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RCMP INVESTIGATING DOZENS OF CANADIANS OVER CONNECTIONS TO ISLAMIC STATE

Canadian security forces are monitoring dozens of people who either have returned from working with Islamic State terrorists, or plan to join the militants in the Middle East. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the force is conducting 63 active investigations … read more

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SURVEILLANCE WIDENS IN TEXAS EBOLA CASE

Doctors in Dallas, Texas, missed a chance to contain the Ebola virus when it arrived in North America. Thomas Eric Duncan arrived at a hospital on Friday complaining of symptoms. Even though he said he had recently been in West … read more

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EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN TEXAS

Doctors at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, are treating the first case of Ebola identified in North America. An unidentified man who was in West Africa two weeks ago began showing symptoms of the deadly virus after arriving in the … read more

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HARPER: WASHINGTON ASKED FOR HELP, NOT US

Prime Minister Harper says Canada is responding to U-S requests for help in Iraq, not the other way around. He calls ”bizarre” media reports that suggested Canada was the one seeking to ramp up its role. And the PM says whatever role … read more

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US-LED COALITION TARGETS ISIL IN SYRIA

The United States has bombed Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time. US President Barack Obama has threatened to expand its airstrikes against ISIL from Iraq into Syria. And he’s doing so as part of a coalition with … read more

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HARPER: CANADA LOOKING TO DO MORE AGAINST POTENTIAL TERRORISTS

Stephen Harper says security agencies have long been aware of threats to Canada and while Ottawa’s changed laws to deal with them, his government’s looking at what else can be done. The prime minister’s remarks are in response to the latest threat – … read more

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OBAMA ORDERS AIR STRIKES ON ISIL IN SYRIA

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced he is sending more forces to the middle east to counteract the threat from the Islamic State extremists. In a prime-time address last night, Obama said a core principal of his presidency is, “if … read more

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HARPER GOVERNMENT TO MAKE CASE FOR IRAQ MISSION

The Harper Government will be making its case for sending Canadian special forces to a deadly war zone in Iraq. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will appear before a commons committee today. They will be … read more

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NATO APPROVES RAPID DEPLOYMENT FORCE; CANADA SENDS ADVISERS TO IRAQ

Several developments at the NATO Summit in Wales this morning: Canada has announced it is sending dozens of military advisers to Iraq to assist in the battle against Islamic State. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the advisers will work … read more

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA WANNA-BE’S OVERWHELM HEALTH CANADA

The Health Canada agency is being swamped by a so-called “green rush.” That’s because the number of Canadian companies applying for lucrative licenses for medical marijuana – tops one thousand. So far,  there have been only two new licenses approved this … read more

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