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)

Preparing to retire from the House of Commons June 23, former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has warned MPs to avoid polarizing “performance politics” and focus on national unity. “Too many of us are often chasing algorithms down a sinkhole of diversion and division,” he told the House. “We are becoming elected officials who judge our self-worth by how many ‘likes” we get on social media, but not how many lives we change in the real world.”


​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

(FrontLine News)

Thousands of homes under evacuation order as wildfire burns out of control in the Tantallon suburb about 25 km northwest of Halifax. Several homes and buildings have been lost as the fire continues to spread.

Oct 31   (Ken Pole)

The Federal Court has dismissed six applications for a judicial review of the federal government’s 2020 move to reclassify certain types of rifles as “assault” weapons.

Sep 07   (Ken Pole)

The Business Council of Canada, formerly the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, wants the government to give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service the legal authority to "proactively" work with the private sector in countering the growing cyberthreats by hostile foreign interests.

Jun 29   (Ken Pole)

Security issues at home and abroad continued to escalate as the Communications Security Establishment and its partners deal with an array of threats.

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30 May 2023   – 

​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

27 April 2023   – 

The CAF is in crisis mode, attempting to deal with a lack of personnel and equipment, efforts to change its culture, operational pressures and reputational challenges. This huge machine cannot rapidly ramp up from dereliction when needed – it's time for Canadians to begin to recognize service to country as important, and give it the priority it deserves.

18 August 2022   – 

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.

10 August 2022   – 

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.”

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28 November 2023   (CBC)

With bitumen oil companies planning a $16.5-billion carbon capture use and storage project near Cold Lake, the Alberta government today unveiled a proposal to boost investment in the technology. Premier Danielle Smith announced the plan two before she was to leave for the latest global climate change summit in Abu Dhabi.

28 November 2023   (Globe & Mail)

With Parliament scheduled to sit for only two more weeks this session, the federal government is running out of time to fulfill a promise to introduce pharmacare legislation by year’s end. The NDP, which has made it a pillar of its ongoing support for the Liberal minority government, says “talks remain constructive” and an extension of the deadline is possible.

28 November 2023   (CP)

Shortly after Alberta invoked legislation to block federal emissions regulation of her province’s energy sector, federal Energy & Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says he’s baffled. He says the federal government had already planned to permit natural gas-fired power plants built before 2025 to run without abatement for 20 years and that Ottawa could extend that.

28 November 2023   (BBC)

The government of Panama has confirmed that it is closing a Canadian-owned copper mine after Panama’s Supreme Court ruled November 28 that a 20-year permit was unconstitutional. The contract by a subsidiary of Vancouver-based First Quantum has sparked widespread protests since it was signed in October.

28 November 2023   (Ottawa Citizen)

Catherine Luelo, the federal government’s chief information officer since July 2021 after being recruited from the private sector to help accelerate Ottawa’s shift to digital government, has resigned as the bureaucracy struggles with modernization. Auditor General Karen Hogan recently confirmed that thousands of applications used by departments and agencies are outdated due to inadequate support.

28 November 2023   (Defense News)

Florida-based L3Harris Technologies, which has a long-standing relationship supplying Canadian law enforcement agencies with surveillance technologies, announced November 27 that it will sell its commercial aviation business to a New York private-equity firm. Contingent on regulatory approval, it would enable the company to focus more on national security and technology while paying down debt.

27 November 2023   (CP)

Acting on a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in October (Case No. 40195) that the federal Impact Assessment Act is largely unconstitutional, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith today invoked her Sovereignty Act in a bid to ignore federal emissions regulations. “We will not put our operators at risk of going to jail if they do not achieve the targets […] we believe are unachievable,” she said a day eaarlier.

27 November 2023   (Waterloo Record)

Ruling on a teacher’s lawsuit against a school board in Waterloo, Ontario Superior Court Justice James Ramsay ruled that the board’s chairman at the time, Scott Piatkowski, acted “with malice or at least, with a reckless disregard for the truth” by ousting her from a board meeting in 2022 during discussion of gender issues. Awarding now-retired Carolyn Burjoski $30,000 in costs November 23, Ramsay said Piatkowski had infringed on her constitutional right to freedom of speech.

26 November 2023   (CP)

Concerns about the growing threat of foreign cyberattacks have resulted in senior executives in the energy and utilities sectors being briefed by the Communications Security Establishment and officials from the Natural Resources and Public Safety departments. “At risk are proprietary trade secrets, research, and business and production plans,” states a Public Safety memorandum.

26 November 2023   (AP)

The UN’s International Energy Agency says the petroleum industry, a key factor in global carbon emissions, needs to halve its investment in developing more resources.