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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

Nov 22

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams have made a number of arrests and seized a huge cache of drugs after a raid on a Calgary-based drug operation. ALERT says the year-long investigation, dubbed Project Offshore, has netted over $4M worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Nov 22

Victor Omoruyi has been arrested and charged — for the second time — in connection with a human-smuggling ring. Omoruyi was taken into custody on a warrant by RCMP at Saskatoon International Airport after being deported from America. He's been charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with one count of human smuggling and one count of aiding or abetting.​

Nov 22

The Canada Revenue Agency's call centres blocked more than half the calls they received and gave taxpayers the wrong answers to their questions nearly one third of the time, according to the federal Auditor-General.

Nov 22

Christopher Calvin Garnier, 29, allegedly strangled off-duty police officer Constable Catherine Campbell and got rid of her body with a compost bin.

Nov 22

Laser lights were used to illuminate two aircraft and a police cruiser near Halifax airport Monday night. RCMP are investigating the incidents. Directing lasers against aircraft can result in fines of up to $100,000.

Nov 22

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is monitoring ISIS fighters returning from the Middle East, revoking their passports and laying criminal charges. He said the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will help jihadists “let go of that terrorist ideology.”

Nov 21

Canadian Armed Forces Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels deployed on Operation Caribbe in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea have been working hand-in-hand with the United States Coast Guard over the past several weeks to intercept and seize large quantities of illicit drugs.

Nov 21

More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada's deportation list, but some can't be removed because their home country won't take them back.

Nov 21

Russia's meteorological service said it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place.

Nov 21

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nov 21

Human rights groups say at least 24 people have been killed in violence following the presidential vote, which opposition supporters claim was rigged.

Nov 21

Bill C59 is a package of security measures from the Trudeau government to modify the Conservatives’ 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act. The Opposition says it shows the Liberals are soft on terrorism.

Nov 20

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan wrapped up the 9th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum, where he highlighted Canadian security and defence priorities through discussions with Defence Ministers, the academic community, industry, and officials from across the globe.

Nov 20

Based on a fictional scenario involving a volcanic eruption and subsequent crater collapse, emergency responders and management officials from Canada and U.S. were able to effectively improve situational awareness and communication of critical information necessary to better plan and execute a coordinated response to a potential incident affecting both sides of the border.

Nov 20

Indigenous leaders in Quebec want help to deal with recreational marijuana use. Quebec and Labrador Assembly of First Nations Chief Ghislain Picard said communities are already struggling to cope with substance abuse.

Nov 20

The Government will formally apologize to LGBTQ2 Canadians on November 28, the Prime Minister announced on Sunday. An advocate for people who were persecuted said there is no agreement on a financial settlement. Many victims of previous policies lost employment in the armed forces and government.

Nov 17

International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt PLC has secured a £3.7 million grant for R&D of next-generation aerospace engines. Provided through the UK govt Aerospace Technology Institute programme, the grant will be matched by a consortium of business partners.

Nov 17

Canadian jihadis in Iraq and Syria face a concerted effort to kill them by the Syrian, Iraqi, US, Russian and (recently) Turkish governments, as well as numerous local and foreign-backed militias. But have little to fear from their own government. According to the 2016 report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada, Public Safety Canada is aware that returning jihadis "may have skills, experience and relationships developed abroad that could be used to recruit or inspire individuals in Canada. They may also engage in terrorist financing, helping others to travel, or even planning attacks in Canada. The attacks directed by Daesh in Paris and Brussels provide examples. Most of the attackers were returnees linked to Daesh."

Nov 17

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to establish a Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to investigate police shootings and other serious incidents. Discussions are underway about including other provinces in the SIRT.

Nov 17

Assistant RCMP commissioner Curtis Zablocki told a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities meeting that farmers under threat should call 911, secure themselves as best they can and wait for police. Zablocki said new Protection and Response Teams that include conservation officers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers will allow Mounties to spend more time on core policing.

Nov 16

The 4th EU-Canada Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Symposium will be held Monday, 20 November in Ottawa. This annual event brings together Canadian and European military and civilian practitioners, policymakers and academic experts, and offers a platform for exchanges on addressing global security threats.

Nov 16

Twenty countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, which aims to wean the world off fossil fuels, several countries have made national plans to phase out coal from their power supply mix.

Nov 16

An agency that investigates serious police actions in Manitoba says an RCMP officer was escorting a man to Winnipeg when he wrestled the Mountie’s gun away from him and took off in an unmarked police van.

Nov 15

The Safe Third Country Agreement specifies that Canada can turn back asylum-seekers coming from the U.S. who failed to make a claim first in that country, but only if they arrive at an officially designated port of entry. Hence the incentive to cross along backroads and through farmers' fields, but there are alternatives that allow the RCMP to reestablish control over the boundary.

Nov 15

The Mohawk Council, the union representing border guards, and CBSA are still at loggerheads over whether an alternative reporting station will be allowed to go ahead.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Nov 19)
Scott Newark's picture

Despite potential plans to return to Algeria to find a wife, Mohammed Harkat (detained in 2002 as a security risk by Canadian authorities) has not been deported due to fears for his safety. Instead, he is out on bail, seeking looser restrictions.

(Nov 17)
Scott Newark's picture

The Government of Ontario has decided not to challenge a ruling that undermines the protections afforded by Canadian law, specifically the one that states that not knowing the law is not a defence for breaking it.

(Nov 16)
IPSOS's picture

A new poll by Ipsos shows that only half of global respondents are prepared to say things are getting better in terms of safety & security. The survey also looked at Values, World Affairs, Free Trade and Climate Change.

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