Transportation
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.
Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), along with maritime security provider American Guard Services, says it has unveiled the first dual-view X-ray systems in the world to be used for screening cruise line passenger belongings.
According to a CBC report, Canadian airports will begin rolling out biometric technology for a new traveller screening program. The first airport to receive the technology will be Ottawa.
The G4S uniform will be a staple around the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia now. Specifically, the company will be providing uniformed security services, services relating to the operation of Halifax International Airport Authority’s Operations Centre, as well as parking and curbside services at the airport for the next five years.    
Screening procedures at Canadian airports have received an upgrade to better serve transgender travellers, a CBC web article writes.
The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires N.B. & PEI Division has signed a three-year agreement with New Brunswick’s Saint John Airport to provide facility security services. Commissionaires currently provide facility security, access and parking control at the airport where 14 permanent and part-time Commissionaires are employed.
According to a recent article in the Toronto Star, Toronto’s mayor wants to see more traffic powers granted to the city’s transit officers, such as the ability to direct traffic, to help combat gridlock.

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