Monday, August 21, 2017

CONSTIPATED BORDER RUNNERS

According to PM Trudeau:
"Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage."

BARCELONA TERROR CELL PLANS

The terror cell that struck Barcelona on Thursday originally intended to target the city's famed Sagrada Familia cathedral with a massive truck bomb, as investigators have revealed they've discovered 120 gas canisters that are believed to have been intended for the attack

EUROPOLS CHIEF'S WARNING

Europol chief Robert Wainwright warned on Twitter yesterday that terrorism is the "highest threat in Europe for a generation."
From 2014 to 2016, jihadist terror attacks in Europe increased from 2 to 30, and the pace of attacks this year is becoming unrelenting.

HURRY UP AND WAIT

The $42-million B.C. headquarters for the Department of National Defence was officially opened by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan last September.
Yet, nearly a year after the official opening, the four-storey headquarters remains empty. Sure, there’s a nice plaque on it, but most days, the gates are locked with a weathered and curled notice advising who to call regarding security. 
One can’t help asking: If DND, Public Services Canada and Shared Services Canada can’t even manage to get phones, filing cabinets and computer networking in place on land in a purpose-built facility, how on Earth will they manage to get the more complicated stuff for the air and sea done on time and on budget?

Friday, August 18, 2017

1740 SHIPWRECK OFF BRITISH COAST

Divers are racing against time to preserve the wreck of a Dutch treasure ship which sank off the British coast.
The Dutch merchant ship De Rooswijk carrying chests of silver ingots, silver dollars and pieces of eight hit treacherous sandbanks in January 1740.
The ship, on its way to buy nutmeg and pepper in the East Indies sank, killing all on board - some 250 men, women and children.

WAIT TIMES AT OTTAWA'S HEART INSTITUTE

With eight months to go until a long-awaited expansion is complete, cardiac surgery wait times at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute are the longest in Ontario — more than triple the provincial average in the case of elective bypass surgery.
Despite its struggles with long wait times, the heart institute received the highest patient satisfaction rating in the province, according to one survey. And when offered a chance to go to another hospital rather than stay on the waiting list in Ottawa, patients generally say no.
The heart institute has seen a nearly 20-per-cent increase in cases in the past nine years, which means emergency surgeries more frequently bump elective surgeries.