IN THE NEWS

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 19, 2018 |

To maximize operational effectiveness for its European client base, imaging technologies experts, L3 WESCAM, has signed an agreement with European Optronics Services to open a WESCAM-Authorized Service Center in Madrid, Spain.

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.

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