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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

Jan 23

Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News. The breach comes just eight months after 1.9 million customer emails were stolen from Bell's database by an anonymous hacker.

Jan 23

A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska.

Jan 23

An Ohio man who admitted receiving training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotting to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Jan 23

Thousands of Filipino families have been evacuated in the Philippine province of Albay as the country’s most active volcano inches toward a possibly major eruption.

Jan 23

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) updates internal tracking of Canadian jihadists abroad as often as once a week. Weekly reports from 2016 and early 2017 track those “currently in Turkey/Syria/Iraq” and those “returned to Canada from Turkey/Syria/Iraq”. The Liberal government has put the number of returnees at 60 for over two years.

Jan 23

RCMP members in the Halifax region have accused a local doctor of sexual assault against them over 22 years during medical exams and assessments. Halifax Regional Police are investigating.

Jan 22

The solution ordered by Brazil is very similar to that of Canada. Brazil’s first C295 SAR aircraft toured three of Canada’s search and rescue bases in 2017. Accessing the contractual option for additional SAR-configured aircraft will bring its C295 fleet to 15 aircraft, with 12 transport-configured and 3 SAR-configured.

Jan 22

The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge grey column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.

Jan 22

An avalanche hit Turkish soldiers conducting military operations against Kurdish rebels in Turkey's southeast on Sunday, killing five of them and injuring 12 others, officials said.

Jan 22

After years of denying it existed, Montreal is dropping the police quota system for traffic tickets.  Mayor Valérie Plante said senior managers will lose bonuses tied to the ticket targets.

Jan 22

A briefing note from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in October 2016 states, “The Service has never before faced a terrorist threat of the scope, scale and complexity of Sunni Islamist-inspired terrorism...” The document seems to conflict with public statements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jan 19

The Crown has filed an appeal against the acquittal of a Montreal woman on terror-related charges. Sabrine Djermane was accused of attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization. Prosecutors are appealing the explosive substance verdict.

Jan 19

Police in Nigeria say two Canadians and two Americans kidnapped on Tuesday are in “good spirits”. The officials say they are being held by bandits, not terrorists, and a ransom has been demanded.

Jan 18

With a crippled ISIS now less focused on recruiting followers for a new life in Iraq and Syria than on lashing out at perceived enemies, Michael Dempsey looks at what can be done to counter the shifting tactics of ISIS.

Jan 18

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers, after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration.

Jan 18

A Greenfield hospital system last week paid a $50,000 ransom to hackers who hijacked patient data. The SamSam ransomware attack accessed Hancock Health's computers through an outside vendor's account. It quickly infected the system by locking out data and changing the names of more than 1,400 files to "I'm sorry."

Jan 18

Ottawa Police Const. Marcel Allen was arrested Tuesday. Police allege that Allen entered a teen’s home with a knife looking to settle a dispute between the teen and one of his own children. Police also allege that Allen flashed his badge during the altercation.

Jan 18

A British Columbia court has ruled that indefinite solitary confinement for federal inmates is unconstitutional, because it risks psychological harm. The decision is suspended for 12 months so the government can draft new legislation.

Jan 18

Reports from Nigeria say gunmen have kidnapped two Canadians and two Americans on a road known for abductions. Local media say two security personnel were shot and killed during the attack.

Jan 17

The Canadian Coast Guard will be seeking proposals from qualified marine salvage companies for bulk oil removal from the wreck of the Manolis L. The freighter sank in January 1985 near Change Islands in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jan 17

Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi, 36, had made it across the border near Emerson, Manitoba. He is the latest African asylum-seeker to face the possibility of losing his fingers to frostbite.

Jan 17

For years, the Winnipeg Police Service has had the largest or one of the largest per capita complements in Canada. The Winnipeg Police Board wants to bring the number in line with the national average which would mean cutting the force by as many as 267 officers.

Jan 16

Venezuelan special forces captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who have been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, officials said.

Jan 16

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month. The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart of the capital, setting off their explosive vests among labourers and street vendors during the morning rush hour.

Jan 16

A Vancouver-area teen was with his family when he ran into the deadly crossfire of the region's intermittent gang war. Police say the 15-year-old boy was shot just after 9 p.m. on one of Vancouver's busiest streets, and died on Monday afternoon after his family took him off of life support.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Dec 10)
JAYA PRAKASH's picture

Will Australia have to choose between its roaring trade with Beijing, and its relationship with the United States, which has provided its security umbrella since the end of World War II?

(Nov 24)
JAYA PRAKASH's picture

To its dismay, Singapore is finding out that the very porous digital frontiers are not just affecting companies and commerce; government services and infrastructure are also at great risk from cyber terror.

(Nov 23)
Scott Newark's picture

We have just confirmed that the case in which a man was acquitted of sexual assault in part because he was unaware his actions were criminal will be appealed by the Ontario AG's Office. This critically important issue is still before the Courts and that the Government of Ontario is defending our secular rule of law.

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