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Romanian and Canadian military medical teams train together. (Cpl Duchesne-Beaulieu)
Canadian soldiers extinguish hot spots in British Columbia. (2018 Photo: MCpl Gerald Cormier)
Yellowknife: Canadian SAR Techs train for a major air disaster. (Photo: Erica Seymour)
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Members of Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (Ireland) assist a casualty.
Rescue workers respond in aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau test their new Response Boat. Photo: PO1 Jon-Paul Rios
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter sits at the Jarvis Lake SAR Training Facility. (Photo: LS Zachariah Stopa)
8 Jun – US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloads 2,116 lbs of marijuana. Photo: PO2 Ashley Johnson
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
771 NAS Search and Rescue. Photo: Ian McClure
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IN THE NEWS

Jan 16

Nine DND employees were involved in Friday's horrific bus crash on Ottawa's Transitway, the department confirmed Tuesday. There were four Canadian Armed Forces members and five civilians involved in the collision at Westboro station.

Jan 16

Canada's minister for public safety says right-wing, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups are an increasing concern and threat to Canadians. Ralph Goodale said the groups promote hate, which manifests itself in violent anti-Semitism or in other crimes.

Jan 16

A Quebec-based business association claiming to represent over 1,000 companies inside and outside the province is launching a high-profile campaign to convince the Liberal government to reopen the oft-maligned National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Jan 16

A person of "national security concern" was granted permanent residency "due to a series of failures" by the Canadian border agency and immigration department. In light of the incident, both departments have had to introduce changes in what the public safety minister's office is calling a "completely unacceptable" mistake.

Jan 15

The Canadian government has sent an emergency management expert to the Republic of the Congo to help the World Health Organization battle the worsening Ebola outbreak in the area. So far, 385 people have died in DRC and the virus continues to spread. This outbreak is now the second largest in history after the 2014-2016 epidemic that killed 11,000 people ans spread worldwide.

Jan 15

The bitter debate about American security prompted Canada’s emissaries in Washington to prepare for another round of defending the world’s longest undefended border on Monday, as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history lurched into its fourth week.

Jan 14

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter in the city’s west end on Friday. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said officers are trying to determine what caused the collision, adding that the weather – icy roads and bitter cold – could be a factor.

Jan 11

A year ago, the Correctional Service of Canada issued a directive requiring volunteers to obtain “reliability status.” Now, volunteers are subject to the same screening and scrutiny as staff. This includes fingerprinting and a credit check, in addition to the prior requirements of a criminal record check, application and orientation class.

Jan 11

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday it's likely he would declare a national emergency to secure funds for his long-sought wall along the U.S. southern border if an agreement with Democrats in Congress to provide the money isn't reached.

Jan 09

Wildfires that scorched vast tracts of southern British Columbia and led to forced evacuations in the summer of 2017 were stoked by climate change and are likely to become more common as global temperatures edge up, federal scientists warn in a new study.

Jan 09

The federal government is imposing a series of new restrictions on the use of drones, requiring operators to be at least 14 years old and calling on all owners to register their recreational and commercial devices with Transport Canada, federal and industry officials said.

Jan 08

Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone five-fold and give police new powers against lawbreaking operators, the government said on Monday, after sightings last month paralyzed the nation's second busiest airport.

Jan 08

The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall.

Jan 08

New legislation has been proposed to protect the United States’ “technological supremacy” over emerging defence markets, and suppress a rise in the transfer of dual-use technology, through the establishment of an Office of Critical Technologies & Security.

Jan 07

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former national security adviser is questioning whether federal departments are prepared for the risk of election meddling in 2019 and whether the federal Liberals' legislation meant to tackle foreign interference goes far enough.

Jan 07

The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. TSA employees are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential.

Jan 07

President Donald Trump's push to create a U.S. space force is being welcomed by military experts in Canada, and the executive director of one defence think-tank says Canada should consider following suit.

Jan 04

The recommendations of a parliamentary committee looking into the criminal record pardon system is a microcosm of a government that has come up short on their promises for criminal justice reform, say criminal defence lawyers.

Jan 04

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) wants to hire a “network exploitation analyst” to assist the agency in “cyber investigative activities.”

Jan 02

Calgary police shot more people this year than their counterparts in many other big Canadian cities, according to a CBC News analysis. Officers shot nine people, killing five, coming close to the record they set two years ago with 10 shootings.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Dec 01)
Ken Pole's picture

Cybersecurity is expected to be featured prominently in the first annual report from the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.

(Nov 04)
Scott Newark's picture

Canadians were rightly outraged recently when disturbing news was revealed by the grief-sticken father of a brutally murdered young girl. The Government needs to learn from this case and take specific and substantive actions outlined here.

(Nov 04)
Scott Newark's picture

In response to the increase in asylum seekers, CBSA has substantially increased its targets for actual removals of non-citizens who have been ordered removed/deported from Canada.

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