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Air Force Aiming to Have Armed Drones in the Air in Next Six Years: Commander

Air Force Aiming to Have Armed Drones in the Air in Next Six Years: Commander

By The Canadian Press

Spy Drone
A Heron pilotless spy drone, operated by the Canadian military, sits in a hangar at Kandahar Airfield on July 5, 2010. The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping to pull the trigger on the purchase of new drones within the next five or six years after spending nearly two decades weighing different options. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping to pull the trigger on the purchase of new drones within six years after spending nearly two decades weighing different options.

The Canadian Forces has been working since the early 2000s to find unmanned aerial vehicles that can conduct surveillance over Canada’s vast territory and support overseas missions.

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Parliament’s Security Service Looks for Cyber Guru

Parliament’s Security Service Looks for Cyber Guru

By Stephen Cook, The Canadian Press

Parliament Hill
A police officer surveys the grounds in front of Parliament in Ottawa Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA — The organization in charge of providing physical security to Parliament is looking to improve its cybersecurity.

The Parliamentary Protective Service is considering using cloud-based software services but needs guidance on how to do it without putting its data at risk. According to a request for proposals posted Monday, it’s hoping to hire a contract cybersecurity specialist to teach staff about security standards and advise them on what to look for in software vendors.

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Chief Electoral Officer Worries Parties are Weak Link in Cybersecurity Chain

Chief Electoral Officer Worries Parties are Weak Link in Cybersecurity Chain

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Computer Maintenance

OTTAWA — Canada’s chief electoral officer is “pretty confident” that Elections Canada has good safeguards to prevent cyberattacks from robbing Canadians of their right to vote in this year’s federal election.

But Stephane Perrault is worried that political parties aren’t so well equipped.

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Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Super Bowl 53
Workers use a lift to install a Super Bowl 53 wrap on the outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, on Jan. 17, 2019. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

TORONTO — Sunday’s battle between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams could possibly be the last Super Bowl game to be available in Canada in its original form — ads and all — through American broadcasts.

Until 2017, Canadian viewers were blocked from the full U.S. Super Bowl feeds, including the commercials that are often produced specifically for the event, as domestic broadcasters were able to substitute their own versions of the broadcasts carried by cable and satellite.

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Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Ron Joyce
Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce is photographed in Toronto on Friday, October 20, 2006. Joyce has died at age 88. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

Ron Joyce, who rose from a childhood marked by the Great Depression to co-found the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88.

Joyce died Thursday in his Burlington, Ont., home with his family at his side, the family said in a statement.

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Crisp & Delicious Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Crisp & Delicious Chicken Nuggets Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

By The Canadian Press

Chicken Nuggets Recall
Crisp & Delicious Chicken Breast Nuggets – Uncooked (CFIA)

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The uncooked breaded chicken pieces were sold in 1.6 kg packages with a best before date of July 19, 2019 (upc code 0 69299 11703 5).

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This Season’s Flu Shot Far More Effective Than Last Year’s, Researchers Find

This Season’s Flu Shot Far More Effective Than Last Year’s, Researchers Find

By The Canadian Press

Flu Shot
A medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle on January 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ted S. Warren)

TORONTO — Canadian researchers say this season’s influenza vaccine appears to have reduced the risk of infection with the dominate circulating flu strain by 72 per cent — far higher than what was seen with last year’s shot.

Lead researcher Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control says that level of protection against H1N1 was observed across all age groups, including children.

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Cannabis-Carrying Border-Crossers Could Be Hit with Fines Under Coming System

Cannabis-Carrying Border-Crossers Could Be Hit with Fines Under Coming System

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

OTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of marijuana into Canada could soon be forced to pay fines.

Although stiff criminal penalties will remain options on the books, the federal border agency is developing administrative sanctions to give it more flexibility to deal with people who arrive at the border with cannabis in the era of legal recreational use.

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