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Canadian Parliament under Terrorist Attack: 2 dead and gunfire inside Parliament By Andrew Duffy of Ottawa Citizen Soldier, gunman who died in Ottawa rampage identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Suspect, reportedly Canadianborn Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killed in Centre Block shootout. Three victims treated Ottawa Hospital Civic campus
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A terrorist struck at the heart of the nation Wednesday, gunning down a sentry at the National War Memorial and wreaking havoc on Parliament Hill where the marble and stone halls echoed with gunfire and ran with blood. The gunman was shot and killed near the Library of Parliament, reportedly by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, a former RCMP officer, and the man responsible for security on the Hill. It appears the gunman walked right past the Centre Blockâ€™s Reading Room, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with his caucus Wednesday morning. Citing U.S. intelligence sources, CBS identified the attacker as Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32. That had not been independently confirmed. The fatal showdown in Centre Block followed the cold-blooded slaying of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a short distance away from Parliament Hill. That soldier, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, based in Hamilton, was shot at close range in front of the war memorial at 9:52 a.m. He was rushed to the Ottawa Hospitalâ€™s Civic Campus, but did not survive his injuries. It was unclear whether the gunman was acting alone or was joined in his attack by others, but after the attack, the gunman fled toward Parliament Hill, according to witness accounts. Parliament Hill and large swaths of downtown Ottawa went into lockdown as Ottawa police, the RCMP and special forces pursued confusing and unconfirmed reports of gunshots near the Rideau Centre and the Chateau Laurier. At one point, officials believed at least three gunmen could be involved. It was still unclear by late afternoon Wednesday just how many people took part in the attack, but police said there had been no shooting near the downtown mall after all. City Hall, the Ottawa courthouse, Lisgar Collegiate and the University of Ottawa were among the many institutions that went into emergency lockdown. The NHL postponed an Ottawa Senators game scheduled for
Wednesday night, and the National Arts Centre cancelled two performances. Inside Parliament Hill, a gunman â€” likely the same one who shot the National War Memorial sentry â€” stormed into Centre Block where the NDP and Conservative caucuses had convened for 9:15 a.m. meetings. The Liberal caucus was meeting in the basement. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was with his partyâ€™s caucus when the gunman entered the second floor of Centre Block, but was escorted to safety by his RCMP security team. Across the hall, in the NDP caucus room, about 100 MPs and aides piled tables and chairs in front of the doors after they heard gunshots crash through Centre Block just after 10 a.m. â€œA series of gunshots rang out and we realized they were right on the other side of the door,â€? NDP MP Charlie Angus told the Citizen. Parliament Hill security officers rushed politicians out of the building, Liberal MP Marc Garneau among them. â€œYou could smell the gunpowder,â€? he said. Security officers pursued the gunman in the Hall of Honour, near the Library of Parliament, and exchanged a hail of gunfire. One guard was wounded in the confrontation that killed the terrorist. Itâ€™s believed Vickers fired the shots that killed him. â€œI am safe and profoundly grateful to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers and our security forces for selfless act of keeping us safe,â€? Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said on Twitter. Justice Minister Peter MacKay offered similar praise: â€œThank God for Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers and our Canadian security forces.â€? The injured guard was taken to The
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sensitivity” to the issue because by next spring, thousands of TFWs who arrived in 2011 will be scheduled to return home when their four-year contracts expire. McIver said he will be discussing with federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney “a number of different scenarios” to meet the spring crunch, with the goal of turning many more TFWs into permanent Alberta residents. “Why not? Like good Canadians, these people are working hard, paying taxes, contributing to society and staying out of trouble,” McIver said. “That’s going to require some cooperation” on the part of both levels of government, he added. The spike in applications for the nominee program started in 2013, said Oghio Ikhalo, a spokesperson in Alberta’s Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour Department. For workers who arrive after Sept. 1, 2014, the wait time to hear if an application is approved is 25 months in the skilled and semi-skilled categories, the latter including the food industry. The wait is 18 months in manufacturing, 15 months in trucking and 14 months for postgraduate workers, many of whom are on 12-month work permits. The department also announced it will no longer consider applications on a first-come, first-served basis, said Ikhalo. Instead, the department wants to spread the applicants “fairly” across all sectors of the economy, he said.
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Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday dedicated the newly constructed Golden Temple entrance plaza to the people, terming it an ‘architectural marvel’. Constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore, this plaza is designed to give the Harminder Sahib a facelift. The Punjab tourism department also launched a pictographic booklet to mark the occasion.
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On the occasion, Badal appealed to the people of Punjab to celebrate Diwali by making a pledge of upholding peace, amity, brotherhood and communal harmony in the state. In a later interaction with the media, Badal also expressed hope that the Union Government would soon start the work on making the city into a ‘Smart City’. (ANI)
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Liberal Party of Canada statement on shootings in Ottawa â€œThe sympathies and prayers of the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Liberal Caucus are with the families of those who have been victimized by these heinous acts of violence in our National Capital. â€œAll Canadians are particularly shocked and saddened by the horrific shooting of a young man, as he dutifully guarded our National War Memorial. â€œViolence directed at Canada's democratic institutions is particularly abhorrent. We want to thank the courageous men and women of the many security forces who risked their lives to keep Canadians safe today. â€œCanadians are a resilient people who treasure our freedom. We cannot and will not allow armed criminals to terrorize our country and our democracy. Mr. Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister earlier this afternoon and offered the Liberal Party of Canadaâ€™s
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Piers Morgan Slams Monica Lewinsky: You're Not Blameless US Weekly Monica Lewinsky returned to the public eye on Monday, Oct. 20, but her appearance was not without controversy. The famed former White House intern, 41, participated in Forbes' Under 30 Summit and spoke to the public for the first time in 13 years, drawing criticism from the likes of television star Piers Morgan. During the gig, Lewinsky opened up about her fall from grace and her experience with public shaming. "I was Patient Zero," she said in her speech.
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Guest Editorial RCMP must clean up its image if it wants to recruit more women The RCMP hopes to start enrolling as many female cadets as males starting next year. Only about 21 per cent of the sworn officers in Canada’s national police force are female today, so the initiative perhaps seems overdue at first blush. The RCMP — which expects to accept almost 1,000 recruits next year — says it will use targeted advertising campaigns, womenonly career presentations, special assistance in preparing for the RCMP fitness test and an accelerated application process, all aimed at shoring up its representation of women. This is all very noble, but there’s more than a whiff of tokenism about what the RCMP is doing. The RCMP should be attempting to attract and engage the very best police officers, without undue regard for characteristics such as gender. The force
City By-Laws Discriminate Against Truckers Dear Editor, In Surrey, there are hundreds of self-employed truckers from various ethnic backgrounds. It appears that City by-law officers are targeting truckers when it comes to parking their trucks. We understand they’re not allowed to park in the neighbourhoods since when they start their trucks at 5am for work, the loud noise bothers the neighbours. This is why many truckers purchase farm land, 5 acres or more, so they can park their trucks there. However, it seems now the by-laws state that they can only park one truck in their farm land and any other trucks will be towed. The township of Langley allows truckers to park 3 trucks per 5 acres of property, why can’t we follow suit and implement this solution. This will make these hardworking, honest, tax paying
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Surrey Business Award Finalists Announced Surrey-The Surrey Board of Trade will recognize 6 of Surrey’s best businesses in different award categories at the Academy Awards style 16th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards. The SBOT’s 16th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards, with Presenting Sponsors Kwantlen Polytechnic University and TD Bank, will feature Pamela Martin as Master of Ceremonies. This year’s event will also feature a new Corporate Social Responsibility Award, recognizing a business that is operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. The finalists are: Business Person of the Year Peggy Howard, Guildford Town Centre, Chris Thornley, Thornley Creative Communications, Vikram Vij, My Shanti and Vij’s Inspired Indian Cuisine 1 - 10 Employees Clancy’s Meat Co. Ltd., Pacfic Land Group, T-Rail Products. 11-40 Employees
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BC Green Party sends condolences on shooting in Ottawa VICTORIA, B.C. – BC Green Party’s Interim Leader Adam Olsen issued a statement regarding the tragic shootings that occurred on Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier today. "On behalf of the BC Green Party, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Canadian Armed Forces officer from Hamilton who lost his life today while on duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. We also hold those who were injured on Parliament Hill in these attacks in our thoughts and prayers. Finally, I would like to express our gratitude for the courageous service of the security personnel and first responders in this tragic situation,” Adam Olsen, Interim Leader of the BC Green Party
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India trade mission promotes partnerships, investment, jobs for B.C. VANCOUVER - There are plenty of opportunities for B.C. companies in India. That was the message delegates received loud and clear as Premier Christy Clark wrapped up her latest trade mission to one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. While there, the Premier announced the appointment of Arjun Sablok as Special Envoy for Film to India to help promote British Columbia to one of the largest filmproducing countries in the world. Arjun, a Canadian who has lived in Mumbai for the past 25 years, takes on the unpaid role as an ambassador for the B.C. film industry. The Premier and Minister of Advanced Education Amrik
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agreements and attended highlevel meetings with multiple levels of governments. “India is an increasingly important trade and investment partner for our province,” said Clark. “Meeting face-to-face with decision-makers
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funding for 20 scholarships, worth a total of $50,000, to support and encourage the twoway exchange of students between the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Sanatan Dharma (SD) College in Chandigarh, India. B.C. film and entertainment companies North Shore Studios and Vancouver Film Studios signed MOUs with India-based film and entertainment giant Ramoji Film City. Both parties agreed to promote each other in India and British Columbia, and support each other for the purpose of shooting and productions. Uber Diagnostics, an India-based medical device company announced it will open an office in Surrey. The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard. The two organizations share a common interest in the investigation and delivery of affordable healthcare diagnostics. Clark announced that a school in India and a school in Japan are the two latest international schools approved to offer the B.C. curriculum. At the BC Film & Digital Roundtable in Mumbai, Clark congratulated international film special effects giant Double Negative for its decision to open a new state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver, gaining the city even more recognition as a digital hub and paving the way for more well-paying jobs for British Columbians.
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More than half (52%), agree that using mobile technology alleviates stress from the work week. Only 20% of micro-businesses use cloud-based software and applications like Drop Box or Office 365 to share files and documents. Only 4% of microbusinesses are using mobile point-ofsale applications to process payments. Only 22% are using an online store or website as primary means to sell products or services. Nearly half (48%) say that marketing and sales top the list of services that they need most. Only 16% of respondents use social media as the primary means to promote their business. More than half (56%), use web based applications to support their operations. As many as 74% of owners report micro businesses to be a sole source of income. This October, micro, small, and medium businesses across Canada will have the opportunity to learn how the right technology enables growth and a competitive advantage. Rogers Talks, the second annual national events series, will kick-off Small Business Month with experts in social media, marketing and sales to share knowledge and applicable best practices with attendees. Events will take place in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver from October 28th to November 12th and are open to any small business owner or employee. You can register at www.rogers.com/RogersTalks.
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Money conditions this week will cause a bit of pondering. There are chances to gain in that area, but will you be funding some (July 23-Aug 22) “save the world” program (which never (July 23-Aug 22) seems to work) of will you take a chance romance. You hav Someone else yo and go it on your own. You are a smart cookie and know the ropes, but going on a trip like that is ‘iffy’. The obstacles are tremendous, maybe the ESP you have had will assist you.
You cannot be spending too much right now so see if you can cut back a bit further. Those funds you had considered extra money were invested and will pay off within the next year. Not enough to solved the present problem but it is something stashed away. (Nov22 22--Dec. Dec 21) (Nov. 21 Will “uncle” let you keep some of it? Or is it part of a wide range save the world program? Scrape a little, spend some for yourself.
Even if THEY tell us a sneeze, cough, or burp will transmit some God awful demise, stay alive and active as you can. Let this scare remain in the background and try to continue your life. Look for a new love if (Aug. 23 that is what you want. Time used on Sept. 22) thinking “good thoughts” may overcome all of the bad that surrounds us. It is time to push forward in a business manner and close pending deals.
If you are selling your business, you might be getting more than you thought. If you are buying a business you are spending less than you thought. The entire buy/sell market is upside down right now. The same goes for (Dec 22.22.- Jan. Jan. 19) 19) (Dec any property in which you show interest. t Against all odds, papers will be successfully passed during November, only if you have an agent acting on your behalf this time.
Although your income is quite good during this slow period it is still up to it’s old tricks and will float away. Use your brain and finally realize you must be doing something wrong. You spend too much when it is not available. Your promise that (May 21-June 21) you will do better is falling on your own (May 21-June 21) deaf ears to no avail. Take life “in hand” and search for those things you want. Success and an honest love.
This week the New MOON on the 23rd may affect your actions. Although it may be good news, you will be “out of sorts” with your mind thinking all weird stuff. Now is time to bring your ESP in play as it worked well in (Sept. 23 -Oct. 23) the past. Hunches or intuition has worked (Sept. 23 -Oct. 23) well for you. Why not give it a try for this problem? This will not solve everything but it will give you a squirt of “the problem is solved.”
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If you are to be successful at this time, you must permit your partner or an agent to make all the arrangements for you. Put this period of your life in the “sleep (Mar.2121- April April 19) 19) (Mar. mode” as others will be on the ball and looking out for you. Keep your eyes on things even if you are in such a mode. It is astounding of what you will hear and see. That open eye will discover a possible love life that is suitable now. At this time you lack confidence in your business, home life, and love life. Changes are about to be made. These changes happen rapidly and involve many sections of your present life. There is a world of changes and they will be in your favor if you play your cards right. Slip on your seat belt as this all happens swiftly. Your careful thought will result in actions of which you
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All the new ideas and plans you have dreamed up can be put to work if you will ignore the doom and gloom we are now besieged with. Don’t ignore “their” expert ( June 22-July 22) advice just think for yourself. It‘s your life and you decide. Panic if you wish, it changes nothing. Panic is no fun, try a positive move if you can. Don’t get caught up in the worldwide mood. Stay STRONG to weather the lousy storm!
Whatever action you take now seems to work out in your favor even with all the road blocks that are placed before you. Business conducted now will benefit you if you take the imitative. If you do see it through, there is the possibility that it may (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21) mean more money for you in the future. (Oct 24 Nov 21) The cash will be welcomed even if you are bewitched as to how to allot the funds. A lover is in route to you.
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particular role for a film, Parineeti was party
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Update your financial plan as your family evolves (NC) The “typical” family in Canada may be evolving, but one thing remains the same: Every family needs a financial plan to help manage its money and achieve its goals. But establishing a plan is just the first step. Reviewing it regularly is essential, especially if it needs to be adjusted to take changes within the family into account. “Today's families are more complex and diverse than ever before, as the traditional idea of two parents and their children living together under the same roof has increasingly given way to single-parent or blended families, same-sex couples and multiple generations sharing a home,” says Lee Bennett, the senior vice president at TD Wealth Financial Planning. “Each family situation is unique, which is why there's no one-size-fits-all financial plan to meet its needs.” Bennett says it's important that, whatever financial plan a family develops, they keep it upto-date so that important life events such as the birth of children, buying a home, changing a job, or starting a business are accounted for. Bennett notes that those people entering a new relationship or blending their families, who may already have a financial plan, should ensure their plans are aligned with each other to reflect the new family arrangement. “A financial planner can help families develop a plan that will suit their unique circumstances and continue to help them achieve their financial goals,” says Bennett. “A financial planner can also help them plan for some of life's events that are likely to happen in the years to come, such as post-secondary education and retirement.”
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Finally, Salman fulfills his commitment with Modi! Ranbir - Katrina's love life
By Ankur Karan Singh Well when it's about contributing to society then certainly our Bollywooders are no less than any pro-social creature surviving under this planet. And when it's Salman leading from the front, then no one under this sky can gauge the extent of benevolence which this most magnanimous star of Bollywood can bestow. In one such instance now Salman has accepted the invite of Indian PM Narendra Modi and has rolled up his sleeves to be the part of latter's "Clean Indian Campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan)". An in order to prove is adherence to the initiative Salman took up a clean-up drive in Karjat and shared pictures of himself along with his team sweeping and cleaning up the streets of the locality. While sharing his pics on twitter Salman thanked NaMo for including him in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and tweeted,"I once again thank @narendramodi for taking up the Swachh Bharat initiative and nominating me." But Salman didn't stop here only and in order to ensure the continuity of this chain adopted his Jai Ho antic and further nominated 9 more celebs including Aamir Khan, Azim Premji, Rajinikanth etc whom he wished to accept the partnership in this noble initiative.
Admiring this initiative of Salman even Narendra Modi bestowed accolades on Salman on the social media. Also... Well it's not that Modi and Salman are complementing each other on somewhat professional fronts only, another buss pertaining to the brewing camaraderie between the two suggests that an invitation has been sent across to Narendra Modi to attend the wedding of
Salman's sister Arpita which is scheduled to take place on May 2015. And if all goes well then it is expected that Modi will definitely attend this familial function of his superstar admirer whom he is keeping along with him ever-since the day he started campaigning for LS elections in the past. Santa Banta
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have been rumoured to be in a relationship since a long time now. And after being s p o t t e d holidaying in Ibiza, are seen together once again at a foreign location. According to a report on Business of Cinema, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were snapped at the Thailand airport. However the duo are there to shoot their upcoming film Jagga Jasoos. Speculations have been rife about their alleged affair, with the couple making appearances together all the time. However neither Ranbir nor Katrina have ever spoken a word about their relationship status. The couple have been enjoying each other's company, away from the prying eyes of the Indian paparazzi. And their appearances seem to give a hint that there may be an announcement coming from the couple about their relationship status.
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Farm Workers Needed Workers needed in Surrey to pick blueberry. Ride will be provided from Surrey, Cloverdale and Delta. Wages will be paid every two weeks. Work weeks records will be given for EI. Friendly environment. For more information call Karnail Singh Sekhon at 604 720 7816 or 604 591 5104
Need Truck & Trailer Assistant Mechanic Need Truck & Trailer Assistant Mechanic. Minimum one year experience. Tools necessary. Email:email@example.com Ph:(604) 301-2500
Need Full-time and Part-Time
Need Full-time and Part-Time experienced Estheticians with threading, waxing, and tweezing experience for a beauty salon in Downtown Vancouver. Must be flexible in hours. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in threading and MUST be able to speak English. Must have strong customer service and teamwork skills. Excellent hourly pay, good tips. For more information, call
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Fish Plant workers needed Fish Plant workers needed. Experience with cutting fish an asset. Starting wage $ 11.50 per hour. Must be able to Speak and understand English. Please apply in person at Van Sea’s 3777 Keith Street, Burnaby, BC Ph: 604-437-4070
Need Owner Operators & Drivers for BC/Alberta Malla Transport requires owner operators & drivers for BC/Alberta route with min 3 years experience for Super B Flat Deck work. Please Contact
(250)960-0497 Fruit pickers are needed Fruit workers are needed immediately. Ride will be provided. Please fax your resume at the below phone number. Ph: (604)832-6120 Fax: (604) 498-4085
For Sale/Lease Warehouse on Sale in Surrey Want to start your own business? Need a space? A warehouse is available for sale in Surrey in a very good business location, on the corner of 124th street and 82nd Avenue. An ideal place for light industrial business. Minutes away from Alex Bridge, Pattullo Bridge, Highway 99. The ground floor is 1280 square feet with two offices on the second floor. Asking $299,000. Can easily be leased out for $1800 per month. For more information call 604 599 5408 or 604 306 4226
Ville, Kothi and Flat for sale in India Batinda (Punjab) located in a Colony a very beautiful Villa. Luxery house with 24 ours Electercity avail. security and more. And a Kothi in Ludhiana city, Bhagat Singh Naga is on sale. 2 1/2 Bedroom flate is on sale. And 2010 Indevore model car, only 45000 kilometers driven is on sale. For more information call (403) 404-8635
Auto Repair Business For Sale Auto Repair Business for sale. Approx. 2500sq. ft. Immediate possession. For more information call Jack:
Cell (250) 808-7534
Laser Hair Remover 30 % off 5 treatment for under arm $99 Full body only $ 990 call
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