IN THE NEWS

Jul 10, 2017

The Canadian Armed Forces have sent air assets, liaison and personnel to support the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires in British Columbia.

Jul 10, 2017

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

Jul 10, 2017

Ottawa is primarily looking within the RCMP to appoint its next commissioner, instead of focusing on an outsider, senior officials in the government and RCMP say. Selecting an external candidate would widely be seen as bringing further scrutiny to the beleaguered force.

Jul 10, 2017

The federal minister for public safety, Ralph Goodale, said Canadian Forces aircraft will assist British Columbia to fight forest fires. Three Griffon helicopters arrived in Kelowna on Sunday and several fixed-wing aircraft will be available.

Jul 10, 2017

After Manitoba RCMP posted details of a ticket issued for going 173 kph in a 100 kph zone on their Facebook page, other motorists responded with comments - many bragging about their own illegal speeding. An RCMP spokesperson noted that some information from the page might be passed to investigators.

Jul 07, 2017

German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

Jul 07, 2017

The Chinese ambassador to China says his country's valuable cyber assets are at risk of theft or attack from other countries including Canada. Lu Shaye said in an interview that while the popular view is that China is usually the aggressor in cyber espionage and crime, his country now fears theft by others.

Jul 06, 2017

North Korea ploughs a huge proportion of its meagre economy into its military, and its ambitious missile, nuclear and cyber programs are causing widespread international alarm. Pyongyang spent nearly a quarter of its GDP on the military over the past decade, according to U.S. government estimates.

Jul 06, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. In a public speech in Poland, Trump called on all nations to confront North Korea's "very, very bad behavior."

Jul 06, 2017

A succession of Canadian governments had dealings with the family of Omar Khadr, who has received $10 million and an apology from the current administration for rights violations. In 1996, Jean Chretien's Liberal government intervened to protect his father from the Pakistani government. Ahmed Said Khadr turned out to be an Osama Bin Laden associate and died in a gunfight with Pakistani security forces.

Jul 05, 2017

Brussels has moved to assuage Italy’s concerns over the “unsustainable” influx of migrants, promising Rome more funds, greater co-operation and a curb on charity rescue vessels to tackle the migration crisis.

Jul 05, 2017

The widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another former U.S. soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade plan to file an emergency injunction to stop Ottawa from paying $10.5-million to former child soldier Omar Khadr.

Jul 05, 2017

In a controversial move, Canada is about to pay convicted murderer Omar Khadr $10 million because officials gave the results of interrogation reports with him to his American prosecutors. Repatriated to Canada and out on bail, the fact that Khadr paid a high price for his crime does not mean he should now enjoy a reward.

Jul 05, 2017

When the gates to Stampede Park open this year, visitors to the ten-day event will face noticeably tighter security. The most visible sign to most people will be bag searches for potential weapons.

Jul 04, 2017

After the deaths of 86 people in Nice last July in a terrorist attach, Montreal police created a document to defend the city's popular events against similar attacks. Recommendations include the installation of permanent retractable bollards in public areas to block vehicle attacks.

Jul 03, 2017

A wave of knife attacks on Canada Day left Winnipeg police officers disheartened, according to spokesperson Const. Jan Murray. Seven people were wounded in five different incidents.

Jun 30, 2017

The U.S. Weather Service placed a majority of Utah and northern Arizona under critical fire watch as a heat wave made its way through the Southwest this week. Firefighters are battling high winds and dry conditions as they fight a fire that has grown to 72 square miles. Officials expect to contain the massive fire by mid-July. In Utah, more than 1,500 people have been evacuated to safety. In the neighboring state of Arizona, Gov. Ducey declared a State of Emergency, directing $200,000 of emergency funds to help contain fires in the Coronado and Prescott National Forests, which are not expected to be contained before end of July.

Jun 30, 2017

Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared an end to the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in the Middle East as forces pushed deeper into the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Jun 30, 2017

Counter-terrorism police in New South Wales have arrested two teenagers during raids on properties in Sydney. Three more search warrants are being executed at properties in those suburbs this evening, police said.

Jun 30, 2017

The Special Investigations Unit, which probes police-involved deaths, serious injuries and allegations of sexual assault, opened 327 cases in 2016, up from 312 in 2015 — a 5 per cent increase.

Jun 30, 2017

Canada’s top cop – a police commander known for his hard stand on terrorism investigations – is heading for the exit gates saying that organized crime is the biggest threat facing Canadians.

Jun 30, 2017

A recent report shows minority members are more often 'carded' or checked on the street by police but Lethbridge chief Rob Davis insists the practice does not mean his force is racist. He is interpreting a recent complaint as dealing with policy and said it would be reviewed.

Jun 30, 2017

Downtown streets are blocked off and concrete blocks are in position around Parliament Hill as half a million people are expected to celebrate the Canadian sesquicentennial. There will be a more visible security presence and screening around the Hill.

Jun 29, 2017

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices.

Jun 29, 2017

Companies worldwide are working to recover their operations a day after being hit by a powerful cyberattack. This is the second attack in just two months.

Jun 29, 2017

A new study of how criminal prosecutions are laid shows that having Crown prosecutors rather than police make the decision reduces the stress on court resources significantly. In Ontario, where police can lay charges about half of cases are eventually dropped or rejected.

Jun 29, 2017

As concrete barriers were being installed around Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assured the nation that everything possible is being done to ensure a safe July 1 celebration. Specialized military and police counter-terrorism units will be on standby during the event.

Jun 28, 2017

The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Jun 28, 2017

A man who pled guilty to plotting to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) received a life sentence Tuesday in a case that prosecutors say illustrates the dangers of Americans radicalized through social media.

Jun 28, 2017

Civilians trapped by Isil-affliated groups in the besieged Filipino city of Marawi are being forced to join the fighting, loot and become sex slaves to militants

Jun 28, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa did not compromise national security when it approved a Chinese investor’s takeover of a Vancouver high-tech company even though the U.S. Department of Defence has begun reviewing all its business dealings with Norsat International Inc.

Jun 28, 2017

A police helicopter launched a daring attack on the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of the months-long crisis engulfing the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

Jun 28, 2017

A new U.S.-Israeli working group – its formation announced this week at a major international cyber event in Israel – aims to devise and employ new methods of identifying cyber enemies and “holding nations accountable” for bad cyber behavior.

Jun 28, 2017

Edmonton police are standing by a 'carding' policy that checks more coloured and indigenous people on the street than other populations. A spokesperson said the public might reasonably expect police to intervene in cases where crime or disorder is anticipated, or when people appear to be at risk of victimization.

Jun 28, 2017

With half a million people converging on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, security measures to protect the event are on a scale never before seen in the nation's capital. A CSIS memo obtained by CTV News from security sources states Canada is a direct target for terrorist action.

Jun 27, 2017

A major ransomware attack hit computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, banks, Ukraine’s international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Jun 27, 2017

Carleton University professor Darryl Davies has complained to Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale about actions taken by Robert Paulson in his final days as RCMP Commissioner. Davies wants the minister to undo a series of cash payments and job appointments made by Paulson.

Jun 27, 2017

Because Canada's refugee processing system is unable to cope with a backlog of cases, thousands of people who came to Canada from the United States lack legal status. That means finding employment, housing and education services can be difficult if not  impossible.

Jun 26, 2017

Democracy Watch has announced its court challenge of decisions made by federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, including her refusal to recuse herself from investigating and ruling on complaints about Prime Minister Trudeau’s actions.

Jun 26, 2017

The federal government's long-promised counter-radicalization centre is now open. The government says the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will provide national leadership, co-ordination and support to stop young people from heading down a dark path.

Jun 26, 2017

The House of Commons shut down email and computer network services Sunday over fears hackers might try to break into Canadian parliamentary accounts. Commons spokeswoman Heather Bradley told HuffPost Canada the Parliamentary emails accounts "were temporarily deactivated as part of preventative measures" due to the hacking in the United Kingdom.

Jun 26, 2017

China has signed an agreement saying it will stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing Canadian private-sector trade secrets and proprietary technology.

Jun 26, 2017

Police, fire and ambulance services across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia are moving to a new radio standard that features encrypted communications. While the P25 communications protocol can protect confidentiality, some citizens and media organizations are concerned they will lose the ability to understand and follow first responders' activity.

Jun 26, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the stabbing of a security officer last week in Flint, Michigan's airport by a Montreal man will not have an impact on border crossing by Canadians to the United States. The accused, Amor Ftouhi,  was apparently not under observation by security forces.

Jun 23, 2017

RCMP corporal Patrick Bouchard says Commissioner Robert Paulson is "not a leader" after the police head testified that the force had not failed to protect three Mounties killed in a 2014 shooting incident in Moncton, New Brunswick. Paulson said high-powered rifles would not have helped the murdered officers. Bouchard called that statement "a slap in the face."

Jun 22, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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

Jun 21, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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.

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