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UPDATE: Officials identify Canadian soldier killed at National War Memorial

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Wed, Oct 22nd, '14 - 10:41 am

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The entrance to CFB Trenton is being covered by armed guards. (Photo: Tim Durkin / Quinte News)

The entrance to CFB Trenton is being covered by armed guards. (Photo: Tim Durkin / Quinte News)

UPDATE 5 P.M.:  Officials confirm 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot dead at the Ottawa War Memorial today. He was a Reservist member of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton, Ontario.

The gunman killed has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

RCMP LIVE UPDATE 2 P.M.: Confirm death of soldier and suspect. “Situation is fluid and investigation is ongoing.”

Ottawa police have confirmed one suspect and one victim has died after a soldier shot point-blank at the National War Memorial this morning.

That’s as police continue to search for an unknown number of shooters in the area of Parliament Hill.

A gunman ran into the Centre Block, firing as many as 30 shots and injuring a security guard before he was reportedly shot dead by Parliament’s Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers

Security staff on the Hill have told some M-Ps offices they believe there may be three shooters.

The nearby U-S embassy has been locked down, and U-S President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident.

Prime Minister Harper and the two opposition leaders are all safe at undisclosed locations.

There are concerns gunmen are still loose near Parliament Hill.

A witness says a man with a mask over his face shot the soldier at the War Memorial twice point-blank, then raised his arms in the air in triumph.

Daryl Kramp,  MP for Prince Edward Hastings tells us about the shooting at the War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Reporter Tim Durkin.

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Dylan Sparling works three blocks from Parlament Hill. He tells our newsroom he knew something was wrong when he heard a lot of sirens.

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Prime Minister Harper is scheduled to address Canadians in a televised broadcast this evening.

This follows Monday’s hit-and-run incident south of Montreal that killed one soldier and left another in hospital.


Increased security at CFB Trenton: Capt. Munoz

Following the shooting incidents on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today, security measures at Canadian Forces Base Trenton were upgraded.

Military spokesman Captain Alexandre Munoz explains to our reporter Tim Durkin.

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And Captain Munoz says there is still some movement of people through the base gates, but with added security.

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Police release photos of robbery suspect

Belleville police continue their investigation into two recent robberies at convenience stores.

Both occurred hours apart on October 15.

The first was at a Mac’s Milk store in east end Belleville, and the other was later at night, at the Daisy Mart in the west end of the city.

In the first, the man was unarmed, and he made away with some cash.

In the second, he brandished a knife, but took off on a bicycle when the clerk refused to give him cash.

Descriptions of the suspect were similar in both robberies.


Scotiabank helps College

(l-r) Brian Smith (Loyalist Board of Governors), Scotiabank Branch Manager Christopher Skinner, District VP Nick Toritto, Scotianank Branch Manager Rose Walker, Ana Bento, Scotiabank Area Manager,  College President Maureen Piercy, College Campaign Manager Bernie Ouelett (photo: Quinte News/ Tim Durkin)

(l-r) Brian Smith (Loyalist Board of Governors), Scotiabank Branch Manager Christopher Skinner, District VP Nick Toritto, Scotiabank Branch Manager Rose Walker, Ana Bento, Scotiabank Area Manager, College President Maureen Piercy, College Campaign Manager Bernie Ouelett (photo: Quinte News/ Tim Durkin)

Scotiabank has made a major investment into Loyalist College.

Earlier today at Belleville’s downtown branch, officials presented the college with a cheque for $50,000.

The money will be allocated for the Skills Trade Centre in particular.

Scotiabank spokesperson Ana Bento.

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Brian Smith is with the Loyalist College Board of Governors.

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The school is currently in a $6 million fundraising campaign to equip the skills centre and to provide students with financial assistance.


New day nursery for Belleville?

Plans are underway to develop a new day nursery in Belleville.

First Adventure Child and Development Centre wants to develop a property, at the corner of Maitland Drive and Scenic Drive, into a day nursery to accommodate 40 children.

The Centre’s application to rezone the large piece of land comes before the city’s planning committee on November 3rd.

At present, First Adventure has a child centre at Bridge and Bleeker streets.


Design done for community archives

The long-awaited move of the new Community Archives into Belleville Public Library is a step closer to reality.

Library administrator Trevor Pross says the design stage has now been completed.

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The project, approved by all three partners, Belleville, Hastings County and the Hastings Historical Society, is expected to cost $1 million, $300,000 less than originally estimated.


Election coverage details for Monday

Local council and school board elections will be held this Monday and CJBQ, and this website, will be the places to be for up-to-the date election results.

Listen Monday, starting at 7:30 p.m., as Lorne Brooker, along with guests Peter Mertens, Neil Ellis and John Williams, bring you live election coverage on CJBQ, 800 AM, and www.cjbq.com

MIX97 and ROCK107 will carry updated results on the hour.

We will have results from Belleville, Quinte West, Prince Edward County, Brighton, Stirling Rawdon, Centre Hastings, Madoc Township, Tyendinaga Township, Deseronto, Tweed, Trent Hills, and Napanee.


Grocer backs lawyer in Tory race

Positioning is underway ahead of Saturday’s local Conservative Party nomination meeting in Belleville.

Trenton grocer John Smylie, who originally entered the race, but withdrew, has thrown his support behind lawyer John Bonn.

The others in the running are Don Bonter and Jodie Jenkins.

The nomination meeting will beheld this Saturday at Centennial Secondary School.


Trent-Severn usage down

Boat traffic on the Trent-Severn Waterway this summer, including the Trenton area, was a little less than last year’s figures.

Parks Canada statistics show that, from May 16 to October 13, 97,908 vessels traveled through the locks, down 284 from 2013.

Boat traffic did spike in June, the warmest month, increasing nearly 20 percent.

The statistics do not include boats that use the lakes along the waterway, but do not travel through the locks.


Thief leaves too much evidence

A 38 year-old man had quite the night on the town in Belleville last night.

City police report that a man, who would not pay for a cab ride, took off on foot but left his wallet and ID behind in the taxi.

Police arrived at West Moira Street, only to find someone emerging soaking wet from a small swamp, who surrendered to them.

It turns out the man, who was from Shannonville, was wanted by Renfrew OPP.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the incident.


CAS abuse cases finalized

Out of court settlements have been reached in civil lawsuits between three former Prince Edward County foster children and the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society.

An Intelligencer report says two other lawsuits are still in the works.

Details of the settlements will not be released.

The lawsuits against the CAS and four former foster parents in the County totaled $14 million when they were filed last year.

The action results from sexual abuse at foster homes in the County over the past several years.


No regional rain record

It rained all day yesterday, but not nearly enough to set a new rainfall record.

As recorded at CFB Trenton and Environment Canada, 19.6 mm of rain fell in our area yesterday.

However, there was a lot more on October 21st of 1995, when 50.8 mm hit the ground!


More flu clinic news

Public health officials says it was a good turnout for flu shots at the first clinic in Belleville this week.

Bill Sherlock of the Hastings and Prince Edward health unit says 759 people turned out to get the flu vaccine on Monday.

Another flu shot clinic is scheduled in Belleville today (Wed), from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maranatha Church on College Street.


It’s MY fishing hole!!

Belleville, Ontario – On October 21st, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. a 14 year old youth reported that he had been pushed into the Moira River and his fly fishing pole had been stolen. The youth advised that he was fishing by the Lott Dam when he observed two older men fishing in the river with hip waders on. One of them pushed him from behind into the water. They picked up his rod along the shore and left the area. The first suspect is a white male, 40 years of age, 6’ tall, slim build with long red hair and a red moustache. He was wearing green chest waders and a dark sweater hoodie. The second male is white, 18 years of age, short brown hair, clean cut, wearing green chest waders and a dark hoodie. The youth was not injured. Any information regarding this incident can be forwarded to Crimestoppers or Constable Hamilton at Belleville Police Service (chamilton@police.belleville.on.ca)


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