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Aug 06, 2018

Safety reasons forced London Metropolitan Police to break off the high speed pursuit of four people on jet skis Friday night. The Thames River chased echoed a scene from the 1999 Bond film, "The World Is Not Enough".

Aug 05, 2018

There's a turf war going on at Canada's major airports over handguns – but no gangs are involved. Instead, border officers have been butting heads with Transport Canada officials in a four-year-old dispute about who can bear arms in an airport.

Aug 02, 2018

When marijuana use becomes legal in Canada on October 17, employers will have to ensure their workplaces are safe from preventable incidents. The Professional Security Knowledge Network, which offers online training for the security and investigation sector, has prepared a course to help employers meet their responsibilities.

Aug 01, 2018

As controversy swirls in the U.S. over downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, Canada's public safety minister says the technology is a "critical issue" that's causing concern for law enforcement around the world.

Aug 01, 2018

A month after arriving in Mali, Canadian forces members will carry out medical evacuations 24 hours a day, beginning Wednesday. The Trudeau government promised 250  personnel, three transport helicopters, and five escort helicopters to the mission, and is considering sending about 20 civilian police officers as well.

Aug 01, 2018

Some former military members object to issuing special 'veteran' license plates to retired RCMP members. The B.C. Veterans Commemorative Association has told the British Columbia government that the RCMP should not receive  the special plates.

Jul 31, 2018

A new Electronic Devices Privacy Handbook released by the BC Civil Liberties Association and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) will help travellers understand their data privacy rights at border crossings, offers best practices for securing digital devices, and what to do if you've been searched.

Jul 31, 2018

A newspaper report says Canada, along with other western countries is increasingly worried about the security risks of equipment from Chinese telecom supplier Huawei. Governments have barred the company from procurement competitions due to fears about network integrity.

Jul 31, 2018

The Canadian government is clearly unwilling or unable to stop the flow of asylum seekers entering Canada illegally from the United States. This video report follows the steps taken when asylum seekers cross the border into Canada.

Jul 30, 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency share responsibility for the integrity of the border, but there seems to be a continuing power struggle over who is in charge of organized crime investigations. Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair has assumed a new federal cabinet role as minister for border security.

Jul 27, 2018

The Trump administration's point man on trade called Canada a national security threat to the United States in the face of questions over steep tariffs on Canadian steel, and the American president doubled down on the decision in a campaign-style speech.

Jul 27, 2018

Ayanle Hassan Ali, the man who tried to kill three soldiers at the Canadian Forces recruiting centre in North York in 2016 has been cleared to leave his hospital's secure unit without direct supervision. The crown is appealing his acquittal on terrorism charges.

Jul 26, 2018

The U.S. Special Operations Command asked for a technologically superior electric autonomous land vehicle, and SOFTWERX and Nikola Powersports are answering that call with an innovative UTV called the Reckless.

Jul 26, 2018

A spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that while the investigation into the mass shooting in Toronto is still early, there's no evidence supporting a connection to ISIS.

Jul 26, 2018

When marijuana becomes legal in Canada on October 17, at least 14 RCMP marijuana sniffing dogs across the country will be out of work. The redundant animals must be replaced by new dogs whose training does not include marijuana, at a cost of $5000 each.

Jul 26, 2018

The Islamist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Toronto attack that killed two people and wounded 13 others. Canadian authorities have not assigned a motive to the incident.

Jul 25, 2018

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Trudeau government will consider the increasing calls for a ban on handguns, an idea endorsed by Toronto council after a mass shooting that shook Canada’s largest city this week.

Jul 25, 2018

A new poll shows Canadians are split along political lines about the peacekeeping mission that is placing 250 Canadian soldiers in the troubled African nation of Mali. Most Canadians support the government’s decision but opposition is greatest among Conservative voters and people who follow the situation closely.

Jul 25, 2018

Until 2012, 75 per cent of illegal firearms in Canada came from the United States but by 2017, about half came from domestic sources, according to Toronto police. Legal gun owners make big profit by reselling their weapons illegally.

Jul 24, 2018

Political leaders at all levels offered comforting words and pledged to work together following Sunday's deadly shooting in Toronto, even as a new Statistics Canada report indicated gun violence is on the rise across the country.

Jul 24, 2018

A man was arrested Monday on Parliament Hill during the Changing of the Guard ceremony. No one was injured and officials said early reports he was armed with a knife were incorrect. A small knife had been discovered near the scene of the incident.

Jul 24, 2018

Canada may take as many as 250 members of the Syrian "White Helmets' civilian group, after they were rescued from advancing government forces. The group has been accused of having terrorist ties.

Jul 23, 2018

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has identified the 29-year-old man being investigated in connection with a deadly mass shooting on 22 July in Toronto as Faisal Hussain. Toronto police say the suspect shot 15 people and exchanged gunfire with police before dying of a gunshot wound.

Jul 23, 2018

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. The fleet will include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125. The contract also foresees the setting up of a local training and maintenance centre.

Jul 22, 2018

Canada’s participation in ballistic missile defence has recently returned to the forefront. A recent survey of leading experts on defence policy and ballistic missile defence shows expert consensus on the value of cooperating with the United States on BMD to protect North America.

Jul 20, 2018

The new US northern border strategy fails to mention previous and ongoing joint border security initiatives with Canada, writes Scott Newark. Does this signal a more unilateral process in the offing?

Jul 20, 2018

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service does not have the legal authority to spy outside of Canada unless national security is at stake, a Federal Court judge has ruled.

Jul 20, 2018

Canada could get caught in the crossfire after the U.S. Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports.

Jul 20, 2018

A newly declassified report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says about a quarter of Canadians engaged in terrorist activity have already committed crimes.

Jul 19, 2018

A majority of Canadians believe the federal government can be trusted to keep them safe while protecting their privacy, new polling reveals, but a significant proportion lack basic knowledge of the security agencies that actually do that work on a daily basis.

Jul 19, 2018

BC Wildfire Service is busy responding to a total of five fires outside West Kelowna. The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has issued an evacuation order for properties north of the fire. Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately.

Jul 19, 2018

Thousands of scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight.

Jul 19, 2018

Bill Blair was named as Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday.

Jul 18, 2018

With legal marijuana in Canada approaching, police officers still do not have the training or equipment to detect impaired drivers accurately and quickly.

Jul 17, 2018

Canadian Rangers rescued a fisherman from the Hudson Bay community of Peawanuck after his boat engine failed in worsening weather. The seven hour rescue involved four Rangers and two freighter canoes.

Jul 12, 2018

A company founded in Canada played a vital role in the successful rescue of the Thai soccer team of 12 boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach. Patrick Blott, Intermap’s CEO, said the company was able to give the first 3-D maps of the cave area within three hours of getting called by Thai agencies seeking help.

Jul 10, 2018

The Chinese government is working to create a techno-authoritarian state powered by artificial intelligence and facial recognition to track and monitor its 1.4 billion citizens.

Jul 09, 2018

Eight boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand waited for a rescue operation to resume on Monday, a day after the first four were brought out safely and whisked away to hospital.

Jul 09, 2018

Last fall, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) said more time was needed to train officers to spot drug-impaired drivers.   Now the CACP says it probably won't reach the goal of training 2,000 officers when marijuana becomes legal this year.

Jul 09, 2018

Toronto's police are investigating a letter from an officer to Mayor John Tory chief accusing him of contributing to gun violence by canceling the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy in 2016. The police task force was launched after the 2005 Summer of the Gun.

Jul 06, 2018

The Trudeau government plans to send up to 20 police officers to Mali, adding to the commitment of eight helicopters and 250 armed forces members for the next 12 months.

Jul 05, 2018

TOA Canada Corporation plans to relocate to a newly custom-built facility in west Mississauga by August 20, 2018.

Jul 05, 2018

British investigators were urgently trying to establish on Thursday how a couple came into contact with the same type of Soviet-era chemical weapon used in an attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Jul 05, 2018

Rescue teams in northern Thailand are giving crash courses in swimming and diving as part of preparations to remove the young soccer squad from a cave. Enough supplies have been prepared to last 4 months, as timeline for rescue remains unclear.

Jul 05, 2018

Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper have been identified as the three people found dead after they went missing at Shannon Falls on Tuesday. A young woman was trying to swim near the top of the 335-metre waterfall where she slipped and fell. Her boyfriend and another friend went in after her.

Jul 05, 2018

Canada’s embassy in Haiti was overrun by a criminal organization after more than a dozen locals hired to work at the diplomatic mission in Port-au-Prince swindled more than $1.7 million through numerous schemes and frauds, internal investigation reports reveal.

Jul 05, 2018

There are reports heavily armed American officers have boarded Canadian fishing boats near Machias Seal Island between New Brunswick and Maine, apparently looking for illegal immigrants. Canada considers the area sovereign territory but the United States disputes that claim.

Jul 04, 2018

A recent examination has found that Google lets hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools. Google does little to police those developers, who train their computers—and, in some cases, employees—to read their users’ emails.

Jul 04, 2018

The Israel Defense Force launched a campaign to warn its soldiers about Hamas hackers who have been trying to install spyware on their phones via a World Cup app and two online dating sites. About 100 soldiers were duped into doing downloading the spyware, the IDF said, though it insisted no damage had been done to Israeli security.

Jul 04, 2018

Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel.

Jul 04, 2018

A former Judge Advocate General says the government should be more open about its policy about targeting Canadians serving in military units abroad. Blaise Cathcart was speaking about reports that airstrikes in Syria and Iraq had aimed at Canadians fighting for terrorist groups.

Jul 04, 2018

The Calgary Stampede begins Friday and visitors will notice more security measures this year, including metal detectors, screening and vehicle barriers. A Stampede official said barriers are largely designed to match Stampede decor.

Jul 03, 2018

As thousands of police officers search across France for a convict who escaped prison in a commando-style helicopter raid Sunday, investigators are piecing together how the precisely coordinated, astonishingly brazen caper came together — probably through months of high-tech spy work and secret plans.

Jul 03, 2018

The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-metre-high column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.

Jul 03, 2018

After 10 days trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, and after an enormous search effort that had transfixed Thailand, the missing 12 boys and their soccer coach had finally been found in Tham Luang Cave.

Jul 03, 2018

Belgian authorities have charged an Iranian diplomat and three other people with plotting a terrorist attack in France. The planned bombing targeted an Iranian opposition event near Paris which included Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney.

Jun 29, 2018

A Geneva-based group, Global Detention Project, says Canada has a culture of secrecy around its immigration detention system and its practice of detaining vulnerable groups. Public pressure has forced the government to public pressure has prompted Ottawa to decrease the number of long-term detainees and reduce the use of maximum-security jails.

Jun 28, 2018

Border officers stationed at Canada’s ports seize suspected stolen vehicles when they find them and then notify police, who are supposed to investigate. The CBSA says that if there is no police investigation, it has no reason to hold the cars and must release them — effectively allowing them to be exported overseas by crimes groups.

Jun 28, 2018

About 100 soldiers and an RAF Chinook helicopter have been deployed to help battle a vast moorland wildfire that has raged for days in Greater Manchester.

Jun 28, 2018

Bill C-21, scheduled for Senate debate in the fall, would allow the government to monitor how long someone is outside the country, to ensure they return before losing social benefits like Old Age Security, Employment Insurance and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. The information would be shared with the United States government.

Jun 27, 2018

Six people were arrested and large quantities of drugs seized in a major drug bust in three Ottawa locations. Among the drugs seized were 100,000 pills containing methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of cannabis, as well as cocaine, MDA, oxycodone and crack.

Jun 27, 2018

An independent review of the Immigration and Refugee Board says there are persistent and systemic problems with the organization that handles asylum claims and appeals, problems it says can’t be fixed without a major shift at the top.

Jun 27, 2018

Lynn Lake has called for a voluntary evacuation affecting residents with chronic health conditions or breathing problems after a wildfire caused by a lightning strike moved to within 15 kilometres of the town.

Jun 27, 2018

Airbus has delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The aircraft will help increase service capacity for a wide range of NSDNR missions including search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife and geological surveys, as well as firefighting. 

Jun 27, 2018

Unlike the United Kingdom, which revokes the citizenship of people who go abroad to work with terrorist organizations, Canada facilitates the return of jihadists. There are reports that police expect large numbers of fighters to return to Canada in the months ahead.

Jun 26, 2018

The entire police force of a Mexican town has been arrested after allegations that it was involved in the murder of a candidate in the mayoral election.

Jun 26, 2018

Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun.

Jun 26, 2018

Canada's national police force is facing a $1.1-billion lawsuit over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff, and even volunteers dating back decades.

Jun 26, 2018

U.S. border agents report the arrest of a member of the violent Central American '18th Street Gang' after illegally entering the country from Canada. Both the Mexican gang member and his Peruvian companion had previously been arrested in the United States.

Jun 25, 2018

The Liberal government has concluded a deal with Davie shipyard to purchase three medium icebreakers to relieve pressure on the Canadian Coast Guard's aging fleet. Sources close to the negotiations said that between the purchase and modification phase, the agreement could be worth just under $500 million.

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