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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Virginia police chief said he “absolutely” regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters.
OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says two Canadians were among 18 people killed in a suspected extremist attack on a popular restaurant in Burkina Faso.
Five years ago, I wrote, “There is an old saying that comes from the Huna tradition that says, ‘For everything in life you must pay attention. To the degree you do not pay attention, you pay with pain.’” Wise words to be sure, but still falling on deaf ears it seems.Twenty-two recommendations of the Shand Coroner’s Inquest resulted in legislation changes and new training standards in some, but not all, Provinces in Canada.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it's proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can't bring firearms on vacation.
JD Killeen will receive the ASIS International Professional Certification Board’s Regional Award of Achievement at the organization’s upcoming annual seminar and exhibits, which will be held Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, Tex.
TORONTO — Natasha Penner was in the midst of celebrating her 30th birthday at a West Coast music festival when she accepted a drink from a newfound friend.
According to reports, a security guard was stabbed while apprehending a suspected shoplifter at a Dartmouth, NS, grocery store last Friday.
SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — A 36-year-old man has been charged for allegedly robbing a store in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., then biting a security guard who tried to stop him.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man told a Home Depot employee he has AIDS and threatened to “stick” him with a hypodermic needle as he was being questioned about shoplifting items from the store.
REGINA — A Canadian Tire staff member who physically removed an Indigenous man from a store in Regina is no longer with the company, a spokesperson said Sunday.
REGINA — Canadian Tire has apologized after an Indigenous man was physically removed from one of the retail chain's Regina stores when he was accused of stealing.
Knightscope, a maker of security robots, said patrols will resume at The Washington Harbour retail facility in Washington, D.C., following a recent incident where one of its drones took a tumble down some stairs and into a water feature. The drowned robot has since gathered a following online popularized by the hashtag #wearesteve and even its own makeshift memorial. According to Knightscope, the robot is not permanently out of commission and will live to roll another day. The company issued the following statement late last week:
There is a saying that goes, “medicine is the only victor in war.”
CHICAGO — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) recently announced the release of a new industry guideline titled “Outpatient Care Services.” IAHSS says the guide is especially applicable to all professional ambulatory care groups.
According to an article posted on the CBC News website, a Chatham hospital was recently alerted to a privacy breach when an operating room report was discovered on its its front lawn.
Have a health-care security question burning a hole in your brain?  If you’re working in Ontario, there’s an easy way to put out the fire.
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to allow public organizations to store information at a central data centre in Fredericton so that it can be used for research.
The Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA) held its annual spring conference in Toronto this week with presentations from emergency management experts, first responders, college and university security professionals and more.
OTTAWA — Carleton University is urging caution among staff and students after discovering potential hacking tools on a handful of classroom computers.
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.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Some parents of Shawnee Mission School District students in eastern Kansas aren't happy to learn the public school district has bought eight semi-automatic rifles for its school resource officers. 
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.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?
LAKE COUNTRY, B.C. — A fast-moving wildfire in British Columbia's Okanagan region that quickly engulfed eight homes and damaged 30 other properties is believed to be human-caused, RCMP said Friday.
SPRINGHILL, N.S. — Officials at a medium-security prison in Nova Scotia say the facility is no longer under a days-long lockdown that was triggered after an incident involving 19 inmates.
TORONTO — A federal prison guard failed to capture crucial video footage that could have shown whether colleagues attacked a prisoner without provocation, an independent investigation has found.
HAMBURG — President Donald Trump opened his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday by raising U.S. concerns about Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. He said Putin denied being involved.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina inmate used wire cutters that were probably dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash, authorities said Friday after his capture.
LOS ANGELES — Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing out airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives.
SYDNEY, Australia — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police said Friday.
CANBERRA, Australia — Security remained heightened in airports around Australia with more intense screening of luggage after law enforcement officials thwarted what a police chief described on Monday as a “credible attempt to attack an aircraft.”
TORONTO — A Federal Court judge has ruled that the government was right to revoke an aircraft mechanic's security clearance because his father was a member of a motorcycle gang.
Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.
LONDON — Two British police forces have combined efforts to create what they say is the nation's first police unit dedicated to using drones.
MILWAUKEE — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.
DURHAM, N.C. — The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant's computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. arrest of a young British cybersecurity researcher is raising major concerns among information-security specialists, leading some to warn it could limit co-operation between the U.S. government and computer experts needed to help fight off future cyberattacks.
LAS VEGAS — Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.
LAS VEGAS — Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that amount to full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message to the hackers and security experts assembled at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. In effect, he said, it's time to grow up.
The WannaCry cyber attack in May left organizations and government agencies feeling helpless worldwide as networks were hacked and data was compromised.
Canadian Security magazine recently hosted an Emergency Management roundtable to discuss some of the major issues affecting the field and the professionals who practice in it.
SP&T News and Canadian Security magazine hosted the first annual Security Summit Canada event this week, bringing together professionals from across the industry.
The 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition for the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) was recently held in Vancouver, marking the first Canadian Conference since 2011 in Toronto.
The ASIS Toronto Chapter held its 24th annual Best Practices seminar in Markham, Ont., last week, highlighting topics of interest to security professionals such as job mobility and industry image, the evolution of the CSO role, unmanned systems, insider threats, active shooter scenarios, and security features in Canadian bank notes.
Focus On Cyber Security, held Wednesday April 12, offered advice on data safety and best practices from a variety of perspectives, from policing to government, from independent consultants to major corporations.
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.

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