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18 Apr – USCG Cutter Cypress crew takes part in New Orleans Navy Week. Photo:PO3 Brandon Giles
USCG Cutter Polar Star after supporting Op Deep Freeze in Antarctica. Photo: PO2 Ali Flockerzi
Whidbey Island SAR MH-60S helicopter in the North Cascades National Park. Photo:Ignacio D. Perez
Firefighting crews from CAL FIRE fight the Garza Fire. Photo: Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
American Medical Response in Santa Barbara, California. Photo: Patric Lausch
Search and rescue helicopter on the Maltese islands. Photo: Gailen Borg
SAR Technicians transport a simulated casualty in Yellowknife, NWT. Photo: MCpl Pat Blanchard
UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler visited Baucau and Liquica Districts. Photo: UN Peacekeeping
A domestic response team fight fires in BC during Op Lentus 17-04. Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
771 NAS Search and Rescue. Photo: Ian McClure
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IN THE NEWS

May 25

RCMP officials in Alberta say new crime reduction units (CRU) are succeeding. During the CRU's first months, officers have made 263 arrests and laid 1,227 charges. The ratio of charges to arrests shows the CRU units are targeting repeat offenders.

May 24

A private jet broke in half as it crashed off the end of a runway as it came into land in Honduras. The Gulfstream jet, which was traveling from Austin, Texas, skidded out of control at the capital's international airport.

May 24

Citing national security reasons, the federal government has blocked the sale of Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. to China's CCCC International Holding Ltd. The controversial deal would have been worth $1.5 billion.

May 24

Canadian police officers need more time to prepare to detect drug use before marijuana is legalized. Sergeant David Caron with Guelph Police Traffic Services says training is costly and time-consuming but necessary.

May 24

The federal cabinet is blocking the takeover of Canada's Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese government-owned company. Two former directors of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service publicly opposed the sale.

May 23

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: a toxic steam cloud. Authorities warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.

May 23

The North American Securities Administrators Association announced a series of probes by state and regional regulatory authorities from the US and Canada. The actions are an effort to restrict fraudulent initial coin offerings and crypto-related investment products. Dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep,” about 70 investigations have been initiated by NASAA members from over 40 jurisdictions in the US and Canada.

May 23

Othman Hamdan, a British Columbia man facing deportation over allegations of promoting terrorism claims that false accusations have caused him post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Acquitted of terrorism-related charges last September, immigration authorities determined he poses a danger to the public.

May 22

Canadians believe their gun control laws protect them from the crimes of violence Americans face, but in reality those laws do not give sufficient protection.

May 18

Former Crown Prosecutor Scott Newark unpacks the "strange case of Professor Hassan Diab" and concludes that Canada has much work ahead to learn from its mistakes and make appropriate changes.

May 17

A Canadian aviation expert and former airplane crash investigator says he can state with "100 per cent certainty" that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was intentionally ditched in the ocean by one of the pilots in an act of murder-suicide.

May 17

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a terror suspect's bid to stave off the federal government's effort to deport him on security grounds. The government is trying to remove Mohamed Mahjoub, 58, using a national security certificate, claiming he was a high-ranking member of an Islamic terrorist organization.

May 17

A letter signed by the previously unknown Islamic Revolutionary Force claims the group has destroyed beaches in Ontario's Muskoka region and threatens other attacks. The group says it used snowmobiles to destroy the beaches over the winter. The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating.

May 16

Canada is reforming its national security laws and institutions. The success of all the initiatives depends on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act which clarifies how Canadian government departments exchange sensitive information.

May 15

The Trudeau government is shifting the G7 summit away from its traditional Africa outreach in favour of a session on ocean sustainability that will include the world’s largest political and financial organizations.

May 15

Monday marked the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war there, and was part of a high-stakes campaign by Gaza's Hamas rulers to break a decade-long border blockade. Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 on Monday, Gaza Health Ministry said.

May 15

Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage.

May 14

The Canadian Armed Forces, in support of Public Safety Canada, is deploying approximately 60 members to assist the Province of New Brunswick following their request for federal assistance. Elements of 4 Engineer Support Regiment from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown deployed to support Provincial authorities. This will enable those authorities to complete assessments and prioritize further relief work and repairs.

May 14

Despite these incontrovertible facts, palliative care is inadequately funded in the Ottawa region and, indeed, in the province of Ontario. Patients who are suffering and reaching the end of their lives from any disease other than cancer are not able to access a palliative care clinic because none exists.

May 14

Canada will use its presidency of the G7 to try to persuade the world’s richest and most industrialized countries to adopt ambitious goals for plastics recycling and waste reduction. “We are looking at a zero-plastics-waste charter,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said from Cancun, Mexico.

May 14

In a closed-door meeting, Renfrew town council adopted rules setting the age limit for the fire chief at 60, which is the same limit the province set years earlier for frontline firefighters. The former fire chief, 61-year-old Guy Longtin, is fighting back against a move to push him into retirement with a legal fight launched Wednesday.

May 14

The Conservative opposition wants to know why the government has not arrested a man in Toronto who claims to be a returned ISIS fighter. It is a crime to travel abroad to participate in terrorism, and the government admits about 60 people have returned to Canada after joining terrorist groups abroad.

May 11

This Global News report shows how easily Google exposed employees of CSIS through a tool developed to make navigation easier. The news team was able to identify vehicles in the parking lot and then find home addresses of two CSIS employees using google street view.

May 11

Canada received over 50,000 asylum applications in 2017 – a 200% increase over the previous year. Nearly half of these claimants crossed illegally into Canada to make their claim. Or, as the Liberals like to say, they crossed “irregularly.” So far in 2018, things have gotten significantly worse.

May 11

A CBC News investigation showed that most people killed in police encounters in Canada since 2000 were mentally ill or addicted. A study shows that training at Ontario Police College on deescalation is inconsistent and “superficial.”

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(May 16)
Ken Pole's picture

While the Government Accountability Office notes that the DOD faces “new challenges as adversaries try to steal national security information and technology at unprecedented rate, ” the White House eliminated its Senior Cyber Policy Office.

(Apr 24)
Chris MacLean's picture

It will take some time to unpack the recent Yonge Street attack, however, Public Safety Minister Goodale dismisses the suggestion that there is a national security element to it. I was shocked to hear there is a thriving social group for men who are angry that they cannot get laid.

(Apr 19)
Scott Newark's picture

The recent collapse of negotiations between the government and a suspected terrorist highlights the urgency with which Canada needs to develop an effective strategy to clarify how its national security enforcement and intelligence officials handle terrorism-related investigations. 

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