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Shots fired at War Memorial in Ottawa, says witness

globalnews.ca — Gunshots were heard at the War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday morning, with a man lying on the ground next to it.
Oct 22, 2014

Livestream from Ottawa. via @globaltvnews Multiple suspects sought after soldier shot, gunfire at Parl Hill globalnews.ca/news/1628313/s… #cdnpoli

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A look at previous security breaches on Parliament Hill

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - The nation's capital is on high alert Wednesday following a shooting at the National War Memorial and reports of shots fired inside the Centre Block of Parliament Hill. Security on Parliament Hill, which is mostly open to the public, was significantly boosted in 2009 after 20 Greenpeace activists managed to scale two of the buildings and unfurl banners protesting Canada's oil sands.

LIVE BLOG: Shots fired on Parliament Hill

globalnews.ca — A Canadian soldier was shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday morning, and multiple shots were fired inside Parliament Hill. Follow our live blog for the latest updates. © Shaw Media, 2014

Great Big Sea signer joins weather team

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Bank of Canada to issue report on the effect of low oil prices

globalnews.ca — OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada's latest read on the national economy is expected to explore a pressing question Wednesday: How much are low oil prices affecting the country's bottom line? The price of oil recently hit a two-and-a-half year low, a sharp fall that is prompting Canadian policy-makers and the corporate world alike to reflect on the potential risks of lower prices.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @AndyBlatchford: Bank of Canada report expected to measure cheap oil's effect on Canadian economy globalnews.ca/news/1627998/b…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AndyBlatchford: Bank of Canada report expected to measure cheap oil's effect on Canadian economy globalnews.ca/news/1627998/b…

Oct 22, 2014

Bank of Canada report expected to measure cheap oil's effect on Canadian economy globalnews.ca/news/1627998/b…

Taylor Swift tops iTunes Canada chart with 8 seconds of white noise

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Nevermind pop, Taylor Swift conquered the Canadian chart Tuesday with what amounted to a short crackle. An eight-second clip of white noise erroneously released and attributed to the singer held the top spot on the Canadian iTunes chart as of noon on Tuesday.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @globalnews: Only Taylor Swift could send 8 seconds of white noise to the top of the iTunes Canada chart: glbn.ca/D9Dzx

John Tory holds 14-point lead in Toronto mayoral race: Poll

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - John Tory is heading into the final stretch of the Toronto mayoral race with a 14-point cushion over his nearest rival Doug Ford, according to a new poll. A survey conducted by Forum Research for the Toronto Star has Tory with 43 per cent support among voters compared to 29 per cent for Ford and Olivia Chow in third place at 25 per cent.

Exercises for your back

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UPDATE: Police have made an arrest after infants’ remains found in Winnipeg locker

globalnews.ca — WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they have made an arrest after the remains of up to four babies were found in a storage locker, Monday afternoon. Officers are expected to release more information at 11 am local time and Global News plans to live stream the press conference.
Oct 22, 2014

BREAKING: Police say they have made an arrest after the remains of up to 4 babies were found in a storage locker globalnews.ca/news/1628275/p…

Raw video: Emergency workers perform CPR after shots fired on Parliament Hill

globalnews.ca — Watch Raw video: Emergency workers perform CPR after shots fired on Parliament Hill Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Global_Montreal: WATCH: glbn.ca/Da5EZ > Emergency workers perform CPR after shots fired on Parliament Hill #Ottawa http://t.co…

Mud-slinging dominates EMSB campaign

globalnews.ca — MONTREAL - The fight for the chair of the English Montreal School Board is certainly not a cake-walk. Global Montreal hosted the two candidates this weekend for a debate on Focus Montreal, and it turned into a mud-slinging match over ethics complaints from years gone by.

Toys ‘R’ Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls off shelves

globalnews.ca — NEW YORK - Toys 'R' Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman.

Senate to hear more cluster bomb testimony

globalnews.ca — OTTAWA - Richard MacCormac was literally thunderstruck when he fired his first cluster bomb. Part of a British bombing raid on Saddam Hussein's invading forces inside Kuwait in January 1991, MacCormac and his fellow Jaguar fighter jet pilots were "taken aback" by the extraordinary expanse of dust and damage the weapons created.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @CdnPress_Ott: Senate to hear more testimony on controversial cluster bomb legislation bit.ly/1sOLtFz

Advance polls open in Alberta byelections

globalnews.ca — CALGARY - Advance polls in Alberta's byelection open on Wednesday. Electors in four ridings have the opportunity to vote for a member of the Legislative Assembly, including Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-West and Edmonton-Whitemud. Advance polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Wednesday, October 22nd until Saturday, October 25th.

Canada’s domestic terrorism threat quietly elevated for first time in 4 years

globalnews.ca — OTTAWA - Just days before a deadly attack on Quebec soldiers, Canada's domestic terrorism threat level was quietly elevated from unlikely to "could occur" for the first time in four years, Global News has learned. Last Friday, the terrorism threat level in Canada rose from low to medium for the first time since Aug.
Oct 22, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s domestic terror threat quietly elevated days before attack globalnews.ca/news/1626941/c…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @GlobalNational: WATCH: Canada’s domestic terror threat was quietly elevated days before the attack in Quebec glbn.ca/D8vVF @VassyKapelos reports

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Winnipeg Air Force personnel heading to Iraq

globalnews.ca — WINNIPEG - Winnipeg based Air Force personnel are gearing up to head out to the Middle East Wednesday afternoon. The operation, dubbed Operation Impact, is part of coalition effort to help security forces in Iraq do battle with terror group ISIS and will include members from 17 Wing in Manitoba.

NewLink CEO says testing of Canadian Ebola vaccine moving swiftly

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - The CEO of the company that holds the licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine has a message for people who are frustrated by how long it is taking to get it into use in West Africa.

Great Big Sea front man turns author

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Manitoba heads to the polls Wednesday

globalnews.ca — WINNIPEG - Manitobans will elect new municipal leaders Wednesday as voters across the province head to the ballot boxes. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in all municipalities with contested elections, although some communities have elected leaders by acclamation.
Oct 22, 2014

It's 8 am .. which means the polls ARE OPEN. Your vote will make a difference. Have you decided who gets it? #wpg14 globalnews.ca/news/1627388/m…

Oct 22, 2014

Decision 2014 -- who will get your vote? Polling stations open in less than 2 hours #wpg14 globalnews.ca/news/1627388/m…