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Soldier takes Highway of Heroes

Oct 24, 2014 / 1:42 pm

Strains of "O Canada" mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday. The motorcade carrying the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo...

Anderson Cooper slams reporter

Oct 24, 2014 / 9:56 am

A young, self-described, aspiring journalist has lost his job after veteran journalist Anderson Cooper schooled the reporter on appropriate behaviour. Cooper was broadcasting live from Ottawa near the National War memorial Wednesday evening after the shocking attack that cost the life of...

Consulate gets suspicious mail

Oct 24, 2014 / 6:16 am

Turkish authorities say an employee at the Canadian consulate in Istanbul is in hospital after opening a package filled with yellow powder. A spokesman for the Turkish disaster and emergency management authority says the package was received around noon Friday. Similar packages were also...

Parliamentarians show unity

Oct 23, 2014 / 9:39 pm

Peace, order and good government returned to the national capital Thursday with a back-slapping flourish of fortitude and common purpose, but a persistent shadow loomed — one of unsettling memories and unanswered questions. An almost triumphal sense of camaraderie in the House of Commons...

Gunman angry about passport

Oct 23, 2014 / 4:38 pm

The man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction, say those who knew him at the men's shelters where he spent his final weeks. Michael Zehaf Bibeau so angered some of the men at the Ottawa Mission because of...

RCMP release shooting video

Oct 23, 2014 / 3:23 pm

Below is Thursday's statement from the Royal Canadian Mountain Police Commissioner Bob Paulson in response to the Ottawa shooting. "We want to provide an update on certain aspects of the terrible events that unfolded yesterday in downtown Ottawa and on Parliament...

Cannan: We prayed for guards

Oct 23, 2014 / 1:54 pm

The Government of Canada is back in session today, just 24-hours after a deadly shooting on the hill. Canadian politicians are standing in unity against the acts of violence, refusing to be intimidated. Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan was on the Hill yesterday morning when gun shots rang...

Military & uniforms in public

Oct 23, 2014 / 1:43 pm

Members of the Canadian military in the Ottawa area have been told stop wearing their uniforms in public, with the exception of going back and forth to work. While it has not been made a general order, a guidance directive was issued today after a reservist guarding the National War Memorial was...

Bibeau not on high-risk list

Oct 23, 2014 / 1:36 pm

The commissioner of the RCMP says Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man killed Wednesday after a shooting at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill, was not on the RCMP's watch list of potential high-risk travellers. Bob Paulson also says there's no evidence of a link between Zehaf...

Man arrested after gun found

Oct 23, 2014 / 9:04 am

Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a nearby public transit bus Thursday after receiving a report of someone carrying what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in fabric in the city's downtown. Const. Pierre Bourdages of Halifax Regional Police said a bus driver found the...

Mom of gunman

Oct 23, 2014 / 6:50 am

The mother of the man identified as the assailant who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press she...

Shooting victim a dog lover

Oct 22, 2014 / 7:21 pm

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. "Our family is...

Canada will not be intimidated

Oct 22, 2014 / 7:18 pm

The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will only harden Canada's resolve to crack down on terrorists at home and abroad, Stephen Harper says. The prime minister tied Wednesday's extraordinary events — the killing of...

Ottawa shooting: world reaction

Oct 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada's Parliament. President Barack Obama said he was rattled by it. There are images of him on his first foreign trip as...

Parliament Hill shooting

Oct 22, 2014 / 3:35 pm

The CBC and Global news are confirming that the man in this photo, originally posted by terrorist group ISIS on Twitter, is the shooter in Ottawa. Update -- 1:30 p.m. Photo: Facebook Nathan Cirillo, 24, was killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on...

MPs credit sergeant-at-arms

Oct 22, 2014 / 12:30 pm

The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers, 58, became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight years ago after a...

Some military bases locked down

Oct 22, 2014 / 12:23 pm

Canadian Forces bases across the country have been ordered to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates says bases have been asked to take "precautions appropriate to their...

Multiple dead babies found

Oct 22, 2014 / 8:52 am

Update Oct. 22 Police say they have charged a woman following the discovery of several dead infants in a Winnipeg storage unit. Police say Andrea Giesbrecht, who is 40, faces six charges of concealing a body. Police say Giesbrecht is also known as Andrea Naworynski. Workers were taking...

Ebola vaccine testing moves along

Oct 22, 2014 / 7:41 am

The CEO of the company that holds the licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine has a message for people who are frustrated by how long it is taking to get it into use in West Africa. The race to get the vaccine safety tested and made in sufficient quantities so that large studies can be rolled...

Terror suspect arrested in summer

Oct 22, 2014 / 5:59 am

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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