr 17

Beyond the unprecedented outpouring of support to the Humboldt Broncos victims and their families, it has become clear that no agency of the government of Canada has a mandate to conduct an in-depth safety investigation of this crash, or of any other road crash, no matter how tragic its outcomes are.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Apr 24)
Chris MacLean's picture

It will take some time to unpack the recent Yonge Street attack, however, Public Safety Minister Goodale dismisses the suggestion that there is a national security element to it. I was shocked to hear there is a thriving social group for men who are angry that they cannot get laid.

(Apr 19)
Scott Newark's picture

The recent collapse of negotiations between the government and a suspected terrorist highlights the urgency with which Canada needs to develop an effective strategy to clarify how its national security enforcement and intelligence officials handle terrorism-related investigations. 

(Mar 11)
Scott Newark's picture

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brenda Lucki has just been announced as the new RCMP Commissioner at a time when the RCMP needs leadership and not just management – there is an important difference.

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