IN THE NEWS

Nov 23, 2017 |

Authorities on removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.

Nov 23, 2017 |

While some countries try to kill their citizens fighting for ISIS in Syria before they can return, Canada places its hopes on reintegration and counseling. If that fails, returning terrorists can be prosecuted but lawyers are reluctant to bring the charges.

Nov 23, 2017 |

A selection committee headed by former  New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna is looking for a new RCMP commissioner to replace Bob Paulson. The group includes Devon Clunis, former Winnipeg police chief  and labour leader Barbara Byers.

Nov 22, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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, 2017 |

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.

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