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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

Dec 12

The RCMP’s forensic lab is behind on all of its performance targets, failing to complete half of all DNA requests and more than a third of toxicology tests within the target time even as it predicts a huge increase in samples the lab will need to process after changes to the impaired driving law.

Dec 11

National security "comes first" in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says.

Dec 11

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking at getting back into the reality TV show game, just two years after the federal privacy commissioner said the agency's show Border Security: Canada's Front Line broke the law.

Dec 10

Quebec’s National Assembly has unanimously adopted a motion in support of the federal government re-examining the National Shipbuilding Strategy and how work on that strategy is allocated. The motion on Friday calls for more work to be directed to Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding.

Dec 06

Physicists from the University of New Brunswick are leading the development of communication technology that will help the Government of Canada monitor activity in the Arctic.

Dec 06

A recent Deloitte study found that Canadian companies will be hiring over 8,000 cybersecurity experts over the next two years. And this isn’t just a Canadian problem: the website Cyberseek reports that there are currently 313,000 open jobs in cybersecurity in the U.S.

Dec 06

Canada's privacy watchdog says he's worried that privacy rights in Canada are being cast aside as both public and private entities rush to mine digital data from citizens and customers.

Dec 06

Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States.

Dec 05

DND says it’s not ruling out a recommendation in a Senate report for using the private sector to augment aerial search and rescue operations as its fleet of helicopters prepares to undergo significant upgrades. Though a private-sector solution seems to have enticed senators, the fishing industry – the largest users of SAR services – are wary.

Dec 05

Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Dec 04

A wealthy Toronto developer with close ties to Beijing’s ruling Communist Party has become a donor to federal, provincial and municipal politicians – raising concerns among security experts about the influence he may be wielding in Canadian politics.

Dec 03

After a fierce winter storm cut residents of Iles de la Madeleine off from the rest of the province, up to 250 CAF personnel are conducting health and welfare patrols and provide assistance to officials in the evacuation of residents if required, according to Public Safety Minister Goodale.

Nov 30

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday morning crumbled roads and splintered buildings, sent residents scurrying for cover, however, authorities said no fatalities or serious injuries have been reported.

Nov 30

Managing the influx of asylum seekers at unauthorized points along Canada’s border with the United States is on pace to cost Ottawa more than $1-billion over three years, a new analysis from Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says.

Nov 30

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet has tapped a veteran Toronto police commander from the Ford family’s power base of Etobicoke in the city’s west end to head the country’s second-largest police force.

Nov 30

The findings of a special security review into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's much-maligned trip to India early this year will be released Monday. Copies of the classified report are in the hands of the Prime Minister's Office and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Nov 29

British Columbia’s Attorney-General says the continuing battle against money laundering has been dealt a serious blow after criminal charges were stayed in a high-profile case he calls the largest in B.C. history.

Nov 29

New Zealand is barring China’s Huawei on national-security grounds from supplying equipment for next-generation mobile networks, and in doing so has become the third member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance to take action against the huge Shenzen-based telecom-gear maker.

Nov 27

Canada joined its allies Monday in condemning Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels near Crimea, but experts are divided on what the sharp escalation of the deadly and protracted conflict will mean.

Nov 27

The Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are continuing their annual joint search-and-destroy mission against illegal outdoor cannabis grows — another example of how the war against the plant is still alive and well, despite legalization last month.

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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