Cpl. Nathan Cirillo will have a full regimental funeral in Hamilton Tuesday. Ottawa police update on shooting incident. New Mainstreet poll still has Tory in the lead. Full closure of DVP this weekend. Ebola arrives in New York City.
CPL. NATHAN CIRILLO WILL HAVE FULL REGIMENTAL FUNERAL IN HAMILTON
A full regimental funeral will likely be held Tuesday in Hamilton for Corporal Nathan Cirillo. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders say it’s expected to be large and could likely resemble a police funeral, with people coming from all over the country. The body of Constable Nathan Cirillo will travel along the Highway of Heroes today for a final journey into Hamilton. Exact routing of the procession from Ottawa to Hamilton has not been identified.
OTTAWA POLICE UPDATE SHOOTING INCIDENT
Ottawa Police have updated the investigation into a shooting incident on Parliament Hill. Speaking to the media, officers have asked that residents remain vigilant, while promising to keep the city safe. Police say they are satisfied only one gunman was involved in Wednesday’s shootings on Parliament Hill. Const. Marc Soucy says no other suspects are being sought and the investigation is ongoing. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson explained that the suspect in question, Michael Zehaf Bibeau was not on any list of potential high-risk travelers, however did confirm that Bibeau was intending to travel to Syria. Investigators spoke with the suspect’s mother, who claims that she hadn’t seen him for five years until last week when it was explained he was planning on travelling into the Middle East. The RCMP has also provided insight to why Bibeau was in Ottawa, citing it to be linked to a passport incident. Police note that an application from the Libyan-Canadian dual citizen had not been rejected, though a call was made to look into a passport-issuing process. It’s also believed that the suspect may have had contact with others expressing “radicalized thoughts”, however the RCMP do not believe Bibeau to have links to an incident in Quebec on Monday that left one soldier dead, and one in hospital. As for the shooting incident inside the Honour Hall, Commissioner Paulson has explained that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will now have 24/7 detail provided by the Mounties, wherever he travels. Investigators have now released a series of videos, from different angles, detailing the moments surrounding the shooting outside the National War Memorial and Parliament.
MAINSTREET POLL STILL HAS TORY IN LEAD
As we head into the final weekend of the elcetion campaign, a new Mainstreet Technologies poll finds John Tory still in front. Among decided voters, Tory has 42% support. That’s an 8% lead on Doug Ford at 34%, with Olivia Chow at 22%. With those most likely to vote. Tory sits at 38%, Doug Ford is at 32% and Olivia Chow is at 20% with 7% still undecided. The poll had 3,569 respondents and is the largest poll of the Toronto Mayoral Election. An Ipsos Reid Poll is due out later today.
DVP CLOSED THIS WEEKEND
The Don Valley Parkway will be closed this weekend in both directions for fall maintenance. The shutdown begins at 10 p.m. Friday night and is expected to reopen Monday before the morning rush (5 a.m.). The closure will stretch from the 401 to the Gardiner Expressway. Crews will be cleaning and sweeping the roads and catch basins, inspecting and repairing overhead signs and inspecting closed-circuit television cameras.
EBOLA ARRIVES IN NYC
Ebola has crossed the Atlantic yet again, preliminary tests on a New York City physician have come back positive for the virus. Follow up tests are being done. Craig Spencer, 33, had returned from working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea more than a week ago. He was admitted to hospital this morning with a 103 degree fever and diarrhea. Officials say Spencer is in a specially built isolation ward of Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital.