Ottawa police are now saying they believe only one gunman was involved in Wednesday’s shootings at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.
Const. Marc Soucy says they are not looking for anyone else.
Members of Parliament are met at the National War Memorial in Ottawa this morning to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo….the reservist from Hamilton who was murdered by a terrorist yesterday as he stood guard at the Memorial.
They will then gather as scheduled in the House of Commons and the Prime Minister is expected to address Parliament.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the nation last night saying he is confident in Canadians ability to get through this. He said security services are working to find answers about the terror attacks.
Harper offered the condolences of the nation to the family of soldier Nathan Cirillo. Cirillo was shot in the chest and died yesterday. He also offered condolences to the family of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who was murdered on Monday.
Kingston – Shootings
On Parliament Hill…Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu was on his way to the Liberal caucus meeting on the floor below where the gunfire broke out. Hsu and two other members of Parliament locked themselves in an office until they were allowed to leave.
Military Police at CFB Kingston were checking the identification of everyone entering the base yesterday following the shootings. Security guards were doing the same at the Royal Military College.
Kingston Police issued a statement saying they have not received any indication of an imminent local threat. The statement encourages members of the public to be watchful for and report unusual activity to Kingston Police.
A peace vigil was held at Sydenham Street United Church in Kingston last night in the wake of what happened in Ottawa. 15 people gathered at the Church. They included three United Church ministers, a Lutheran Minister and several local activists. They signed a statement expressing concern about the safety of Muslims and the rights of all Canadians following the attacks.
Via 1310 news: OTTAWA – A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, 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.
A store that started in downtown Kingston almost a hundred years ago has announced it will be closing in January. Dover’s Men’s Wear on Princess Street will be open today to start its clearance sale.
The store was founded in Kingston in 1919.
One of the owners says changing consumer habits, high rent and the fact Princess Street will be dug up again next summer have led to the decision to close.
Mental Health Conference
Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page is making a feature presentation tonight at a mental health conference in Kingston being hosted by Providence Care.
The conference at the Ambassador Hotel is being held for Assertive Community Treatment Teams from across Ontario.
It will be examining mental health and the aging process.
Page will be talking about his own experience with mental illness and the importance of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
OLG – Slot Revenue
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has paid out just over 480 thousand dollars to both Gananoque and Leeds and Thousand Islands Township. The money comes from slot machine revenues at OLG Casino Thousand Islands for the three month period ending in September.
Since the casino opened it has handed out a total of almost 21 million dollars to each of the municipalities.
A former assistant fire chief with Kingston Fire and Rescue has pleaded guilty to eight of the three dozen sex-related charges he was facing. Robert Kidd pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that include making and possessing child pornography, indecent exposure and voyeurism. In a statement of facts presented to the court, it was revealed that Kidd victimized 18 people. Seven of them were under the age of 18. Kidd will be sentenced early in 2015. He was suspended and later terminated by Kingston Fire and Rescue after he was charged.
A 32 year old man from Loyalist Township has been charged with stealing copper wire from the AES Kingston Cogen Plant.
Staff at the plant noticed severed wires at the plant around 1am last Friday and called police. The OPP brought in a tracking down and arrested a suspect.
Randy Shaver has been charged with theft over five thousand dollars and mischief to property.
It was the second night in a row wire had been stolen from the plant and anyone with information about the thefts is being asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
There could be some fireworks when the candidates running for mayor in Kingston meet with students at Queen’s University tonight.
The Alma Mater Society is hosting the session tonight starting at 7 in Wallace Hall at the John Deutsch University Centre.
The Alma Mater Society and a citizens group took council to the OMB and won the right for students to be counted in the districts population.