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Paramedics get bravery awards for response to 2014 Ottawa shooting

Eight Ottawa paramedics, including a superintendent and the chief of paramedics, are receiving bravery awards from the province for their response to the shootings at Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial in 2014.

Officer wounded in Ottawa shootings tells his story after bravery ceremony

A House of Commons security officer who was shot in the leg when a gunman stormed Parliament Hill publicly shared his story for the first time on Monday.

'Outstanding courage': RCMP to honour 20 for response to 2014 Ottawa shooting

Twenty people will receive awards later this month to recognize the bravery they showed while responding to the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa in October 2014.

Voices: Remembering Patrice Vincent, Nathan Cirillo and Oct. 22, 2014

Politicians, fellow soldiers and the Canadian public are gathering on Parliament Hill today for a ceremony to mark the anniversary of two uniformed soldiers killed one year ago.

After Ottawa shooting, 6 people still bound by effort to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

The six people who rushed to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's side as he lay dying at the National War Memorial remain connected by the shocking events of that day one year later.

Ottawa shooting: Day of chaos remembered 1 year later

A crowd of about 2,000 people — including hundreds of soldiers, government officials and citizens — gathered at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa to pay tribute to the lives of two soldiers killed on their home soil last year.

Ceremony to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent to be held today

A ceremonial service to commemorate the Parliament Hill shooting and the lives of two soldiers killed on home soil last October is set to take place at the National War Memorial this morning.

Ottawa shooting report says Cpl. Nathan Cirillo tried to take cover during attack

Struck in the back by a bullet, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo tried his best to take cover as gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau pursued him and kept on shooting during the attack at the National War Memorial last Oct. 22. Chilling new details of the last moments of Cirillo's life are contained in the police report on how events unfolded.

RCMP missed chance to stop Oct. 22 gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: OPP report

RCMP officers had a chance to stop gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau before he entered Parliament Hill but did not, according to a report into the unprecedented Oct. 22 attack inside the seat of Canada's government.

RCMP release unseen video from Zehaf-Bibeau's manifesto

The RCMP have shared the previously unreleased 18 seconds from Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's video manifesto, all of which are spoken in Arabic.

RCMP to release OPP report on Oct. 22 shooting, full Michael Zehaf-Bibeau video

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the OPP’s much-anticipated report into the RCMP’s response to the Parliament Hill shootings will be released either this week or next.

Ottawa shooting confusion caused by scale of police response, report says

The sheer scale of the police response to the Oct. 22 shootings in downtown Ottawa contributed to confusion on the ground as the investigation developed, according to an Ottawa police report.

6 things we learned about Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Parliament Hill shooting

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson appeared before a federal committee Friday to show a video made by Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and discuss the Oct. 22 attacks. Here are a few things we learned from his testimony and the video.

Ottawa shooting in pictures

In a brazen attack in Ottawa on Oct. 22, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and fatally wounded Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before heading to Parliament's Centre Block, where he was shot dead.

Attack on Parliament exposed 'systemic' security gaps, says ex-JTF2 commander

Retired lieutenant-colonel Steve Day, a former leader of the elite JTF2 counterterrorism unit, looked at CBC News and security video footage frame-by-frame and found flaws in the system, although individual officers acted properly.

Coroner's investigation into Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's remains continues

Three weeks after the deadly attack on Parliament Hill, the medical evidence in the death of shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is still being examined by the Ottawa coroner's office.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Ottawa shooter, took Parliament tour weeks earlier

The gunman behind the shooting on Parliament Hill that killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo took a tour of the House of Commons and the Senate less than three weeks before he was gunned down outside the parliamentary library.

In eyes of the world's media, Canada has lost its innocence: Jeff Semple

Canada rarely makes news outside of Canada, but the Parliament Hill shooting and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi have propelled our quiet country into international headlines, prompting some media to view the nation, not with the usual condescension, but with genuine concern.

Shooting on Parliament Hill: What CBC's raw camera footage shows

On the morning a gunman ran right in the front door of Parliament Hill's Centre Block, CBC/Radio-Canada had assigned three different camera crews to cover the weekly party caucus meetings. When shots rang out, news instincts kicked in: each bravely pressed the record button. Watch the uncut footage here.

Ottawa shooting: Reconstructing the Centre Block shootout

Terry Milewski on what the CBC's raw footage of the Oct. 22 Parliament Hill shooting reveals about what happened and how people reacted.

Heroism during Ottawa shooting leads to free beer for Alain Gervais

House of Commons guard Alain Gervais won't have to pay for beer for a long time to come after Molson Coors Canada delivered several hundred bottles to his home in thanks for his work in last week's shooting.

Ottawa shooting: 1 week later, city continues to cope

People continue to gather at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, one week after a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard and then stormed the front door of Parliament.

Ottawa shooting: Stephen Harper tells MPs he's sorry he left during attack

CBC News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his hushed caucus he felt remorse for surreptitiously ducking into a closet during the chaos of last week's shooting as MPs from all three parties returned Wednesday morning to the caucus rooms they were in during the assault on Parliament Hill.
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Ottawa shooting 1 week later: Security vs. privacy on Wednesdays with @Kady

Kady O'Malley and Janyce McGregor field your questions and comments one week after the attacks on soldiers in Quebec and Ottawa and the security breach on Parliament Hill. How appropriate is the Harper government's response?

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's funeral in Hamilton

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down while standing ceremonial guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa last week. The 24-year-old reservist from Hamilton is being honoured today with a regimental funeral in his hometown.

Ottawa shooting: Parliament Hill security confusion left MPs locked out

Confusion between House and Senate security led to a group of MPs being locked outside on Parliament's front lawn during the shootout that killed gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, CBC News has learned.

Ottawa shooting: Honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Flowers, candles, and tokens of remembrance are piling up at the National War Memorial, where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot, and at military and government buildings around the country and the world in honour of the 24-year-old reservist killed in the attack.

John Kerry pledges to work with Canada to prevent terror attacks

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. promises to work even more closely with the Canadian government to prevent attacks such as the ones that occurred in Ottawa and Quebec last week.

Ottawa shooting: RCMP, House security radios on different frequencies

The radios used by RCMP officers and House of Commons security on Parliament Hill use different frequencies, possibly leading to delays in communication during emergencies.

Ottawa shooting: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau made video, police say

The gunman who killed a Canadian soldier in Ottawa before taking part in a shoot out on Parliament Hill made a video recording of himself just before the attack, the RCMP said on Sunday. Police say evidence shows Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was driven by "ideological and political motives."

Jackson Reid stands guard in memory of slain soldiers

A 13-year-old boy is standing guard this weekend at the cenotaph in Port Coquitlam in memory of two soldiers slain in terrorist attacks this week.

Ottawa shooting: RCMP takes over investigation, OPP to probe police conduct

The RCMP has taken over the investigation of Wednesday's deadly shooting on Parliament Hill that left 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dead after the attack was deemed a matter of national security, Ottawa police confirmed Saturday.

Ottawa shooting: Parliament Hill now open to public

The National War Memorial was the scene of a touching moment between a local paramedic and an imam as Canadians returned to the grounds of Parliament Hill for the first time after an attack in the nation's capital that left one soldier dead.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's family: 'He belonged to all of us'

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's family released a statement Friday evening as thousands of Canadians lined highway overpasses and Main Street in Hamilton to honour the soldier as his body was brought home.

Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament

CBC News has learned dramatic new details about the final seconds of Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill - and the crucial role Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers played in ending the threat. Evan Solomon has the story.

Remembrance Day poppy campaign hasn't started, but you can wear the pin

The events of this week have left some Canadians wanting to show their support for those in uniform by wearing Remembrance Day poppies now.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave Burnaby, B.C., mosque

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa earlier this week, was asked to leave the B.C. mosque he attended and objected to its policy of allowing in non-Muslims, a B.C. Muslim Association spokesperson has said.

Ottawa shooting: P.E.I.'s Greg Peters on injury, experience

P.E.I. native, retired RCMP Superintendent Greg Peters, was among those injured as gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed the federal Parliament Building in Ottawa Wednesday.

Hamilton Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed Wednesday in Ottawa while guarding the National War Memorial.

Ottawa shooting: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau wanted Libyan passport

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday before entering Parliament Hill, had applied to renew his Libyan passport earlier this month, CBC News has learned.

Damage reveals horror of Parliament Hill shooting

Damage to Centre Block, the main building on Parliament Hill, reveals the harrowing scene Wednesday as gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed the building and opened fire before he was shot and killed.

Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found

Turkish authorities have begun an investigation into an unidentified yellow powder that was found in a package received at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul. The consulate has been evacuated, says CBC's Jeff Semple.

Young Canadian radicals who've travelled overseas

Passport control and radicalization have come under close scrutiny this week, following the terror attacks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and Ottawa. In recent years, at least seven extremists are known to have travelled overseas from Canada to participate in terrorism-related activities.

Province House security under scrutiny after Ottawa shooting

Many are questioning security protocols at P.E.I's Province House and other government buildings in the wake of Wednesday's tragic events in Ottawa.

B.C. Muslims concerned

Aasim Rashid on radicalism and reactions to the Ottawa shooting, with CBC's Andrew Chang

Ottawa shooting: Where did Michael Zehaf-Bibeau get his gun?

Investigators say the Winchester .30-30 calibre rifle used by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in this week's Ottawa shootings on Parliament Hill may be a critical piece of evidence as they try to reconstruct his activities prior to the attack.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's time in Vancouver

CBC News obtained court audio recordings and a psychiatric assessment from Dec. 2011

Police, stadium staff to be vigilant for Grey Cup

BC Place is one of many institutions re-examining security measures in the wake of the shooting in Ottawa

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Ottawa gunman, asked B.C. judge to send him to jail

The man who shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and was gunned down himself on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning told a B.C. judge almost three years ago that he was homeless and that he wanted to go to jail so he could change his ways.

Families of Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent to get help from crowdfunding campaign

The families of slain military members Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent stand to get some financial support from a new crowdfunding campaign that has already taken in donations from many Canadians and several major Canadian banks.

Ottawa shooting: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has no criminal record in Calgary, says police chief

Calgary's police chief says Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man responsible for shooting a soldier in Ottawa, has no criminal record in the city.

Rosie O'Donnell's remarks on Ottawa shooting draw criticism online

Rosie O'Donnell, The View's co-host, is drawing criticism online for remarks she made about Wednesday's deadly shooting in Ottawa.

RAW: MPs return with resolve

Parliamentarians returned to work, shaken by Wednesday's shooting and full of questions but grateful for their security.

RAW: MPs' war memorial tribute

Parliamentarians from across parties started their day at the scene of Wednesday's first attack.

Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau united in Parliament against threats

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau express unity in Parliament against any threats to Canada's democracy and freedoms.

A day-by-day account of ‘brutal’ extremist attacks

The shocking events of the past week have shaken Canadians across the country, raising fears about domestic terrorism and threats of radicalization. Two incidents resulted in the deaths of two Canadian soldiers. Here is a summary of the week as it happened.

Ottawa shooting: Gunman was staying at Ottawa Mission homeless shelter

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in downtown Ottawa yesterday had been staying at the Ottawa Mission homeless shelter in recent days, residents there say.

Ottawa shooting: Canadian Forces 'will not be deterred'

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson says the Canadian Forces "will not be deterred" after an attack in Ottawa left a 24-year-old reservist dead, but some security change have been made at military sites and members are under orders to limit when and where they wear their uniform.

An 'emotional time' in Ottawa, says P.E.I. MP

Members of Parliament gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Thursday morning to pay tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Ottawa shooting: B.C. Premier Christy Clark remains quiet on warning

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is refusing to reveal details about a security tip she and other members of the Legislature received in the days leading up to yesterday's shooting in Ottawa.

Ottawa shooting: Man charged after interrupting Stephen Harper laying wreath

Ottawa police have charged a man who crossed police tape near the National War Memorial while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was preparing to lay a wreath this morning.

Metro Vancouver security heightened after Ottawa shootings

People in Metro Vancouver can expect to see more police officers and security staff at some public buildings, events and on transit, after Wednesday's deadly shootings in Ottawa.

Ottawa shooting: extra safety precautions being taken in the north

Police chiefs in Sudbury and North Bay say they have been in touch with military personnel in their cities to ensure extra safety precuations are being taken after deadly attacks on Canadian soldiers this week in Ottawa and Quebec.

Ottawa shooting: Residents react to Wednesday's dramatic events

Ottawa residents face the task of processing the dramatic events that led to the shooting death of a soldier on Wednesday, as police try to piece together what exactly happened.

Ottawa shooting: MPs vow to carry on after gunman storms Hill

Members of Parliament vowed to "persevere" and "prevail" Thursday as they honoured Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, the day after a gunman shot Cirillo to death before being killed himself.

#MyOttawa hashtag shares what people want the world to see

People who live, work in or have visited Ottawa are sharing what they want to feature about the city after Wednesday's downtown shootings.

Military bases on alert

Attacks in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa have Canadian Armed Forces' bases on high alert.

Ottawa shooting: Parliament Hill closed, Elgin remains closed

Parliament Hill remains closed to the public and a sections of Elgin Street remain closed after Wednesday's shootings in downtown Ottawa.

Ottawa shooting: How Parliament will carry on

MPs will be sitting in the House of Commons as usual today following yesterday's deadly shooting in the capital, but security measures will likely be stepped up and the Hill will be closed to visitors.

Ottawa Parliament shooting: We've known this day was coming

As Canadians, we've been lucky up to this point, Brian Stewart writes. We've been telling ourselves for some time now we could be the object of a terror attack. Now is the time to show our resilience.

Ottawa attack: 5 questions about the shootings on Parliament Hill

While it will no doubt take some time to piece together what led to Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa, here are five pointed questions that need to be answered.

Ottawa shooting: The challenge of stopping homegrown attacks

Extremists who have a common goal but may not be part of an organized structured militant group like al-Qaeda or ISIS pose significant challenges to Canadian security agencies trying to thwart homegrown attacks.

Ottawa shooting: 15 minutes of terror in the Conservative caucus room

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative MPs pinned themselves against the walls of their barricaded caucus room after piling furniture against the door to prevent a gunman from entering during Wednesday's chaotic attack on Parliament Hill.

Ottawa shooter's B.C. connections

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was arrested and convicted while living in B.C.

Canadians honour life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot while on honorary guard at the National War Memorial. Ottawa Police announced hours after the shooting that the soldier shot at the memorial had died.

Ottawa shooting: B.C. premier RAW

Christy Clark says B.C. legislature must remain open to the public

Ottawa shooter's Vancouver connection

32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was convicted of uttering threats in B.C. in 2012

Canadian Forces in B.C. react to Ottawa attack

There was no lockdown at CFB Esquimalt or the Jericho Garrison, but Canadian Forces in B.C. are in a heightened state of vigilance

B.C. Legislature to get security review

Some MLAs were warned about a potential security threat days before the shooting in Ottawa

Security tightened in Metro Vancouver

Airport RCMP, local police, and transit system police have increased patrols and presence following the shooting in Ottawa

Ottawa Parliament shooting: B.C. MPs tell of frightening attack

Parliament was under lockdown for hours Wednesday after the shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial. Five B.C. MPs tell their stories of when the shooter then drove up to Parliament Hill and burst into the Centre Block.

Ottawa shooting: Ex-CSIS informant Mubin Shaikh surprised by lax security

Mubin Shaikh, the former CSIS informant who was critical to thwarting the Toronto 18 plot, says that after earlier, specific threats, "it's inexcusable that an individual can get into Parliament Hill with a rifle and start shooting people."

Ottawa shooting: Dash cam video appears to show Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Video from a dashboard camera appears to show the gunman in the Ottawa shooting leaving the National War Memorial and getting into a parked vehicle on Wellington St. in Ottawa.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, slain Ottawa shooter, had criminal record in Quebec, B.C.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain gunman in Wednesday’s shooting at the Ottawa War Memorial and Parliament Buildings, had a criminal record in Quebec and British Columbia.

Ottawa shooting: Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau speak about attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivered speeches Wednesday evening in the wake of a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa that left one member of the Canadian Forces dead.

Ottawa shooting: Calgary police chief says attack not believed to be co-ordinated event

Calgary police Chief Rick Hanson says local officers remain vigilant after a shooting in Ottawa Wednesday morning.

Ottawa shooting: Legion members 'heartbroken' after Armed Forces deaths

A spokesperson with the Royal Canadian Legion in Newfoundland and Labrador says he's hopeful more people will turn up for Remembrance Day ceremonies planned across the province in light of the shootings in Ottawa.

Charlottetown police increase presence after Ottawa shootings

Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan said the Charlottetown Police Services will remain vigilant after Wednesday’s shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Ottawa shooting: How events unfolded

How events unfolded in downtown Ottawa, from the shooting at the War Memorial then through the day.

Ottawa shooting spurs social media outpouring

Canadians flocked to social media in the aftermath of an attack on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial, tweeting messages of support to the shaken city of Ottawa. Citizens across the country praised the first responders who tended to the victim as well as the officers who worked to secure the city.

Military members in Quebec urged not to wear uniforms when off duty

Military members in Quebec are being advised not to wear their uniforms in public unless they are on official duty, but it was not immediately clear whether the advice applied to members across the country.

MPs, government staffers tweet reactions to Ottawa shooting

Members of Parliament and staff working for government and political parties posted updates on the Ottawa gun attack from their offices on Parliament Hill as they were told to stay where they were and lock their doors.

Stephen McNeil says Ottawa shooting ‘doesn’t make sense’

As the whole country begins to absorb the events in Ottawa today, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says simply, "It doesn’t make sense."

Ottawa shooting: "MPs and staff, we are safe," Gerry Byrne's account

At around 9:55 a.m., I was in a meeting room within [Liberal Leader] Justin Trudeau's office‎ with five other MP's and a handful of staff, writes MP Gerry Byrne.

Ottawa shooting tightens security measures in Nova Scotia

In light of the fatal shooting of a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa Wednesday, security measures were tightened at public institutions across the country.

Ottawa shooting: Most government buildings, 5 Wing remain open

Shootings at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday prompted tighter security measures in many government offices, but most government buildings in Newfoundland and Labrador — including CFB 5 Wing Goose Bay — remained open.

Ottawa shooting: Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who helped stop attacker

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was lauded by members of Parliament Wednesday for his reported role in stopping an assailant who killed a Canadian Forces member in Ottawa.

Ottawa shooting called 'tragic' by Obama, world leaders

The shooting in Ottawa drew international attention and reaction from Canada's closest ally, the United States, and beyond. President Barack Obama offered his support and condolences in a call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other world leaders did the same.

Ottawa shooting: Transportation in and out of the capital

The lockdown has been lifted in the Nation's Capital after the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Here's what you need to know for getting around the city.

Ottawa shooting: Dramatic events caught on video

The first reports of a shooting at Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa came just before 10 a.m. E.T. Wednesday, as Ottawa police confirmed there had been gunfire. Here is a video record of the day as events unfolded.