Nov 2021 – Pemberton Search and Rescue responded to a mudslide on Duffy Lake Road (part of Highway 99). Several vehicles were caught in slides across southern B.C. after catastrophic rains. (Photo: Pemberton SAR)
Canadian police constable Karen Collins was on scene in NY during recovery operations at Ground Zero after 911. (Photo: courtesy Karen Collins)
British Columbia – Arrowsmith SAR members load a patient onto their UTV during a training exercise. (Photo: Jennifer Hoard)
Oct 2020 – Coquitlam SAR team members Tom Zajac and Cam Girvan perform maritime search and rescue training on the Fraser River. (Photo: Jordan Wycherley)
KEN POLE   (FrontLine News)

Canada’s international reputation in question as Cameron Ortis, former head of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Coordination Centre, is again free on bail pending his trial on security violations in late 2023.

On December 6th, a 26-hour long moment of silence will begin. Beginning on Finland's Independence Day, the conflict resolution organization CMI - Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation will hold a 26-hour long moment of silence in Helsinki, Finland to honour people who have lost their homes due to a conflict.

CHRIS MacLEAN

Interference is typically an extremely valid and indisputable concern, but in the case of the NS shooting spree, that argument is being used to obfuscate the real issue of communication negligence which resulted in deaths that could have been avoided.

CHRIS MacLEAN

Alberta awarded third prize of “Her Vision Inspires” contest to an essayist who argues that women should pick babies over careers, writing that importing "foreigners to replace ourselves is a sickly mentality that amounts to a drive for cultural suicide.”

CHRIS MacLEAN

Keeping Russia "at bay" is not a solution to the carnage happening in Ukraine. With Russia firing 10 times the amount of ammunition than Ukraine, Putin knows he will win, unless something changes.

Jan 25   (CNN)

Boeing today reported a fourth-quarter 2022 loss of US$650 million, blaming “abnormal production costs” as it tried to deliver a backlog of 737 Max jets, accelerate 787 Dreamliner deliveries and address lagging 787 production. “We continue to face a few too many stoppages in our lines . . . as we run into supply chain shortfalls,” CEO Dave Calhoun said, expecting a first-quarter 2023 loss.

Jan 24   (Ottawa Citizen)

The Public Service Alliance of Canada announced today that strike votes by the 120,000 employees it represents in four bargaining units will begin in February. “We need to hold the line on fair wages that will prevent . . . falling further behind as the cost of living increases,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward. The monetary goal is annual 4.5 per cent salary increases over three years; the government has offered 8.5 per cent compounded over four years

Jan 12   (Al Jazeera)

Canada delivered three more armoured vehicles to the Haiti National Police via military aircraft. The vehicles are for use against criminal gangs which have caused a humanitarian crisis. Canada supplied an initial batch of AVs last October.

Jan 10   (CP)

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he is prepared to work with parliamentarians to find ways to “improve” the federal government’s cybersecurity bill, C-26, after civil society groups and opposition MPs expressed concern about transparency and accountability. Mendicino says the draft legislation introduced seven months ago is designed to improve protection against online threats to national security.

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Aug 18   – 

Interference is typically an extremely valid and indisputable concern, but in the case of the NS shooting spree, that argument is being used to obfuscate the real issue of communication negligence which resulted in deaths that could have been avoided.

Aug 10   – 

Alberta awarded third prize of “Her Vision Inspires” contest to an essayist who argues that women should pick babies over careers, writing that importing "foreigners to replace ourselves is a sickly mentality that amounts to a drive for cultural suicide.”

Jun 27   – 

Keeping Russia "at bay" is not a solution to the carnage happening in Ukraine. With Russia firing 10 times the amount of ammunition than Ukraine, Putin knows he will win, unless something changes.

Jun 20   – 

It is now 11 years since I served in Afghanistan, and almost a year since those who helped us were abandoned to the increasing brutality of Taliban rule, it's time the govt cut the red tape and made good on its promises.

24-26 April 2023
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
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Le Bourget, Paris
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Western Canada
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Edgewood, Maryland
21 August 2015   (National Post)

Calgary Constable Bill Martin says he believes social media, the internet and smartphones bridge the gap between officers on the ground and those who interact with them. At the end of the day, people just want to know what’s going on, Martin said.

20 August 2015   (Kingston Whig)

Men and women sentenced to or serving time in a federal penitentiary should be given the opportunity to complete their sentences, or a portion of them, volunteering in the Canadian military. That, according to Jose Vivar, a federal inmate, in an op-ed piece in The Kingston Whig-Standard.

20 August 2015   (Chronical Herald)

An investigation is underway after a laser was reportedly pointed at an airplane destined for Halifax on Wednesday. Few details were readily available, but the laser reportedly came as the flight was in the final moments of landing at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

19 August 2015   (National Post)

Known on the beat as Indian Ernie because of his Cree ancestry, Ernie Louttit's reputation grew far beyond his rank. Among other things, he was a key figure in seeing that justice was served in the Neil Stonechild case. Now, two years removed from the street, Louttit says he has gained a great deal of perspective on the role of policing.

19 August 2015   (National Post)

The Canadian government’s attempt to deport two Pakistani citizens arrested in Toronto for terrorism is lagging, and the lawyer for one of them said Tuesday that Pakistan was refusing to take his client back.

18 August 2015   (National Post)

Raphael Waugh reflects on his Toronto childhood and on patrolling Regent Park as a constable with 51 Division, the Toronto police designation for a bustling, cluttered section of the city’s core.

18 August 2015   (The Guardian)

An anti-terror law that stipulates exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for “false” reporting on militant attacks has come into effect in Egypt.

18 August 2015   (Ottawa Citizen)

The union representing Ottawa police officers says the cost-saving decision to outsource courthouse security to civilians puts public safety in the hands of a for-profit company that lacks accountability and can’t be governed by taxpayers.

17 August 2015   (The Globe and Mail)

Could it be that terrorists are not people with extreme ideas trying to build up the courage to turn them into murder, but rather violence-prone people hunting for some excuse to turn their proclivities into deeds? Doug Saunders raises that interesting question in The Globe and Mail.

15 August 2015   (The Globe and Mail)

Canada needs a more sustainable wildfire-management strategy – one that would not only consider what is needed in the next fire season, but also anticipate what is needed in the next 20 fire seasons, says Toddi Steelman, executive director and professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan.

14 August 2015   (National Post)

Rwandan intelligence agents have been harassing suspected government opponents living abroad, including in Canada, according to a “secret” Canada Border Services Agency report disclosed in Federal Court.

14 August 2015   (The Globe and Mail)

One man is dead and six officers were sent to hospital following an altercation in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon. Vancouver police say officers responded to a call of a distraught man causing a disturbance in the city’s southeast end at around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

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