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The city of Owen Sound is paying homage to the two soldiers killed in attacks this week.
Corporal Cirillo was on guard duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday, when he was killed by a gunman.
Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was run down outside a federal government office in Quebec City.
Library week is being celebrated in a big way in the Grey Bruce region with the announcement of 42 thousand dollars to be shared among 31 branches.
It means 17 libraries in Bruce County, 12 in Grey and one in each of the First Nations Territories will receive a share of the money.
OPP and the Fire Marshall’s office are looking for tips on a costly blaze at Collingwood Collegiate earlier this month.
It happened October 14th… someone lit a fire in a washroom… which ended up causing about 75 thousand dollars in damage.
If you have info you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers or the OPP.
A Huron Kinloss man was airlifted to a London hospital, after a two car collision yesterday.
South Bruce OPP say a White Freight Van feed truck missed a stop sign at the intersection of Bruce County Road 1 and Grey Ox Ave and collided with the other vehicle.
A 22 year old man remains in hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries.
He’s been charged with failing to obey a stop sign.
A North Bruce Peninsula councillor candidate, arrested in a drug bust at his Dyers Bay home on Wednesday, is crying foul.
According to Leroy Dirkcx, he is licensed as a medical marihuana producer and user through Health Canada.
He says he feels OPP have targeted him because of a pot possession charge ten years ago…before he was aware he could have applied for a license to use marihuana for medicinal purposes.
He says he should never have been charged.
Dirkcx says OPP could clearly see he is a legitimate producer of medical marihuana, because he displays a license.
He says he feels he is being unfairly targeted by OPP and that his rights are being violated.
He has hired a lawyer to look into these latest charges, which include drug possession, production and trafficking.
OPP place a value on the pot at 130 thousand dollars, but Dirckx says they included parts of the marihuana plant that are considered garbage, and were ready for the incinerator.
Owen Sound police were at the right place at the right time…and nabbed a drunk driver.
When he was pulled over, police detected the smell of alcohol.
A breath test revealed the 47 year old man was one and a half times over the legal limit.
He was subsequently charged with impaired driving and has lost his license for 90 days.
His vehicle was impounded.
Bruce Peninsula OPP are looking for a couple of snowmobiles, stolen from a property on Sideroad 15, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
Anyone with information on the theft, is asked to call OPP or Crime Stoppers.
2008 black and yellow Ski Doo 800R.
Registration number: 980220.
This snowmobile has a black and white ‘skull and bones’ plastic wrap graphic.
2003 black and blue Ski Doo Legend 600cc.
Registration number: 914381.
The Bruce Peninsula OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
It was the last opportunity to hear from the majority of candidates running in Owen Sound’s municipal election.
The final… all candidates meeting was held last night at the library… hosted by Mudtown Records… designed to talk specifically about the arts….and how the city can better attract artists and boost the local economy at the same time.
Most of those in attendance agreed the city could do a few more things to make Owen Sound more attractive to the artistic community.
The municipal election is Monday.
He’s adamant that the wheels of democracy keep turning.
We managed to speak with Miller early this morning after what you could call a ‘grueling day at the office’ yesterday.
Miller, along with about 120 other M-P’s and federal staff were barricaded inside a room at the House of Commons… chairs stacked against the doors as a precaution, people grabbing flag poles…. as they awaited word of what was happening outside.
They weren’t freed from ‘lockdown’ until 8:30 last night.
Miller says they badly needed to decompress from the day’s events after that.
He says they were only getting sporadic updates and had no idea whether there was one suspect or ten.
Miller was one of the first to report that Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers had been the one to shoot the gunman who was loose inside Parliament Hill.
The M-P says all the federal parties are in agreement… the need to be back at the House of Commons as usual today to send a message that this country will not be scared or changed by terrorists.
As for being scared himself… Miller says he didn’t really have time but reflecting back he says had the gunman taken a different turn….he was sitting right there at the door.
He says he hopes its the last time this happens but he’d be surprised if it was.
Miller says you just never know what’s in store for you some days.
Below is the complete interview with Larry Miller this morning…
It runs 6:44
My fellow Canadians.
For the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.
Today our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Corporal Cirillo was killed today… murdered in cold blood, as he provided a ceremonial honour guard at Canada’s National War Memorial…that sacred place that pays tribute to those who gave their lives so that we can live in a free and democratic and safe society.
Likewise our thoughts and prayers remain also with the family and friends of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who was killed earlier this week by an ISIS inspired terrorist.
Tonight we also pray for the others who were injured in these despicable attacks.
Fellow Canadians we’ve also been reminded today of the compassionate and courageous nature of so many Canadians, like those private citizens and first responders who came to provide aid to Corporal Cirillo as he fought for his life.
And of course to members of our security forces, the RCMP, the Ottawa police and in Parliament, who came quickly, and at great risk to themselves to assist those of us who were close to the attack.
Fellow Canadians in the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had.
But this weeks’ events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the type of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.
We are also reminded that attacks on our security personnel and on our institutions of government are, by their very nature….attacks on our country, on our values, on our society, on us Canadians…as a free and democratic people who embrace human dignity for all.
But let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated…Canada will never be intimidated…
In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts and those of our national security agencies, to take all necessary steps to identify encountered threats and to keep Canada safe here at home.
Just as it will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts to work with our allies around the world and fight against terrorist organizations who brutalize those in other countries with hope of bringing their savagery to our shores.
They will have no safe haven…
Well today has been without question, a difficult day.
I have every confidence that Canadians will pull together with the kind of firm solidarity that has seen our country through may challenges.
Together we will remain vigilant against those at home or abroad who wish to harm us.
For now, Loreen and Ben and Rachel and I join all Canadians in praying for those touched by today’s attack.
May God bless them and keep our land glorious and free.