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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

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Seatbelt compliance rate in rural Manitoba drops slightly in new driver study

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

While a recent observational driver study found the average seatbelt compliance rate in rural Manitoba was 94.7%, more than 600 people were still not wearing a seatbelt, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported on Thursday. The study, conducted in October by

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Fire that destroyed food store on Manitoba reserve set by kids: RCMP

September 23, 2016 The Canadian Press

SHAMATTAWA, Man. – A fire that destroyed the only food store on a remote northern Manitoba reserve was set by six children, five of whom are under 12, RCMP said Friday. The community of 1,500 was left without supplies or

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Canada’s police chiefs want new law that would compel people to reveal passwords

August 16, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their electronic passwords with a judge’s consent. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to

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New first responder radio system, used during Fort McMurray wildfire, launching in Alberta on July 1

June 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta has announced that a new first responder radio system will launch on July 1. The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) will let first responders communicate with each other more effectively, Alberta Justice and Solicitor