IN THE NEWS

Apr 03, 2017

A grim search for the missing resumed at dawn Sunday in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through a small city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more wounded and homeless.

Apr 03, 2017

Ontario Provincial Police stopped what appeared to be an illegal road rally near Barrie on Highway 400 Sunday and hauled away at least a dozen exotic vehicles, including a Lamborghini. Some drivers denied they were engaged in what police termed "stunt driving."

Apr 03, 2017

Candidates for the leadership of the Canadian Conservative Party debated illegal immigration, among other issues, in Toronto Sunday evening. Some candidates want to rewrite international agreements to stem the flow of asylum seekers walking across the border from the United States.

Mar 31, 2017

Minority groups have presssured Pride events to exclude police, due to a history of troubled relations. When does the present pay for the past?

Mar 30, 2017

Australian authorities told 40,000 people to evacuate to higher ground on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that pummelled the northeast two days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain.

Mar 30, 2017

China’s state-sponsored cyberattack on the National Research Council’s computer infrastructure cost Ottawa hundreds of millions of dollars, according to federal documents that shed light on fallout from the 2014 breach.

Mar 30, 2017

A news report Wednesday stated that some workers at Montreal's international airport had been radicalized. The TVA network said they had access to restricted areas and were seeking information about weapons. Officials say the workers have been reassigned.

Mar 30, 2017

After the death of a suspect last July, Ottawa constable Daniel Montsion was charged with manslaughter. Bracelets with the mottos "united we stand" and "divided we fall' and his badge number have been sold to some officers and supporters while other members consider them inappropriate.

Mar 29, 2017

While the Trudeau government considers an extradition treaty with China, two former leaders of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service advise against the measure, due to that country's poor record on human rights. Last week, the government of Australia slowed similar negotiations with China, amid considerable opposition.

Mar 29, 2017

On Monday Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier said he would offer the assistance of Canadian Forces members to deal with illegal immigrants crossing from the United States. Greg Janzen, the reeve of Emerson, Manitoba said the measure would be "overkill".

Mar 28, 2017

Seven high school students and a teacher have died and more than 40 people have been injured after an avalanche hit ski slopes in Japan.

Mar 28, 2017

Ottawa’s police chief has initiated a complaint against an officer who punched a handcuffed teen during a 2015 arrest.

Mar 28, 2017

Swiss and Turkish authorities have opened separate probes into protesters in Bern who called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mar 28, 2017

With summer approaching and record numbers of illegal immigrants walking across the Canadian border with the United States, law enforcement resources are being stretched. Maxime Bernier, a leading contender to be the new Conservative leader says he would consider supplementing the border personnel with Canadian Forces members.

Mar 28, 2017

The government wants marijuana to be legalized by July 1, 2018 but what will police do about enforcing the existing laws in the meantime? Police forces in five major Canadian cities were asked about their intentions.

Mar 27, 2017

Hamas closed its only civilian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, and Israeli troops were on high alert as tensions between the two enemies continued to rise, two days after a senior Hamas operative was mysteriously shot dead at point-blank range in the parking garage of his home.

Mar 27, 2017

Amber Rudd, the U.K.’s home secretary, made comments about 'terrorists having a place to hide' after police discovered that London’s Westminster attacker had sent a text via WhatsApp just before his rampage.

Mar 27, 2017

Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

Mar 27, 2017

Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump's immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, according to The Canadian Press.

Mar 27, 2017

Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said. No suspect was in custody by the afternoon and police did not think the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism-related.

Mar 27, 2017

New Canadian research shows one young person is shot almost every day in Ontario, with the vast majority of injuries being unintentional. The findings, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, do not offer an explanation of what’s driving the number of injuries.

Mar 27, 2017

In the next few days Montreal's police chief will present a plan to stop what has been called 'infighting' in the force. There have been allegations of false evidence planting to derail internal corruption investigations.

Mar 24, 2017

After the death of a suspect in custody and subsequent manslaughter charges against an officer, the Ottawa force began a review of gloves worn by police. The Ontario provincial Special Investigations Unit has already described the gloves worn by the Ottawa officer as weapons.

Mar 23, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

Mar 23, 2017

It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

Mar 23, 2017

In Montreal federal prosecutors have dropped drugs, weapons and kidnapping charges against 35 alleged Mafia members, apparently abandoning an investigation that spanned half a decade. According to one crown lawyer, the move maybe linked to questions about RCMP investigative techniques.

Mar 23, 2017

A single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft crashed near the north shore of Lake Superior at 11:38 p.m. March 15, but there was no sign that a body had gone down with it. Upon investigation, there was no trace that anyone had landed with the plane—and no footprints in the snow.

Mar 23, 2017

One attacker is dead, along with a police officer he stabbed and two civilians he killed with a vehicle. The attack ended with Parliamentary protective police shooting the attacker to death in the grounds of the House of Commons. In related raids at six locations across the United Kingdom, seven people have been taken into custody.

Mar 22, 2017

The federal public safety minister says the Liberals plan to introduce legislation this spring to revamp the Conservative anti-terrorism bill known as C-51.

Mar 22, 2017

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is evaluating intelligence passed on by the United States to determine if it should join the U.S. and the UK in requiring passengers travelling from some Middle East countries to pack all large electronic devices other than mobile cellphones in their checked baggage.

Mar 22, 2017

A "botched" job of selling off Canada's airports would be costly for travellers and could even threaten national security, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says. The government is studying the potential privatization of some of Canadian airports, but has not yet made any decision.

Mar 22, 2017

A decommissioned Coast Guard ship that underwent $9-million in repairs in 2009 only to be permanently docked four years later has been sold for $373,000 after being offered for sale on the government’s surplus website.

Mar 22, 2017

Nearly fifty percent of Canadians want to see illegal border crossers turned away, while only 36 percent want to see them accepted as refugees. In recent months, and especially since the election of US president Donald Trump, the number of asylum seekers walking across the southern border has been increasing.

Mar 21, 2017

Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues about why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront of France’s election campaign.

Mar 21, 2017

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

Mar 21, 2017

Ottawa constable Daniel Montsion was charged with manslaughter after the death of a suspect in July 2016. The Ottawa police force is investigating his use of 'assault' gloves with hard inserts, and the Ontario government is asking all provincial forces to audit their use of the equipment.

Mar 20, 2017

Shared Services’ real mission is to modernize the government’s technology networks by 2020

Mar 20, 2017

Inmate says he smuggled drugs into jail in Kinder eggs hidden in rectum.

Mar 20, 2017

The US Coast Guard seems to have survived attempts by the Trump administration to reduce its budget thanks, in large part, to an “avalanche” of support from Congress, the service’s top officer said last Thursday.

Mar 20, 2017

A study of US firefighters shows their number one source of calories is chicken and turkey. Alcohol is number two, with beer the beverage of choice.

Mar 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s second attempt at instituting a travel ban targeting travelers from several Muslim nations suffered back-to-back blows in two federal courts, with judges in Hawaii and Maryland using the president’s own words against him when striking it down.

Mar 17, 2017

In a single year under Liberal rule, federal prisons became less deadly, less crowded and less black, according to new data obtained by The Globe and Mail that suggests prison life has changed strikingly since the Harper Conservatives fell from power.

Mar 17, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the American Federal Trade Commission covering cooperation on fraud investigations that involve both countries. The agreement will increase the ability to conduct joint investigations and share information.

Mar 16, 2017

Canada’s seafood labelling requirements fail consumers, particularly when compared to requirements governing two of our largest export partners, the European Union and the United States, according to a SeaChoice international seafood labelling report card released today.

Mar 16, 2017

The minister of transport, Marc Garneau has announced new regulations for civilian drone operations: height, time of operation and proximity to other objects are covered. Unmanned Systems Canada reacted immediately, both applauding the minister's concern but calling for further refinement to the regulations after consultations.

Mar 16, 2017

A Canadian man of Kazakh origins who appeared to live a lavish lifestyle in southern Ontario was arrested as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo that targeted American government officials, Russian journalists opposed to the regime of President Vladimir Putin, and ordinary email users, authorities said Wednesday.

Mar 16, 2017

Ottawa police have charged a 27-year-old Ottawa woman they say stole a taxi to drive to Parliament Hill and then stole another vehicle once she was turned away from its entrance by security on Monday afternoon.

Mar 16, 2017

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into the Canada Border Services Agency’s practice of searching the electronic devices of travellers at the Canadian border.

Mar 16, 2017

In 2006, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service pledged to inform the Federal Court about its collection of telecommunications data. A decade later, federal judges inadvertently became aware of the Operational Data Analysis Centre gathering information about Canadians' electronic communications.

Mar 15, 2017

Little progress 15 years after 9/11 Commission called for integrated data, voice systems.

Mar 15, 2017

When first responders came off the frontline in the fight against the 2016 fire that devastated Fort McMurray, scientists gathered samples of their breath, blood and urine. A $500,000 federal grant will fund a two-year study of how fighting the blaze affected their physical and mental health.

Mar 14, 2017

Government officials reassured Canadians Monday that none of their personal information was compromised after Statistics Canada’s website was hacked and the CRA’s website was shut down as a precautionary measure when similar vulnerabilities were identified in its computer system.

Mar 14, 2017

British Columbia’s highest court has ruled drug dealers pushing fentanyl should receive sentences of up to 36 months – three times longer than other street-level dealers – to recognize the “scourge” of the deadly synthetic opioid.

Mar 14, 2017

Michel Coulombe will end a 30 year career with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service when he retires at the end of May.  He became director of CSIS in 2013.

Mar 14, 2017

The president of the Toronto Police Association, Mike McCormack says divisions are understaffed and morale is low after the release of a report in January disrupted staffing. The Transformational Task Force report noted the greater use of technology and a change in recruiting.

Mar 13, 2017

A detailed study of the origins of British Islamists exposes a clear link between terrorist crimes and growing up in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham, England.

Mar 13, 2017

Bill S-27, referred to as "Wynn's Law" is a bail reform effort that gives clear direction regarding repeat offenders at bail hearings. Introduced by Tory Senator Runciman, it passed second reading with the support of 27 Liberal MPs, and is now on its way to Committee. The Bill seeks to change the wording of the Criminal Code to require the Crown to disclose an assailant’s criminal history and outstanding charges during bail hearings. RCMP Constable Wynn was gunned down by an assailant who had been released on bail despite dozens of outstanding charges.

Mar 13, 2017

A retired teacher who wants to return to work at a Toronto private school is objecting to a requirement that he submit fingerprints for screening against a pardoned sex offender registry. Otto Schmidt, 67, says he has done nothing wrong and the request is discriminatory by age and gender.

Mar 13, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is taking on Conservative Party criticism that the government needs to do more at the border to prevent asylum seekers from crossing into Canada.

Mar 13, 2017

New research shows about 8 percent of soldiers and police officers seek PTSD treatment compared with 17 percent of firefighters and 20 percent of paramedics. Katy Kamkar, a Toronto psychologist said cultural differences in the groups may account for the difference.

Mar 13, 2017

U.S. Homeland Secretary John Kelly says there have been countless attempts by terrorists to blow up passenger jets operated by Air Canada and U.S. airlines – plots that have been stopped because of U.S. and Canadian intelligence agencies.

Mar 13, 2017

The Canada Revenue Agency is reporting that all of its online services are back in service after being down since Friday afternoon due to an "internet vulnerability" that was discovered during website maintenance.

Mar 10, 2017

Awso Peshdary, 27, is on trial in Ottawa, accused of being a terrorist recruiter and financier. The Ontario Supreme Court has ordered the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to hand over details of its engagement with a paid informer.

Mar 09, 2017

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Guatemala, after 21 girls were killed in a fire, apparently started in protest against abuse at a crowded children's care home.

Mar 09, 2017

Thieves wearing South African police uniforms staged a brazen heist at the main international airport in Johannesburg, making off with an unknown amount of cash.

Mar 09, 2017

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kabul military hospital by gunmen disguised as doctors who entered the facility and battled security forces for hours.

Mar 09, 2017

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building’s basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash.

Mar 09, 2017

A controversial treatment known as “liberation therapy” is ineffective in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to Canadian findings from one of the most rigorous studies of the procedure to date.

Mar 09, 2017
The federal government is stripping seven outdated sections from Canada's Criminal Code, including a provision banning abortion that was struck down nearly 30 years ago.

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