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LONDON — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.
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OTTAWA — Officers who rushed to the scene of a deadly shooting in Fredericton likely saved the lives of others, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as Canadians reeled from news of early-morning gunfire that claimed the lives of four people, including two members of the local police force.
Fredericton police say at least four people have died in a shooting, and one suspect is in custody.
OTTAWA — Canada is willing to consider any possible measures that might reduce gun violence and organized crime, but will stay the course when it comes to border security, says the federal minister who's now overseeing the Liberal government's approach to all three.
ALONSA, Man. — Security officers are being hired to keep looters away from a Manitoba campground that was hit by a deadly tornado last weekend.
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."
CALGARY — Police say a man whose body was found inside a wall in a women's washroom in a downtown Calgary mall died accidentally after he crawled into a vent behind a toilet and got stuck.
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.
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According to reports, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is cutting back on plans to train staff at the Montreal General Hospital in crisis de-escalation, despite an incident last September where a nurse and an orderly were nearly strangled by a patient in the psychiatric ER.
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.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.
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.
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania school district has cancelled an active-shooter training event over concerns raised about "violent, homophobic and anti-Muslim" social media posts by the company conducting it.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The federal government is offering support with air power and Canadian Armed Forces troops in British Columbia as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, displacing thousands of people and forcing scores more to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.
TORONTO — Police and courts in Toronto will receive $25 million from the Ontario government to help fight guns and gangs, Doug Ford announced Thursday, as critics said the funding failed to address the root causes of violent crime.
OTTAWA — Parliament's security force says it's dealt with multiple harassment complaints and now it's hiring outside investigators to ensure it can manage future cases.
Public Safety Canada says it's closely monitoring U.S. moves that would allow designs for 3D-printed guns to be posted online, but there are rules already in place to prevent unauthorized weapons from being made.
BRAMPTON, Ont. — A woman has been charged with assault after allegedly flinging racial slurs at a young woman and flicking a lighter towards her, police said Monday.
OTTAWA — Following the recent mass shooting in Toronto, the federal government is eyeing tighter restrictions on handguns – possibly by making certain firearms harder to buy and allowing municipalities to impose their own controls.
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.
PARIS — Greenpeace activists say they have crashed a drone into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.
WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Airport was evacuated because of a "possible security incident" on Sunday morning before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
LONDON — What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network.
NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyberattacks — a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says she's shocked by how a grocery-store pharmacist was able to snoop into the electronic personal health information of dozens of people she knew.
The Security Executive Council recently posted an updated snapshot of BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace and company policies that govern the practice.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently released Canada’s Internet Factbook, which includes statistics about Canada’s internet and Canadians’ online habits, perceptions and experiences.
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.
The fifth annual Security Career Expo, held March 7 in Mississauga, Ont., welcomed students enrolled in Protection, Security and Investigations college programs across Ontario. Students were able to mingle and network with security mentors — security professionals across a variety of fields, including financial, loss prevention, municipal, property management, health care and more — as well as vendor and association partners.
Canadian Security recently held its final Focus On event of the year: Focus on Health-Care Security.

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