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Canadian soldier killed in shooting in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A gunman turned the nation’s capital into an armed camp Wednesday after he fatally shot an honour guard at “point blank” range at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill.

The extraordinary scene ended with the assailant shot dead in the polished marble halls of Parliament’s Centre Block, apparently by the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, while SWAT teams combed the busy parliamentary precinct in an ongoing but seemingly fruitless search for accomplices. READ

Canada will change in wake of shooting: former MP

A former Central Alberta Conservative MP said the country will change in the wake of the shooting on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. READ

City of Red Deer, local authorities closely monitoring situation in Ottawa

The mayor of Red Deer, Tara Veer, has issued a statement about the situation in Ottawa. READ

Winnipeg police make an arrest in discovery of dead infants in storage unit

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. READ

Police seeking robbery suspect; surveillance image shows distinctive sweater

The sweater says it all for one local thief. Police have released video surveillance images of a crook who broke into Café O Play at 2080 50th Ave. early Tuesday. The culprit was wearing a green and yellow sweater with the word “Crook” across the back. READ

B.C. mom says No to sexy Halloween costumes for four-year-old girls

Halloween costumes for preschool girls that depict police officers and firefighters in sexualized skin-tight uniforms have a Victoria mom fuming at thrift store Value Village. READ

AHS hoping almost half of Albertans will get flu shots

Alberta Health Services hopes 45 per cent of Albertans will get their free immunization shot this season to protect against influenza. READ

Police dog puts bite on suspect after long standoff at Calgary restaurant

A man has undergone treatment for dog bites and other injuries after a standoff with police at a Calgary restaurant that lasted more than eight hours. READ

Winnipeg police discover remains of as many as 4 dead infants in storage locker

Police say the discovery of as many as four dead infants in a storage locker is “tragic beyond belief” but it was not yet clear Tuesday if the deaths were homicides. READ

Magnotta murder trial hears from British reporter who interviewed accused in 2011

Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial heard testimony Wednesday from an English journalist who met the accused less than six months before Jun Lin’s slaying. READ

Attack on soldiers in Quebec linked to terror ideology: public safety minister

Police say a car was driven deliberately into two soldiers, killing one of them in what Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called an act of violence against Canada that was “clearly linked” to terrorist ideology. READ

Ottawa should be wary of turning surplus into tax cuts: budget watchdog

Canada’s budget watchdog says the country is on track to run a $3.6-billion surplus in 2014-15, delivering a balanced budget a year earlier than government predictions. READ

More than 800 foreign scientists urge Canada to loosen funding and freedoms

More than 800 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper decrying what they call a rapid decline in funding and freedoms faced by Canadian government scientists. READ

Ohio teen collapses at haunted house attraction, dies of heart abnormality

A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality. READ

Oscar Pistorius goes to jail after being sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. READ

CDC releases new Ebola gear guidelines for health workers; monitoring ends for some in Dallas

The government announced Tuesday that everyone travelling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports, as officials took to the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers who might be at risk of contracting the disease. READ

Second bank robbed; suspect being sought

Police are looking for a suspect after a second bank in Red Deer was robbed this week. READ

Drunk driver back in jail

A Lacombe woman who was imprisoned after killing two teenagers in 2012 when she was driving drunk has had her day parole revoked. April Gail Beauclair was convicted of two counts of impaired driving causing death and was sentenced to three and a half years on Oct. 11, 2012. READ

Alberta government hasn’t decided whether to proceed with ban on menthol tobacco

Health advocates fear part of Alberta’s flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. READ

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