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OTTAWA — Border Security Minister Bill Blair is launching a national public conversation about whether Canada should ban handguns and assault weapons.
ASIS International recently announced the availability of its Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation.
CALGARY— On Oct. 5, the Board of Governors of Commissionaires Southern Alberta announced the appointment of Charles Caldwell as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Caldwell previously served as the Chief Operating Officer.
Paladin Security announced Monday that it has acquired the business assets of London, Ont.-based investigations firm Eagle Investigations.
LAS VEGAS — A sombre sunrise remembrance ceremony started Monday in Las Vegas with survivors, families of victims, first-responders and elected officials remembering the lives lost one year ago when a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
MONTREAL - A new report says artificial intelligence deployment has not yet been a "real success" for Canadian companies, in spite of the country's reputation as an AI hotbed.
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.
Toronto police are investigating after a hidden camera was found inside a Starbucks washroom in the city's financial district earlier this month.
A grassroots CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) initiative to help reduce crime in convenience stores is in growth mode, thanks in part to interest from some major academic institutions.
TORONTO — Starbucks will close all its Canadian company-operated stores and offices for an afternoon next month to provide training about creating a "culture of warmth and belonging."
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.
MONTREAL — The administration of a maximum security psychiatric hospital in Montreal has launched an investigation after several employees were allegedly injured by a group of teenage patients who reportedly plotted an attack.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida hospital two decades ago and raised the child as her own in South Carolina was sentenced Friday to 18 years for kidnapping. She will also serve five years concurrently on a charge of custody interference.
OTTAWA — The federal government says the Canadian public broadly supports the tight regulations it has proposed for marijuana packaging, which will include a bright red stop sign emblazoned with a pot leaf and the letters THC.
When I first started working in health-care security in 1985, it was a very different world.
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.
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.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday.
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession.
Toronto police want to speak with a man who stripped naked and jumped into a shark tank during a jazz night at a popular tourist attraction in the city.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Chinese national pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies, including GE Aviation.
LOYGA, Russia — “First time here?” the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. “My condolences—there isn't even cellphone connection.”
CINCINNATI — A federal judge has appointed a classified information security officer in the case of a Chinese spy accused of trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.
TORONTO — The Ontario government plans to rebuild the aging radio network first responders across the province rely on during emergencies, saying upgrades to the system are sorely needed.
EDMONTON — A man faces six firearms charges after security officials at the Edmonton International Airport found two unauthorized handguns in a suitcase that had been checked in for a flight to Lebanon.
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.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court says airport security screeners can't be sued over alleged mistreatment because they aren't law-enforcement officers.
OTTAWA — On Oct. 15,  the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey, which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.
NEW YORK — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.
NEW YORK — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive.
OTTAWA — Canada joined NATO allies on Thursday in blaming the Russian military for new cyberattacks that targeted the international chemical weapons agency and the investigation into the mysterious 2014 crash of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.
NEW YORK — For users, Facebook's revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next?
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. 
ASIS Toronto held its 25th annual Best Practices event on April 19, showcasing a broad variety of topics from Canada’s cannabis industry to the role of security professionals in sexual harassment investigations. The event, which was attended by approximately 200 people, was held at the historic One King West facility in Toronto.
Focus On Manufacturing Security, hosted by Canadian Security magazine and held on April 18, shone the spotlight on many aspects of security in the industrial workplace, including IoT, cybersecurity, breach notification, industrial espionage, and safety best practices.

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