Ottawa police confirm there were three shooting incidents in the downtown core Wednesday morning. Police confirm the incidents occurred at the National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and at Parliament Hill. A soldier standing guard at the War Memorial was shot just before 10 a.m. One shooter has been shot and killed, and there is at least one other shooter on the loose.
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A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are 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. The gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown.
Community Food Centres Canada launches the inaugural Restaurants for Change fundraising initiative today, to raise awareness of critical need for a healthy and equitable food system. 25 restaurants in 9 cities will donate proceeds from their dinner service today to CFCC. Funds raised will support CFCC and locally Perth’s The Table Community Food Centre.
Local Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place in Toronto this afternoon. Manely is a three-time national champion and thrilled the audience in Calgary by winning Olympic Silver at the 1988 Winter Games.
One of the Founders of the Perth Polar Bear Club wants to relieve the suffering of animals in Afghanistan. Raven Rae Afghanistan Consultancy Services will be hosting a charity 24 hour marathon run/walk in aid to raise funds and awareness for Nowzad Dogs Animal Shelter Afghanistan. Dave Lavery President of Raven Rae AFG will do the Solo 24 hour full marathon and personally raising funds for Nowzad during this Doggython.
The Hamilton Police Service has contacted the Brockville Police Service for assistance in regards to a historical sexual assault investigation they are conducting. The Hamilton Police received reports of sexual assaults on child victims within the City of Hamilton between June 1976 and December 1977. The accused at the time worked for both the Hamilton and Peel District School Boards as a truancy counsellor.
The man killed in a crash in Richmond has been identified as Andrew Page, 26; a father to two young boys. The crash happened around 2 a.m., when the truck he was driving truck left the road, crashed into two parked cars and caught fire on a property at 4410 McCordick Road.
Two people are dead following a vehicle rollover in South Stormont Township. Police say a vehicle rolled into the median on Highway 401 Saturday afternoon and struck a concrete culvert. Robert Smart, 61, of Toronto, was pronounced dead at the scene.
You have until this Friday, October 24, to register for a design workshop to discuss the Elgin Main Street Reconstruction Project. The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is responsible for the road itself, and is working to secure grants for the development.
A boil water advisory continues for roughly 200 homes in Blackburn Hamlet. Ottawa Public Health issued the advisory Saturday afternoon, and said it is in effect until further notice. The homes affected include those on Glen Park Drive, Birchtree Park, Compata Way and Fairglen Mews.