Parliament Hill shooting UPDATE

By Rick Fleming - with files from the Citizen Record. Last updated: 2014-10-23 05:00:20

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will never be intimidated after what he called a second "terrorist'' attack in three days.

A gunman killed a reservist soldier who was on guard at the National War Memorial before he ran to the parliament buildings to open fire.

The shooter was killed by the Common's Sargeant at Arms Kevin Vickers, who hails from Miramichi, New Brunswick.

Reservist Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton is the second member of the Armed Forces to die this week.

On Monday near Montreal, a radical Islamist was shot and killed by police after he ran down two Canadian soldiers, killing one of them.

Harper says the two shocking attacks show Canada is not immune to terrorism.

He said authorities will learn more in the coming days about the "terrorist" and any accomplices he may have had.

N-D-P Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau echoed Harper's condemnation of the killing.

Mulcair paid tribute to slain Corporal Nathan Cirillo, saying he was literally standing on guard at a monument dedicated to the sacrifice of those who came before him.

There is no indication the shooter had any accomplices, but Trudeau said if there are any; they "must be caught and punished to the full force of the law.''

Other MPs from Nova Scotia are reporting they're safe following the gunfire at the War Memorial and the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.

Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison was reported safe but under lockdown in Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's office while attending the weekly caucus as the incident unfolded.

Other MPs, such as South Nova's Greg Kerr, and Gerald Keddy of South Shore-St. Margaret, tweeted they were all right; while expressing thanks for concerns expressed, and support for all affected.

The gunman has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who apparently lived in Montreal.

A man with the same name had an extensive criminal record in Quebec and in Vancouver from three years ago.

A search of Quebec court records database suggests he had a lengthy record with several convictions and brushes with the law in the early and mid-2000's.

The records appear under three different names; Michael Bibeau, Michael Zehaf Bibeau and Michael Bibeau Zehaf.

The earliest of the court records dates back to 2001 in Montreal and the latest 2006.

Little else is known about him, although some reports say he was born in Canada in 1982 and may have recently converted to Islam.

Canadian Forces bases, including Greenwood, tightened their security measures after the shootings.

Gates were locked and IDs were carefully checked.

The DND also told its members to avoid wearing their uniforms in public.

Oak Island treasure

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-23 04:59:55

The possibility of uncovering a treasure of immense historical and financial value on Oak Island has intrigued explorers for decades, even centuries.

And NDP MLA Denise Peterson-Rafuse from Chester-St. Margaret's has introduced a private members bill designed to protect the province in the event that valuable heritage artifacts are recovered, which will be considered today.

Interest in a buried treasure have been rekindled since two American brothers resumed the search, and with their hunt documented on a History TV show.

Nova Scotia appeals court overturns pot decision

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-23 04:49:12

The province's Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court's ruling on who pays for medical marijuanna.

The original judge ordered the province to reimburse Sally Armstrong for $28,376 after she produced invoices for marijuana bought from the Cannabis Buyers's Club of Canada. But the Appeals court has overturned that decision ruling the Cannabis Buyers' Club doesn't meet the criteria to legally supply medical marijuanna. It ordered the money paid by the province should be returned immediately.

Armstrong, who is on welfare; has a prescription for medical marijuana. The appeal court did say a previous ruling requiring the government to pay for her marijuana remains in effect as long as the receipts provided are from Health Canada or a legitimate supplier.

Fee code adjustment for NS docs

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-23 04:48:27

The Health Department will need at least another two years to modernize the fee-code structure for doctors.

Deputy Health Minister Peter Vaughn told the public accounts committee the fee schedule has not kept up with technological change and a project is ongoing to address that problem.

Vaughn says his department is also working on reocmmendations from the Auditor General and find savings while ensuring value for money spent on billed services.

Police seeking Shelburne flasher

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-23 04:38:57

Shelburne RCMP are requesting your help in identifying a man who exposed himself to a young girl last week.

RCMP got a report last Friday night that a man exposed himself to a 10 year old girl while she was walking on the side of Shore road.

He is about 50 years old and was wearing a red hat.

If you have any information about this incident or the whereabouts of this man, call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2014-10-23 04:37:22

In the NHL, the game between the Sens and the Leafs was postponed due to the terrorist shooting incident in Ottawa.

On the ice, the Oilers won their second in a row, beating the Capitals 3 to 2.

The Flyers topped the Penguins 5 to 3.

In World Series action, the Royals have tied it at one game apiece by beating the Giants 7 to 2.

News stories from 2014-10-22.