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Today's deadly shooting inside Parliament Hill occured "just outside the door" to a room where Kamloops Thompson Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod was in a meeting with her party colleagues.

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Kamloops Thompson Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and Senator Nancy Green Raine both were in lockdown, but safe after today's shooting spree on Parliament Hill.

Kamloops MP Cathy McLeod emails us to say "the shooting happened right outside the door from where I was located,"  but pays tribute to security forces and the RCMP.

Finance Director Sally Edwards told about 40 people who showed up for the first city of Kamloops budget meeting that preliminary numbers suggest a 4 per cent tax increase in 2015.

Kamloops Council candidate Reo Rochleau calls for an end to "stupid spending at city hall."

 


B.C. News
Security has been tightened and most of the public is being kept out of British Columbia's legislature after a gunman opened fire on Parliament Hill.

The suspect in today's shootings in Ottawa is identified as Michael Joseph Paul Zehaf Bibeau, 32,who  was charged with a robbery that took place in Vancouver in 2011,
 
Taseko Resources launching legal action seeking damages related to the federal government's rejection of the proposed Prosperity Mine southwest of Williams Lake.

Outgoing B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair endorses B.C.F.L Secretary Treasurer Irene Lanzinger as his replacement.

Seeking signatures.  B.C. Liquefied Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman to meet with Petronas officials in Malaysia next month.


 
National News
A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa is dead after he was shot this morning and there are reports of as many as 30 shots fired inside the Parliament by an unknown number of gunmen.

Family members have identified Cpl Nathan Cirillo as the soldier killed today at the National War Memorial.

The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family.

The man who drove a car into two soldiers on Monday, killing one, was arrested by the Mounties this summer and questioned again this month.  R-C-M-P say Martin Couture-Rouleau was first flagged in June when police saw on his Facebook account that he was "radicalizing'' himself.


Winnipeg police say they have made an arrest in the deaths of up to four babies, whose bodies were found in a self-storage unit.

With drones now in the mainstream, the federal government is reminding operators of the unmanned aircraft that there are rules you need to follow.



World News
U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the fatal shooting in Ottawa as ``outrageous.''

A man who's confessed to killing seven women found last weekend in northwestern Indiana is scheduled to appear in court today.


The World Health Organization says Ebola is now believed to have killed more than 4,800 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains ``persistent and widespread'' in West Africa.


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