IN THE NEWS

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.

Feb 15, 2018 |

The Quebec National Assembly has given the province's anti-corruption unit, L'Unité permanente anti-corruption (UPAC) more powers. Under new legislation, UPAC is recognized as a specialized police force and given wider jurisdiction.

Feb 14, 2018 |

After South Korea’s Olympic short-track speed skater Minjeong Choi was disqualified by the race judges, Canadian Kim Boutin moved into the bronze-medal position. Boutin’s Instagram account was soon flooded with the usual hideous vitriol and death threats.

Feb 14, 2018 |

A Toronto firefighter who mysteriously went missing while on a ski trip to upstate New York has been found "alive and in good health" in California, New York State Police said.

Feb 14, 2018 |

The fraudsters behind the so-called “one ring scam” place calls that appear to originate overseas and hang up quickly. Curious victims return the missed call and inadvertently agree to fees that get piled onto their monthly phone bill.

Feb 14, 2018 |

Police say the scheme involves a call from someone posing as a retailer claiming to alert the victim that their credit card account has been compromised. The victim is told to call 911 and their financial institution to report the fraud. However, when they hang up, the call has not been disconnected.

Feb 14, 2018 |

The Northwest Territories is looking at the creation of an RCMP unit to investigate 71 unsolved cases of missing and murdered persons. The three person unit would organize, catalogue, and investigate suspicious deaths, unsolved homicides, missing persons and unidentified human remains.

Feb 14, 2018 |

Almost a year and a half into its mandate, the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has still not asked many police agencies across the country for their records. Technological challenges have prevented the inquiry from reviewing police files it does have.

Feb 13, 2018 |

Last week, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) released its report on Mobilization to Violence (Terrorism) Research. Predictably, the report has generated backlash and concerns. Given the significance of the issue, it is of course prudent to carefully consider the report’s findings.

Feb 13, 2018 |

Investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger plane that killed all 71 people on board may have been caused by the pilots’ failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.

Feb 13, 2018 |

Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a field for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders.

Feb 13, 2018 |

A senior official of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service told a senate committee his agency is confident law enforcement will know about extremists returning from fighting abroad and be prepared for their arrival. The Liberal government has stated that many returning foreign fighters will need to be rehabilitated.

Feb 13, 2018 |

The Royal Canadian Mounted police has assured private agencies like insurance companies that negotiate with kidnappers on behalf of families they will not be criminally investigated. James Malizia, the RCMP assistant commissioner for national security, told a Senate committee "If there is anything that we can do during a hostage-taking that could assist or provide a level of comfort for agencies or companies that they won't be prosecuted or pursued with respect to criminal investigation, we have done that in the past."

Feb 12, 2018 |

The Fraser Institute, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute have been identified by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Think Tank Index Report as the top five in Canada.

Feb 12, 2018 |

The pilot of a Grand Canyon tour helicopter and three British passengers were under intensive medical care for burns and other injuries, two days after the chopper plunged into jagged rocks during a sightseeing flight.

Feb 12, 2018 |

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said.

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