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Manitoba Public Insurance and RCMP partner to promote gravel road safety

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced a partnership with the RCMP for a joint public awareness and enforcement campaign specific to gravel roads in the province. The campaign, which began in April and is continuing into the fall, aims to

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B.C. extends province-wide state of emergency for the third time

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General announced on Friday that it has formally extended its province-wide state of emergency for the third time. The state of emergency now runs through to the end of the day on

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B.C.’s wildfire season surpasses 1958 record for amount of land burned

August 17, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – British Columbia’s wildfires have destroyed a record amount of forest, brush and grassland, surpassing the devastation of nearly 60 years ago. Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service said about 8,944 square kilometres have been scorched by

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More than 200 Canadian military members to help police deal with B.C. wildfires

July 21, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members will support the police response to devastating wildfires in British Columbia, bringing some relief to scores of exhausted officers on the ground. About 225 soldiers travelled on Thursday from CFB Edmonton

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Oral fluid drug screening devices can be “successfully used in Canada,” Public Safety Canada reports

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Results from the federal government’s oral fluid drug screening device pilot project suggest the devices can be “successfully used in Canada” to identify drivers who test positive for certain drugs in various conditions, Public Safety Canada (PSC) reported on Tuesday.

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Large fire destroys lone grocery store in small, central New Brunswick town

June 5, 2017 The Canadian Press

MINTO, N.B. – A large fire that produced plumes of smoke that could be seen several kilometres away has destroyed a New Brunswick community’s only grocery store. RCMP Cpl. Kevin Jones said the Foodland on Main Street in Minto burned

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Opposition MPs concerned about lack of a ‘ready, usable, reliable roadside screening device’ for marijuana impairment

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Opposition MPs spoke Monday in favour of a bill that would raise the maximum sentence for impaired driving causing death and let Canadian police test any legally-stopped driver for alcohol impairment but expressed strong concerns about the ruling Liberals’ plan

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IBC, Edmonton Police Service and RCMP join forces on campaign about rising auto theft rates in Edmonton

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and the RCMP are partnering to launch an educational campaign on rising auto theft rates in Edmonton. The campaign, titled Lock Out Auto Theft, consists of a website, social media

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Biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing, malware distribution, NuData Security says following Bell Canada hack

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing and malware distribution, the vice president of business development with Vancouver-based NuData Security said in a statement on Wednesday, two days after Bell Canada confirmed an “illegal access” of customer information.

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Spring remains elusive in Atlantic Canada as gusty storm sweeps through

March 23, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Spring remained elusive in parts of the Maritimes on Thursday after a storm swept through the region, knocking out power and closing schools. The Canso causeway to Cape Breton was closed in the morning as a winter storm

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Police investigating possible cyber threat against Ontario’s Hydro One: company

January 4, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario’s Hydro One says it is assisting Canadian law enforcement agencies in an ongoing investigation into a possible cyber threat against the electricity distributor. The company’s chief security officer, Rick Haier, says they were contacted by the RCMP

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Alcohol or drugs a contributing factor in one-third of fatal crashes this year on RCMP-patrolled roads in New Brunswick

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

So far this year, use of alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor in more than one-third of fatal vehicle crashes on roads patrolled by the RCMP in New Brunswick, the police force said in a statement on Friday. Statistics