Category: Canada

Nathan Cirillo ID’d as victim in Ottawa War Memorial shooting

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nathan Cirillo ID’d as victim in Ottawa War Memorial shooting

Nathan Cirillo joined cadets at 13 and later became a reservist A soldier shot and killed in Ottawa on Wednesday was a reservist who was only on a short-term posting at the National War Memorial, relatives and other sources said. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, of Hamilton, was gunned down as he and another soldier stood guard at the cenotaph. […]

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Remains of six babies found in Winnipeg storage locker: woman charged

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Remains of six babies found in Winnipeg storage locker: woman charged

Winnipeg storage locker searched, Andrea Giesbrecht charged Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were or how they died. Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested outside her home in north Winnipeg. Const. Eric […]

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Quebec terror linked attack suspect arrested in summer, say RCMP

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Quebec terror linked attack suspect arrested in summer, say RCMP

Quebec terror suspect ID’d as Martin Couture-Rouleau The man police say deliberately drove a car into two soldiers in a “despicable act” the government linked to terrorist ideology had been arrested by RCMP this summer as he was getting ready to leave the country, a spokeswoman for the federal police force said Tuesday. Supt. Martine […]

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Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

Ottawa police say there were several “shooting incidents” in downtown area Early reports suggest the gunman who shot the soldier guarding the War Memorial was dressed all in black and raised his arms in triumph after the Ottawa shooting. Tony Zobl, 35, witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor office window directly above […]

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Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero after Ottawa shooting The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight […]

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Ottawa update: Gunman shot by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Gunman shot by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms

Reports of two or three gunmen in Ottawa A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms. The Hill remains under lockdown amid reports there may be two to three shooters, […]

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Ottawa update: Gunman killed, Harper safe

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Gunman killed, Harper safe

Ottawa shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. Eastern A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and people report hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Tory MP Bob Zimmer has tweeted that the gunman was shot and killed, but that report could not be […]

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Ottawa – Soldier shot, gunshots in Parliament

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa – Soldier shot, gunshots in Parliament

Details of Ottawa crisis still sketchy A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. with a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported seeing […]

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CSIS can’t cover ‘all the bases’ when monitoring radicals: senior spy official

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
CSIS can’t cover ‘all the bases’ when monitoring radicals: senior spy official

CSIS says between 130 and 145 Canadians are overseas, taking part in ISIL battles It would be foolish to say the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has “all the bases covered” when it comes to monitoring radicalized Canadians who have returned home, a senior CSIS official acknowledges. Jeff Yaworski, CSIS deputy director of operations, told the Senate national security and […]

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Westjet Edmonton to Toronto flight makes emergency landing in Thunder Bay

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Westjet Edmonton to Toronto flight makes emergency landing in Thunder Bay

Westjet flight carrying 95 passengers makes emergency landing Tuesday morning A Westjet Flight 428 from Edmonton to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Thunder Bay on Tuesday morning due to possible smoke in the cabin. TBnewswatch.com says initial reports to Thunder Bay Fire Rescue indicated there was smoke in the cockpit area of […]

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