IN THE NEWS

Mar 07, 2017

A fishing captain in Newfoundland and Labrador was rescued along with his four crew members during a vicious offshore storm.

Mar 07, 2017

The City of Ottawa’s plan to deal with the opioid drug crisis is a model for the rest of the province and the Ontario government is ready to fund it with $2.5 million, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday.

Mar 07, 2017

Now, more than seven months after Abdirahman Abdi, 37, died following a violent arrest on the steps of his Hintonburg apartment building, a rare charge of manslaughter is to be laid against an Ottawa police officer.

Mar 07, 2017

Bob Paulson served as RCMP Commissioner for five years. During his term, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police struggled with sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as the rising threat of domestic terrorism.

Mar 06, 2017

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

Mar 06, 2017

Hundreds of asylum seekers have been crossing the US border into Canada in recent weeks, but Canada does not intend to take measures to deter them. The public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the scale of the crossings is not large enough to justify action.

Mar 03, 2017

Paramedic services in York Region near Toronto assigns a first responder to every shift, tasked with watching colleague's psychological health as they perform their duties. In the first year of the program, which has operated for about 16 months, there were 10,000 contacts with paramedic personnel.

Mar 02, 2017

Boeing is investigating an internal security breach impacting thousands of workers in four U.S. states, including Washington. The company says it was notified in January after a worker accidentally sent personal information of 36,000 Boeing employees to his spouse in November.

Mar 02, 2017

Three Concordia University buildings in downtown Montreal remained closed Wednesday after the institution received bomb threats targeting Muslim students.

Mar 02, 2017

When US Homeland scretary John Kelly visits Ottawa next month, illegal border crossing will probably be on the agenda. American officials want to know how illegal immigrants seeking asylum in Canada were first able to enter the United States.

Mar 01, 2017

The federal government is in the final stages of enacting legislation that will require all businesses in Canada to report any cyber security breach as soon as they become aware of it.

Mar 01, 2017
Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to defend against cyber attacks after suffering a barrage of online assaults in the wake of an alleged Russian-backed coup plot
Mar 01, 2017

The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

Mar 01, 2017

Long after other Canadian forces have implemented data monitoring programs to flag troubling activity by its officers, the Montreal police department continues to use what it calls 'the good father' approach. The Quebec minister of public security has asked the provincial police to investigate the Montreal force.

Feb 28, 2017

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada’s electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

Feb 28, 2017

Government documents obtained by the National Post reveal why Canada rejected dozens of Syrians as refugees, and provide a “high-level overview” of the backgrounds of those who were selected.

Feb 28, 2017

Four suspects in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, are North Korean spies, South Korea's intelligence service told members of parliament in Seoul.

Feb 28, 2017

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

Feb 28, 2017

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

Feb 27, 2017

Seaspan Ferries has added the second of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid ferries to its fleet. Seaspan Reliant, the new state-of-the-art LNG-fuelled vessel, arrived in BC after the long voyage from Sedef Shipyard in Turkey.

Feb 27, 2017

Russian hackers interfered with the U.S. presidential election, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked a cabinet minister with ensuring nothing similar happens in Canada – but it’s not governments who should be most concerned about security online, it’s individuals, says Scott Jones, who is tasked with defending the federal government’s networks.

Feb 27, 2017

Canada's public safety minister has rejected a statement from a former cabinet colleague that asylum seekers coming to the Manitoba border have had to wait more than a day and a half to be processed.

Feb 27, 2017

Canada's top cop is warning that ongoing computer network failures and slipshod service from Shared Services Canada could have "catastrophic" consequences for police and the public.

Feb 27, 2017

Fentanyl, a potent street drug is responsible for a wave of addicts' deaths from overdose. RCMP Mounties say higher profit margins mean smugglers can carry or ship smaller quantities that are harder to detect.

Feb 27, 2017

A Canadian representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees says many illegal border crossers entering Canada seek better treatment than they might expect from the new US administration. Most seeking asylum in Canada are from Turkey, Sudan, Yemen or Syria.

Feb 24, 2017

For police in Canada's wild North, sometimes the weather conditions call for a bit of creativity. And officers in northern Manitoba have come up with a pretty creative solution to transport prisoners from places where their traditional vehicles can't go.

Feb 24, 2017

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

Feb 24, 2017

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

Feb 24, 2017

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

Feb 24, 2017

People crossing into Canada from the United States seeking asylum may be returned to their home countries if their applications to live here are turned down. The US is a recognized safe state and need not accept refugee applications from people who have applied and failed elsewhere.

Feb 23, 2017

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

Feb 23, 2017

Trudeau has said being cleared in Canada offers travelers protection under the Canadian Charter of Rights, rather than being subjected to American laws at the border.

Feb 23, 2017

A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behavior. It's another symptom of how climate change is remaking the delicate northern environment.

Feb 23, 2017

Astronomers have found at least seven potentially life-bearing, Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away.

Feb 23, 2017

Canada’s Princess of pot Jodie Emery led a dozen protesters on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning to demand the government act quickly to legalize marijuana and immediately stop arresting people for simple possession.

Feb 23, 2017

Two more Ottawa police officers have been demoted in a force-wide probe into fake traffic warnings that’s grown so large that internal affairs officers were so backlogged they were delayed in accepting one officer’s guilty pleas.

Feb 23, 2017

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

Feb 23, 2017

The Northwest Territories justice minister Louis Sebert says he is satisfied with the Mounties' response to a report on unfounded sexual assault cases. Between 2010 and 2014 about one in three sex assault charges in NWT and Nunavut was dismissed.

Feb 22, 2017

The bodies of at least 74 people, believed to be migrants, have washed ashore on the Libyan coast in the latest tragedy at sea for people fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty.

Feb 22, 2017

The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year,

Feb 22, 2017

The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous

Feb 22, 2017

Ottawa police are currently investigating two fatal drug overdoses by teenagers in the west end.

Feb 22, 2017
Canada’s border agencies are moving staff around in response to a rise in illegal crossings, but Ottawa has yet to announce a formal plan to deal with the rush of people arriving on foot from the United States seeking refugee status.
Feb 22, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is working to increase the number of women in its ranks from about 20 percent to 30 percent. Three upcoming Ontario recruitment sessions in Toronto, Newmarket and Woodstock will highlight opportunities for women in the federal police force.

Feb 21, 2017

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

Feb 21, 2017

Canada’s financial watchdog has sent more than 100 disclosures to police in the past year on human trafficking in a quiet new initiative that targets traffickers by following their money.

Feb 21, 2017

Rick Smith says he encountered racism on a daily basis during the 30 years he served on the Halifax police force. The city has Canada's most diverse force, with 12 percent of its members either indigenous or visible minorities but Smith said recruitment was still a challenge.

Feb 21, 2017

Illegal border crossers leave Champlain, New York and cross into Canada, to be greeted by immigration officials, Mounties and video cameras.

Feb 20, 2017

Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the United States border into Canada. Michelle Rempel and Tony Clement tweeted on Sunday that illegal crossings are unsafe and place a burden on local law enforcement.

Feb 20, 2017

RCMP arrested 22 people overnight Saturday and Sunday in Emerson, Manitoba after they illegally crossed the border. More than 1000 people have been detained after crossing from the United States since December, mostly in Manitoba and Quebec.

Feb 20, 2017

Richard Fadden, who led the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from 2009 to 2013 says President Trump and the people around him fail to take basic security precautions. Fadden said people in the White House appear to be careless displaying documents and using smartphones.

Feb 17, 2017

Canadian intelligence agencies could end up feeling the pain of the bruising political fight unfolding in Washington over leaks and the alleged ties of some in the Trump administration to Russia, experts warned on Thursday.

Feb 17, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has responded to criticism of its policing in northern British Columbia by the Civilian Review and Complaint Commission. The force says the agency found no systemic misconduct by members and that it has already implemented 26 of 31 recommendations.

Feb 16, 2017

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission says the Mounties are failing to keep track of their use of force when dealing with suspects. The force has required written reports about the use of force for seven years but has never done systematic reviews of those reports.

Feb 16, 2017

From hiring security guards to installing close-circuit cameras, Montreal area mosques are looking for ways to ensure worshippers feel safe following the attack in Quebec City that left six men dead.

Feb 15, 2017

As U.S. President Donald Trump eyes border security, the Trudeau government is investing millions to offset growing pressures along the Canada-U.S. border, including organized crime and the threat of terrorism.

Feb 15, 2017

The federal government is trying to sell a decades-old former Coast Guard ship for as little as $250,000 despite spending $6.8-million on major repairs to the vessel only eight years ago, according to The Hill Times.

Feb 15, 2017

Last week, after a series of communications between the Globe and Mail, the RCMP and the office of the public safety minister, the newspaper stated the force did not plan to audit sexual assault cases. In fact, a review was underway and the Globe soon changed its story.

Feb 15, 2017

Ottawa company Advanced Property eXposure Inc. has developed technology that delivers information about buildings directly to first responders' smartphones and tablets. Software manages the collection and delivery of relevant content while emergency operations are underway.

Feb 14, 2017

Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, placing one of the Islamic group’s most hardline figures in charge of its core power base.

Feb 14, 2017

Monday's muted climate message came as no surprise to Green party Leader Elizabeth May, who supported Trudeau's climate change efforts in Paris.

Feb 14, 2017

Gun industry seeks to ease government restrictions on silencers.

Feb 14, 2017

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

Feb 14, 2017

Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

Feb 14, 2017

A suicide bomber struck police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack.

Feb 14, 2017

If one California congressman has his way, the US Coast Guard will begin asking for what it needs to grow into a more effective force and begin building a fleet of six Arctic icebreakers.

Feb 14, 2017

Volunteer firefighters and search and rescue members will get a $3,000 tax credit, the B.C. government announced Saturday. The province plans to introduce the tax credit — which would provide a benefit of up to $151.80 each year — as part of the 2017 budget.

Feb 14, 2017

Until a blizzard turned Cape Breton into an silent landscape of empty streets and smoking chimneys, Peter McIsaac, the chief of police for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, was slated Tuesday to make a pitch for new headquarters.

Feb 14, 2017

A human trafficking awareness coordinator with the RCMP yesterday instructed future educators studying at McGill University on how young women and teenage girls are recruited to work as prostitutes and what indicators to look for if they suspect it is happening with a student.

Feb 14, 2017

Some grabbed pets and important papers. Others arrived at shelters with just the clothes on their backs. Still others couldn't leave at all Sunday when word came down that a failing section of California's gigantic Oroville Dam might collapse and send a 30-foot (10-metre) wall of water rushing toward them.

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