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July 2016 – Eden Wildfire rages in the Coconino National Forest of Arizona
Seaspan Ferries adds second new dual-fuelled/hybrid (diesel and LNG) ferry to its fleet.
Vancouver Police are warning of a phone scammer impersonating a police officer to get personal info.
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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

Jun 22

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

Jun 22

Reported crime was up in Ottawa in 2016, but the rate of violent crime remained relatively the same, even after a near-record year of homicides, according to the 2016 Ottawa Police Service annual report.

Jun 22

Halifax’s police chief says his officers are seeing a disturbing rise in suicide calls, and is suggesting the city’s suicide rate be released to help start a conversation around the issue.

Jun 22

Montreal man Amor Ftouhi, age 50, has been charged with stabbing a security officer Wednesday at the Flint, Michigan airport. The FBI charge states that Ftouhi shouted "Allahu akbar" during the assault.

Jun 21

Islamic State militants blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret. This happened as Iraq’s elite Counter Terrorism Service units got to within 50 meters of the mosque.

Jun 21

At the Paris Air Show this week, Stellwagen Group (recently acquired by Toronto-based Acasta Enterprises) signed a firm order for 12 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft in the first sale to a leasing company achieved by Airbus Defence and Space.

Jun 21

American Airlines canceled dozens of flights scheduled to take off from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix during the hottest part of the day that mostly affected regional flights on the smaller Bombardier CRJ airliners, which have a maximum operating temperature of about 118°F (48°C).

Jun 21

At least 15 people are dead after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital.

Jun 21

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

Jun 21

To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

Jun 21

On Monday, the US-based Human Rights Watch released a report documenting dozens of cases in which indigenous women allege mistreatment at the hands of police. Clive Weighill, the Saskatoon police chief, says there is "no balance" in the report and that statements to the group from police forces in Saskatchewan were not included in the report.

Jun 20

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

Jun 20

Today the U.S. Senate has confirmed Brock Long to become administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A strong administrator is vital to the federal-state-local partnerships needed in hurricane and wildfire season, as well as other persistent threats.

Jun 20

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

Jun 20

The federal government is imposing a cap of 15 days on holding prisoners in solitary confinement, but some say the move is not enough to meet the international bar for human rights.

Jun 20

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale plans to introduce a bill today to upgrade a list of Conservative anti-terrorism measures. It will include more robust oversight of the Canada Border Services Agency along with changes to ensure existing security watchdogs can exchange information and collaborate more easily on reviews.

Jun 20

A US-based group called Human Right Watch has accused the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan of dozens of incidents of abuse against indigenous people. The group's report is based on interviews with indigenous women and social workers.

Jun 19

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake, which struck 28 kilometres north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland, is believed to have partially triggered the tsunami on Saturday night.

Jun 19

Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.

Jun 19

France’s interior minister says that a driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue has died after the “attempted attack” on security forces.

Jun 19

A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee.

Jun 19

The driver of a van that drove into a crowd of Londoners near the Finsbury Park Mosque after services is in custody. One person is dead and others are injured.

Jun 16

District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver fire crews pulled the man out of the river using ropes and swift water techniques near the Highway 1 overpass. Photos.

Jun 16

Parliamentary Secretary for the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Beech, announced that the Coast Guard will remain at Sea Island. The Dive Rescue team based there is the only one of its kind in Canada. The team is responsible for rescues and recoveries of people trapped in submerged boats, vehicles and aircraft.

Jun 16

Public safety took a blow this week as the Bill known as "Wynn's Law" was defeated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Bill S-217 aimed to make it mandatory for a prosecutor to disclose a suspect’s criminal history during a bail application.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Jun 19)
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Countries should feel a sense of urgency to better understand and address underlying causes of the surge of right-wing radicalism in their own countries, says Vanja Petricevic.

(Jun 16)
K. Joseph Spears's picture

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Terry Beech announced yesterday in Ottawa that the government of Canada was reversing the

(Jun 12)
Blair Gilmore's picture

Axing the Coast Guard Dive Rescue team is one of the latest bait-and-switch funding practices of this government.

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