Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests – Defence Blog

On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon tests. Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost modular system, that can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as […]

‘War in the Woods, round two:’ Amid civil unrest, activists gear up for bigger battle over Trans Mountain

OTTAWA — Recent protests and blockades are only the beginning of the civil disobedience that lies ahead as Ottawa pushes ahead with the controversial Trans Mountain expansion project, claims an activist group. “I really do see this as a taste of things to come,” said Alexandra Woodsworth, campaign organizer at the British Columbia-based Dogwood Initiative. […]

‘Not looking for a Trudeau handout’: Alberta spurns notion of bailout in lieu of Frontier mine approval

OTTAWA — Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon flatly rejected any suggestion that Ottawa could placate the province with an aid package if it turns down the $20-billion Frontier oilsands mine. “Albertans are not looking for a Justin Trudeau handout,” Nixon said in a press conference Friday. “We’re not interested in that. We want Justin Trudeau […]

NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

Coast Guard responds to Atlantic supply ship with eight crew members suffering flu symptoms, two ‘severe’: internal email

OTTAWA — Two crew members aboard a supply ship in Atlantic Canada are displaying “severe flu like symptoms,” according to an internal government email obtained by the National Post. According to an internal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) email, crew members on the Atlantic Kingfisher, an offshore patrol vessel, are now under quarantine after […]

Economists say Ottawa must pull more levers to fix the economy

Looming economic challenges on the horizon, including softening business investment, a dip in consumer confidence and the persistently high household debt-to-income ratio should be sufficient reasons for the Bank of Canada to cut interest rates, some economists say. “We are in the throes of not just a slowdown, but a shift to an economy that […]

Man, 37, in hospital with life-threatening injuries after North End stabbing

Posted January 17, 2020 9:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A 37-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital following a stabbing in Halifax’s North End Friday night. Police were called out to the 5500 block of Bilby Street at […]

U.S. Army scientists explore human brain potential to integrate into future military technology – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory has announced that Army scientists explore the potential of cognitive mechanism to integrate into future military technology. A group of Army scientists are working to map out the cognitive mechanisms of the human system to seamlessly integrate future military technology into the daily lives of Soldiers. These scientists, […]

Defense Secretary Esper says he ‘didn’t see’ evidence of an Iranian plot to attack four embassies

Top Trump administration officials struggled to defend an airstrike that killed a senior Iranian general Sunday morning, acknowledging that they could not confirm President Donald Trump’s Friday assertion that Iranians planned to attack four embassies. On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he “didn’t see” evidence of an Iranian plan to attack […]

A deal for Hudson’s Bay Company is finally close, but is Canada’s oldest retailer worth saving?

The Financial Post takes a look at 11 people and companies we’ll be watching closely in the new year. It is 4 p.m., precisely a week before Christmas at a Hudson’s Bay store at the corner of Yonge and Bloor in downtown Toronto. The area is one of the city’s biggest shopping destinations during the […]