Emergency/ Crisis Management

National Security and Intelligence report

The NSICP annual report, which had been delivered to the PM in December 2018, has now been released to the public. It covers topics of intelligence priorities, defence intelligence activities, legal authorities, plus oversight and accountability. Numerous federal departments and agencies were involved: CBSA; CSIS; CSE; Justice; DND and the Canadian Armed Forces; FINTRAC; GAC; IRCC; Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre; PCO; Public Safety; RCMP; and Transport Canada. [node:read-more:link]

H1N1 hits children and young adults hardest

Flu cases are continuing to ramp up across Canada, with youngsters at greatest risk. As of January 12, there have been 20,494 confirmed  cases across the country. This strain, known as “swine flu,” caused a pandemic in 2009-2010. Also known as "H1N1" it tends to affect young adults and children more than seniors. News reports say there have been seven influenza-associated deaths in children under the age of 10 since August. [node:read-more:link]

Freeland urges Canadians to 'consider leaving' Haiti

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has urged Canadians in Haiti to take commercial flights out of the crisis-hit Caribbean country while they still can. In a conference call from the Munich Security Conference, Freeland told media that her department is following developments in Haiti “very closely.” [node:read-more:link]

Four shot dead in Penticton, BC

Scenes of anguish and bloodshed gripped Penticton on Monday, leaving four dead on what should have been just another day. Supt. Ted De Jager, commander of South Okanagan-Similkameen RCMP, said reports came in at 10:30 a.m. of a shooting outside a home in the downtown area. [node:read-more:link]

Biggar, Sask. declares state of emergency

The rural municipality and the town of Biggar, Sask., issued a state of emergency this morning after a large grass fire filled the area with smoke. On Monday afternoon, RCMP delared the fire out of control and were evacuating the area between Highways 4 and 51, as well as Tower and Duperow Roads. [node:read-more:link]


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