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Paladin Security Wednesday announced its fifth acquisition of 2017: U.S.-based guard services business Criterion Security.
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Paladin Security Group announced this week that, effective March 1, it has acquired B.C.-based Concord Security & Parking.
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VANCOUVER — The B.C. government is giving the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver $100,000 to increase security measures after a community centre received two bomb threats in one week.
MONTREAL — A man kidnapped at gunpoint under mysterious circumstances from his home near Montreal and later released is the president of the Cora breakfast restaurant chain, the company confirmed Thursday.
An Edmonton man is claiming he was mistreated by West Edmonton Mall security staff, according to a Global News web article.
TORONTO — Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts.
TORONTO — Police in Toronto have released composite sketches of a couple accused of assaulting a store security officer and throwing him from a moving vehicle.
WINNIPEG — A seven-year-old girl has received an apology after an aggressive security guard accused her of shoplifting over the Christmas season.
HALIFAX _ A sewing needle has been found in a dish of cooked P.E.I. potatoes, the latest in a string of incidents involving metal objects discovered in Island spuds.
HALIFAX – They called it “Der Untergang” – The Downfall.
EDMONTON — A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
TORONTO — An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia nurse Jamie Stewart says he's been verbally abused and even threatened on the job — and in one recent incident, his hospital went into partial lockdown.
BURNABY, B.C. - The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening.
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has announced its newly-elected board directors for 2017. Election ballots were sent to IAHSS voting members electronically during October.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s privacy office is calling on a medical clinic to immediately stop collecting video and audio of patients, employees and contractors because it is not legally authorized to do so.
A recent $2-million donation from Scotiabank will go towards cybersecurity and financial risk research at the University of British Columbia
MONCTON, N.B. — The University of Moncton says it is “working non-stop” to block malicious emails targeting a female student being sent to students and staff, although a ninth did make it through to thousands of addresses on its system.
“Montreal police are investigating after a letter was sent to media outlets Wednesday threatening to set off bombs targeting Muslim students in at least three Concordia University buildings,” reports the Montreal Gazette.
TORONTO — Police are investigating after swastikas were found in a classroom at an Ontario university.
A networking group focused on “spearheading discussion about security and safety at educational facilities” has been launched to bring together school leaders and aligned stakeholders.
Allied Universal is teaming up with the Clery Center, a non-profit training and policy organization dedicated to creating safer campus communities, to develop video-based training tools for campus public safety personnel.
LONDON — Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.
MONTERREY, Mexico — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, seriously wounding himself, a teacher and three other students, state officials said.
The Halifax Regional School Board says it has hired security guards for 15 schools due to concerns about students arriving early who wouldn’t be supervised, as teachers begin their work-to-rule job action.
VICTORIA – Security and education experts say metal detectors, security guards and airport-style scanners are not needed at British Columbia schools following a deadly stabbing at a Fraser Valley high school.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Police say a female student is dead and another is in hospital following a stabbing at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C.
TORONTO – The Ontario agency tasked with administering the first online literacy test to tens of thousands of high school students in the province last week says it was forced to pull the plug by an “intentional, malicious and sustained” cyber attack.
OTTAWA — The federal government can keep a lid of secrecy on information a Chinese refugee claimant says could be vital to his case.
JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI.
OTTAWA — The apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a cowardly attack on democracy around the world, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A personal injury attorney representing dozens of survivors and victims’ relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman’s employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn’t.
LONDON —A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”
OTTAWA - The federal Liberals say they'll soon fulfil a promise to repeal what they call “problematic elements” of security legislation ushered in by the previous Conservative government.
MONTREAL — Canadian passengers flying Royal Jordanian Airlines will be affected by a U.S. ban preventing large electronic devices from being stowed in carry-on baggage, the carrier said Tuesday, even as Canada studies whether to issue a similar order.
OTTAWA — Data released Tuesday shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers in three Canadian provinces this year as they did in all of 2016.
OTTAWA — Canada’s transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the U.K. to ban certain electronic devices from carry-on baggage.
Britain’s government has banned electronic devices in the carry-on bags of passengers travelling to the U.K. from six countries, following closely on a similar ban imposed by the United States.
PARIS — Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
REGINA — A Saskatchewan woman whose laptop was destroyed after it was deemed suspicious by airport security in Regina will be reimbursed.
NEW YORK — Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.
OTTAWA — Canada’s secretive cyberspies have turned to the people who pat travellers down at the airport to bolster security at their new Ottawa headquarters amid heightened concern about sensitive leaks.
TORONTO — A Canadian man of Kazakh origins has been arrested in Ontario as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo that targeted American government officials and others, authorities said Wednesday.
OTTAWA — A security breach at Statistics Canada’s main website prompted the government to shut down a number of services over the weekend, including electronic tax filing at the Canada Revenue Agency, officials confirmed Monday.
OTTAWA — Canadians who planned to file their taxes online over the weekend faced difficulties as the threat of hacking prompted the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service.
NEW YORK — If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it's that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it.
Digital skills, mentorship, lifelong learning and what makes employees marketable were some of the topics covered at this year’s Security Career Expo in Vaughan, Ont. where over 200 students gathered for a day of networking and knowledge sharing.
Some of the major challenges facing health-care security professionals — from workplace violence to disaster scenarios — may seem grim, but perseverance, collaboration and new approaches to old problems can pay dividends.
Canadian Security toured the 29th PM Expo, part of The Buildings Show 2016, last week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The Toronto Chapter of ASIS International held its annual Women In Security Symposium last week, showcasing three female speakers with diverse points of view on professional security.
Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of Pat Patton, director of security and operations at the University of Regina, last week with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony. Patton is the recipient of the 11th Security Director of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, for her achievements in professional security, notably her involvement in the Man Up Against Violence movement.
Focus On Government Security attendees were treated to a variety of perspectives from experts who spoke on everything from the future of drones to how the Canadian Government is rethinking online access to services.

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