IN THE NEWS

Feb 23, 2018 |

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India, news emerged that the Canadian high commissioner had invited a convicted terrorist to a formal dinner. The invitation was withdrawn but not before Jaspal Atwal had been photographed with Mrs. Trudeau at another formal event.

Feb 23, 2018 |

A new report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says disinformation and propaganda campaigns threaten Western democracies. The common thread is social media that undermines traditional news sources.

Feb 22, 2018 |

Although fewer than half of Toronto's police union members took part in the online survey, 86% of those who voted, expressed a lack of confidence in the city's chief of police. The poll is symbolic only, as the union has no power to remove the chief.

Feb 22, 2018 |

Former Bronx teacher, Christian Toro, was arrested last week on charges that he illegally manufactured a destructive device. A New York judge says he’s not comfortable freeing a man accused of getting students to help him assemble explosives at home.

Feb 22, 2018 |

For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.” As their “community service,” Boeckmann would require the men to collect aluminum cans or litter off the ground. At the same time, he took pictures of them “in embarrassing positions; positions that he found sexually gratifying,” the court document said.

Feb 22, 2018 |

A recent Ottawa Police Service consultation on the continued use of conducted energy weapons (CEWs) — commonly referred to as Tasers — police were able to secure subject without injury, and without further risk to the officers or to the public. The report states “very few (CEW-related) injuries or complaints” have been recorded.

Feb 22, 2018 |

The office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is investigating how a man convicted of attempted murder in Canada three decades ago was invited to a formal dinner at a Canadian diplomatic residence in India. 

Feb 21, 2018 |

Police say at least 44 people were killed when a double-deck bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 metres (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru.

Feb 21, 2018 |

An opposition senator in the Philippines said the death toll in the government's war on drugs has now surpassed 20,000 since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office in 2016.

Feb 21, 2018 |

Confronted by unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers, Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board says it is out of options to meet regulated timelines in the face of the backlog that is growing larger by the day.

Feb 21, 2018 |

Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. In other cases, people posting résumés online are being offered random jobs by unfamiliar organizations or businesses.

Feb 21, 2018 |

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service turned to Twitter and fine dining to promote an upcoming Vancouver job fair: "A career at CSIS is like a jumbo eel sushi roll; taste unknown from the naked eye but pleasantly delicious once indulged."

Feb 21, 2018 |

Manitoba RCMP have arrested six people as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking between Winnipeg and the Grand Rapids area in the central part of the province.

Feb 20, 2018 |

Family and friends of Toronto police officers rallied Monday to demand that the force address understaffing.The Toronto Police Association  says alleged understaffing endangers lives

Feb 20, 2018 |

An arrest has been made in the murder of Adrienne McColl 16 years after her body was found 85 kilometres from Calgary. Stephane Parent of Gatineau, Quebec was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder.

Feb 19, 2018 |

Two tourists became stuck on a snowy road in the Cape Breton Highlands Saturday after their GPS guided them to where they could not turn back. Police rescued them with the help of a front-end loader.

Feb 16, 2018 |

Female RCMP members are angered by a Facebook group apparently created by male Mounties which demeans women. RCMP leadership said it is "aware of some Facebook groups that may have been created by current or former employees that contain content that is inappropriate."

Feb 15, 2018 |

Seventeen people were killed at a Florida school on Wednesday afternoon in one of America’s deadliest school shootings. The former student charged in a deadly rampage is a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, and posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, according to students and neighbours.

Feb 15, 2018 |

Anti-corruption campaigners say it is easier to register a company in Canada than it is to get a library card. A new report says lax Canadian disclosure rules make it easy to conceal illicit transactions.

Feb 15, 2018 |

David Hofmann, a sociology professor at the University of New Brunswick is challenging the "lone-wolf terrorist" theory. By studying the 24-month period before terrorist attacks, his research maps the networks that a 'lone wolf' finds and creates.

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