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OTTAWA — National security “comes first” in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says.
On Dec. 4, Canadian Security magazine hosted respected voices from the health-care and security fields at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. to talk about security, best practices and crisis management in health-care facilities and private organizations. Presenters provided fresh and unique insights on a series of important topics.
VANCOUVER — Fears of retaliation against China-based staff of Canadian companies in the wake of a Chinese tech exec's arrest in Canada are overblown at the moment, but experts say that could change if the situation escalates.
The Security Executive Council (SEC) has added five new members to its team of experts: Amy Ballard, Alan Borntrager, Neil R. Johnston, Jerry D. Vergeront, and Dwight Williams.
TORONTO — Marriott International says Starwood-branded properties in Canada are among those potentially impacted by a recent security breach.
NEW YORK — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say.
The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.
TORONTO — A Toronto woman has been found not criminally responsible for the fatal stabbing of a complete stranger after a judge ruled she did not have the mental capacity at the time to know her actions were wrong.
TORONTO — A woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman at a Toronto drug store has been declared fit to stand trial.
TORONTO — A major mall in a northwest part of Toronto is being evacuated as police investigate reports of gunshots at the shopping centre.
TORONTO — An original print by renowned street artist Banksy was stolen from an unauthorized exhibition of his works in Toronto, police said Thursday as they investigated the theft.
TORONTO — Even the iconic Eaton Centre mall wasn't a refuge from the rain as a storm rolled through downtown Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.
DETROIT — A Detroit police corporal has been charged in the beating of a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.
HALIFAX — An investigation by Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records — something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence.
CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says letters are being sent to 178 people notifying them that their health information was inappropriately accessed by an employee at a Calgary clinic.
Canadian Security magazine has released the full schedule and agenda for the forthcoming Focus on Healthcare Security event, which will be held Dec. 4 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
WINNIPEG — The president of a Manitoba union representing security officers in the province's hospitals has invited the health minister to sit with her in an emergency room to see the dangerous situations fuelled by methamphetamine.
Two Hamilton paramedics have been charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who police say was killed while trying to stop an altercation late last year.
An Ontario city that's frequently been home to large, rowdy student parties is enlisting a local university and the court system in an effort to curb public drunkenness.
SAN BRUNO, Calif.  A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life, police said.
HALIFAX — A male Acadia University student accused of sexually assaulting a female student has failed in his bid to stop the school's Equity Office from investigating the allegation.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with their students?
WINNIPEG — Changes to security are coming to the University of Winnipeg after two people were stabbed on campus during an attempted robbery.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The personal information of more than two dozen students attending the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia has potentially been breached online.
SANTA FE, Texas — A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May.
SELKIRK, Man. — Charges are pending after the RCMP arrested three people for alleged online threats that prompted a Manitoba school division to cancel classes Monday in all of its schools.
WASHINGTON — A federal panel convened after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will issue a series of best practices to make schools safer, including recommendations on arming teachers, a senior Education Department official told The Associated Press. Age restrictions on gun purchases also are being considered.
In Detroit, teachers Matt Ridenour and Josette Rechul recently announced the launch of the TABS (Tracking Appropriate Behaviours) system — a web-based software application designed to assist schools with student management issues.
SANTA FE, Texas — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy.
SANTA FE, Texas — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said, in the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.
NEW YORK — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office, with public officials expressing horror and clients of the facility complaining it is indicative of how the city treats social-services recipients.
ST-JEROME, Que. — A Quebec man who targeted Hydro-Quebec power lines in an aerial attack that left tens of thousands without power in December 2014 was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.
LONDON — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident.
AIRDRIE, Alta. — An RCMP officer who was injured during a traffic stop is recovering in hospital from surgery and a 25-year-old Calgary man is facing numerous charges.
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising more money for police to combat gun and gang violence and says he will audit Canadian jail programs to make sure inmates are ready to rejoin society when their sentences are up.
OTTAWA — The RCMP should have alerted Justin Trudeau's protective detail that Jaspal Atwal — a man with a serious criminal record and a history of violence — might turn up during the prime minister's February trip to India, says a review of the turbulent visit.
SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle's seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a boarding pass.
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.
NEW YORK — Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.
SAINT-POLYCARPE, Que. — Quebec's public security minister offered assurances Tuesday that nothing leaked into a nearby river after a Canadian Pacific freight train derailment just east of the Ontario border.
OTTAWA — Canada's privacy watchdog says he's worried that privacy rights in Canada are being cast aside as both public and private entities rush to mine digital data from citizens and customers.
MELBOURNE, Australia — A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals.
OTTAWA — Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country's security agencies have warned them.
OTTAWA — Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year's vote, the Trudeau government won't provide any details about the alleged meddling.
OTTAWA — Canada's Global Affairs Department says too many of its employees are being deceived by digital scams — a “serious problem” that could see sensitive information end up in the wrong hands.
MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal and Quebec City arrived at work to discover a threatening message on their computers notifying them they were locked out of all their files.
ASIS Toronto's annual Women in Security event, held Nov. 15, focused on changing attitudes towards diversity in the industry, as well as the value of networking and mentoring in career development.
Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of Silvia Fraser, head of security, City of Mississauga, on Oct. 24 with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony.
Canadian Security magazine held its 40th anniversary celebration Thursday in Toronto to mark the publication's four-decade milestone and celebrate the achievements of the security industry.
Global Security Exchange (GSX), held in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 24-27, was the first of the new-look, rebranded ASIS International conference and exhibits. According to ASIS, the conference drew approximately 20,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from 113 different nations.
On May 3, the third ASIS Montréal event of 2018 was held.
April 15-18, 2018, marked the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s 50th Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event returned to Chicago where the IAHSS was founded in 1968. 2018’s AC&E was host to more than 550 attendees and exhibitors. This event addressed many challenges facing healthcare security leaders today while honouring the association's past. 

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