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VANCOUVER - The sister of a British Columbia man who was shot by the RCMP after a manhunt says the force should have found a way to end the ordeal peacefully, but instead she says police wrote him off as a violent misfit and shot him in what amounted to an execution.Peter de Groot, 45, was killed last week, several days after he disappeared into the bush following a c...

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Oct 22, 2014

Parliament Hill security under the spotlight

Police cordon off a street leading to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - The fatal shooting of a soldier at the National War Memorial and the subsequent gunfire on ...

Oct 22, 2014

Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege

An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014.Police are expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the national capital after a gunman opened fire and wounded a soldier at the National War Memorial before injuring a security guard on Parliament Hill, where he was reportedly shot dead by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - A Canadian honour guard who witnesses said was shot twice "point blank" by a gunman at the ...

Oct 22, 2014

Bases on heightened security in Halifax

HALIFAX - Canadian Forces bases in Halifax have heightened security measures after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.Capt. Peter Ryan of Maritime Forces...

Oct 22, 2014

MPs credit sergeant-at-arms for saving lives

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers of the House of Commons leads MPs out of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Two sources told The Canadian Press that Vickers shot an assailant on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

OTTAWA - The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill is a former police off...

Oct 22, 2014

NewsAlert:Leafs-Sens game postponed

OTTAWA - Tonight's NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs has been postponed following the shootings on Parliament Hill.The NHL says the date and time of the resche...

Oct 22, 2014

Harper cancels Malala citizenship ceremony

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Oct.10, 2014. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office says two scheduled events today in Toronto with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai have been cancelled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rui Vieira

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office says two scheduled events today in Toronto with Nob...

Oct 22, 2014

World follows chaotic scenes in Ottawa

WASHINGTON - People around the world are following the chaotic scenes in Ottawa.The shooting around Parliament has become the top news story in numerous countries.All the main American news ...

Oct 22, 2014

Two hurt as gunman storms Parliament Hill

OTTAWA - Police are expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the national capital after a gunman opened fire and wounded a soldier at the National War Memorial before injuring a securi...

Oct 22, 2014

Ont. legislators won't be silenced by shooting

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, seen in this file photo in Sudbury, says she and the opposition leaders discussed suspending question period today in light of a shooting in Ottawa, but she says "we refuse to be silenced."

TORONTO - Ontario's political leaders considered suspending question period Wednesday at the provinc...

Oct 22, 2014

Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier hurt

OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.Ottawa po...

Oct 21, 2014

Quebec attack linked to terror ideology:Blaney

A car is overturned in the ditch in a cordoned off area in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. on Monday Oct. 20, 2014. One of two soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pascal Marchand

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. - Police say a car was driven deliberately into two soldiers, killing...

Oct 21, 2014

Foreign scientists urge Canada to open up

OTTAWA - 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 C...

Oct 21, 2014

CF-18s leave Alberta military base for Kuwait

COLD LAKE, Alta. - Canadian fighter jets have left the Cold Lake military base in Alberta to join an international combat mission against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.The CF-18 Hornets a...

Oct 21, 2014

WestJet emergency landing in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - A WestJet flight travelling from Edmonton to Toronto has made an emergency landing in Thunder Bay, Ont., after a report of possible smoke in the cabin.Airline spokesman R...

Oct 21, 2014

Police find dead infants in storage locker

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they have discovered the remains of as many as four dead infants in a city storage locker.Const. Eric Hofley says concerned employees at the storage locker ...

Oct 21, 2014

Be wary of using surplus, PBO tells Ottawa

OTTAWA - 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.However, a re...

Oct 21, 2014

Fourth Quebec MP quits federal NDP

OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Jean-Francois Larose has joined forces with an independent MP to create a new, Quebec-only party.Larose is the fourth Quebec MP to abandon the NDP since its fabled o...

Oct 21, 2014

Ottawa issues new guidelines on use of drones

Federal Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt launches the government's campaign for safety awareness for unmanned air vehicles or drones in Toronto on Tuesday October 21 , 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has launched a public campaign to help make sure Can...

Oct 21, 2014

Egypt sets appeal date for Canadian in Cairo

Mohammed Fahmy is pictured in a Cairo courtroom on March 31, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk

CAIRO - The brother of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist says a Cairo court has set a date ...

Oct 21, 2014

B.C. set to release proposed LNG tax rate

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark waves at a LNG conference in Vancouver, on May, 21, 2014. The British Columbia government will reveal its anticipated tax rate on the proposed liquefied natural gas industry today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government will reveal its anticipated tax rate on the proposed liqu...

Oct 21, 2014

B.C. law on LNG greenest in world: minister

British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak pauses while responding to the Northern Gateway decision in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday June 17, 2014. Polak is set to introduce environmental rules governing the development of liquefied natural gas in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VICTORIA - New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied-natural-gas plants to m...

Oct 21, 2014

Think tank calls for review of charity audits

The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is shown on November 4, 2011.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - A left-leaning think tank is raising new questions about the possibility of political inter...

Oct 21, 2014

Family of B.C. man shot by police slams RCMP

Peter de Groot's brother Miles de Groot, centre, fights back tears as he looks at his father Peter de Groot Sr., right, while his sister Danna de Groot, second left, reads a statement during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday October 20, 2014. Forty-five-year-old Peter de Groot, the subject of a police manhunt in southern British Columbia earlier this month was killed by members of the RCMP's emergency response team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER - The sister of a British Columbia man who was shot by the RCMP after a manhunt says the f...

Oct 20, 2014

Kids on non-cow's milk had lower vitamin D: study

A 2nd-grader drinks his milk during lunch on Oct. 20, 2011, in Abilene, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Abilene Reporter-News, Nellie Doneva

TORONTO - A new study has found that children who drink non-dairy milk products such as rice, almond...

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